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Improving Self-Esteem
Overcoming Low Self-Esteem: This information package is designed to provide you with some information about low self-esteem - how it develops, how it is maintained, and how to address this problem.  This infopax is organised into modules that are designed to be worked through in sequence.  We recommend that you complete one module before going on to the next.  Each module includes information, worksheets, and suggested exercises or activities.

Modules:

  • Module 1: What Is Low Self-Esteem
    This module provides an overview of what low self-esteem is, how it can be a problem, and what kind of impact it can have on a person's life.  PDF document: 218kb.  Updated 29 July 2005.
  • Module 2: How Low Self-Esteem Develops
    This module explores, and provides a model of, how low self-esteem develops and might remain dormant in a person's life.  PDF document: 181kb.  Updated 29 July 2005.
  • Module 4: Biased Expectations
    This module begins to address the problem of low self-esteem by tackling one type of negative thoughts known as biased expectations.  PDF document: 202kb.  Updated 29 July 2005.
  • Module 5: Negative Self-Evaluations
    This module tackles another type of negative thoughts that keep low self-esteem going - negative self-evaluations.  PDF document: 181kb.  Updated 29 July 2005.
  • Module 6: Accepting Yourself
    Another way of addressing negative self-evaluations is learning to accept oneself.  This module explores how to identify and acknowledge one's positive qualities.  PDF document: 267kb.  Updated 29 July 2005.
  • Module 7: Adjusting Rules & Assumptions
    This module addresses the next phase of chipping away at low self-esteem and explores how one can begin to make adjustments to their unhelpful rules and assumptions.  PDF document: 188kb.  Updated 29 July 2005.
  • Module 8: Developing Balanced Core Beliefs
    This module explores the final step of challenging deep-seated negative beliefs about oneself with the ultimate aim of developing balanced core beliefs.  PDF document: 235kb.  Updated 29 July 2005.
  • Module 9: Healthy Self-Esteem
    This final module brings all the concepts of this information package together and presents a model of healthy self-esteem.  PDF document: 195kb.  Updated 29 July 2005.