Student Health and Wellness Programs

February 2020 Stall Talk

Student Health and Wellness Programs

Boosting Self-esteem

What is Self-Esteem?
Self-esteem is a person's overall sense of personal value and self-worth. Self-esteem can also be reflected in terms of our actions such as how we treat ourselves.

Signs of Strong Self-Esteem
Healthy Boundaries, Self-Acceptance, Assertiveness, Resilience, Confidence, Self-Acceptance

February 2020 Events:

  • Shout it out! Celebrate someone through a simple homemade gift: Feb 6th, 11am-2pm, Library Lanai

  • Make a plan! Create a Vision Board to set goals: Wednesday, February 12th, 2-4pm, Library Lanai

  • Mindfulness Meditation Sessions: Mindfulness is the awareness and acceptance of the present moment, instead of dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. Every Tuesday, 11-11:30 w/ Devi Stone (counseling center) 4-5 w/ Michael Donenfeild (CC 306)

5 Strategies to Boost Self-esteem

  • Practice Self-Compassion Be kind to yourself. Give yourself a reminder that you are worthy no matter the setback or challenge. Nurture yourself by taking time out to do small things that make you feel special. Replace self-critical talk by speaking to yourself as a dear friend, use words of support and encouragement.

  • Use Positive Affirmations Choose positive affirmations that you believe would help you become the best version of yourself. Create a practice of repeating your affirmations to yourself out loud and with feeling.

  • Surround yourself with people who have a positive impact on you Spend your time with people whom when you leave the experience you have feelings of positivity, joy and happiness.

  • Celebrate small wins and successes Setting small, managable goals and tracking your progress allows you to celebrate your successes and build self-esteem through feelings of resilience and accomplishment

  • Do something kind for someone Small acts of kindness we do for others boosts both our own happiness and self-esteem by knowing we made a positive contribution to the world

‘O ka ʻoluʻolu e hauʻoli ʻia.
(Happiness is kindness.)
- ‘Ōlelo No‘eau

In an emergency:
Call 911 or
Campus Security:
(808) 974-7911 (x7911 campus phone)

Crisis Line of Hawaiʻi:
1-(800) 753-6879
(Available 24-hours, 7 days a week)

Hawaiʻi Crisis Text Line:
Text "ALOHA" to 741741

YWCA 24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline:
(808) 935-0677

Counseling Services:
(808) 932-7465
SSC E-203

Student Medical Services :
(808) 932-7369
CC 212

UH Hilo Care Team:
Christopher Holland , Dean of Students

UH Hilo Title IX Office:
Jenna Waipa
(808) 932-7642

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