Shame prevents full connection and the ability to be open and free. Loving yourself and developing self-esteem provides resilience when you make mistakes or get hurt in relationships. Your negative view of yourself is not your fault. It means you didn’t get what you needed to feel valued somewhere along the way.
It is so important to value one’s own gifts and abilities, to have what many call self-esteem. We help you move beyond self-esteem, however, to self-compassion, which is even more powerful because it is not based on a judgment or evaluation. It is simply an attitude of kindness and care–the kind of loving response we would give to a friend. Some believe they need to be hard on themselves in order to find the drive they need, but self-criticism has actually been proven to drain motivation. Conversely, self-compassion may be the single most powerful tool towards healing and development and is a cornerstone of the work we do.
Please reach out so we can join you on a rescue mission for your true self. You can have a loving and nurturing relationship with yourself and let go of the burden of shame and self-hatred.