Local psychotherapist Derrick Clark has written a gem of a book. It's not too lengthy, it's not too complicated, and it's not too preachy. It's just a very simple guide to building up your self-esteem and treating your own self with compassion and respect. I could see using it alongside other therapy or just putting it in your pocket to reflect on in appropriate moments.
This handbook outlines a humanistic approach to building self-esteem, with specific tools for nurturing the Self and building a foundation for a richer and more-fulfilling life. The handbook is designed to assist those who, either in or out of therapy, reflect on and purposefully attempt to improve their lives. The handbook can also be used by parents to promote healthy living and self-esteem in their children. The handbook is literally the distillation of thousands of hours of psychotherapy interventions. It is pocket size and can be an ideal gift.