Reclaiming Your Positive Self-Esteem

This course gives you powerful tools to destroy negative self-beliefs and enjoy life with a positive self-esteem.
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 28 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2014 English

Course Description

This course uses cognitive therapy techniques and therapeutic stories to help participants understand the origins of their self-esteem wounds and transform their perceptions of themselves. When children experience criticism, they learn to believe themselves to be inadequate or defective. When they experience neglect or abandonment, they learn to see themselves as unimportant or unlovable. When they are abused, they see themselves as broken or bad and feel shame. Without intervention, these perceptions last their entire lives. This course gives participants a new perception of their negative experiences and of themselves, helping them reclaim their positive self-esteem. The course includes video lecture, therapeutic stories, lecture summaries and written exercises. The video is of a six-hour live workshop given by Dr. Ledford, but broken down into thirteen lectures.

What are the requirements?

  • A desire to feel better about yourself or help someone you love do the same.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Participants will gain a new understanding of the origins of self-esteem.
  • You will see the connection between your negative self-beliefs and your negative prior experiences.
  • You will be able to identify and understand the ways the brain actually works to hold onto prior beliefs, even when they are inaccurate.
  • You will learn to recognize dysfunctional thinking, as it occurs, and correct it.
  • You will learn to see your negative childhood experiences through your, more objective, adult eyes.
  • You will learn the difference between "person" and "performance" self-esteem wounds.
  • You will learn to better appreciate your strengths and your value.

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone age eleven and older who wants to heal self-esteem wounds and enjoy life with greater confidence and self-worth.

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Understanding Self-Esteem Wounds
What are Wounds of the Heart
Origins of Self-Esteem Wounds
Person or Performance Self-Esteem Wounds
The Persistence of Belief
The Impact of Self-Esteem Wounds
Building Compassion for the Child
Self-Criticism and Those Who Criticized Us
Section 2: The Impact of Perception
Self-Esteem Wounds and Perception
Uncovering Your Prejudice
Section 3: Practicing With Persistence
You're Not Alone and You're Not Helpless
Wounds of the Heart and Relationships
The Wounds of Sexual Abuse
Putting It All Together

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Instructor Biography

Terry L. Ledford, Ph.D. is a North Carolina Licensed Practicing Psychologist with 31 years in clinical practice. He is also the author of "Parables for a Wounded Heart: Overcoming the Wounds to Your Self-Esteem and Transforming Your Perception of You," and a clinical small group treatment program called, "Finding Me: Healing Self-Esteem Wounds Created by Abuse and Trauma." Prior to his outpatient practice, he taught at Alfred University and the University of Georgia. He has post-doctoral training in Cognitive/Behavioral Psychotherapy and Strategic Family Therapy.

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