for Self Esteem
College accreditation: International Association for Distance Learning.
Course approved by Institute for Meridian Psychotherapy for
professional development purposes.
recommended period of study: approx.
months or less. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.
£125.00 (125 Pounds Sterling - for currency conversion see
(A FREE textbook will be sent to UK students. Non-UK students will normally have to purchase the book on-line
from an internet bookstore.)
Method of study:
Textbook study. Written assignments based on
the set textbook. Assignment questions are issued by email and
students return their written work by email. Grades and feedback are issued by
Course description and
Self-esteem and self-worth are about
defining who you are and accepting it. Many people, however, judge or criticise
themselves unfairly and this can lead to many problems including
underperformance, risk-taking, poor communication and relationships, unhelpful
habits and addictions. Some people have a constant stream of “poisonous”
negative self-criticism that has been called “the pathological critic.”
This course provides techniques drawn from
cognitive behavioural (behavioral) therapy (CBT) and other methods to identify
what is interfering with self-esteem and how to stop self-criticism, perform an
accurate self-assessment, reduce stress and improve confidence. Specific
techniques are outlined relating to specific self-esteem problems, including
dealing with distorted thinking, forming healthy values, coping with mistakes,
responding to criticism, being assertive in asking for what you want, goal
setting, visualization and self-hypnosis techniques. There is also information
on child self-esteem.
The course can be taken as a professional
development course for counsellors or therapists, or for personal interest.
Criteria: Open entry.
Suitability: This course is offered for
professional development purposes or for personal interest.
Successful graduates will receive the Certificate
in Cognitive-Behavioural Techniques for Self-Esteem awarded by UK College of Holistic Training which is a private UK
qualification. The college is accredited by the International Association for
The course is approved by
The Institute for Meridian Psychotherapy
(which is linked to UKCHT) as a professional development course (see
societies page for explanation).
This course is accepted by
Calamus International University (a
non-UK, private distance university with private accreditation) for credit towards
Please see our FAQs page for general information about
practising counselling and psychotherapy in the UK and elsewhere.
We reserve the right to change the syllabus and other details of any course at
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