Self Esteem

Ref: C3742323

Participants will learn to be able to make a difference in their lives, making a change and respond to new circumstances. They will learn to recognise physical and emotional signs of anxiety. Learners will develop compassion and be able to use self-soothing practices when needed. Tools such us positive affirmation will allow them to stay focused and balanced by looking at the positive elements in their lives. By acceptance and understanding unhealthy thinking habits they will regain the full control of their own lives. They will work on self-esteem and confidence, understand better their environment as well as any relationships they build with others. Each week the group will learn new mindfulness techniques which will allow them to break off the autopilot and slowly start regaining a position of power in daily decisions. Appreciation, compassion and kindness are key elements of each session.

Course aim

This is a course is for anyone looking to make a difference in their lives, make a change or respond to new circumstances.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Individuals are able to recognise at least 3 physical and 3 emotional signs of anxiety and stress. Individual is able to create ‘1 MONTH CHANGE PLAN’ using SMART and goal prioritising approaches.
  • Learners understands the brain anxiety cycle. Individual is familiar with the emotional regulation system and can recognise all parts: soothing, drive and threat.
  • Learner is able to acknowledge any negative emotions and memories from the past. They have at least 3 techniques in place on how to deal with past traumas.
  • Individual is able to list at least 5 positive and ‘negative’ characteristics about themselves. He/she knows how to challenge the ‘negative’ labels.
  • Learner is able to recognise and challenge ‘UNHELPFUL THINKING HABITS’. Have a least 2 techniques in place to challenge the ‘inner bully’.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • Daily Journal. Mindfulness techniques

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

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Self Esteem


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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