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This post “Increase your self-esteem by minimizing unhealthy shame” continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by listening to your feelings and heal self-destructive shame.


Increase your self-esteem by minimizing unhealthy shame

Being more self-compassionate is one way of reducing self-critical shame.

The last posts have been about shame and 5 steps for healing the negative injuries of too much and self-critical shame, including important reflections, resources and exercises based on Compassion Focused Therapy, CFT.

Positive consequences of healing destructive shame are:

– Improved ability to practice self-care strategies such as the importance of using touch and a calming kind voice.

– Improved ability to notice, experience and express emotions to oneself and others which makes it possible to better take care of own needs and desires.

– Access to more complex and mixed feelings such as love and jealousy, pride and envy, which enriches and nuances life.

– More positive and self-validating inner voice with less destructive self-criticism, hence a more nuanced and self-supportive self-image.

– Activation of the comforting safety system when experiencing negative emotions or psychological symptoms such as anxiety.

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