“It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power.” —Robert T. Kiosaki
In Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings by Letting Yourself Have Them, self-esteem expert and certified mental health counselor Tina Gilbertson teaches readers exactly how to accept and feel their feelings with self-compassion for greater emotional health and well-being—while making them laugh from time to time.
By learning to accept and embrace, rather than suppress, difficult feelings, people can keep their sense of personal power and, better yet, gain greater understanding and ultimately esteem for themselves. Feeling bad can actually lead to feeling better, faster!
"If you've already discovered that ‘trying to think positive' only makes you feel worse, it's time to embrace Constructive Wallowing instead. This wise and witty book shows why pushing bad feelings away never works, and offers a practical approach to the more liberating alternative of allowing yourself to feel them."
—Oliver Burkeman, author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking
About the Author:
Tina Gilbertson holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is a licensed mental health counselor. In addition to working with adults one-on-one, she teaches assertiveness and self-esteem workshops and classes on goal-setting, decision-making, overcoming anxiety and finding the right career. She has written feature articles on emotional intelligence and health for Portland’s Natural Awakenings magazine, and contributes wisdom as a self-esteem expert for online therapist directory GoodTherapy.org. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and can be found online at TinaGilbertson.com