Self-esteem and Resilience Building

We understand that living with depression or anxiety often leaves us with an abundance of negative feelings about ourselves. This makes it far too easy to get stuck in a negative tunnel out of our instinct for self-preservation. You’ve probably heard about the importance of building self-esteem in children, but the ability to think and feel positive about yourself is just as, if not more, important for adults.

Regardless of age, self-esteem and resilience can guide you in setting and achieving goals and enables you to not get overwhelmed when pushbacks come your way. At some point in your life, you are bound to encounter disappointment, grief, or distress; it’s completely normal for your self-esteem to fluctuate throughout your life. However, with the right support and care from our highly trained therapists, you can learn to build your self-esteem and resilience. This enables you to move through these experiences with a willingness to confront and grow from the difficult emotions you may encounter.

Here at Addcounsel, we understand that the experience of living with a mental illness is different for everyone. We pride ourselves on our ‘one client at a time’ approach to ensure we fully understand your unique needs to create an individualised treatment plan suited just for you. Our multi-pronged approach means that we focus on the whole body, including all aspects of your mental, physical, and emotional health to guide you on a lasting and successful recovery journey.

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How Self-esteem And Resilience Building Works

It’s a common misperception that people are born resilient, or that it’s a rare quality and difficult to build. This is simply not true. We can all change the way we see and think about the world and ourselves. It can be a scary thought that we have no control over it, but the key to successfully managing the challenges that life throws at us is by controlling and building emotional resilience.

Our compassionate team of world-class psychologists will work with you to develop several skills that help you in managing stress. This is achieved by helping you understand and challenge your thinking style, allowing you to adopt new thinking styles and flexible behaviours. We live in an era where the norm is to self-critique, to think of the wrongs in our lives rather than the rights. We will work with you to retrain this pattern of thinking so you can apply and practice your strengths rather than trying to correct your weaknesses.

Within your treatment plan, our psychologists will utilise a range of tips and techniques to help you improve your self-esteem and build your resilience. These may include:

  • Self-affirmation techniques
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness practice
  • Cognitive reframing exercises

How Self-esteem And Resilience Building Can Help You

Having a healthy level of self-esteem and resilience simply means accepting yourself for who you are. By reframing the way that you view problems and challenges, you will be able to adapt well in the face of adversity and easily bounce back from challenges that push you down. Although building resilience won’t magically make all of your problems disappear, it will give you the ability to better handle them, allowing you to find enjoyment in your life so you are able to live a happy and fulfilling future.

Throughout building your self-esteem and resilience, you will learn a set of skills that you will be able to use in your day-to-day life. You will be able to create and maintain supportive relationships, learn to be more optimistic, develop a positive self-image of yourself, and much more. The combination of these new behaviours will enable you to manage your feelings effectively and give you a sense of purpose and meaning. This will help you in maintaining positive well-being when encountering stress.

Treatment Tailored to You

Building resilience takes time and practice, but with the right care and support from our highly qualified team, you will be able to continue living your life with improved resiliency and mental well-being. Learn to tackle life’s challenges with grace and ease at Addcounsel today. Contact us at +44 (0)203 709 3968 or email us at for an in-depth look at treatment and what you can expect in the admissions process.

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Whether you’re worried about yourself or a loved one, our team would like to answer any questions you may have about treatment. Call our care team today to find out more about our treatment modalities and have all your questions answered