"You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." Buddha
Claire is excited to be a founding member of The Self-Esteem Network - an organisation dedicated to creating awareness of self-esteem, and creating an environment that communicates to people the message: "You matter."
Claire works with people of all ages to explore their perception of who they are, and how this impacts on their experience of themselves as valuable and worthwhile in all areas of their lives.
Her current focus is on working with teachers& parents to increase awareness of self-esteem issues and their impact in the classroom/family, and to develop practical and creative tools to build self-esteem in children.Qualifications:
- BA Honours (Clinical Psychology) – UNISA
- Self-Esteem Facilitator – Building Self-Esteem
Claire's passion for self-esteem has developed over the years she has worked on building her own self-esteem, and the exponential value she experienced this adding to her life. Her inspiration is drawn from her own family & life experiences. As a mother Claire understands the vital need for parents to consciously break the cycle of low self-esteem that so many grow up with.
Claire has had a lifelong interest in learning why people experience themselves negatively, and in acquiring the knowledge & skills to facilitate the process of building self-esteem, so that people can begin to feel good about themselves, live authentically and maximise their potential. Her approach is practical, creative and action-oriented.
Claire believes that we all have our own path to walk to live the lives we desire, and that by examining and understanding our opinion of ourselves, we become conscious of whether the way in which we are living our lives is helping or hindering us on this path. By developing awareness of our strengths, and nurturing a positive and supportive relationship with ourselves, we are able to create the inner changes we need in order to begin interacting with the world in a different way – a way that will maximise our chances for success. By living our lives in a way that says "I matter", we are empowered to take responsibility for our own happiness and success.
Having a low opinion of yourself is not "modesty". It's self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not "egotism". It's a necessary precondition to happiness and success. ~BobbeSommer
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