“How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you” – Rupi Kaur
Self-Acceptance is also described as self-love, self-esteem, self-worth, self-empowerment. However subtle — there are differences in their meanings.
- SELF-ACCEPTANCE is an understanding and realistic view of your abilities and your limitations. Despite any imperfections you may have, you have a feeling of overall satisfaction. You are either practicing self-judgement or are in a place of self-acceptance.
- SELF-LOVE is your behaviors are supporting your physical, psychological, and spiritual growth. You are aware of your needs, take care of them, and now allowing your needs to be compromised.
- SELF-EMPOWERMENT can best be described as a feeling that you have control over your life, you set realistic goals for yourself, and you make positive choices in your life based on self-trust.
- SELF-ESTEEM depends on how we evaluate ourselves. It’s important to have high regard for ourselves, however, self-esteem usually is in comparison to others. Also, high self-esteem can be a “better than” sort of concept and a sense you are above average. You may be above average, but above who? In self-esteem you may continually need to do more, be more because the above average scale can continue rise.
- SELF-WORTH is a deep knowing that you are worthy – just because you are a human being and deserve to be here – in this world. It’s an internal state – something that is not determined by outside forces. Needless to say, it is difficult to gain self-acceptance, self, love, self-empowerment without first cultivating a sense of self-worth.
If you aren’t in a place of self-acceptance, here are some ways in which we treat ourselves:
- Putting others first/people pleasing (Co-Dependency)
- Self-Betrayal (Neglect our needs, deny our boundaries)
- Not having boundaries in relationships
- Judgement of self and others
In our work together, I will help you to cultivate self-worth, navigate ways to provide yourself with more acceptance, love, and/or empowerment. Some of the methods I use are mindfulness, self-compassion practices, healing exercises for your inner child, acceptance and commitment therapy, attachment style therapy and more.
I will customize our self-acceptance therapy plans that will move you towards understanding, healing, and growth. Ultimately, you can take action to thrive in your life! Reach out today for a free 20 minute consultation.