We all have times when we feel low or not good about ourselves.
But when low self-esteem becomes a long-term problem, it can have a harmful effect on our mental health and our day-to-day lives.
What is self-esteem?
People often use self-esteem and self-confidence interchangeably. However, they are not quite the same.
Self-esteem is the opinion we have of ourselves and our sense of self-worth.
People with good self-esteem generally feel positive about themselves, and about life. This makes them much more resilient, and better able to cope with life’s ups and downs.
Those with poor self-esteem, however, are often much more critical of themselves. They find it harder to bounce back from challenges and setbacks. This may lead them to avoid difficult situations. That can, however, actually decrease their self-esteem still further, because they feel even worse about themselves as a result.
Why Do People Experience Low Self-Esteem?
There are many reasons why someone might have low self-esteem. However, it often starts in childhood, perhaps with a feeling that you were unable to live up to expectations. It can also be the result of adult experiences such as a difficult relationship, either personal or at work.
Impact of low self-esteem
Living with low self-esteem long term can harm our mental health, lead to problems such as depression and anxiety, or the development of unhelpful habits, such as smoking, or drinking and eating too much as a way of coping.
A lack of self-esteem can, not only influence how people behave, but also what they achieve in their lives.
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3 x 1 hour sessions to help you feel good about yourself.
Hypnosis can help you to:
- Acknowledge your worth
- Create your inner confidence
- Repair your self-image
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