Self Esteem

Here you will find articles about self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-care as well as important research findings and useful or/and interesting insights on these topics.

Social Identity Theory

Social Identity Theory: I, You, Us & We. Why Groups Matter

As humans, we spend most of our life working to understand our personal identities. The question of “who am I?” is an age-old philosophical thought [...]


Discovering Self-Empowerment: 13 Methods to Foster It

In a world where external circumstances often dictate our sense of control and agency, the concept of self-empowerment emerges as a beacon of hope and [...]

How to improve self-esteem

How to Improve Your Client’s Self-Esteem in Therapy: 7 Tips

When children first master the expectations set by their parents, the experience provides them with a source of pride and self-esteem. As children get older, [...]

Boost self-esteem

How to Boost Self-Esteem: 12 Simple Exercises & CBT Tools

Self-judgment and self-rejection can be extremely damaging. We may find ourselves taking fewer career risks, withdrawing from social engagements, and even avoiding making new friends [...]


Fostering Self-Forgiveness: 25 Powerful Techniques and Books

There’s nothing quite like the ominous, stomach-churning feeling you get when you realize you’ve done something wrong. It could be as simple as forgetting a [...]


What Is Self-Sabotage? How to Help Stop the Vicious Cycle

What was your New Year’s resolution? Are you still working on it, or has it been abandoned with a mental note to try again next [...]

Self-care for therapists

Self-Care for Therapists: Tools & Counselor Self-Care Plan

In the world of mental health, caring for others who are emotionally stressed or distressed may create a stressful environment for therapists themselves. It begs [...]

Self-care therapists

10 Self-Care Tips for Psychologists, Therapists & Counselors

Practicing self-care may be one of the most selfless activities in which we engage. For professionals working toward others’ psychological wellness, where emotional costs can be [...]

Self-esteem therapy

Self-Esteem Therapy: 22 Activities for Your Practice

Regardless of where life takes us, we must always face ourselves. So, we might as well make our self-relationship our absolute best relationship. As Oscar Wilde [...]


Developing Self-Leadership: Your Ultimate Coaching Guide

Follow me. I’m right behind you. Self-leadership sounds somewhat like an oxymoron. Leadership is the process of guiding or influencing others. By definition, that implies [...]

3 Self-Compassion Tools (PDF)