The way we relate to ourselves shapes the way we relate to others and the world around us. When we live life with a sense of being “not good enough,” we make assumptions that others will also see us in negative ways. When we have a low sense of self worth, we overestimate the possibility of failure, and underestimate our ability to cope with the inevitable obstacles in life.
There are three simple questions every person should ask themselves when evaluating how they feel about their own self worth:
- Do you believe in your ability to reach your goals and dreams?
- Can you ask for what you want and need in a relationship?
- Do you have the confidence to accept new challenges and opportunities in life?
If you answered no to any of the above questions, you may want to consider self-esteem counselling to increase your self-confidence.
Rivers Edge Counselling Centre counsellors (link to team page) know that low self-esteem can prevent you from following your dreams, accepting new challenges and establishing healthy relationships.They can help you discover what is holding you back and at the same time build up your self-esteem.
Self-Esteem Counselling Will Help You:
- Identify core beliefs that contribute to a low self-esteem
- Become more compassionate towards yourself
- Be more assertive in relationships with others - Asking for what you want and need
- Discover new ways to meet your own emotional and spiritual needs
- Learn to trust your own strength and resilience
- Find freedom from shame
- Dare to dream! (and say 'no' to the negative internal voices that get in the way)
- Connect with your authentic self
Self-compassion is an essential building block for self-esteem: test how self-compassionate you are here:
Counselling can help to develop self-compassion, allowing you to live life with less self judgment and criticism and to enjoy a healthier, gentler and more accepting relationship with yourself!
Grant recently offered a wonderful presentation on self-compassion. His presentation was full of information and resources about the benefits of self-compassion and ways to become more self-compassionate.
Check out his insightful presentation here!