Self-Esteem & Self-Worth

Your self-esteem, or self-worth, refers to your overall judgment of yourself. This is an emotional evaluation - and can be either a positive or negative one. Many factors can go into how a person feels about themselves, including ethnic, cultural, social, and religious ideals, as well as certain personal experiences. Self-esteem can change over time, either improving with maturity or becoming worse. Having a low self-esteem, or a negative view of yourself can lead to mental and emotional stress, causing mental health symptoms such as depression or anxiety. If you are looking for information, guidance, community resources or support for low self-esteem, or to help you face mental health challenges that are related, we are here to help.

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How to Raise Your Self-Esteem

The Proven Action-Oriented Approach to Greater Self-Respect and Self-Confidence

Of all the judgments you make in life, none is as important as the one you make about yourself. The difference between low self-esteem and high self-esteem is the difference between passivity and action, between failure and success. Now, one of America's foremost psychologists and a pioneer in self-esteem development offers a step-by-step guide to strengthening your sense of self-worth. Here are simple, straightforward and effective techniques that will dramatically improve the way you think and feel about yourself. You'll learn: How to break free of negative self-concepts and self-defeating behavior. How to dissolve internal barriers to success in work and love. How to overcome anxiety, depression, guilt and anger. How to conquer the fear of intimacy and success. How to find -- and keep -- the courage to love yourself. And much more. From the Paperback edition.

Maximum Self-Esteem

The Handbook for Reclaiming Your Sense of Self-Worth

Poor self-esteem is the result of incorrect beliefs we have learned about ourselves. Maximum Self-Esteem identifies and explores these commonly-held but false beliefs, and provides readers with reality-based beliefs which will restore their good feelings about themselves. By doing this, it enables readers to eliminate not just the symptoms of poor self-esteem, but the causes. Because it is easily understood, Maximum has been used in workshops, classes, and college courses. Mental health professionals recommend it because of the clarity with which it presents its life-changing ideas. It contains self-esteem assessment tools which help readers pinpoint their areas of weakness. Maximum Self-Esteem has been reviewed in many publications and has been excepted in a number of magazines. Its popularity is easy to understand because its message is universal and as valid in many other cultures as it is in our own. It is published in English in the United States, India, and Malaysia, in a Hebrew translation in Israel, and will soon be published in translation in China.

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The Power of Self-Confidence

Become Unstoppable, Irresistible, and Unafraid in Every Area of Your Life

Praise for The Power of Self-Confidence "Brian Tracy is the master in understanding and teachingself-enrichment. In this priceless book, he unlocks the key to yourdoor of success and fulfillment—belief in your ownpotential. Internalize his wisdom and you will surely realizeyour goals." —DENIS WAITLEY, author of Psychology ofSuccess "Brian continues to impact the lives of everyone he touches.This book provides a logical road map that everyone can use tomaximize their true potential." —JOSEPH SHERREN, CSP, HoF, author of iLead: FiveInsights for Building Sustainable Organizations "When Brian Tracy writes a new book, I drop everything and startreading. We all need sharp lessons on developing moreself-confidence and pursuing challenging goals. This book will makea significant difference in your life." —PAT WILLIAMS, Orlando Magic Senior Vice President andauthor of Leadership Excellence "The one quality that makes all the success principles work isunshakable confidence in yourself. Brian now shows you how to growyour confidence to the point where you become unstoppable." —JACK CANFIELD, coauthor of Chicken Soup for theSoul "Lacking confidence erodes your self-worth and paralyzes yourproductivity. In this book, Brian Tracy shares the secrets todeveloping and maintaining high levels of self-confidence—sothat you can live the greatest life!" —KRISTIN ARNOLD, author of Boring to Bravo: ProvenPresentation Techniques to Engage, Involve, and Inspire YourAudience to Action

Dignity, Character and Self-Respect

This is the first anthology to bring together a selection of the most important contemporary philosophical essays on the nature and moral significance of self-respect. Representing a diversity of views, the essays illustrate the complexity of self-respect and explore its connections to such topics as personhood, dignity, rights, character, autonomy, integrity, identity, shame, justice, oppression and empowerment. The book demonstrates that self-respect is a formidable concern which goes to the very heart of both moral theory and moral life. Contributors: Bernard Boxill, Stephen L. Darwall, John Deigh, Robin S. Dillon, Thomas E. Hill, Jr., Aurel Kolnai, Stephen J. Massey, Diana T. Meyers, Michelle M. Moody-Adams, John Rawls, Gabriele Taylor, Elizabeth Telfer, Laurence L. Thomas.

