Self-esteem can be refined down to how a person deems their own individual self-worth. This can be within a positive spectrum or the negative which is low self-esteem. Having a sense of low self-esteem is natural. We all feel it at some point although it is not healthy for our mental and day to day health if it is a continual mindset. Like all mindsets though, with care and proper guidance it can be shifted to a more positive and realistic outlook on an individual’s self-worth.
To move towards a healthy self-esteem there are many options to help. For the main part it is all about identifying the negative thoughts or beliefs and challenging them to get a broader outlook of where your worthiness really stands. To identify and challenge the negative opinions a person may have there are several methods to help gain a new perspective. Some of these include noting down the negative thoughts and questioning why the person feels them to be true, the individual identifying and recognising what they are good at and what they truly have to offer the world or themselves and helping the person to identify possible negative unhealthy relationships with surrounding people (sometimes people make you feel down about yourself).
Below are some symptoms of Low Self-Esteem:
Types of Treatment:
Mindfulness and CBT Techniques, Solutions Focused Hypnotherapy