Embracing Self-Love: A Journey to Self-Acceptance and Inner Healing
Course written by Dr Emma Bisschoff
Self-love is the act of accepting and valuing oneself unconditionally, including all strengths and weaknesses. It involves treating oneself with compassion, kindness, and respect, and recognizing one’s worth and inherent value as a human being. Practicing self-love can lead to improved mental health, greater self-esteem, and a more fulfilling life.
Empowerment refers to the process of gaining the skills, confidence, and knowledge necessary to take control of one’s life and achieve one’s goals. It involves recognizing one’s own abilities and strengths and using them to make positive changes in one’s life. Empowerment can be achieved through education, self-improvement, and taking action to create the life one desires.
Self-love and empowerment are closely related, as both involve recognizing and valuing one’s own worth and potential. By practicing self-love, individuals can increase their sense of empowerment and take charge of their lives. In turn, feeling empowered can reinforce feelings of self-love and self-worth.
Self-love is important for many reasons. Here are a few:
- Improved mental health: Self-love helps to promote positive self-esteem and self-worth, leading to better mental health. When you love yourself, you’re more likely to engage in self-care activities, set healthy boundaries, and be kind to yourself, all of which can contribute to better mental health.
- Increased resilience: When you love yourself, you’re better able to handle difficult situations and bounce back from setbacks. Self-love helps you develop a strong sense of self-worth and self-confidence, which can be valuable in times of stress or adversity.
- Better relationships: When you love yourself, you’re more likely to attract healthy, positive relationships into your life. You’re also more likely to be able to set healthy boundaries and communicate your needs effectively, which can improve your relationships with others.
- Increased self-awareness: Self-love involves taking the time to really get to know yourself, your values, and your priorities. This self-awareness can help you make better decisions, set more meaningful goals, and live a more fulfilling life.
Overall, self-love is an essential component of overall well-being and can help you lead a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life.
What is Self-love?
What does self-love look like?
Why do we need to love ourselves?
Self-love v Narcissism
Putting self-love into practice
Four aspects of self-love
Self-awareness, self-esteem, self-worth, self-care
Prerequisites of self-love
How to stop self-sabotaging yourself
How you can stop it
Identifying your self-sabotage habits
Look for the cause
Change your habits
The courage to be the real you
Why is it so hard to just be yourself?
Do you ever feel like something is missing – but you don’t know what?
What is required to be your real Self
Re-evaluating your life
Re-aligning current relationships
Speaking your truth
Stop caring what others think
Take chances and make changes
Video: Courage – you can do it
Stop comparing yourself to others
The effects of social comparisons
Be aware of its ill effects
See your own successes
Desire the greater things in life
Compete less and appreciate more
Remind yourself nobody is perfect
Take a walk
Find inspiration without comparison
Compare with yourself
Do you like yourself?
Why is it important to like yourself
Where does self-hate come from?
Learning to like yourself
Stop apologizing for who you are
But, in all of this you will grow
You will forever be changing
I stopped apologizing for my heart
I stopped apologizing for my words
I stopped apologizing for my evolution and the person I am becoming
I stopped apologizing for my pain
I stopped apologizing for my imperfections
You are good enough
Offer yourself compassion
Reset the criteria for what it means to be enough
Embrace your freedom of mind
Get out of the loop of negative thinking
Stop failing yourself
How do you know when you are failing yourself?
I am the gatekeeper of my happiness and the guardian of my most precious possession
The heart chakra and self-love
- Heart chakra correspondences
- Anatomical location
- Affirmative statement
- Associations and qualities
- Animal symbols/Totems
- Archangel/Angelic vibration
- Astrological/Zodiac signs
- Body functions
- Body systems
- Chemical element
- Consciousness focus
- Days of week (associated energies)
- Developmental stage
- Developmental cycle
- Electromagnetic energy
- Endocrine gland
- Energetic focus
- Esoteric dimension/consciousness level
- Herbs and spices
- Musical note
- Musical scale/solfeggio tone
- Natural experience
- Organ systems
- Planetary body
- Psychological need
- Sacred vowel sound
- Sanskrit name and meaning
- Sound frequency/healing tones
- Spiritual lesson
- Spiritual light Ray
- Subtle body/auric body
- Symbol (chakra)
- Symbols (other)
Heart chakra associations/areas of focus
Symptoms and signs of Heart chakra imbalances
Overactive Heart chakra (excessive energy)
Underactive Heart chakra (insufficient energy)
Signs of an open and balanced Heart chakra
Heart chakra healing
Forgiveness ritual in Extras folder
Opening your Heart chakra
A healthy Heart chakra
Back to you
What are personal boundaries?
