Self Esteem

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Feel Better About Yourself

May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

No hard life changes or anything else intimidating required! I have a new project for sale designed to help you feel better about yourself. In case you’re worried that the projects sound too much like...

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The low self esteem test that is most widely used by researchers is the Rosenberg Low Self Esteem Test. Take Rosenberg Self Esteem Inventory free. The low self esteem test will auto score for you....

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Sometimes when people use avoidant coping it’s for the purposes of avoiding heavy duty emotions, however it’s also very common for people to use avoidant coping to avoid milder emotions like awkwardness. I very frequently...

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This article contains a very basic version of the instructions for a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) technique called “Situation Exposure” I’m going to use an example of how I used this in my own life...

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Procrastination / Avoidant Coping

August 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Yesterday I wrote about how people do avoidant coping to avoid difficult thoughts and emotions getting triggered, or to escape from them once they are already occurring. I wrote that the first step to overcoming...

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Self Worth

August 1, 2011 | 5 Comments

I thought I’d do something I haven’t done before – open a post up for comments. This is my version of an exercise from Dr Kristin Neff’s book. The exercise is for helping you reduce...

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Trust in Relationships

July 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

What’s at the root of your argument? Relationship arguments tend to be fundamentally about versions of the question “Can I rely on you?” Examples 1. Can I rely on you to comfort me effectively when...

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Research into the psychological benefits of self-compassion is an emerging trend in psychology. I actually prefer the term self kindness. Self-compassion is about learning alternative responses when you are experiencing psychological suffering (suffering includes when...

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This is a technique I use in sessions with clients that you can try yourself. Imagine back to a situation in which you needed an adult to be responsive to you and they weren’t. It...

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The Benefits of Non-Avoidant Coping Diary

March 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

This is a followup for people who have already done the Costs of Avoidance worksheet, and Avoidance and Suffering Diary, as outlined in the previous post here. If you’re a newer reader, you can easily...

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