Gender dysphoria occurs when a person is conflicted between their physical or assigned gender at birth and the gender that person identifies with creating a multitude of mixed emotions and feelings. These feelings can affect a person’s behavior and self-image. The desire to transition to the gender they identify with is a process that affects each person differently.
Self-esteem is the belief we have about ourselves concerning who we are and our abilities. Having high self-esteem means our ideas are more positive, and we can handle stressful situations in a more confident manner. When we have low self-esteem, our beliefs are more cynical, and we tend to focus more on our weaknesses and mistakes. Having low self-esteem can cripple a person’s sense of wellbeing, but there is hope.
Our inner critic can be influential. However, thanks to treatments such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) along with hypnotherapy, those suffering can get the help they need.