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Self-Awareness: A Psychological Tool to Start Feeling Better Today

Self-Awareness: A Psychological Tool to Start Feeling Better Today

Self-awareness | Therapy in Camarillo California
Self-awareness | Therapy in Camarillo California

What an incredible series of posts that was! We went on a journey from self-help to the impactful benefits of therapy. You are probably ready to dive into these tools and get started on feeling better immediately.

We knew it!

That's why we have created this blog post specific to the tool:


This post will provide you with four things:

  1. The definition

  2. Inspiring quotes

  3. FREE assessment download

  4. Resources and Links List

1. Cognitive Re-Framing

Self-Awareness: A Psychological Tool to Start Feeling Better Today. Self-awareness involved recognizing your personal strengths, weaknesses, and feelings. research affirms that enhancing self-awareness can lead to improved mental health, better decision-making, and better relationships.


“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

– Victor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

“Radical acceptance rests on letting go of the illusion of control and a willingness to notice and accept things as they are right now, without judging.”

Marsha Linehan, Ph.D.

3. Self-Awareness Assessment PDF DOWNLOAD

Self-awareness Assessment | Therapy in Ventura County
Self-awareness Assessment | Therapy in Ventura County

Self-Awareness Assessment PDF
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4. Resources List and Links

  • Baumeister, R. F., & Leary, M. R. (1995). The need to belong: Desire for interpersonal attachments as a fundamental human motivation. Psychological Bulletin, 117(3), 497–529.

  • Brewer, M. B. (1991). The social self: On being the same and different at the same time. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 17(5), 475-482.

  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. (2017). 2009 Standards. Retrieved from

  • Dana, E. R., Lalwani, N., & Duval, S. (1997). Objective self-awareness and focus of attention following awareness of self-standard discrepancies: Changing self or changing standards of correctness. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 16, 359–380.

  • Duval, S., & Wicklund, R. A. (1972). A theory of objective self-awareness. Academic Press.

  • Eurich, T. (2018, January 4). What self-awareness really is (and how to cultivate it). Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from

  • Goleman, D. (2001). Emotional intelligence: Issues in paradigm building. In C. Cherniss & D. Goleman (Eds.) The emotionally intelligent workplace. Jossey-Bass.

  • James, C. (2011). Law student wellbeing: Benefits of promoting psychological literacy and self-awareness using mindfulness, strengths theory, and emotional intelligence. Legal Education Review, 21(2).

  • Lynn, M., & Snyder, C. R. (2002). Uniqueness seeking. Handbook of Positive Psychology, 395-410.

  • Mengers, A. A. (2014). The benefits of being yourself: An examination of authenticity, uniqueness, and well-being.

Powerful Thinking with Elevate Mental Health | Psychologist in Camarillo California
Powerful Thinking with Elevate Mental Health | Psychologist in Camarillo California

Mental wellness is attainable, and these scientifically backed psychological tools will help light your way and pave your way to feel better today. Many of our clients at Elevate Mental Health come to us and want to know one thing:

Can I Get Better?

And we most definitely state YES! This is why we exist. This is what we do. There is hope. Not just for others but for you. And this psychological tool of self-awareness can help you start feeling better today.

Give us a call and we can help you start or continue your mental health journey today. Or respond by emailing us at to let us know which TOOL you would like to learn more about.

Your Team at Elevate Mental Health


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