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Why We Need To Praise Ourselves

We often don’t know how to praise ourselves — often we criticize ourselves.
But Britain’s no. 1 therapist Marisa Peer shows us how to
reverse that mental mode in this video.

About The Video


Have you ever hesitated to accept compliments or praise about yourself from others?

Many of us outright reject praise. We don’t allow ourselves to accept or feel good about a compliment or positive message. We may instantly negate the compliment, apologize, put ourselves down, laugh at ourselves, or try to convince the person giving the praise that we’re actually “not that great.”

Yet receiving positive acknowledgment or praise can make us feel so good. And allowing praise can boost self-esteem, self-confidence, improve our self-image and help us feel self-love and inner joy.

So why don’t we allow ourselves that healthy, healing experience? How do we learn to truly listen and accept good, positive messages?

In this moving 5-minute video, Marisa Peer teaches us the importance of making praise familiar and criticism unfamiliar. Marisa leads us through a simple exercise of allowing self-praise that will instantly make positive messages sink in and ultimately… become familiar.


Do you have a message that you want to hear from someone or from yourself? It’s time we start to praise ourselves for all that we’ve achieved in our life so far. Share your story with us in the comments below.

Marisa Peer

Marisa Peer

Marisa Peer is a Mindvalley author and was named Britain’s best therapist by Tatler magazine. Her extensive client list over the past 25 years includes royalty, rock stars, Hollywood actors, Olympic athletes, CEOs of multibillion dollar companies and political leaders. She uses the power of Transformational Hypnotherapy, a science of turning ordinary people into extraordinary individuals within one of two sessions. Through her work, Marisa has discovered that there are eight unique Mental Thought Models that the top 1% of super-achievers in the world possess. But 99% of the population lack at least one of them.

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