Building Positive Self Esteem

Self Esteem Lesson Plan
Improving Self Esteem in Adults


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This Self Esteem Lesson Plan offers a step by step approach to boost low self esteem. Building Self Esteem is an inside job. Simply put, self esteem is a reflection of what you think and how you feel about yourself. It is not based on your grades in school, the degrees you have earned, your relationships, your bank balance, the car you drive or your job title.

Positive self esteem is:

  • Meeting life's challenges and not feeling victimized.
  • Taking responsibility for your thoughts, words and actions.
  • Making conscious choices to support and care for yourself!

    Complete the lessons at your own pace. Allow yourself time to absorb the information and it is necessary to complete the exercises to gain the full benefit of the Lesson Plan. NOTE: The links in the lesson plan will open a new window in your browser.

    Self Esteem Lesson Plan


    Lesson 1 - Read about how the brain works. This lesson is foundation for understanding how to change your thoughts. Most importantly, it will help you recognize that by practicing new thoughts and behaviors - old patterns and habits are changed with consistent, regular practice.

    Lesson 2 - Discover what you believe about yourself and decide which belief support healthy self esteem and which beliefs you want to change. Read How Elephants Are Trained and notice if you can identify similarities in your life, then complete the What I Believe Worksheet.

    Then take a look at this inspiring video. No matter what others think. It is what you think of yourself that produces results!

    Lesson 3 - Learn meditation and relaxation techniques allowing you to experience your calm, peaceful, confident and loving self. When you make this connection, you are guaranteed to feel better about yourself. Developing a meditation practice is one of the most powerful things you can do to improve your self esteem. This section explains why it is important and provides some practice techniques to get you started on your meditation practice.

    Lesson 4 - In this lesson you learn how to respect, care for and love yourself. You cannot have healthy self esteem without respect and valuing yourself. Taking action to respect yourself leads to happiness and self confidence. Follow the suggested activities in this section, then use them to master your feelings and thoughts. Part of respecting yourself is nourishing your body with food that makes you feel good. Learn how food affects your mood. Also watch this funny video on the on self image.

    Lesson 5 - This lesson focuses on choice. When you have low self esteem you often feel as if you have no choice. Learn how to be the dominant creative force in your life instead of just reacting to circumstances.

    Lesson 6 - In this lesson you learn the importance of setting the course and direction for your best life. Your life is up to you. Learn about goals and dreams and use the tools, techniques and information to develop a vision and a plan for your future. Take responsibility for your life!

    Lesson 7 - This lesson is about visualization. Tapping the full resources of your imagination is a potent tool for changing behavior. Read about about why visualization improves performance and then use the activities and worksheets on this site to re-program your mind with images and feelings of success. This section lists all the activities on the site and describes how to change behavior with consistent regular practice of the Awareness-Choice-Change Model described in this section.

    Lesson 8 - In this lesson you will learn to request and tap into the strength of an invisible energy force. There are many name for this force, including Higher Power, Spirit, God, Universal Love, Superconscious and Intuitive or Higher Self. This lesson is about connecting and co-creating with this power and learning to trust its' guidance.

    Lesson 9 - In this lesson we summarize the important components for taking responsibility for overcoming Low Self Esteem. The Principles of Behavior Change are summarized in this report. Great for easy reference.

    Lesson 10 - In this lesson Joan Breiner and Susyn Reeve, (board members of the National Association for Self Esteem and Authors of The Mind Manual System) expand on the information in this lesson plan. They offer 21 additional lessons to support your empowerment and self esteem. The Mind Manual System teaches you how to use the inherent power of your mind to shift your thinking to open new possibilities for unprecedented confidence, personal empowerment and happiness in your life. Watch the video to learn more.(Clicking on the link will open a new window.)

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