Why are personal boundaries important?
How to set personal boundaries
Identify your boundaries
Determine your values
Listen to your feelings
Learn to say no
Nurture yourself with self-talk
The importance of positive self-talk
It can help you to see yourself
It gives you more confidence
It helps you see a positive future
It helps to reduce stress
It helps you maintain control over emotions
Affirmations for self-esteem
What are affirmations?
Do affirmations really work?
How to practice affirmations
Reconnect with yourself
Simple sacred morning routine
Connect to the earth with an intentional breakfast
Connect to your body through movement
Video: Tai Chi
Connect to yourself through meditation
Add in some self-love
Self-love and great relationships
What does self-love really look like?
It is taking time out to nourish your mind, body and Soul – exercise, eating well, alone time.
It is choosing to see the good and refusing to let others bring you down
How does self-love create a great relationship?
50 Ways to treat yourself better (18 pages)
Self-love and self-care journal B&W (100 pages)
Self-love Journal with prompts (99 pages)
Self-love Planner with prompts and affirmations (99 pages)
30-Day Self-Love Challenge Workbook (43 pages)
Challenge for each day and Journal prompt page for each day
Self-love Workbook (43 pages)
Happiness Builder Workbook (32 pages)
Identifying your needs
Make a plan
Process for self-love
Make it enjoyable
Don’t try to do self-love in all areas at once
My plan for personal development
My plan for Spiritual
My plan for health
My plan for fitness
My plan for relationships
My plan for finances
My self-love plan
Communicate your needs
Know your limits
Respect others’ boundaries
Setting boundaries in relationships
Reach out to friends and family
Join a support group
Seek professional help
Use online resources
Practice self-love with others
Determine if you need support
Set aside regular self-love time
Make self-love a priority
Create a supportive environment
Don’t be too hard on yourself
Daily self-love journal and tracker
Self-love planner (434 pages)
2023 & 2024 Calendar
Meal planner and shopping list
Page a day for each day of the year
Journal pages with prompts
Self-love Workbook (99 pages)
Attunements (There is no extra charge for these attunements, they form part of the course)
Crystal Heart Spirit Clearings (Value $25 / R431)
Heart Vortex Energy (Value $23 / R397)
Relationship Repair Shakti Master (Value $25 / R431)
Super Beauty Love Radiance (Value $26 / R450)
Meditation for Busy People mini course with PDF, audio & video
What is meditation?
Meditation in the modern world
The benefits of meditation
Decreases symptoms of illness
Improves heart health
Decreases muscle tension
Slows the brain aging process
Improves psychological well-being
Assists addicts in recovery
Meditation and the mind
Temporo Parietal Junction (TPJ)
Putting it all together
Meditation and the body
How meditation affects the body
Putting it all together
Calming the mind and the body
Benefits of calming the mind and body at the same time
How to calm the mind and body
Calming the mind and body separately
Meditation in movement
What is movement meditation?
Movement meditation in practice
Meditation by observation
What is observation meditation?
Benefits of observation meditation
How to practice observation meditation
Meditation with affirmations
What are affirmations?
Benefits of meditation with affirmations
How to create affirmations
How to meditate with affirmations
Creating a daily practice
How do I create a daily practice?
Doing your daily practice
Daily meditation for the soul
Self-love affirmation cards (31 PDF and PNG) for self-printing
The 7 levels of self-love audio course and transcripts (29 audio)
In the context of this audio program, when I talk about self-love, I’m referring to your ability and willingness to take care of yourself, to nurture yourself, to make sure you are eating properly, to make sure you have a home to live in, that you have clothes on your back, that you do things that keep you healthy and well in all areas of your life. Yet, the thing is, many of us simply find it incredibly difficult to have any sort of relationship with ourselves because we have been socialized and raised in such a way as to believe that putting others first, before your own welfare, is a virtue.
Self-love sayings card deck (24 PNG) for self-printing
3 Self-love posters