National Association for Self-Esteem

The National Association for Self-Esteem (NASE) is an American organization devoted to promoting the importance of self-esteem. The organization describes its purpose as "to fully integrate self-esteem into the fabric of American society so that every individual, no matter what their age or background, experiences personal worth and happiness."[1] It was founded in 1986 as the National Council for Self-Esteem.[2]


In 1986, with sponsorship by State Assemblyman John Vasconcellos, the state of California created the California Task Force to Promote Self-Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility. The Task Force completed a report and was subsequently disbanded, but the creation of the National Council for Self-Esteem was motivated by its work.[2]

Organization and membershipEdit

NASE is organized into chapters. At one time the organization had 66 chapters in 29 different states.[3]

Members over the years have included:


  1. ^ "National Association for Self-Esteem (homepage)". Retrieved August 15, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d Hewitt, John P. (1998). The Myth of Self-Esteem. New York: St. Martin's Press. pp. 60–61. ISBN 0-312-17556-6.
  3. ^ Collins, Robert M. (2007). The Age of Reagan: Transforming American Politics and Culture. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-12400-7.
  4. ^ "Who Virginia Was and Why She Mattered". Virginia Satir Global Network. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2012.
  5. ^ "About Sean". Sean Stephenson Enterprises. Archived from the original on June 8, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2012.
  6. ^ Waitley, Denis (1995). Empires of the Mind. HarperCollins. p. 82. ISBN 0-688-14763-1.

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