Low self-esteem impacts more than how you feel about yourself
If you feel stuck in these experiences, your inner belief in yourself can weaken. You may start to feel isolated, less capable, lonely, or less worthy. You may find your “inner voice” saying, “I can’t do anything right.” or “I should be able to do this better.” or “I’m not worthy.”
- Doubting yourself and your abilities
- Criticizing and putting yourself down
- Being overly hard on yourself, including expecting perfection
- Feelings of sadness and difficulty acknowledging the positives in your life
- Difficulties fully connecting with others in your life due to fears, worries, and doubts
- Feeling like you’re unlovable
- Feeling self-conscious and stressed about how others view you
- Poor self-image
- Low energy and exhaustion
- Making decisions to please others rather than acknowledging what you need
Low self-esteem is a common experience, particularly among high-functioning individuals. Fortunately, you can change how you view yourself and reconnect with what makes you unique and worthy.
Improve your self-esteem to live a more present and fulfilling life
For instance, in therapy, we work together to gently uncover the feelings and behaviors hiding behind the feelings of low self-esteem. We may follow the experiences occurring in the body, such as a tight throat, heaviness, or trying to make oneself smaller. By exploring these sensations and going to these places in the body we can release the emotion behind them.
We’ll also address the thought patterns connected with low self-esteem, such as feelings of worthlessness. We’ll use a variety of techniques to help explore, notice, and identify how these thoughts impact you and your body. We’ll work together to help release them, so you increase your feelings of confidence and self-esteem.
Working together you will begin to believe in yourself and acknowledge your strengths.