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Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem by Marilyn Sorensen

This is the revised edition of the popular BREAKING THE CHAIN OF LOW SELF-ESTEEM, viewed by many as the Bible of Self-Esteem. The book includes the Sorensen Self-Esteem Test, exercises, and an index. Readers love this easy-to-read book and many have declared it to be the best self-help book they've ever read. Other say it has completely changed their lives. Professionals say it contains startling new insights into low self-esteem.

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My Work With Marilyn

After seeking help from various therapists & doctors without any success from cognitive therapy or medication, I found the book Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem.

I am a 39 year-old father of one, and have spent the majority of my adult life suffering from anxiety and depression to an extent that my relationships, career, and general day to day life have been severely effected.

After reading the book, I felt that at long last, there was an understanding of my issues that I could actually relate to. I was so enlightened on reading the book and due to the severity of my issues decided to contact Marilyn Sorensen directly to start with her process of therapy. Yesterday was my 6th weekly session.

After years of struggling, I can honestly say, that now, for the first time in my life, I feel free of anxiety, and free to get on with my life, never before I have been so content, happy and at peace with myself. Marilyn asked me if I was surprised at the short time it has taken for me to take control of my own thoughts, feelings and emotions… and my immediate answer was yes!

It has been 6 weeks now since I started working with Marilyn, and I am a new person, with a full understanding of myself and my emotions, and I have tools to use moving forward.

Through working with Marilyn, I have developed a new way of dealing with day to day life, and I have to say, it is truly amazing for me to be sitting here writing this now.

I guess that if you are reading this, you are looking for help yourself and all I can honestly say is that there is light at the end of the tunnel, I am living proof for one.

I have found a new way of dealing with my low self esteem, and now I can start to live my life to the full.

Marilyn I thank you so much for bringing this to me, I am moving forward really now as you well know!

Andrew Jackson, UK

Available in Spanish

Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem is available in Spanish.

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Comments from a reader:

You may have just saved my life. I have been trying with limited success to explain "what I'm about" to therapists and friends and family for years. On my own I found your books. Wow. I found me. ... For the first time ever I have hope. ...

I just want to thank you so much for your wonderful books... Finally after all these years maybe I can come out of my shell and LIVE.

Sincerely, Susan Ross, Boston, MA


Dr. Sorensen Receives International Honor

Dr. Marilyn Sorensen

Dr. Sorensen has received a lovely cherrywood holder in which rests an engraved crystal plate with the following words:

Marilyn Sorensen, PhD
As a member to appear in the 2014
Edition of Bristol Who’s Who Registry
of Executives & Professionals, having
pursued excellence, maintained perseverance,
and ascended to the summit of
professional accomplishment.

Before she received her doctorate, Marilyn was honored by being selected as one of the "Outstanding Young Women of America" (1997).

Dr. Sorensen, was also honored to be included in both the 1996 and 1997 Editions of Who’s Who (US) in Executives and Professionals in the US, and as an Honored Professional in the US Nationwide Register of Who’s Who in 2000. 

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Those who have worked with Dr. Sorensen find her warm, encouraging, insightful, supportive, and both men and women who've gone through her recovery program have said that working with her forever changed their lives in ways that they never could have imagined.

This website is for you! Be Hopeful: Dr. Sorensen’s program can change your life, and in a remarkably short time.

Having grown up with low self-Esteem, Dr. Sorensen has dedicated most of her life to thoroughly understanding what low self-esteem is, how and when it forms, the way in which it controls one’s lfe and then going further to develop the Sorensen Self-Esteem Recovery Program which has proven to be extremely successful. Her book, Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem: Second Edition has been labeled, “The New Bible of Self-Esteem,” “The Best book on Self-Esteem ever written”, and “the best self-help book on the market”. Readers have contacted her with questions and sharing their gratefulness for her work, her insight, her compassion, and her understanding of this issue. Several have stated that their growth saved their marriages, their jobs, and gave them a new lease on life.
   Should you decide to work with her, you will see that she is upbeat, sensitive, and caring. She will teach you new skills, show you how to “correct” your distorted thinking (which accompanies low self-esteem), and add humor to your life.

Dr. Sorensen understands:

And, she wants you to know that: 

self-esteem questionnaire If you are out of the country or out of the state, Dr. Sorensen can work with you by email, phone, or using Skype. She has established a highly effective program for recovery that will alter your life, if you regularly and diligently follow the few assignments she has for you. Hundreds have successfully worked through her program and have found their lives altered in positive ways they could not have imagined.

Most of her clients have searched for years for the answers.

Most have spent thousands of dollars on therapy that did not work.

Many have just given up, BUT NOW THERE IS HOPE!!



Wonder if you have low self esteem?

Click on the Sorensen Self Esteem Test on the right. (Adobe Acrobat Reader necessary to view PDF.)

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Dr. Marilyn J Sorensen has made her life work that of understanding low self esteem and developing a program for recovery from this devastating problem. Dr. Sorensen gained international recognition as an authority on low self-esteem following release of her first book, Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem. (Now in it's 3rd Edition.)

Many who've read it say it's the best book ever written on low self-esteem and has dramatically altered their lives. Dr. Sorensen considers her most important professional contributions to be not only her work on understanding the inner experience of those with low self-esteem, but also the incorporation of those insights into the development of a highly effective recovery program for low self-esteem. Often a pioneer, she currently works by phone and Skype with people across the states and around the world, teaching them her recovery program called F T H therapy.

Powerful Insight

Dr. M.:
In the old days, a gunslinger would notch his belt for every victim of his "expertise".

In a positive sense, I think maybe you should carry around one of your books with tally marks for lives changed. Just today, a client--someone, highly educated and accomplished, but miserable, through sobs, said how she had never realized what a dismal filter this upbringing had caused her and what hope she now has.

Guess what prompted the insight--your book, Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem!!!!!

Thank you! -- Karl