How can therapy increase my self-esteem?
The word “esteem” comes from the Latin
word æstimare which means “to value or appraise”-
so self-esteem is how one values, or measures, ones own self
worth. Christine Webber, psychotherapist and lifecoach, suggests
that self-esteem can be measured by asking yourself the following
- Do I like myself?
- Do I think I'm a good human being?
- Am I someone deserving of love?
- Do I deserve happiness?
I really feel - both in my mind and deep in my guts
- that I'm an OK person?
Like many people, you may find
it difficult to answer “yes”
to these questions.
Talk therapy may help increase
self-esteem by simply inviting the exploration of these questions
in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. I can also
help you to begin to recognize and even anticipate the
scenarios which may trigger the negative self-talk that
supports low self-worth. Together, we can build a tool
box to help modify habitually disempowering responses to
life events and relationships, so that you feel more positive
about yourself, more in control of your emotions and more
successful in your relationships.
To read more about Self-Esteem
please see the links below:
Association for Self Esteem
Information and Tools