September 30, 2020

Raising Self Esteem

Some people are quick to judge. I’ve spoken before about the “critic in the head” constantly judging you and your actions. Very unhelpful. Wouldn’t it be great though to have the opposite – an enthusiast in your head? A voice that supports, and encouragers you?

“A fragile thing even.  At Theatretrain we use the power of the group to raise everyone’s self-esteem and the result of that is a group that can go places and do amazing things”

We’ve all met those people who put you down or who raise their own self-esteem by taking away yours. And we know If the people around you put you down then it’s often difficult to feel good about yourself. Feeling good about yourself is a precious thing. A fragile thing even.  At Theatretrain, we use the power of the group to raise everyone’s self-esteem and the result of that is a group that can go places and do amazing things.


Over nearly 30 years there have been many centres who take to the stage and from the first seconds you can feel the togetherness and the confidence in everything they do. That didn’t arrive overnight, they spent time learning to trust each other, learning to help each other. Once they are in that place it gets spread around and a newcomer picks it up almost instantly. What’s more they all carry that feeling into their life.

“They create an atmosphere of positivity and possibility”


Good teachers have the skill to bring out the best in everybody. They praise a lot. They create an atmosphere of positivity and possibility. Then you have a group that says yes to ideas and really challenges itself.

These lyrics by James Brown seem to sum it up well

“Wo! I feel good. I knew that I would now

I feel good, I knew that I would now.

So good, so good, I got you.”


Life skills are part of the fabric of what we do at our theatre schools. Theatretrain classes are delivered by an exceptional and highly skilled team of performing arts teachers, passionate about theatre education, children and life skills. If you would like further information about our international award-winning classes in the performing arts, please visit

Theatretrain, a nationwide provider of weekend theatre schools for young people aged 4-18, specialises in weekly classes in acting, singing, and dancing. An emphasis is placed on learning valuable life skills such as confidence, empathy, courage, and resilience. If you know a child who loves to dance, act and sing or could do with a little confidence boost why not visit to find out what our performing arts classes can offer your child at one of our 80 locations across the UK.

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