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Show Yourself Respect: How to Communicate with Confidence

Show Yourself Respect: How to Communicate with Confidence

It can be hard to respect yourself if you are insecure or afraid. These assertiveness tools will help you build self-respect and confidence.

If you don’t show yourself respect, neither will other people. How are you supposed to feel confident, assertive and develop self-esteem if you don’t show yourself some respect? Others may take advantage of you, people can be intimidating or situations you encounter may be so overwhelming it makes it hard to respect yourself. I’ve got three simple tools that can help you feel more confident communicating with others so you can show yourself respect.

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Communicate with Confidence Using DBT Skills

Communicate with Confidence Using DBT Skills

You can use DBT skills to communicate with confidence.This video shows you how to use a brand new DBT skill to communicate with confidence fast. Take a look.

If you use dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills to communicate with confidence you will notice incredible changes. Who doesn’t want to feel more in control and confident before entering a conversation, especially if there is some tension between you and the other person? This new DBT skill is one of the best skills I’ve come across to help you confident before you say a word. The video will help you use DBT skills to communicate with confidence.

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Why Teen Girls Struggle to Communicate with Confidence

Teen girls struggle more than ever with confidence, but do you know why? Communicating with confidence can be a huge challenge find out why and the impact it has on her self-esteem.

Why Teen Girls Struggle to Communicate with Confidence

There are reasons why teen girls struggle to communicate with confidence. Teen girls today are faced with more pressure than ever before. Not only do they have to juggle academic pressures, home life and friends, but add in the digital world and life gets messy. Communicating with confidence in these tricky situations is incredibly difficult for teen girls.

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How to Be a More Assertive and Confident Communicator

How to Be a More Assertive and Confident Communicator

Learn how to become a more confident and assertive communicator. You will be able to assert yourself and feel confident with anyone after you see this video.

So many people have come to me with the desire to become a more assertive and confident communicator. They see others who do it well and want to feel that confidence but don’t know how. Perhaps they haven’t had enough practice, they don’t know where to start, their emotions are too intense or because speaking up and expressing yourself is scary. All may be true, but if you don’t communicate assertively, you’re not going to feel confident in communicating with others and will feel lower self-confidence in general. Watch this video to learn skills that make you a more assertive and confident communicator.

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Communicating Effectively Is a Skill You Can Learn

Communicating Effectively Is a Skill You Can Learn

Communicating effectively is a skill you can learn that improves relationships and self-esteem. Read this article for tips on how to effectively communicate.

Communicating effectively is important for a healthy self-esteem, making and maintaining friendships, relationships, social interaction and speaking up for yourself. Communication effectively is a skill that you can learn, and it will get better with practice. As you improve your skills, you’ll communicate with more confidence and your self-esteem will be better. Here are some tips on communicating effectively.

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Seven Steps to Communicating with Confidence

Learn how to communicate with confidence. These 7 steps will help you feel and appear confident in any situation.

Seven Steps to Communicating with Confidence

Every day, situations present themselves that require you to communicate with confidence. You may have to speak up, ask for help, or simply engage in small talk, which can be hard for many people. Some situations may even be uncomfortable, like talking to a boss or a person you don’t get a long with. This makes communicating with confidence a challenge. This post will give you the steps for communicating confidently in any situation. 

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How to Feel Secure When Insecurity Affects Your Attitude

Your attitude can make you appear insecure, and make others want to avoid you. Learn how to adjust your insecure attitude with these tips.

How to Feel Secure When Insecurity Affects Your Attitude

Recently, I had the frustrating experience of working with someone who had a defensive attitude. When asked to preform a task, she was disrespectful and made excuses. Even emailing curt, disrespectful statements to those who work above her. Hardly a team player, when asked why a task wasn’t complete, she blamed everyone but herself. It got me thinking, what is the function for her defensiveness? The answer: insecurity.

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Are You Assertive Enough? Here’s How to Know for Sure

Assess your level assertiveness with this blog and see what areas you need to improve in order to build healthy self-esteem.

Are You Assertive Enough? Here’s How to Know for Sure

Are you assertive enough? Assess your assertiveness and see where you could improve to build healthy self-esteem with the guidance in this self-help post.

If you are assertive enough, chances are your have healthy self-esteem. If your self-esteem is lacking, you may not be assertive enough to protect your interests. Standing up for your rights and needs in a respectful manner is a way of asserting yourself but can be hard to do. Honest and appropriate expression of your feelings, opinions, or needs isn’t something we are born with, its learned. So the good news is that you can learn how to be assertive at any age.

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Simple FAST Skill to Gain Self-Respect

Blogger Emily Roberts will help you learn skills to communicate confidently with others and build confidence and self-respect.

Simple FAST Skill to Gain Self-Respect

Much of the anxiety around speaking up for yourself comes from the lack of experience one has in doing so. It can be really hard to practice self-respect when you don’t have the skills, have had experiences in the past that went poorly, or haven’t had much practice.

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How To Be Confident in Any Conflict

Learn skills to increase your confidence in a conflict and express yourself effectively.

How To Be Confident in Any Conflict

Out of control arguments get you nowhere and can damage relationships. Learn skills to be an effective, confident communicator in a conflict.

A disagreement or argument can cause all of our effective communication skills to go out the window. When we let emotions get the best of us, we tend to act from a place that can be hurtful to ourselves and others. Reactions are more intense and hurtful to us and them. When we lose control, it keeps us from feeling confident, our emotions tend to override any logical thinking or problem solving skills. Reacting from a place of hurt, anger, or sadness can keep us from being effective communicators and often makes the problem or disagreement worse (Control Your Emotions So Your Abusive Partner Can’t).

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