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Flipping the Script: Overcoming Negative Self-Perception


Christopher Block, Ph.D., offers strategies for overcoming negative self-perception and improving emotional health.

Product Description


Beginning in early childhood, our life experiences, relationships and environment form a “life script” that guides our beliefs about who we are and what we are capable of achieving. Oftentimes, this self-concept is based on distorted, negative beliefs that lower our self-esteem, affect our mood and inhibit personal growth. Christopher Block, Ph.D., examines common life scripts and offers strategies for improving self-perception and emotional health.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Discover the meaning and origin of life scripts;
  2. Explore three common life scripts and their impact on everyday life; and
  3. Apply an evidence-based strategy to challenge and overcome negative self-perception.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. How would I describe my own self-perception?
  2. Do I find myself engaging in negative self-talk on a regular basis?
  3. How are my relationships affected by my view of myself?