Oasis11- Self esteem group therapy often involves changing the participants’ feelings toward themselves.
The thoughts that they have are powerful, but the feelings are even more powerful and can be directed elsewhere in order to improve one’s self esteem.
When we are young we are most at risk of having lower self esteem because we have not yet developed a databank that stores positive accomplishments.
It is our recall of positive accomplishments when we are feeling unworthy that helps us change our feelings to enhance our self esteem.
This is very effective in an adolescent group therapy programs because they are at the highest risks of having low self esteem.
A group therapy topic might involve discussing the journal entry that included disclosing three significant achievements and discussing them at length.
By having the participants retrieve these esteem building memories from the participant’s past they start creating building blocks that lead to higher self esteem.