“I had always been shy, especially in my teenage years, but I didn’t expect to…
Well, there are many definitions of self esteem but one common aspect is the feel good factor based on our self belief. If we have high self esteem we feel good about ourselves. In contrast, if our self esteem is low we doubt ourselves.
What Causes Low Self Esteem?
Unfortunately, many people received negative messages during their childhood doubting their worthiness. As a result, they grow up not valuing themselves or reaching their true potential. Moreover, people who have been hurt as children become anxious or procrastinate. Sometimes even purposely damaging themselves by overeating, drinking too much or taking drugs.
What Does Low Self Esteem Feel Like?
Self esteem is in essence our own measure of self worth, what you think about yourself. Without this trait you may feel like you have little to offer. Also that your values and opinions are not worth taking into consideration. You may well feel that others opinions are worth more than yours.
Hypnotherapy for Self Esteem
An advanced hypnotherapist will be help in discovering what is really causing these feelings. In addition, providing solutions for these issues. Feeling good about yourself will help you in becoming more successful in all aspects of your life.
Jenny an intelligent, 27 year old woman came to see me for help with her low self confidence and poor self esteem. She had joined a prestigious firm of accountants several years earlier but felt something was holding her back. Especially in terms of interactions with colleagues and potential boyfriends etc. She felt she was being overlooked for promotions because she came across as shy. As well as rarely putting her point across during meetings.
On the outside many would have been envious of Jenny’s life. But she lacked self belief, felt unhappy and was secretly depressed. During our discussions we found there were several deep rooted issues that were affecting the way Jenny perceived herself. We addressed those issues and her self esteem improved dramatically.
Help for Confidence Issues
In conclusion, self esteem means, valuing yourself for who you are rather than comparing yourself to others.
Having self confidence enables you to forge ahead and live your life on your terms, feeling good about yourself most of the time.
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