Positive and Healthy Self-esteem 1
This activity will help build confidence and resilience in participants to reach their goals and develop skills to deal with challenges and/ or negative thoughts.
By the end of this activity participants will be able to:
- Identify and understand what is meant by self-esteem.
- Recognise positive attributes in others
Here are some guidance to support the participants
This session aims to support a positive and healthy outlook on self – esteem. Allowing participants to understand what positive and healthy self esteem is by exploring the theme through celebrities and utilising engaging video and activity resources. The session also gives the opportunity for participants to focus on others allowing for a more critical view (without focus on the individual in the session).
We recommend using 'Our Mask' – from our Ice breaker section.
Part 1 introduction : what is self-esteem?
The facilitator will give the participants the following instructions:
Self-esteem documentary - YouTube by Marco Sander
The facilitator will issue the following instructions:
- A definition of self-esteem is provided at the beginning of this video - does this ring true for (young) people in our communities?
- Is the level of self-esteem someone has based on others’ views or on their own views?
- How would you (the participants) define self–esteem?
- Can good self-esteem be achieved from 'winning ' or 'success'- or is there more to it?
- What can affect our self-esteem?
- What is meant by positive self–esteem?
Part 2: I admire
The facilitator will give participants the following instructions:
- Name 3 people that you admire in the public eye (e.g. celebrities, sports personalities, influencers, content creators, etc.).
- List some of the things that you admire about them (e.g., clothing, how they look, how they act, the relationship they are in, how much they earn, etc.).
- Now let’s consider some of their feeling of inadequacy or challenges they may face – examples can be shared with the group to support discussion.
Part 3 : Why is positive/healthy self-esteem important?
- Coping skills
- Empathy towards others
- Being less negatively impacted by challenges
Part 4: Has this session achieved the intended outcomes?
Two questions to ask participants to reflect on:
- What is meant by self-esteem
- On a scale of 1-5, How comfortable do you feel about ide identifying positive attributes in others?
Video, If appropriate
'Participant Session Evaluation' is one of our generic form for all the sessions within the all of the sessions used from the ' making connections that count' ReachOut 2.0 online resources. This is considered a more formative evaluation and is a great tool for participants, facilitators and our staff at Youth Cymru to understand the quality of the resources.