Low confidence/self-esteem

Everyone has times when they lack confidence and don’t feel good about themselves, but when low confidence becomes a long-term problem, it can impact our daily lives and mental health. When we have healthy self-esteem we tend to feel more positive about ourselves and our lives.

When can low confidence/self-esteem become an issue?

Low confidence is when someone lacks confidence about who they are and what they can do. Sufferers often feel unloved, incompetent or inadequate. Low self-confidence affects all of us from time to time. However, if your self-worth is so low that you are struggling to function, it can have a negative effect on your mental health and daily life. Low self-esteem can everything from your career to your relationships. There are a lot of different reasons why someone may have low self-esteem – your genes, how and where you grew up and other circumstances can all have an impact. One of the most important factors is the individual's mental state. We all have an inner voice, and this voice may be constantly telling you that you are not good enough or can’t achieve your goals. This negative thinking plays a large role in your self-esteem.

What are the symptoms of low self-confidence/self-esteem?

• Self-hatred

• Perfectionism

• Imposter syndrome

• Negative body image

• Oversensitivity to criticism

• Feelings of worthlessness and inadequacy

• Anger

• Fear and anxiety

• People pleasing

• Avoiding situations you find challenging

How can we help?

In order to have confidence, it is important to be kind to ourselves and have a positive mindset. At Hapus Hypnotherapy, we help you stop being self-critical and replace your negative thoughts with positive thinking. Whether you have lacked confidence all your life or it was knocked by an event or series of events, hypnotherapy can help. Working together, we will help you to relax and reduce anxiety around trigger situations.

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