Self-esteem

In this edited collection a distinguished set of contributors present a broad overview of psychological research on self-esteem. Each chapter is written by leading experts in the field, and surveys current research on a particular issue concerning self-esteem. Together, the chapters provide a comprehensive overview of one of the most popular topics in psychology. Each chapter presents an in-depth review of particular issues concerning self-esteem, such as the connection that self-esteem has with the self-concept and psychological adjustment. A number of further topics are covered in the book, including: How individuals pursue self-esteem The developmental changes in feelings of self-worth over the life span. The existence of multiple forms of high self-esteem The role that self-esteem plays as an interpersonal signal The protective properties associated with the possession of high self-esteem This collection of state-of-the-art reviews of key areas of the psychological literature on self-esteem will be of great interest to researchers, and academics, and also to graduate and advanced undergraduate students of social psychology.

Self-Confidence: The Ultimate Guide to Building Confidence and Self-Esteem

Self-Confidence: The Ultimate Guide to Building Confidence and Self-Esteem This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to build your confidence quickly. Self-confidence is a mental thing more than a realistic status of a person. The head makes up a lot of fantastic things that dampen the spirit and lower the self-esteem, making them appear so real even if they do not exist. It can disable your natural abilities and skills, blur your sense of self-worth and rob you of the courage you need to face life’s enormous challenges. The battle begins in your head, and it should end there as well. This book helps you understand the problem you are facing before giving you solutions because remedies that do not solve the real problem just worsen the condition. That is because, for every solution that does not work, another failure adds to your memory, a failure that will lower your confidence even more instead of help you overcome your lack of self-confidence and self-esteem This is why you need this book. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... What is Self-Confidence? What is Self-Esteem A Full Proof Plan on How To Build Self-Confidence in 7 Days Overcoming Limiting beliefs How To Get Long Lasting Self-Confidence And Much, much more! Hurry! Download Your Copy Right Now!

The Confidence Code

The Science and Art of Self-Assurance---What Women Should Know

Following the success of Lean In and Why Women Should Rule the World, the authors of the bestselling Womenomics provide an informative and practical guide to understanding the importance of confidence—and learning how to achieve it—for women of all ages and at all stages of their career. Working women today are better educated and more well qualified than ever before. Yet men still predominate in the corporate world. In The Confidence Code, Claire Shipman and Katty Kay argue that the key reason is confidence. Combining cutting-edge research in genetics, gender, behavior, and cognition—with examples from their own lives and those of other successful women in politics, media, and business—Kay and Shipman go beyond admonishing women to "lean in."Instead, they offer the inspiration and practical advice women need to close the gap and achieve the careers they want and deserve.

Helping Adolescents and Adults to Build Self-esteem

A Photocopiable Resource Book

The book is filled innovative ideas for supporting the development of healthy self-esteem. The easy-to-use photocopiable activity sheets encourage participants to draw on existing skills and to develop new approaches to building confidence and feelings of self-worth. These exercises are suitable for work with individuals and with groups.

100 Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Believe in Yourself and Others Will Too

When you don't believe in yourself, everything is more difficult. 100 Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence will literally help you change your life by changing the way you feel about yourself. Not only will you have faith in who you really are, but the people you love and work with will believe in you as well. 100 Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence will show you how to: Discover the essence of your personal power and belief in yourself. Create the life you want with practical "feel good" behaviors. Reduce your doubts, increase your self-worth and make your world a better place. Improve the quality of your relationships by changing the way you think about yourself and how others think about you. Become your best self by employing these easy-to-use techniques.

You Can Choose to be Happy

"Rise Above" Anxiety, Anger, and Depression (with Research Evidence)

Dr. Stevens' research identifies specific learnable beliefs and skills--not general, inherited traits--that cause people to be happy and successful.

