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Transforming Your Self: Becoming Who You Want to Be by [Andreas, Steve]
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"If someone told you that you could quickly and radically transform your life and increase your feelings of self worth—without having to undergo elaborate psychotherapy, a long-term major personality overhaul, or take anti-depressants—would you want to know how? Read this book now! You'll find powerful processes for creating self-acceptance and self-love." —Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW, couple therapist and best selling author.

For years, the world of psychotherapy has recognized the power of a good self-concept, and used words like self-esteem and self-worth in vague ways, but without any specific ways to make changes in it. Often therapists encourage and compliment clients, but even at best that can only provide "other-worth" rather than self-worth. When asked the question “How do you build good self-esteem?” most therapists and authors look to exploring the childhood or looking at motivating factors—in other words, years of therapy directed at the content of the past, rather than finding out how the past is maintained in the present.

Transforming Your Self shows another way. While history was important in creating the current structure, it is much easier and faster to examine and work directly with the structure itself. For instance, it took me only about 15 minutes to help a man realize that he was lovable, and you can read a free verbatim transcript of that session and follow-up (which is also in the book) showing exactly what I said and did to help him make this change at:

Steve Andreas has been at the forefront of the behavioral change field for four decades now. In Transforming Your Self, he has analyzed in detail the internal building blocks of a healthy self-concept, and clearly and precisely explains how to use these for rapid change. Steve Andreas’ customary clarity, warmth, and humor. offer clear, step-by-step instructions, exercises, case studies, and transcripts of actual sessions. These all show the simple methods that you can use to create a more positive, durable, accurate, self-correcting, and connected sense of yourself.

A major topic is what you can do to change a negative self-concept into one that is more positive and satisfying. You can read a free chapter from the book on this topic at:

Another major topic is the arrogant and egotistic self that results from an uncertain or ambiguous self-concept, and how to integrate this underlying polarity, which has sometimes been called the “shadow self” or the “dark side” of the self.

Read this book and use the methods to become more of the person you would like to be.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Publisher: Real People Press; 1 edition (27 October 2012)
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5.0 out of 5 stars It takes work, but there is pure gold in this book. 16 October 2015
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I am re-reading this book and playing with the distinctions and exercises and I am loving it. The changes in my sense of self and my behavior are profound.....and I have only just got started!.

This for me is one of the best personal change books that I have ever used. Though to benefit from it you really must play with distinctions and do the work. And it is probably best to have some background in NLP as other reviewers have mentioned. It could also be helpful to have a friend or two to work through the exercises. Really good stuff. One could, I think, create an entire personal change course or workshop based just on this book and give participants amazing results.

If you want to "geek out" and go into some of the distinctions in more academic and detailed manner, you may also want to consider Six Blind Elephants: Understanding Ourselves and Each Other, Vol. 1: Fundamental Principles of Scope and Category and Six Blind Elephants: Understanding Ourselves and Each Other, Vol. 2: Applications and Explorations of Scope and Category (v. 2)


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5.0 out of 5 stars Graduate course in how to be mentally healthy. One of the top ten books you should own. 7 January 2016
By Stephen Hughes - Published on
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Steve Andreas is the clearest non-fiction writer I've ever read, and he applies that, along with his equivalent clear-headedness, in this exhaustive tome on ways to change the ways you think about yourself that make you unhappy.

He doesn't fall in to the trap of thinking you can bury your head in the sand and think happy thoughts. In fact, coaching you to avoid that is one of the major features of this book. He's after a self-concept that's realistic and constructive. Not delusional, not depressive, not oblivious, not cynicism calling itself realism. Realistic in a way that's useful. And he knows how to get it.
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an important and illuminating abook 12 April 2014
By Donald Pelles - Published on
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This book is about self-concept - the qualities each of us believes to be true about him- or her-self - and how to deliberately change it in positive ways.
I am about 70% through the book and I am already using it with my clients (I am a hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner) and myself, with good results.
The book consists of transcripts from a workshop. It is best read slowly, practicing as you go.
TRANSFORMING YOUR SELF is a book that should, in my opinion, be much more widely known and taught, among NLP practitioners but also in the wider therapeutic community.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Andreas comes through again 14 April 2007
By Vincent Harris - Published on
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Steve Andreas creates a masterful book with Transforming Yourself!

Written primarly from the transcripts of seminars he presented on the topic, you'll find countless examples of application....something many so called "how to" books fail to provide.

If you will STOP...and actually do the exercises provided at the end of each section, you're sure to come away with a structural change of your self concept, one that will support you in anything else you might desire to do or achieve.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally Find your Self 30 October 2013
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This is the best book on Self you're ever going to read. So simple anyone can understand it but do deep it will change your perspective. If you want TOTAL CLARITY on your self image - Get this book. And get one for everyone you know who has ever struggled with low self esteem. This one is a keeper! Steve Andreas is a master!