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Self Esteem & Confidence Counselling

Self-esteem counseling is a specialized form of therapeutic support that focuses on helping individuals improve their self-esteem and self-worth.

This type of counseling can be conducted online, offering a convenient and accessible way for individuals to work on their self-esteem from the comfort of their own space.

Know More About Self-Esteem

Key Facts about Self-Esteem

­čö╣ Expression of Success and Failure: Confident individuals are comfortable sharing their successes and failures openly. They don't feel the need to hide their accomplishments or downplay their setbacks.
­čö╣Impact on Mental Health: Research conducted at the University of Basel has shown that prolonged low self-esteem can lead to depression. Addressing self-esteem issues is crucial for overall mental well-being.
­čö╣Childhood Experiences: Childhood abuse and experiences of neglect or lack of emotional support can contribute to low self-esteem later in life. Understanding these early experiences is essential for healing.
­čö╣Self-Love and Confidence: Self-esteem and self-confidence are closely connected. Building self-esteem often involves cultivating self-love and self-acceptance.

Common Causes of Low Self-Esteem

­čö╣Stressful Life Events: Major life events such as divorce, job loss, or significant transitions can impact self-esteem.
­čö╣Lack of Support: Insufficient praise, love, and support from family or parents during upbringing can contribute to low self-esteem.
­čö╣Discrimination: Growing up in an environment where discrimination is prevalent, either within the family or the broader community, can negatively affect self-esteem.
­čö╣Unrealistic Goals: Setting overly high or unrealistic goals at school, college, or work can lead to feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem.

Symptoms of Low Self-Esteem

­čö╣Lack of Assertiveness
­čö╣Feelings of Helplessness
­čö╣Constant Comparison
­čö╣Social Anxiety
­čö╣Negative Self-Talk

Therapeutic Approaches in Self-Esteem Counseling:

­čö╣Understanding the Underlying Causes: Counseling helps individuals gain insight into the underlying causes of their low self-esteem and how it impacts their lives.
­čö╣Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT is an evidence-based approach that helps individuals identify and challenge negative thoughts and behaviors related to low self-esteem and confidence.
­čö╣Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: This therapeutic approach encourages individuals not to avoid or suppress negative emotions but to accept them as a natural part of life while committing to actions that align with their values.
­čö╣Mindfulness Practices: Practicing mindfulness can enhance self-awareness, increase self-compassion, and build self-esteem.

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