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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.

Clutter Hurts Marriage with Guests from Little Home Organised Podcast

By |2020-09-11T12:07:03+10:00September 14th, 2020|Anxiety, Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help|

Clutter Hurts Marriage with Guests from Little Home Organised Podcast - Introducing sisters Bonnie Black and Lilly Goleby. The Little Home Organised Podcast is dedicated to helping people declutter and get organised to reclaim time for the things they love.  An absolute pleasure to interview these lovely ladies, here is a little part of what we talked about. Clutter hurts We really find with the clients that we work with, that if there's a lot going on in their minds relationship problems problems at work health problems This all manifests in their physical space around them creating clutter. A cluttered desk is … Read More

Family Addiction with experts Georgia and Kym

By |2020-07-22T13:23:03+10:00August 17th, 2020|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help|

Family Addiction with experts Georgia and Kym. Introducing the Addictive World with Georgia Phillips and Kym Haynes Two Dynamic therapists with a wealth of knowledge between them and have been working with families with trauma, addiction, DV (domestic violence) and sexual abuse. A brilliant podcast was recorded, and this blog is a small sample of what was discussed. What is addiction and how it affects marriage? Addiction is disconnection. “When I'm disconnected from myself, then I'm going to look outside of myself for comfort and then use something or someone if I have no other skills … that's addiction”. “So, if I'm … Read More

Can a marriage last with no communication

By |2020-06-24T20:56:23+10:00July 20th, 2020|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help|

Can a marriage last with no communication? As you can imagine it is difficult for a marriage to go long term without communication and effective assertive communication.  In time you will feel lonely, distant, and disconnected. Perhaps this is happening for you: Lost Intimacy Personal cost: Feeling isolation, sadness, low self-esteem and confidence, rejection, low self-worth, resentment, worry, anxiety to name a few. Anger Issues The personal cost to the individual on the receiving end: Tense, hurt, miserable, resentful, torn, weary, lonely, uneasy, restless, insecure, and more. The personal cost to the individual with the anger: unhappy, ashamed, confused, guilty, hostile, regretful, … Read More

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