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Do you feel unlovable or unworthy?

Self-worth is the crucial foundation that is needed for any improvement in self-esteem. Self-worth is what you think of yourself; the picture you have of yourself. You may be carrying a distorted picture of yourself within your mind.

Counselling and/or life coaching is an excellent strategy to improve self esteem. Learning techniques to prevent negative self-talk will have lasting and positive effects.

Please enjoy the following articles which discuss aspects of Self Esteem. If you would like to work with Helen, make an appointment by calling 0439 889 969.

Are you a lonely wife or husband?

By |2020-05-22T14:41:32+10:00June 8th, 2020|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help|

Are you a lonely wife or husband? If you are lonely in your marriage it's painful and it hurts, and you wonder how you got here.   What does it look like? Your both at one place together yet you cannot connect with each other. You feel awkward and uncomfortable being in the same room together. You are not physically, mentally, or emotionally connected. When you do connect it may be hostile, defensive, argumentative and you start assuming things and taking things very personally.  You both no longer share your feelings with each other. How did you get here? Many reasons.... Lack of together … Read More

How to encourage your partner to express emotion

By |2020-05-24T17:15:25+10:00May 25th, 2020|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help|

Want your partner to express emotion? When partners can’t express their emotions, it can erode the marriage. Emotions give us important information that we can use to better understand our needs, priorities, and limits. We can use emotions to set boundaries and make decisions. Without emotion in your marriage, this erodes trust, security, intimacy, and closeness, and it's very painful if you’re on the receiving end of it. If a partner is not sharing emotions like sadness, loss, or grief, the relationship doesn’t become a haven for dealing with the deeper issues that occur in marriage. I regularly work with individuals and … Read More

Education leads to Empowerment

By |2020-06-24T18:53:31+10:00April 14th, 2020|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help|

Education leads to Empowerment with Gabriela Rosa - Fertility Specialist, Clinical Researcher, Author and Harvard University Awarded Scholar. Gabriela Rosa is a world-renowned fertility specialist, host of the Fertility Challenge™ program and the founder and clinical director of the Rosa Institute, an organisation dedicated to helping couples create healthy babies, despite previous reproductive challenges. Gabriela is a woman I have always admired and we sat down over skype and had an interesting conversation. Here’s a small part of that discussion and the full interview is available on the Empowered Marriage Podcast. Education leads to Empowerment I asked Gabriela about her career and … Read More

Tired adrenals, the marriage killer

By |2020-06-24T19:03:55+10:00February 17th, 2020|Anxiety, Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, FAQ, General, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help|

Couple meditating together An interview about "Tired adrenals, the marriage killer" with Gary Borman from Feeling Great Naturally. Listen to the complete interview on the Empowered Marriage Podcast. Tired adrenals are something Garry see lots of and how numerous health conditions can all come back to this one common syndrome.  Tired adrenals and the syndrome that surrounds it, it's just a grouping of so many different problems that people don't recognize. What are the main symptoms if you're suffering from adrenal fatigue syndrome? There’s a whole bunch of different symptoms and it's not one disease or condition. Fatigue and really … Read More

Is Anxiety destroying your marriage?

By |2019-12-26T20:05:24+10:00December 30th, 2019|Anxiety, Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, FAQ, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help|

Anxiety in the suburbs is rampant and I see firsthand how it is affecting the marriages of Australia. It's putting strain and stress on marriages and not creating room for pleasure and desire.  Is anxiety destroying your marriage? Understanding it and healing it will make for a much happier empowered marriage. Do I have anxiety? 2 Questions to ask yourself Is my reaction over the top for what’s presenting? Are you finding it difficult to do things that you use to find easy? E.g. Groceries, riding in an elevator or being in a crowd. If you answered yes to either of these … Read More

Map your marriage

By |2019-12-15T15:48:55+10:00December 23rd, 2019|Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help|

Is it time to map your marriage? When did you last reflect on your marriage and the reality you are living? What is the reality of your marriage, not the stories in your head? Are you in an Empowered marriage filled with passion, desire and love? Or perhaps your feeling some of the list below. Feeling lost, anxious, confused, sad, regret, caged, unfulfilled? Not feeling heard or a priority? There’s no intimacy with your partner? Tired of not having enough money in your marriage? Your so stressed and run down and feel unsupported with your partner? You're feeling restless, you’re not living … Read More

Room mates and best friends

By |2019-12-15T15:49:54+10:00December 16th, 2019|Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help|

If you are feeling more like room mates and best friends, not lovers, then I'd encourage you to look at your relationship. The longer you leave this, the harder it is to come back from. It’s very painful if you are in this position in your marriage. Here are 8 ideas to get you started. Go down memory lane: I want you to go right back to when you first met. What was it like? What was it that attracted you to your partner? Was it confidence? Was it the passion for whatever their purpose was? Perhaps an artist, riding or sailing … Read More

From Adrenaline addiction to authentic living – Part 2

By |2019-12-09T13:59:18+10:00December 9th, 2019|Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help, Unlock all of you|

Adrenaline addiction can creep up on you and you may not even realize you suffer from this. A sure sign the push, push way of living. The hyper-arousal, the hyper-vigilant way of living. Living is survival for you. Then it's time to go from Adrenaline addiction to authentic living. Deciding you want to change this and live in a calmer way; a thriving way is a personal decision and often brought on because it’s affecting the quality of your marriage. Signs that you are overcoming adrenaline addiction Automatically drift off to sleep – Perhaps the easiest way to know that you’ve overcome … Read More

From Adrenaline addiction to authentic living – Part 1

By |2019-12-03T11:33:07+10:00December 3rd, 2019|Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help|

The Cost to you and your marriage From adrenaline addiction to authentic living. You get busier and busier with no relief in sight. You push and push yourself and create situations to get a hit of adrenaline. Extended periods of stress will in time catch up to you and roll into chronic stress which will in time affect your health. You cannot live this way forever and something must give…. Are you constantly late so then you must rush? Constantly checking emails, social media and booking a tight schedule? Do you leave things to the last minute, e.g. A project or preparation … Read More

When do you say I do

By |2019-11-28T10:09:06+10:00November 25th, 2019|Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, FAQ, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help, Unlock all of you|

When do you say I do? Marriage can be one of the biggest decisions of your life and should not be rushed.  Sometimes I sit with couples and wonder why they got married in the first place.  They committed to someone who was displaying behaviour that worried them, upset them however they got married anyway. Commitment is a mindset.  Your behaviour should reflect this mindset. I believe it’s crucial for couples to have premarital counselling so it can help couples make an informed decision about their commitment to one another and commitment comes before anything else. How do you know if you’re … Read More