Category: <span>Low Self Esteem</span>

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What is low Self-Esteem?

 

Have you ever been dissatisfied or unhappy with yourself on the whole? Do you ever think that you are weak, stupid, not good enough, flawed in some way, inferior to other people, useless, worthless, unattractive, ugly, unlovable, a loser, or a failure?

Everyone uses these words to describe themselves at times, usually when they experience a challenging or stressful situation. However, if you often think about yourself in these terms, then you might have a problem with low self-esteem and low confidence

 

Low self-esteem is having a generally negative overall opinion of oneself, judging or evaluating oneself negatively, and placing a general negative value on oneself as a person.

 

Here are some examples of what people with low self-esteem might say about themselves:

“I get nervous talking to people I don’t know at parties. I’m socially inept and I hate it!”

“I couldn’t understand a lot of what the instructor was saying today. I must be really stupid.”

“I’m overweight. I am so fat and ugly.”

“I’m unimportant.”

“I’m a loser.”

“I’m unlovable.”

“I’m not good enough.”

 

In essence, people with low self-esteem usually have deep-seated, basic, negative beliefs about themselves and the kind of person they are. These beliefs are often taken as facts or truths about their identity. As a result, low self-esteem can have a negative impact on a person, their life, their relationships, and reaching their true potential in life. 

 

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is one of the major therapies now recommended by medical experts and GP’s, and has a strong evidence base to show significant improvements in Low Self Esteem. So if you would like support to improve your self esteem and confidence, lets talk wellbeing & get in touch with our cbt therapy keyworth clinic now. 

What is Self-Esteem?

 

People use the words 'confidence' or 'self-esteem' every single day, but how many of us know what it actually is? Is it how you feel, or is it how you think?

 

Let’s start with understanding the term “self-esteem.” You might have heard and seen similar words like “self-image”,confidence, “self-perception”, and “self-concept.” All these terms refer to the way we view and think about ourselves. As human beings, we have the ability to not only be aware of ourselves but also to place a value or a measure of worth to ourselves or aspects of ourselves.

So, self-esteem usually refers to how we view and think about ourselves and the value that we place on ourselves as a person or individual. Having the human capacity to judge and place value to something is where we might run into problems with self-esteem. Therefore, depending how positive or negative these judgement are of ourselves (thoughts), can impact on the way we feel e.g, sad, low, and low in confidence. 

 

To test how good your self-esteem is, take a few minutes to write a short description of yourself right now.... 

 

Once you have done this, ask yourself the questions below....

How did you describe yourself? What words did you use? Is your description of yourself generally positive, balanced, or negative? What value did you place on yourself or aspects of yourself? Is that value positive, balanced, or negative?

 

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CBT Therapy is one of the major therapies now recommended by medical experts and GP’s, and has a strong evidence base to show significant improvements in Low Self Esteem. So if you would like support to improve your self esteem and confidence, get in touch with our cbt therapy nottingham clinic now. 

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