Healing Your Emotional Self: A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame.
“Parents who are emotionally abusive are indeed toxic parents, wreaking havoc on their children’s self-esteem, self-image, and body image. Beverly Engel shares her groundbreaking Mirror Therapy program for assisting adult survivors in overcoming shame and self-criticism, becoming more compassionate and accepting of themselves, and developing a more positive self-image in this remarkable book. I strongly advise anyone who was abused or neglected as a child to read it.”
-Dr. Susan Forward, author of Toxic Parents
“Beverly Engel documents the wide variety of psychological abuses that so many children endure as they grow up in this book. Her case studies and personal accounts serve as a poignant and powerful reminder that many of us, as adults, are still constrained by the defenses we developed in an attempt to protect ourselves from the painful circumstances we encountered as children. Engle’s perceptive questionnaires and exercises aid the healing process directly, and her writing style is lively and engaging. This book is destined to have a positive impact on a large number of lives.”
—Joyce Catlett, M.A., coauthor of Intimacy Fear
The Relationship That Is Emotionally Abusive
“Beverly Engel explains how to stop emotional abuse succinctly and compassionately… assisting both victims and abusers in identifying the patterns of this painful and traumatic type of abuse.”
—Dr. Marti Tamm Loring, author of Emotional Abuse