What is self-esteem?
Self esteem is commonly defined as how an individual “perceives or estimates” themselves. Many people experience low self-esteem at some point in their life. If they are made redundant or lose their job for instance. They may also experience high self esteem at other points in their lives. Such as when they successfully complete a challenge, get a job promotion or passed an important exam.
A common assumption is that self-esteem and self confidence are the same things. This isn’t the case. Although self confidence is related to self esteem, they are not the same. Self-confident people may also suffer from low self-esteem. This can be seen by the vast number of actors, celebrities and public figures who appear to be overflowing with self confidence, yet totally lack self esteem when away from the media, public eye or when they’re not performing.
Low self esteem
Someone who is suffering from chronic low self esteem may constantly think negatively about themselves. They may find it hard to answer ‘yes’ to questions such as ‘do I like myself’ or ‘do I deserve to be happy’. Unfortunately low self esteem is extremely common in today’s society and individuals can often struggle to find their sense of worth in the world.
Help for low self esteem
Taking care of your physical health, reducing stress levels and exercising can all help towards building self esteem. Sometimes keeping a diary to explore negative memories may help you to relate to how these are causing you distress now. Dance, music, creative writing and painting are also thought to increase our self esteem, helping us to find a sense of empowerment.
Hypnotherapy to help boost self esteem
Hypnotherapy is a useful therapy for someone suffering from low self esteem. Hypnotherapy seeks to discover the root cause of low self esteem and uses the power of suggestion to create more positive thought patterns. Reprogramming your beliefs can lead to an increase in self esteem and help you to overcome negative thinking patterns.
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