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Assertive Communication

CBT Thought Record Worksheet
CBT Thought Record

CBT Core Belief Magnet Metaphor
Core Belief Magnet Metaphor

Positive Belief Record
Positive Belief Record

Schema Activation Formulation
Schema Activation Formulation

Self-Help Tools Logo worksheets for low self-esteem materials are designed to be usable by clients with minimal or no intervention from a therapist. Additional information is available on the website.

CBT Self-Help For Low Self Esteem
Self-Help For Low Self-Esteem

Simple Thought Record
Simple Thought Record

Unhelpful Thinking Styles / Cognitive Biases
Unhelpful Thinking Styles





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The Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) is an Australian mental health organisation that conducts research, provides training and supervision, and offers a clinical service. They have made some really useful resources for overcoming low self-esteem

Self Esteem

Information Sheets

  1. What is low self-esteem?
  2. How low self-esteem begins
  3. How low self-esteem is maintained
  4. Acknowledging your positives
  5. Negative self-evaluations
  6. Adjusting negative core beliefs
  7. Adjusting rules and assumptions
  8. Overcoming biased expectations
  9. Healthy self esteem


  1. How low self-esteem begins
  2. How low self-esteem is maintained
  3. Positive qualities record
  4. Positive you journal
  5. Adjusting core beliefs
  6. Challenging biased expectations
  7. Experimenting with biased expectations
  8. Thought diary for negative self-evaluations
  9. Adjusting rules & assumptions
  10. Healthy self esteem

Self-help Programme

  1. What is low self-esteem?
  2. How low self-esteem develops
  3. How low self-esteem is maintained
  4. Biased expectations
  5. Negative self-evaluations
  6. Accepting yourself
  7. Adjusting rules and assumptions
  8. Developing balanced core beliefs
  9. Healthy self esteem

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