Building Your Self-Esteem and Assertiveness Skills
A healthy self-esteem is essential for growth and achieving success. Of all the judgments you make in life, none is as important as the one you make about yourself. Without some measure of self-worth, life can be painful and unrelenting. In this one-day workshop, you will discover some techniques that can dramatically change how you feel about yourself, and how you approach the world to get the things that you want.
|What Will Students Learn?|
ü Recognize that you have worth and are worthy of happiness
ü Develop techniques for eliminating unhealthy thought patterns and replacing them with supportive patterns
ü Learn how to turn negative thoughts into positive thoughts
ü Learn how to make requests so that you get what you want
ü Set goals that reflect your dreams and desires and reinforce healthy patterns
What Topics are Covered?
- What is self-esteem?
- Improving self-esteem
- Building self-esteem
- Increasing our self-esteem
- Esteemed confidence
- The power of thought
- Ask for what you want
Create what you want
- Lectures 3
- Quizzes 3
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 1
- Certificate No
- Assessments Self
Session One: Course Overview
A healthy self-esteem is essential for growth and achieving success. Of all the judgments you make in life, none is as important as the one you make about yourself. Without some measure of self-worth, life can be painful and unrelenting. Today you will discover some techniques that can dramatically change how you feel about yourself, and how you approach the world to get the things that you want. Learning Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: o Recognize that you have worth and are worthy of happiness o Develop techniques for eliminating unhealthy thought patterns and replacing them with supportive patterns o Learn how to turn negative thoughts into positive thoughts o Learn how to make requests so that you get what you want o Set goals that reflect your dreams and desires and reinforce healthy patterns
Session Two: What is Self-Esteem?
There are times when we all suffer from low self-esteem. Perhaps you’ve been overwhelmed with stressors that you are having difficulty managing, or you are having a hard time being heard at home or at work. In this session, we will review your pre-assignment and define self-esteem. This will help us learn more about it before moving on to how to raise those levels to where we want.
Session Three: Improving Self-Esteem
At the time that your self-esteem was being eroded, you probably established patterns that became normal. Think of how you react to seeing yourself in a mirror or store window, or how you respond when someone pays you a compliment or gives you a gift. These reactions are all patterns. In this session, we’ll start working with some new patterns that will help us to increase our self-esteem. We will focus on two areas in particular: negative messages and perfectionism.
Session Four: Building Self-Esteem
Sometimes we can help ourselves by turning our attention to others. While we don’t advocate ignoring yourself in order to help others, we’d like you to think about the benefits that come to us while we consider the success of other people. In this session we’ll explore the impact we can have on other people and reframing their perceptions as a way to help ourselves.
Session Five: Increasing our Self-Esteem
While there are things that we can do externally to help boost our self-esteem, it is the internal changes that are most imperative to changing the patterns that reinforce our self-esteem, whether it is low or high. In this session, we will discuss practical steps that we can take to impact internal influences on self-esteem.
Session Six: Esteemed Confidence
There are researchers and doctors who posit that self-confidence and self-esteem are quite different, but we do not think that this is the case because they are very hard to separate. In this session we will present some additional methods for building esteem within yourself, which sounds a lot like building self-confidence. As you are working through the material, try to record some ideas for implementing ideas that appeal to you.
Session Seven: The Power of Thought
We can get caught unexpectedly in the power of a negative thought, and so having an understanding of the kind of thinking that generates those thoughts is important. In this session, we’ll review what kinds of negative thoughts we can encounter, as well as the definitions of those thought patterns. You will have the opportunity to think about how you can turn those negative messages into positive ones.
Session Eight: Ask for What You Want
Do you ever feel like low self-esteem gets in the way of you assertively going after then things that you need or want? Part of presenting yourself confidently comes from knowing how to approach what you say with some finesse. In this session, we will discuss how to get what you want. We’ll also give you some ideas on how to deliver your questions with panache. At the end of the session, you’ll have an opportunity to apply what you have learned to a case study.
Session Nine: Create What You Want
Part of the reason that people can struggle with getting healthier is that it is a vague goal. Targets like “more self-esteem” and “more confidence” sound really good, but unless we get really clear in how to get what we feel is important, we may never get there. In this session, we’ll explore the power of getting what you want out of life by setting goals. We’ll share how you can create goals with the SPIRIT acronym and encourage you to set some goals for after this course.
Recommended Reading List
If you are looking for further information on this topic, we have included a recommended reading list below. Book, Howard, and Stephen Stein. The EQ Edge. Wiley, 2006. Carnegie, Dale. How to Win Friends and Influence People. Pocket Books, 1998 (Reprint). Dyer, Wayne. Everyday Wisdom. Hay House, 2005. Fanning, Patrick, and Matthew McKay. Self-Esteem. St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2010. Hamilton, Cheryl, and Cordell Parker. Communicating for Results. Wadsworth Publishing, 2007. Kemp, Sid. Perfect Solutions for Difficult Employee Situations. McGraw-Hill, 2004. Lamott, Ann, and Geneen Roth. When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair. Hyperion, 1999. Sherfield, Robert. The Everything Self-Esteem Book. F+W Media, Inc, 2003.