How does Self-Esteem & Confidence Develop?
If we managed to absorb enough confidence-boosting through our formative years, then our self esteem will be sufficiently robust for us to be resilient to the disappointments and blows that occur through life’s normal experiences. However, if for any reason we don’t get enough of this “ego-strengthening” or we are overloaded with harsh criticism and punishment, we are likely to be more vulnerable to these setbacks.
We also learn through both direct and subliminal channels what our expectations of our adult lives should be. Whether or not we achieve this arbitrary position in the wide-world hierarchy will again have a massive impact on our perception of our self worth, or self esteem.
Recognising, accepting, and showing compassion to your true self
The issue of our own self-esteem, and how we perceive it, is fundamental to how happy we feel about our ‘place’ in the world. Through childhood and beyond, we develop an understanding of where we ‘ought to fit’ in relation to other people, our peers, and our parents.
Self Esteem Hypnotherapy – how does it work?
A vital part of the process of developing a healthy self-esteem is to learn to recognise the “critical voice” that we use against ourselves. If unchecked, this “voice” can continually wear away our confidence, and without us even realising it, can lead to us feeling inadequate and unable to cope.
Hypnotherapy and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) are helpful approaches to assist in enabling us to begin to compassionately counter this “voice” and to boost the motivation we need to make the necessary changes to the way we look at ourselves.
Hypnowellness is here to provide a solid and supportive framework for you to work within whilst you are attempting to increase your self esteem and surmount these troublesome and distressing issues. You are welcome to contact me to book an initial consultation without charge or obligation to discuss this or any other conditions that are currently causing unhappiness in your life.*
I regularly see people seeking help with self esteem issues at all my practice locations – in North London in Highgate, in Radlett (Herts), in South Woodford in East London, and also from my City of London (Bishopsgate) practices.
To book a free consultation to discuss how CBT and Hypnotherapy may help with issues of self-esteem, call me FREE now on my direct line: 0800 246 1838 or just use the contact form on this page.
*Disclaimer: As is common in therapy, results may vary from individual to individual and no specific outcome can be promised or guaranteed. Your therapist will however, endeavour to accomplish the objective of your sessions to the best of his ability.