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What is low self-esteem?

Updated: Jan 24, 2023

Self-esteem is the opinion you have of yourself. When you have healthy self-esteem, you tend to feel positive about yourself, and generally have an optimistic attitude to life. Challenges don't worry you because you believe that you will be able to the challenge. People with good self-esteem know that they are valuable, whereas when you have low self-esteem, you tend to see the world negatively.

When you have low sef-esteem and are handed a challenge, you tend to doubt your abilities, you may speak to yourself unkindly, telling yourself "I can't do this" or "I'm too stupid" You may even avoid the challenge altogether, which perpetuates the negative thinking that is already bouncing around your mind.

No one is born with low self-esteem – up until the age of 7, we are sponges, absorbing everthing in our enviroment. If we grow up in a household where we were berated or compared to "smarter and better people" it is likely that we will develop negative thinking about ourselves.

We hear these negative opinions and tend to take them on as fact. Nothing could be further from the truth, the reality is the negative words have NOTHING to do with us BUT overtime those negative opinions can become ‘fixed’, as though they are ‘truths’ for all time. In reality though, they are just stories or labels, and they don’t capture the full truth of who we are.

A combination of hypnosis and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help you change these negative beliefs in as little as 1 to 3 sessions.

Why wait, book today and change the rest of your life.


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