Low Self Esteem/Low Confidence
What is low self-esteem?
We are who we are as a result of our experiences and situationsThese shape how we view ourselvesSo self-esteem refers to how we feel about ourselves overall;
How much self-esteem, self love do you have?
Are any of these a familiar chatter in your head?
- A sense of just not being good enough or clever enough
- Wondering why you feel you are such a burden to others
- A feeling of failure
These are just a few examples of what low self-esteem sounds like.
These concepts can be built from very early on in our lives, or can result from something that has been traumatic later in life.
To have high self-esteem would be the opposite. We feel positive about ourselves, we value ourselves and have the in-built resources to give us the strength to deal with the ups and downs of life.
Often it isn’t what happens, but how we choose to deal with it.
Low self-esteem encourages the negative self talk.
If you find that you are unable to work through problems and issues without finding blame in yourself, that you find yourself focusing on what you haven’t done right, well or good enough, then you may well have low self esteem.
What is low self confidence?
Self confidence is how we feel about our abilities and this can shift depending on the different situations.
The role of self-esteem and self confidence are different although they can often be used interchangeably when you are referring to how you feel about yourself.
Whilst it is true they are similar, they are two different concepts. Often I will hear clients say they have “lost their confidence”
Our experiences can have a real knock on effect to our confidence, for example you can unexpectedly lose your job or suddenly find yourself vulnerable with money.
We can also have one thing after the other happen to us and just feel hopeless which has our confidence plummet.
We can, however, be suffering from loss of confidence in some areas whilst retaining confidence in other areas of our lives.
So how can hypnotherapy combined with Psychotherapy help?
Using a combination of therapies which include Hypnotherapy can help to take out the patterns that have been created.
Looking at what triggers these feelings of low self-esteem and/or low self confidence. Learning to think and see things differently, and not have those negative patterns ambush your positive thoughts.