Category: Low Self Esteem

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The Applications Of Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt therapy can be used for a multitude of psychological and emotional issues. The therapy itself is based on unity and wholeness.  It is a humanistic therapy meaning that the goal is to help each individual realise their own strengths. This is done by offering judgement free understanding and experience. By using a humanistic approach in regards to therapy, the

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What is Eating Disorder Counselling?

The National Health Service (NHS) tells us that there is a huge range of eating disorders ranging from anorexia nervousa to bulimia nervousa. As a whole, eating disorders are believed to be directly responsible for more loss of life than any other mental health condition due to their dangerous physical symptoms. According to the National Institute for Health and Care

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5 Tips for Self Esteem

Self-Esteem is the cornerstone of mental health. Low self-esteem underlies most mental health problems, is very common and most of us could do with a boost in this area. So here are 5 tips to help you to do that: 1. Low Self-Esteem is maintained by a self-critical voice, sometimes known as the internal critic. If you can identify yours

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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

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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

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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

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How to be more Assertive

Assertiveness is the ability to get our needs met without preventing others from doing the same. In order to be assertive you must: 1. Truly believe that your needs are neither less nor more important than those of others 2. Be able to ask for what you want in a clear, straightforward and calm way Being assertive ensures that you

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How to Help Your Child Deal with Low Self Esteem and Low Confidence

Low Self Esteem and Confidence underpins the majority of mental health problems including anxiety, depression, eating disorders (inc. anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and many behavioural problems. Couple this with the fact that most mental health problems develop before the age of 18 years and the importance of helping your child to deal

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5 Facts About Low Self Esteem

Schema Focused Therapy 1. Low Self Esteem results from a combination of self critical and depreciating thoughts. These may include negative evaluation of one’s performance in past event, negative comparison to others, and a tendency to underestimate one’s ability to cope with situations. Such thoughts lead to feelings of anxiety and depression which in turn improve an individual’s access to

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5 Top Tips for Dealing with Low Self Esteem and Confidence

1. Identify Your Self Critical Voice The source of low self esteem and confidence is a self critical voice that negatively evaluates and compares you unfavourably with others, constantly highlighting your failing and suggesting that you are not good enough. This train of thought leads to feelings of anxiety, depression and self defeating behaviour which further undermines self esteem and

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Dealing with Bullying

Bullying is an experience that is not limited by age, whether you are in the playground or at work if you suffer from low self esteem and confidence you are vulnerable. A bully will only target those that they perceive will accept the bad treatment and abuse, have you ever heard of a confident assertive and self assured individual being

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Why is being confident so important?

The Importance Of Confidence We are all born with a combination of attributes both physical and psychological. The range of these attributes is diverse from physical attractiveness and strength to intelligence and artist creativity and also variable. However, it is not where in the metaphorical queue for these characteristics we were standing that determines how influential a part of our

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