Confidence and Self-EsteemAbbey Robb2020-07-24T15:33:23+00:00
Do you want to do something, but have put off making an attempt because you know you’ll fail?
Is your inner voice more like an inner critic?
Are you ready to stop playing small?
Our world view and how we think about ourselves is influenced by many things, what has happened to us in the past, the messages we receive from people around us and how we think about and explain our daily life.
Often when we think about how our personality was formed, we put a lot of emphasis on big events, perhaps pointing to a trauma or loss as a pivotal moment. What we don’t recognise is that our self-confidence and self-esteem is strongly influenced by our environment, our friends, family, society, and the media.
We absorb messages unconsciously that affect the way we think about ourselves, our skills, and abilities.
What would life be like if you could say goodbye to that voice that’s been telling you that you can’t achieve or have the things you want?
Having low self-esteem or low self-confidence can stop us from having a happy life in a range of different ways. If we lack confidence in our abilities, we are less likely to go for that promotion or take a risk and follow a dream. Low self-esteem affects the way we think about ourselves, how we look, behave, or think. That can stop us from pursuing relationships that we want or meeting new people.
A lot of the time we make excuses, thinking that if we just change ourselves, then we will have more confidence or feel better about ourselves. I say, confidence comes first! It doesn’t matter what size or shape you are, or what you can or can’t do… once you learn how to find your own innate greatness, everything else starts to fall into place.
Integrative therapy can help you make changes in how you think and feel about yourself. Instead of continually focusing on where you’ve gone wrong, you’ll learn to focus on yo0ur successes and celebrate them. This will help you feel more confident and capable and more able to tackle the world.