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Building Self Esteem

Summary

This Self-confidence and Self-esteem Programme is a 6-week programme designed to help overcome barriers to participation in group tasks/activities. Self-confidence is a feeling of trust in one's abilities, qualities, and judgement, whilst self-esteem is confidence in one's own worth or abilities, both very closely related.  On this programme we look at the reasons why some people may have lower levels of self-confidence and self-esteem, exploring why people may be apprehensive to take part in group tasks especially within the school environment.  This will allow you understand your feelings and actions, hopefully allowing you to feel more confident working on them. We will work together as a group to develop our self-confidence and self-esteem through a range of team building exercises and activities.

This self-confidence and self-esteem workshop will explore how a more confident individual will be capable of greater academic achievements once they are not psychologically involved with inner tensions and emotional turmoil. 

Who can attend

The self-confidence and self-esteem programme is for any pupil who lacks confidence to respond and reciprocate with the teacher during lessons and often sits quietly to avoid being noticed, avoids contributing to group discussions/tasks for fear of being incorrect, or who experiences negative self-talk about their abilities and qualities.

Session 1: 

Complete a range of ice breaker activities as a group.  We will discover what self-confidence and self-esteem mean and explore our own current levels of self-esteem. 

Session 2

We will explore what our stressors look like and start to understand what distorted and irrational thinking looks like, before looking at the impact of positive-self talk in certain situations.

Session 3:

As a group we will complete a series of team building activities and undertake problem solving challenges that will provide students with the opportunity to work together, communicate and share ideas.

Session 4:

As a group we will continue to complete a series of team building activities and undertake problem solving challenges that will provide students with the opportunity to work together, communicate and share ideas.

Session 5: 

Students will undertake a final challenge where they must work together to solve problems.  It will require students to fire out ideas, ask questions, explore options, be resilient, and demonstrate team work.

Session 6:

Students will review the activities, their performances as a group and discuss how they felt during the process, reflecting on their progress and achievements to date.