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Confidence & Self Esteem Issues

Sessions on average: 8 - 12

 

Everyone has times in their lives when we lack confidence and do not feel good about ourselves but if it becomes a long term problem it can have an effect on our mental health and our everyday lives.

What is self-esteem?

Self-esteem is the opinion we have of ourselves.  With healthy self-esteem, we are positive about ourselves and about life & we are able to deal with life's ups and downs.  When our self-esteem is low, we see ourselves & life in a more negative and critical light, feeling less able to take challenges in life.

What causes low self-esteem?

Low self-esteem often begins in childhood. Teachers, friends, siblings, parents, even the media send us positive & negative messages about ourselves.   The message that you are not good enough is the one that stays with you. Perhaps its difficulties living up to people's expectations of you, or to your own expectations.  Stress & difficult life events, such as serious illness or a bereavement, can have a negative effect on self-esteem.

Personality can also play a part. Some people are just more prone to negative thinking, while others set impossibly high standards for themselves.

In the short term, avoiding challenging or difficult situations might make you feel safe.  In the longer term, this reinforces underlying doubts and fears. Teaching you the unhelpful rule that the only way to cope is by avoiding things.

Living with low self-esteem can harm your mental health and lead to problems such as depression and anxiety.  You may also develop unhelpful habits, such as smoking and drinking too much, as a way of coping.

With Solution Focused Hypnotherapy at The Willows Hypnotherapy I can help review and replace any negative thoughts, behaviours & beliefs which may have created the confidence issues resulting in a improved self-believe and new attitude.

By using a combination of psychotherapy techniques and trance I can facilitate the process of recovery and by explaining how the brain works, why & how anxiety is created and what we can do about it my client's are active & engaged in all the sessions.  This process allows the client to think more clearly, rationally.

If you wish to book an initial consultation at a time to suit you and receive answers to any questions you may have, click on the link above.  Alternatively fill out the Enquiry Form and I can give you a call back to discuss this in more detail

The Symptoms of Confidence & Self Esteem Issues

Physical 

  • uses defensive body language

  • avoids eye contact

  • slouching

  • quiet voice

  • fatigue

  • panic attacks

Psychological​

  • suffering with fear & anxiety

  • not being able to sleep

  • difficulty concentrating

  • being unable to relax

  • negative body image

Changes in Behaviour​

  • hiding away from social situations 

  • not trying new things

  • unable to accept compliments

  • constantly worrying about what others think

  • neglecting appearance

  • becomes angry

  • people pleasing

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