Low Self-Esteem

Discover the fullness, beauty, and capability of who you really are

Overcoming Low Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is the way we think, feel, and value ourselves. It is not determined genetically, but develops in response to how we are treated, from our earliest experiences, and by those around us.

As children, if we are treated with love and respect, we learn to feel safe, secure, comfortable, and special. We then assume we are worthy. If, on the other hand, we feel that we are being physically neglected, or placed in harm’s way, we learn that our feelings, needs, thoughts, imagination, and dreams are of little value.

How we were treated as infants and children is how we learn to treat ourselves. These early experiences and the immature conclusions about who we were, created the basis for how we perceive our places in society, what to expect in our relationships, how we conduct ourselves in all areas of our lives: family, work, and community— large and small.

Healing Happens Here

STAR Can Help

Each STAR retreat is rich with processes for exploring the experiences that influenced the development of your self-esteem. Internalized messages of not being good enough, lovable, or worth defending or protecting are identified and transformed. Additionally, the areas where you were lovingly nurtured, felt capable, confident, and proud of yourself will be highlighted and built upon.

Our unparalleled 2:1 participant-to-staff ratio allows for extensive individual attention during this exploration. Positive mirroring and unconditional positive regard help to heal the early deficits in emotional development. Although the work at STAR in transforming self-esteem is significant, we recognize that it is only a beginning. Therefore, STAR is diligent about teaching and developing your tools to continue the process of discovering the fullness, beauty, and capability of who you really are.

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“STAR gave me tools, helped me to gain self-worth and self-esteem, and helped me to find my voice.”

“Best thing in my life happened at STAR… I found me.”

“Thank you so much for showing me my worth— all that is important is that I love myself.”