Self image is how we perceive ourselves and determine our sense of self worth. While our identity is how we present ourselves. Both have many influencing factors. Providing students with healthy tools and strategies to promote and monitor their own self worth is important for the maintenance of emotional well being.
Often we can get caught up in the web of trying to fit in and seeking the approval of our peers. Balancing a healthy pursuit of belonging while remaining authentic to ourselves is what we want our students to strive for.
None of us are perfect. The drive for perfection, whether it be with academics or appearance or athletics, can be a damaging pursuit. The goal for socially and emotionally healthy students is self acceptance
Students will compare and contrast positive and negative self talk and the concept of automatic thought. They will brainstorm their own list of healthy ways to promote positive self worth
Being self aware and socially aware involve being able to identify and label the many emotions we experience on a regular basis. Looking at the possible and diverse causes for these emotions is also helpful in developing emotional intelligence.
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