Build Self-Esteem and Reduce Symptoms of Anxiety & Depression
Do you feel like you may have low confidence and self-esteem? If so, there may be a myriad of ways that low self-esteem may be effecting your life.
Low self-esteem has been found to contribute to:
- Abusiveness toward others
- Being involved in abusive/unhealthy romantic relationships
- Drug and alcohol problems
- Eating disorders and unhealthy eating
- Sensitivity to critisicm
- Social problems
- Poor performance and achievement
Confidence and self-esteem are often lumped together or seen as the same thing, but there are some key differences. While both are important, the real work starts with building self-esteem. I explain how they are connected and also how they are different below.
What is confidence?
Confidence is when you are comfortable with your abilities, trying new things, meeting new people or accomplishing a specific task. You trust that you are capable and competent in handling the day-to-day situations that life presents. You feel adequate in your dealings with others, and you are not self-conscious in public.
What is self-esteem?
Self-esteem, on the other hand, goes much deeper. It has to do with how your value yourself and your worth as a person. It comes down to the level at which you are able to love and accept yourself. It is not tied to any external factors and does not fluctuate based on achievements or skill.
Self-esteem is the foundation for real self-confidence.
Our work together will focus on developing true, genuine self-esteem.
This is the kind of self-esteem that is not:
- Dependent on outer achievements or recognition
- Dependent on appearances
It is a lasting, inherent sense of self-worth. A person with true self-esteem radiates self-love and self-confidence. .
What it means for you:
- You can wake up feeling confident about your ability to tackle the day, knowing that there is nothing you can't handle.
- You can learn to love what you see when you look in the mirror.
- You can discover what it's like to love and accept yourself.
I understand that depending on where you're at, this may seem like a stretch. While I can't guarantee that you won't ever be self-conscious or self-critical again, I can promise that your relationship to yourself will change.
Once you begin to heal and accept different parts of your psyche, everything else will shift. It's no secret that those with healthy self-esteem are more likely to engage in healthy behaviors. People with good self-esteem tend to take better care of themselves; physically, mentally, and emotionally. They also tend to be more expressive and trusting of others.
As a result of this work, you may also find that you are finally able to let go of perfectionism, guilt, and fear of failure. (Bonus!).
Doing your inner work has a far-reaching ripple effect, and it is an investment in yourself that is 100% worth the effort.
If you want to become one of those people with unshakeable self-esteem, then you are in the right place. I can give you the tools.
Check out my blog for a collection of articles on how you can start bringing the best of yourself forward.
If you want personalized assistance with getting out of the rut and taking charge of your life, then contact me about individual sessions.