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Low Self Esteem

Do You Have Low Self Esteem?

by Dr Emma Gray - 28th January, 2019
Do You Have Low Self Esteem?

Low Self-Esteem is much more common than you may think and is one of the main risk factors for developing a mental health problem, in particular Depression, Anxiety, an Eating Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Also, if you don’t address low self-esteem, any treatment that you received for a mental health problem is unlikely to have a long lasting effect, with symptoms returning often within months of the treatment ending. So, how do you work out if you are suffering from low self-esteem? Ask yourself these questions: 1. Are […]...

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A Quick Tip For Low Self-Esteem And Depression

Here is a quick tip to help you in the battle against low self-esteem and depression. To a certain extent rules help us to live our lives, they keep us safe both physically and emotionally and they guide us in a productive direction. The most powerful rules are the rules we make for ourselves. However, past a certain point these rules can start to work against us, they can become a stick with which to beat ourselves with, a way of proving to ourselves that we are not good enough. […]...

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What Is Perfectionism?

by Dr Emma Gray - 9th June, 2018
What Is Perfectionism?

Perfectionism is when trying to do your best tips over into a desire to perform at the highest possible level in most things. Clinical Perfectionism is when this desire becomes something that you NEED to do in order to feel ok about yourself and when you fall short of this unrelenting standard you harshly criticise yourself. Do you suffer from Clinical Perfectionism? Ask yourself the following questions to see if you are suffering with Clinical Perfectionism: Do you feel that you must be the best at most of what you […]...

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How To Be More Assertive – Part 3

The final part of this blog looks at 3 more skills essential to the skills of assertiveness. 4. Managing Criticism Dealing with criticism is always harder if it mirrors your own criticism of yourself. Building your self-esteem and self-belief (see the first part of this blog) will help you not to be drawn into the criticism of others. So the first step in managing criticism is to build some self-belief. Then consider: i. What the criticism tells you about your critic i.e. are the comments constructive and aimed at helping […]...

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