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Re: Topic Tuesday // Self Esteem & Mental Health // Tues 13th Aug, 7pm-9pm AEST

Thanks @nashy

Thanks everyone.

Adge

Re: Topic Tuesday // Self Esteem & Mental Health // Tues 13th Aug, 7pm-9pm AEST

thank you @nashy Heart

for tonight , very interesting xx

Re: Topic Tuesday // Self Esteem & Mental Health // Tues 13th Aug, 7pm-9pm AEST

Good morning everyone and @nashy 

 

I've had a rough night, but have gone through the thread, to look for my take-away message. I'm  too forgetful to remember anything that was said even 30min ago... I thought I'd share it here, even if it might not all make sense to others.

 

So for self-esteem

 

- face to face connections 'mirrored back' 'attunement' 'validation'

- reminding myself 'it's their stuff'

- prioritize 'safety' in the here and now

- find self-affirmations (I have a safety statement but not a self-esteem affirmation)

- I've had enough shoulds

- give myself some slack

- mindfulness

- joyful activities

- value activities

- journalling positive qualities

- external support

- taking a risk, trying something new

- 'would I speak to my daughter like that? (I thought putting a name there might help, as 'a friend' is to general

- say 'thank you' and accept compliments without discussion

- gratitude

- exercise

 

Thank you all x

Re: Topic Tuesday // Self Esteem & Mental Health // Tues 13th Aug, 7pm-9pm AEST

I really like what you wrote @Aeiou 

hugs ❤️

Re: Topic Tuesday // Self Esteem & Mental Health // Tues 13th Aug, 7pm-9pm AEST

If anything, the discussion left me feeling more alone and misunderstood. I have no idea how someone can be this disconnected, this broken and still be breathing.

For those who found it helpful, I am great full some make it through.

Re: Topic Tuesday // Self Esteem & Mental Health // Tues 13th Aug, 7pm-9pm AEST

Hi @nashy   sorry I missed last night.  I forgot that I had to go out.  Will have a read later when I have time today.  

Re: Topic Tuesday // Self Esteem & Mental Health // Tues 13th Aug, 7pm-9pm AEST

Hi @Maggie 

 

I am incredibly sorry to hear that yesterday's Topic Tuesday Discussion left you feeling even more alone and misunderstood than you were already feeling. It can be incredibly disheartening to feel like something you were hoping would be helpful for you, turns out making you feel worse. Smiley Sad

 

Please know that you are more than free to email team@saneforums.org to speak with one of our Community Manger's about this matter. We want the SANE Forums to be a consistently safe and supportive space. Thus, we appreciate any feedback you have that helps us create this kind of environment.

 

I also just wanted to let you know that I have sent you a check-in email.

 

Please let us know how you are travelling, so we can do our best to assist you.

 

Kindest Regards,

Amour_Et_Psyché

Re: Topic Tuesday // Self Esteem & Mental Health // Tues 13th Aug, 7pm-9pm AEST

way to go @Aeiou , I like what you wrote too my friends

hugs and forward we go xxx

Hello @Amour_Et_Psyché , @nashy 

@Maggieare you ok today xx here sitting with you

hello and hugs @eth , missed you too ,  all there for you to read xx

Re: Topic Tuesday // Self Esteem & Mental Health // Tues 13th Aug, 7pm-9pm AEST

Hey crew thank you so much for your honesty and for engaging in the TT yesterday.

I will be stopping replies on this thread now Smiley Happy  but if anyone has any questions or needs any further support, please feel free to reach out via team@saneforums.org

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