The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens

Activities to Help You Build Confidence and Achieve Your Goals

Named in Tutorful’s Best Child Self-Esteem Boosters/Resources 2018 As a teen, it is incredibly important to have self-confidence, especially when you consider societal pressures about appearance and grades. Just growing up is difficult in and of itself, and in the midst of all this life-related stress, you may not be seeing yourself clearly. In fact, you may be magnifying your weaknesses and minimizing—or even ignoring—your true assets. Psychologists believe that low self-esteem is at the root of many emotional problems. When you have healthy self-esteem, you feel good about yourself and see yourself as deserving of the respect of others. When you have low self-esteem, you put little value on your opinions and ideas, and may find yourself fading into the background of life. Without some measure of self-worth, you cannot accomplish your goals. In The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens, you will learn to develop a healthy, realistic view of yourself that includes honest assessments of your weaknesses and strengths, and you will learn to respect yourself, faults and all. You will also learn the difference between self-esteem and being self-centered, self-absorbed, or selfish. Finally, this book will show you how to distinguish the outer appearance of confidence from the quiet, steady, inner acceptance and humility of true self-esteem. The book also includes practical exercises to help you deal with setbacks and self-doubt, skills for dealing with criticism, and activities that will aid in the development of self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-worth. With the right amount of self-confidence, you will have the emotional resources you need to reach your goals.

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Self Esteem Group for Men - King Campus

A peer-led eleven-week psycho-educational group to enhance self-esteem. Builds basic skills of communication, assertiveness, conflict resolution, and dealing with feelings. Runs twice a year.

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Self Esteem Group for Women - King Campus

A group for women who are experiencing low self-esteem. Assists participants to feel more in control of their lives. Program is offered three times each year in a 12 week series, each evening session is two hours in length.
Peer-led groups have discussions and undertake activities related to aspects of self esteem including:
* Effective communication
* Assertiveness
* Resolving anger
* Self-care
* Body image
* Making connections

Learning and Recreational Community House

Offers the following programs - After School and Community Garden.

Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre - Serenity

A weekly group for women who are marginalized or living on low income, providing an opportunity to develop healthy social networks and a safe environment for peer support. Activities include self-esteem workshops, relaxation sessions, discussion groups, and community service activities.

Good Shepherd Centres - Women's Services – Wellness Program - Women's Services

Program assists women in the purposeful, conscious, and holistic pursuit of mind, body, and spiritual balance.

YWCA Hamilton - Leadership and Engagement Boot Camp - 75 MacNab St

Free camp designed for youth to learn about themselves and explore their leadership potential through non-traditional avenues. Activities include: local excursions, meetings with women leaders in the community, and day trips, including the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Bus tickets and lunch included.

Women's Centre of Hamilton - Women's Groups

Offers group counselling and peer support. Program topics include:
* Rebuilding a Healthy Me
* Self-Esteem
* Women's Wellness
* My Journey to Self
* Supportive Mothering
* Express Yourself
* Understanding Anger
* Creating a safe space

Women's Centre of Hamilton - Women's Groups

Offers group counselling and peer support. Program topics include:
* Rebuilding a Healthy Me
* Self-Esteem
* Women's Wellness
* My Journey to Self
* Supportive Mothering
* Express Yourself
* Understanding Anger
* Creating a safe space

Banyan - Stop Now and Plan (SNAP) Program

A program designed to teach self-control and problem solving skills to children. Based on the social leaning model of the development and treatment of aggression and antisocial behaviour.

Programs & Services:
- SNAP for Boys
- SNAP for Girls
- Parent Training Groups – run concurrently with Boy’s and Girl’s Groups
- Girls Growing Up Healthy – Mother/Daughter SNAP Group
- Individual Counselling & Mentoring
- School Advocacy & Support
- Clinical Services
- Hamilton Arson Prevention Program for Children (HAPP-C) provided by Hamilton Emergency Fire Services – for children with fire involvement/interest

Women's Centre of Halton (The) - Support Groups and Workshops - Oakville

Provides various support groups for women in crisis, distress or transition to effect positive change

Assertiveness Training:
* learn how to ask for and receive the things you want from life
* practice communication skills to be more assertive at work, in relationships and other areas of your life

