“Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.”
― Shannon L. Alder
What Is Self-Esteem?
Self-esteem is what we think of ourselves. How we look at our strengths and limitations. Individuals well-being can easily be influenced by their self-esteem. Low self-esteem is one of the most common underpinnings of individuals seeking therapy.
Signs of low self-esteem/confidence:
Where Does It Stem From?
Some people develop low self-esteem in childhood. When adults harshly criticize children for mistakes, its easy to internalize those messages. Negative childhood experiences, such as trauma, child abuse or bullying, can also contribute to low self-esteem. As an adult experiences such as break ups, loss of employment, and other life changes can impact your self esteem.
How Therapy Helps
Therapy teaches you self-compassion. Self-Compassion is loving and treating yourself the way you would a friend in need. Self-compassion is made up of three parts: