You cannot lose your worth, but you can lose sight of your worth.
We are all unique individuals with unique talents.
We all have something to contribute and we all have faults.</li></li></ul><li>Mental & Emotional Health<br />Mental/emotional health: the ability to accept yourself and others, express and manage emotions, and deal with the demands and challenges you meet in your life.<br />Resilient: the ability to adapt effectively and recover from disappointment, difficulty, or crisis.<br />
Characteristics of Good Mental/Emotional Health<br /><ul><li>Sense of belonging
Feeling close to those who provide you with support.
Having healthy self-esteem helps you accept and recover from difficulties and failures.</li></li></ul><li>Getting to Know Me<br /><ul><li>Worksheet + Discussion (10 minutes)</li></li></ul><li>Self-Esteem<br />Self-esteemis how much you value, respect and feel confident about yourself.<br />Self-esteemis a combination of self-image, ideal-self, and Pygmalion-self.<br />Self-Image: what we perceive <br /> ourselves to be<br />Ideal-Self: how we want to be<br />Hero identification<br />Pygmalion-Self: our perception of <br /> what we believe other <br /> people think of us.<br />I am not what I think I am <br />I am not what you think I am<br />I am what I think you think I am<br />
<iframe width="420" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gUsKIApTewQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></li></li></ul><li>Self-Talk<br />Self-talk is the encouragement or criticism that you give yourself.<br />The Law of Positive Self-Talk states: "You can change who you are by changing what you say when you talk to your mind.”<br />Self Talk:<br />Normal<br />Emotional reactions<br />Affects Self-Esteem<br />Positive or Negative<br />Replace negative thoughts with <br /> positive thoughts.<br />Be optimistic about yourself, rather <br /> than pessimistic!<br />
Factors Affecting Your Self Esteem<br />Media (Dove Evolution Video) (10 minutes)<br />Goal Setting<br />Self-Talk<br />Definition of Success<br />Accomplishment<br />Expectations <br />(Realistic vs. Unrealistic)<br />Work Ethic<br />Attitude<br />Family<br />Friends<br />