Low self-esteem is associated with many mental health problems. They can feed off each other in a vicious circle; the more depressed or anxious you become the lower your opinion of yourself and your abilities becomes, the more you avoid activities that could help to build-up esteem and address depression or anxiety the more depressed and anxious you feel. Even if you don’t have a mental health diagnosis you will recognise the impact that your view of yourself has on your mood and nerves.
Most self-esteem problems start with an early experience of either failing at some highly valued task, or more tragically being told that you are not measuring up. Recognising this is valuable and might be helpful for putting the experience into a more realistic perspective; but dwelling on it can also make things worse.
The early experience will have been interpreted and its meaning taken deeply to heart as one of your foundation beliefs about yourself, usually concerning your general incompetence; it gets translated into a set of assumptions about how you will fail to cope in specific situations.
Trigger of Assumptions
Each of these assumptions about failing to cope is like a little trap waiting to go off when it hits the right trigger, usually a situation that has similarities with the early experience. You immediately expect the worst and all the emotions that come with it, usually anxiety.
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Hypnotherapy for confidence and self-esteem
Hypnotherapy often has high success rates for helping those suffering from low self-confidence. Hypnotherapy seeks to determine the root cause of the low self-confidence and then find ways to resolve it. Hypnosis can reach the subconscious mind and modify belief systems, and replace negative thought patterns with positive ones. This can boost self-confidence and completely change an individual’s life.