Self Esteem Group Activities For Adults

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Written By Muhammad Saad

I'm a psychologist dedicated to evidence-based research in psychology, covering diverse aspects of the field.

Dear friends! Self-esteem group activities for adults can be a game-changer in building confidence and strengthening a positive mindset. When your self-worth is low, it messes with everything – relationships, career, you name it. But guess what? We can totally level up that self-esteem game at any age with some killer activities. Let’s do this!

But Wait! Can you ever thought how self esteem affacts your life?

Introduction: Unlocking Confidence Together

When it comes to boosting self-esteem, engaging in group activities provides a dynamic and uplifting environment. Research studies highlight the positive correlation between group participation and enhanced self-esteem (Smith, 2020). So, why not dive into activities that not only promote self-growth but also strengthen the sense of community?

Dropping Science: The Oxytocin Connection

Dr. Brown’s research spills the beans on the science behind it all. Group activities release oxytocin, the bonding hormone. Translation? More trust, more empathy, and you guessed it – higher self-esteem.

Activity 1: Strength Bombardment

One of my favorite group activities for boosting self-esteem is called “Strength Bombardment.” Here’s how it works: each person in the group takes turns sharing something they’re proud of or a strength they possess. The rest of the group then showers them with positive feedback, highlighting specific examples of how they’ve seen that strength in action. It’s amazing to see the transformation that takes place in people’s faces as they receive this positive reinforcement.

Activity 2: The Compliment Circle

Another activity that I’ve found to be incredibly effective is called “The Compliment Circle.” This activity involves having each person in the group stand in a circle and take turns giving and receiving compliments. The catch is that each compliment has to be unique and specific. For example, instead of saying “You’re really nice,” you might say “I really admire how patient you are with others.” This activity not only helps build self-esteem, but it also fosters a sense of community and connection within the group.

Activity 3 :Collaborative Vision Boards

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Create a shared vision board where each participant contributes images and quotes that represent their aspirations. This collaborative effort not only encourages self-reflection but also reinforces the idea that everyone’s dreams are valid and attainable.

Research has shown that activities like these can have a lasting impact on self-esteem. According to a study published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, participating in group activities that focus on building self-esteem can lead to significant improvements in self-worth and self-confidence (Hogg & Abrams, 1988).

Of course, it’s important to remember that building self-esteem is a process, and it’s not going to happen overnight. But by participating in activities like these, adults can take an important step towards building the self-esteem and confidence they need to thrive in their personal and professional lives.

As Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” By participating in group activities(for adults) that build self-esteem, we can learn to give ourselves the love and respect we deserve, and to reject the negative messages that may be holding us back.

References:

Corey, G. (2017). Theory and practice of group counseling (10th ed.). Cengage Learning.
Hogg, M. A., & Abrams, D. (1988). Social identifications: A social psychology of intergroup relations and group processes. Routledge.

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