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"Since the Self Esteem training, I have made significant changes in my home and work, and I have found a renewal in my spirit."
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Deborah Culp
WHAT WE DO
Self Esteem Boston Educational Institute (Self Esteem Boston) provides a unique, psycho-educational program for people living and working within the Greater Boston Area.  There are no other city or state programs that directly teach the tools of self-esteem as the basis for improving the lives of at-risk individuals.  Self Esteem Boston is the only agency in Massachusetts whose sole purpose is self-esteem education.

Self Esteem Boston is the only agency whose primary purpose is to teach self-esteem skills to the homeless, substance abusers, victims of domestic violence, individuals transitioning out of the criminal justice system, and the unemployed.  Our uniqueness also comes from our hundreds of collaborations with those who provide workforce development programs to these populations - essentially training providers whose goal is to upgrade the skills of people to become socially and economically successful.

The teaching staff at Self Esteem Boston uses a self-esteem based approach (PDF) to training which encourages self-discovery.  Our interactive workshops combine exciting presentations by our expert staff with experiential activities and discussion to engage workshop participants in cooperative learning. 
Our Mission
Self Esteem Boston’s mission is to change people's lives from the inside out by raising their self-esteem. And by raising their self-esteem, it is our goal that people will live more consciously, and become self-accepting, self-assertive, live with purpose, responsibility and integrity.   We do this by delivering self-esteem educational programs in group-settings which  1) Defines what self-esteem is, 2) Educates people on why self-esteem matters, and teach people how to build self-esteem through essential skill development, and 3) support toward making healthy life choices.   Self Esteem Boston is a Community Service Training Provider, with 100% of the proceeds of our programs subsidizing free programs for women in shelters and transitional programs in the Boston Region.

Participants who successfully complete the program will increase the skills for over 80% of their clients or employees in:
  • Making good decisions
  • Avoiding negative behaviors
  • Managing anger and stress
  • Maintaining good health practices
  • Developing personal and career goals
  • Setting priorities
  • Communicating effectively
  • Working with people in positions of authority
  • Working cooperatively with others
  • Developing a network of support
  • Becoming an effective advocate for one's self
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Developing & maintaining positive relationships
  • Developing self-respect and self-worth