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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.

Paperback | 308 pages
ISBN: 978-0966431582

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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


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Dr. Sorensen Receives International Honor

Dr. Marilyn SorensenDr. 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.

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Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem

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This website is for you! Be hopeful, this can all change!

Dr. Sorensen has spent 30 years studying low self-esteem and can help you to overcome this problem.

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Having grown up with low self-esteem, Dr. Sorensen is able to see this issue both inside and out. She understands your pain, your frustration, and hears your cries for help. Her book, Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem: Second Edition has been labeled, "The New Bible of Self-Esteem." Tens of thousands of readers have contacted her with gratefulness for her work, her insight, her compassion, and her understanding of this issue.

She is upbeat, sensitive, and caring. She will teach you new skills and add humor to your life. 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.

Wonder if you have low self esteem?

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


Available in Spanish

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

Breaking The Chain in Spanish



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




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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.


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