Can my child or teen use mindfulness to deal with low self-esteem?

Gina M. Biegel

Children and teens can harbor negative thoughts about themselves that lead to low self-esteem. In this video, psychotherapist Gina Biegel talks about how kids can use mindfulness to stop beating themselves up and increase their self-confidence.

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
Alternative & Complementary Medicine
Teenagers can benefit from mindfulness to help with low self-esteem. The concept of self-compassion involves using mindfulness to be aware of negative self-talk, cultivating a state of mind through practices of kindness towards oneself, and the recognition of a shared humanity (they are not the only person going through this difficulty).

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