The importance of positive self regard.
How we think about ourselves and our feelings of self esteem are of fundamental importance both to psychological health and to the likelihood that we can achieve goals and ambitions in life. Exploring the underlying mechanism of our self worth can release us from years of unhelpful and inhibiting beliefs we may hold about ourselves.
We all, in varying degrees, are affected and shaped by the opinions of others. Our family and peers, glossy magazines, television, advertising and social media, all present us with reference points to measure ourselves against. Unfortunately being exposed to the unrealistic and often distorted images of the latter helps perpetuate a need for impossible and unattainable perfectionism. Many families are now finding themselves trying to deal with the outfall of these expectations. Self esteem and confidence issues are increasing at an alarming rate in many of today’s young men and women.
With access to digital information, twenty four seven, young impressionable adults & children are suffering with social anxieties that mankind has never experienced before; Such as the desperate need to be acknowledged on-line with “Likes” and “Shares” through social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. Cyber-bullying, is fast becoming a new kind our torment that goes beyond the school playground and into our homes. But don’t be fooled into thinking it’s just the youth of today who are succumbing to this new way of judging oneself. More and more of us, young and old are now living our lives on-line, posting and tweeting. So much so there is now an avoidance of the real face to face, quality communication in favour of the en masse approval from a mobile device.
How many times have you been with a family member or a friend and they have been preoccupied with a mobile phone or tablet?
The gap between reality and fantasy has never been so blurred, leaving many unable to even successfully identify the difference between the “real” and the fake”. The incredible pressure to be perfect and to be ‘on show’ is everywhere. Multi-billion dollar industries have grown to exploit and maintain our weakness and self obsessions. With the constantly shifting sands of ‘what is in’ and ‘what is out’, is any wonder that it is eroding the self esteem of more and more people.
How can hypnotherapy help?
Hypnotherapy will help individuals create a more realistic and balanced view of themselves and the world. It will teach a person to accept and take approval from themselves, and address unhealthy, negative attitudes they may have with their self -image. Hypnotherapy will nurture self esteem from inside out, not outside in.
Are you experiencing self-loathing, feelings of inadequacy, of not being good enough? Are you a concerned parent or a loved one of someone who has issues of low self esteem? Would you like more information on hypnotherapy and how it can help?
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