Comet Training to improve self-esteem
Self-esteem is a major concern for many people, not only for individuals suffering with psychological disorders such as depression. Low self-esteem lower the well-being and quality of life of many people.
Self-esteem is the perception we have of ourselves. When we have a positive perception of ourselves, we feel good about ourselves and about life in general. It allow us to deal with life’s challenges better. When our self-esteem is low, we feel bad about ourselves and our quality of life suffer.
Low self-esteem often begins in childhood. The way we process both the positive and negative experiences we encounter, the interactions with family, friends, teachers and the world in general will contribute to the formation of our subconscious believe system. Both positive and negative experiences will be processed and stored in our brain and become part of our belief system. However, personality traits or temperament can also play a role. Some of us are just more inclined to negative thinking while others have impossible expectations and high standards for themselves.
Low self-esteem often change people’s behavior in ways that confirm what we believe about ourselves. If you have low self-esteem or confidence you may tend to avoid social situations or things you find challenging. However, in the long term these behaviors will become a dysfunction coping mechanism that will backfire by reinforcing your negative beliefs about yourself.
Living with low self-esteem can be very detrimental to your mental health and overall well-being and leading to problems such as depression, anxiety, and addiction, to mention a few.
COMET is a new approach and the only intervention that specifically target low self-esteem and negative self-image. The training is aimed at helping participants to identify and challenge the negative beliefs responsible for the negative self-image, while at the same time activating positive, functional emotional networks in the brain and develop a more realistic, positive perception of yourself. In other words, this training will teach your brain to retrieve positive functional information about yourself, instead of negative ones, in situations which normally would trigger the negative thoughts and related emotions linked to negative self-image or low self-esteem.
With healthy self-esteem you’re:
- Assertive in expressing your needs and opinions
- Confident in your ability to make decisions
- Able to form secure and honest relationships — and less likely to stay in unhealthy ones
- Realistic in your expectations and less likely to be overcritical of yourself and others
- More resilient and better able to weather stress and setbacks
- Less likely to experience feelings such as worthlessness, guilt and shame
- Less likely to develop eating disorders
The training consists of 8 sessions of 1,5 hours within a group with a maximum of 8 participants. People can register individually or as a group. All materials you will need to successfully follow the training will be provided.
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