Why is Self-Worth so important

SELF-WORTH IS THE SINGLE BIGGEST DETERMINANT OF CHOICES MADE IN A GIRLS LIFE

Self-worth is the reason a girl can be her true-self, bravely owning her identity and her body. It is the reason that she can honour the path she has chosen for herself and make all the choices along the way that feels good for her.

Conversely a lack of self-worth means a girl is more likely to conform, to downplay hurts, to compromise on her dreams and to tolerate unacceptable behaviour. It underpins every belief she has, every story she owns and every pathway she sees forward.

SELF-WORTH IS THE SINGLE BIGGEST DETERMINANT OF CHOICES MADE IN A GIRLS LIFE

Self-worth is the reason a girl can be her true-self, bravely owning her identity and her body. It is the reason that she can honour the path she has chosen for herself and make all the choices along the way that feels good for her.

Conversely a lack of self-worth means a girl is more likely to conform, to downplay hurts, to compromise on her dreams and to tolerate unacceptable behaviour. It underpins every belief she has, every story she owns and every pathway she sees forward.

The mental health statistics for girls is concerning. In Australia, nearly 1 in 5 girls aged 16-17 met the clinical criteria for depression and around one quarter of them reported self-harm. Yet it is the anecdotal observations for typical girls that are the reasons this program exists.

(Statistics from Australian Government. The Mental Health of Children and Adolescents. Report on the second Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing)


Yet it is the anecdotal observations for typical girls that are the reasons this program exists.

  • Challenges with friends, a poor self-image or tension in the home are all things that can make her life hard.
  • Yet what also makes her life hard is being too uncertain of herself to put her hand up at school; having her esteem rocked by the words and actions of others; or not having the confidence to say no to a boy (or a girl) when they expect you to do something you are not ready to do.
  • Our 'perfectionist' girls are putting much pressure on themselves and the unrealistic expectations and associated stress is placing them at greater vulnerably to developing a mental health condition.
  • Our "smart but don't believe in herself" girls don't choose the harder maths and/or science because they believe they aren't good enough. Our “good girls” don't elect drama, public speaking or leadership opportunities because they are afraid of what others might think.

every single one of these is a reflection of her SELF-WORTH.   Every single one can change.  

self-worth makes a difference to your girl every day in every way

This is our calling and solely what we are here to do.  Our aim at OneWorth is to teach the girls to come home to herself. For her in real life, this means she:

  • Builds deep seated resilience that comes from a strong sense of self.
  • Strengthens her intuition, trusting what she feels and the decisions that she makes.
  • Notices and takes advantage of opportunities that are aligned with herself.
  • Lives with more harmony in herself and with those around her.  External views, circumstances and judgements don’t sway who she is.  Her inner sense of harmony means she is less likely to lash out at others.
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