Self-Esteem Building With Creative Counseling 101
What is exactly is creative self-esteem building? If self-esteem is how we appreciate and care for ourselves, then Creative Counseling Self-Esteem is how we go about building our self-esteem. When we have a strong self-esteem we value ourselves and others.
Creative self-esteem is flexible with a creative edge. We look at the world differently when we solve problems creativity. Problems become opportunities to do something different with our lives. We trust that we are creative enough to work through and solve our problems and increase our self-esteem.
We make peace with our positive parts, and learn to be kind and even love our negative parts of the self. It is easy to name all the positive parts of your inner self. But can you name the parts of yourself that are negative? This takes acceptance, practice, and often counseling.
When we learn to love and accept our negative parts of the self as we do our positive parts of self we see an increase in self-esteem.
Below are some examples of using Creative Self-Esteem:
Belief in the Self (Accepting all arts of your being: Negative and positive)
Non-blaming behavior (Take some responsibility for what happened and you will increase your self-esteem.)
Appreciate and enjoy our personal strengths and use it to help others.
Positive Belief Statements from the Self-Esteem (Positive Self-talk)
An ability to make mistakes and learn from them Creative Problem Solving builds your self-esteem.
Understanding and accepting one's emotions and self-esteem.
Value and Caring of the Self Healthy Risk Taking increases self-esteem.
Not being afraid of what others think of you helps your self-esteem.
Being able to laugh at your mistakes and learn from them helps self-esteem.
Using creativity each day can increase our self-esteem and problem solving. Creativity sharpens the mind and expands our awareness. I believe we need to be teaching creativity to people of all ages to help them solve their problems in life.
If you can teach a child how to be creative thinker you have taught them how to survive, thrive, and even rule the world. By teaching children and adults how to think in a creative way you have taught them the skills to become a happier person for the rest of their life.
This is why I am a Creative Counselor.
Creative Counseling Self-Esteem Activities:
Disclaimer: This website and its content is intended for trained licensed mental health professionals and school certified mental health professionals to use for their clients / students at their own discretion.
*If you ignore the disclaimer above are using these techniques on yourself and you feel any discomfort or upset it is highly suggested that you seek out a licensed mental health professional immediately.
For any other type of mental health emergency call your local 911 / Police Number immediately.
Dr. Stangline does not offer advice / suggestions to anyone who is not a professional mental health provider, or a student who is studying this field and has questions about mental health programs of study.
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