Self-esteem helps people feel they can develop their own skills and contribute to their community. It enables them to try new things without fear of failing, to reach out and make friends, and to manage problems they are likely to meet along the way.
To build self esteem
- avoid comparing yourself with others.
- look after your body
- manage stress and negative emotions: if you find yourself angry, sad, and anxious, stop and take action
- nourish your relationships. Treat others the way you would like to be treated
- learn from your mistakes
- practice self-acceptance: accept what you can’t change, and also what you can value
Before listening to this audio file:
- please set yourself up to be comfortable
- ensure you can't hear the phone if it rings
- wear comfortable clothing and choose a time when you are unlikely to be disturbed
We hope you enjoy listening to the file.
If you have a tendency to dissociate (e.g. feel like you are not in your body), have a history of childhood abuse/trauma, and/or experience psychosis, it is strongly recommended that you do not use this visualisation exercise except with the assistance of a mental health professional.
It’s your time to relax. Give yourself a comfortable space where you will not be interrupted, and allow yourself to experience.