According to the Centre for Clinical Interventions, “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."
If you have low self-esteem, you are not alone. Low self-esteem is a challenge for many people. But you don't have to tackle this on your own. Self-esteem can be improved. No one is born with low self-esteem. It is learned over time, meaning it can change.
Therapy can help you to examine the unique aspects to your self-esteem concerns. The low self-esteem you experience can be in one particular area of your life or it can feel like an overall encompassing issue that impacts multiple areas of your daily life. You might not even be aware how many times throughout the day you are having negative thoughts or using negative self-talk. Therapy helps bring that awareness to the surface.
You can gain skills in recognizing the thinking processes that make negative beliefs worse and how to change them. Unrealistic expectations of yourself often play a role in low self-esteem and therapy assists in re-evaluating your expectations.
You can learn new daily behaviors that when incorporated into your life can increase positive self-perception, strengthen your relationships, and allow you to feel as though you are living your true, authentic life. Imagine not only being able to think positively about yourself but being able to treat yourself with dignity and kindness while meeting your overall needs.
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