Self-awareness group:
* participants learn how to identify harmful patterns and develop skills to improve relationships by communicating their needs more effectively without guilt, shame or fear

Depression and anxiety support group:
* come together with other women and learn tools to help cope with depression and anxiety

Self-esteem Series:
* focuses on making positive changes and facing challenges head on
* provides the opportunity to foster friendships, build confidence and promote positive thinking

Separation and Divorce:
* walks participants through the emotional stages of separating and divorcing an intimate partner (grief, anger, devastation)
in a safe, supportive caring group environment
* a chance to share concerns and connect with other women

Divorce Financial workshop:
* a divorce financial analyst discusses financial mistakes women can avoid
* topics include selling or keeping your home, support payments, income tax, banking and credit

Family Law 101:
* one day seminar introducing the basics of Family law and covering everything women need to know about separation and divorce
* topics include property division, spousal support, child custody and access, separation agreements and child support

Stress reduction:
* helps participants manage their stress and teaches strategies to work through the challenges of everyday life

Coffee and conversation:
* join the group for lighthearted conversation and snacks

Self care:
* a monthly drop-in workshop for participants to learn ways to practice self care in the midst of all of the chaos

Women's Centre of Halton (The) - Support Groups and Workshops - Oakville

Provides various support groups for women in crisis, distress or transition to effect positive change

Assertiveness Training:
* learn how to ask for and receive the things you want from life
* practice communication skills to be more assertive at work, in relationships and other areas of your life

Self-awareness group:
* participants learn how to identify harmful patterns and develop skills to improve relationships by communicating their needs more effectively without guilt, shame or fear

Depression and anxiety support group:
* come together with other women and learn tools to help cope with depression and anxiety

Self-esteem Series:
* focuses on making positive changes and facing challenges head on
* provides the opportunity to foster friendships, build confidence and promote positive thinking

Separation and Divorce:
* walks participants through the emotional stages of separating and divorcing an intimate partner (grief, anger, devastation)
in a safe, supportive caring group environment
* a chance to share concerns and connect with other women

Divorce Financial workshop:
* a divorce financial analyst discusses financial mistakes women can avoid
* topics include selling or keeping your home, support payments, income tax, banking and credit

Family Law 101:
* one day seminar introducing the basics of Family law and covering everything women need to know about separation and divorce
* topics include property division, spousal support, child custody and access, separation agreements and child support

Stress reduction:
* helps participants manage their stress and teaches strategies to work through the challenges of everyday life

Coffee and conversation:
* join the group for lighthearted conversation and snacks

Self care:
* a monthly drop-in workshop for participants to learn ways to practice self care in the midst of all of the chaos

Women's Centre of Halton (The) - Support Groups and Workshops - Oakville

Provides various support groups for women in crisis, distress or transition to effect positive change

Assertiveness Training:
* learn how to ask for and receive the things you want from life
* practice communication skills to be more assertive at work, in relationships and other areas of your life

Self-awareness group:
* participants learn how to identify harmful patterns and develop skills to improve relationships by communicating their needs more effectively without guilt, shame or fear

Depression and anxiety support group:
* come together with other women and learn tools to help cope with depression and anxiety

Self-esteem Series:
* focuses on making positive changes and facing challenges head on
* provides the opportunity to foster friendships, build confidence and promote positive thinking

Separation and Divorce:
* walks participants through the emotional stages of separating and divorcing an intimate partner (grief, anger, devastation)
in a safe, supportive caring group environment
* a chance to share concerns and connect with other women

Divorce Financial workshop:
* a divorce financial analyst discusses financial mistakes women can avoid
* topics include selling or keeping your home, support payments, income tax, banking and credit

Family Law 101:
* one day seminar introducing the basics of Family law and covering everything women need to know about separation and divorce
* topics include property division, spousal support, child custody and access, separation agreements and child support

Stress reduction:
* helps participants manage their stress and teaches strategies to work through the challenges of everyday life

Coffee and conversation:
* join the group for lighthearted conversation and snacks

Self care:
* a monthly drop-in workshop for participants to learn ways to practice self care in the midst of all of the chaos