It is estimated that seven in ten girls believe they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school and relationships with friends and family members. 75% of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities such as disordered eating, cutting, bullying, smoking, or drinking when feeling bad about themselves (compared to 25% of girls with high self-esteem). Michael Lawrience, after thirteen years of working with teens, has written Self-Esteem: A Teen’s Guide for Girls to address this issue of and give girls the necessary tools to help them raise their self esteem and their self confidence. We will discuss the pressures society puts on girls to look and act in certain ways and what we can do to help them develop a healthy body image and become secure, self confident young women.
Michael Lawrience is a holistic health practitioner, self-esteem coach and mentor and a self-help author . He has over 35 years experience as a holistic health practitioner with a B.A in Sacred Healing, and is a certified Bowen work practitioner. As a personal growth seminar leader, he has taught in the United States, Canada and Brazil for over 20 years and, as a residential coach and mentor, has over 13 years’ experience teaching teen’s self-awareness, self-esteem and self-reliance. Michael offers top tips on his blog for codependency recovery, emotional health, emotional healing, energy healing, inner child healing, self-esteem, stress relief, and spiritual awakening. He is the author of the Emotional Health: The Secret for Freedom from Drama, Trauma, and Pain, an owner’s manual describing practical methods to release your physical and emotional chronic pain, suffering, and emotional stress. His latest Kindle book is Self-Esteem: A Teen’s Guide for Girls. You can find his website at http://www.emotionalhealthtips.com/ You can listen to this show now.