H.O.W to develop Self-Love

Every Thursday, 6.30-7.30pm

Are you highly self-critical?
Do you beat yourself up over failures?
Are you working too much?
Do you push too hard without giving yourself time to breathe?
Are you constantly feeling the need to compete, outperform others and move ahead of the pack?
Do you live with shame or a sense of not being good enough?

In this empowerment class, you will gain a deeper understanding of how you can develop self-love. In addition, you will be shown practical examples that will help you build self-esteem and self-confidence in yourself.

Self-love is regard for one’s own well-being and happiness

We live in a society that regularly tells us that you need to achieve more so that you are considered successful. You need to work harder, win, be perfect, be the best all in the name of success. Having goals and dreams to pursue so that you can live a fulfilled life is perfectly acceptable but at what cost?

How often do you stop to consider whether this self-critical and competitive attitude is actually helping you to achieve these goals? Perhaps being so hard on yourself might actually be standing in your way?

By developing self-love, you will strike a healthier balance between the way you perceive yourself, your goals and even your limiting beliefs.

How to develop self-love and self-esteem

Self-esteem is your overall opinion of yourself — how you feel about your abilities and limitations. When you have healthy self-esteem, you feel good about yourself and see yourself as deserving the respect of others. When you have low self-esteem, you put little value on your opinions and ideas. You might constantly worry that you aren’t good enough. When you develop self-love, you not only build your self-esteem, you will also have more confidence to live the meaningful life you want.

How you will develop Self-love in this class:

  • Defining what Self-love means
  • How it applies to each of us
  • What we can do to develop it
  • How we can practise it daily

The benefits of developing Self-love:

  • Trust in yourself more
  • Create and stick to boundaries
  • Build better relationships
  • Make more mindful decisions 
  • Value your own opinion 

About House of Wisdom

House of Wisdom are committed to helping everyone reconnect with who they are.

Inspiring you to find your own balance between mind and body.

From breathing classes and sound therapy to meditation and movement classes, House of Wisdom will help you reconnect with your true-self and find the balance between mental and physical wellbeing.


Why are you struggling to develop self-love?

This excerpt has been taken from a blog post I’ve written titled How to stop being hard on yourself.

The top 3 reasons my own clients are so hard on themselves include being a perfectionist, fearing judgement from others and having high expectations of themselves. These are all areas where you can develop self-love. Do any of these resonate with you?

You could say that these three reasons why you might be hard on yourself are intertwined and you would be right. They are intrinsically linked to each other so you can imagine how that must all be playing in your mind.

Have you noticed that you overthink a lot? This is another behaviour linked to these three reasons and why you may be struggling to develop self-love. If you want to break this cycle and live a happier life then you need to treat yourself with a little more compassion.

The psychology behind why you’re hard on yourself

How self-criticism affects the development of self-love

The official term for why you are hard on yourself is self-criticism. Self-criticism is often cited as a pre-condition for self-improvement and growth – almost as a way to justify the behaviour. It is not. 

However, research in the US, Canada, Israel, and Europe converges in showing that self-criticism, as measured by very simple self-report questionnaires, contributes to depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance use disorders, juvenile delinquency, physical health conditions, and even suicidal tendencies.

The benefits of developing self-compassion

This should make you take a bit more notice about your behaviour because essentially, self-criticism leads to mental and physical disorders. “Self-criticism derails people’s social environments. It propels people to generate interpersonal stress (e.g., be involved in quarrels and beget rejections), and it interferes with people’s ability to experience positive, enjoyable life events (such as having fun with friends) and to mobilise social support in times of need.” – Golan Shahar Ph.D

If you are serious about developing self-love and working on your self-criticism, you will need to understand how much this will benefit you. It is not just about feeling better. Being less self-critical and being more compassionate towards yourself can help you make better decisions and waste less time and emotional energy on the things that don’t serve you well.

Puja K McClymont
Life Coach & NLP Practitioner

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