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Improve Your Life With Self-Esteem Therapy at Miami Hypnosis & Therapy

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.

How Low Self-Esteem Develops

Low self-esteem can start developing in early childhood. When we are told or are under the impression we aren’t good enough, it can create the groundwork for how we feel about ourselves later in life.

As we grow into adulthood, we find ourselves second-guessing the things we do because they might not be good enough. With self-esteem therapy, we can overcome negative self-talk and feel accepted for who we are. We can start to change our negative thought patterns that develop in our early years. These negative feelings can linger and pop up throughout our life, manifesting into behaviors that display low self-esteem.

Life Experiences That May Lead to Low Self-Esteem

Having low self-esteem doesn’t just happen overnight. There are a few life experiences that can strengthen negative feelings and ignite our inner critic.

  • Trauma – Abuse of any kind, such as physical, sexual, or emotional trauma can affect our feeling of self-worth.
  • Parental Upbringing – Parents that belittle or have substance abuse issues can affect how we see the world growing up.
  • Being Bullied – Being harassed, humiliated, or bullied in our childhood and adolescent years can leave lasting scars on how we approach things later in life.

Self-esteem therapy can help identify negative beliefs and challenge them. Some non-positive ideas can be shown through behaviors that may seem more subtle.

Symptoms of Low Self-Esteem

  • Having to be right all the time
  • Seeing oneself as being better than others
  • Inability to accept compliments
  • Sensitivity to criticism
  • The use of negative words to describe oneself
  • Attributes luck to achievements rather than hard work

Consequences of Having Low Self-Esteem

Having low self-esteem can lead to other problems such as:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Friendships and romantic relationships can suffer
  • Poor performance at work and school
  • Increased likelihood of drug or alcohol abuse
  • Fear of trying due to fear of failure
  • Becoming a perfectionist and overachiever to compensate for what they see as being inferior

There is also a connection between those having low self-esteem and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Studies have shown a link between OCD and self-esteem, showing that those with OCD tend to link their self worth to other people and their relationships.

How Self-Esteem Therapy Helps Quiet the Inner Critic

Self-esteem therapy can help in overcoming negative self-talk by changing how we think about ourselves. Low self-esteem lives in the subconscious part of the mind, and that is why it can appear without us being aware.

The subconscious is only protecting us from having a bad experience happen again. For example, if we failed a math test in school, the subconscious will have us avoid math by putting the fear of failure into play. We eventually avoid math entirely, which can ultimately lead to having financial problems later in life.

There are a few forms of self-esteem therapy that can be utilized to help build self-confidence and reduce self-doubt. The three primary therapies include:

  1. CBT – This form of treatment involves working with the conscious part of the mind and changing dysfunctional thinking patterns, which then lead to a more positive behavioral response.
  2. NLP – This form of therapy involves working with the subconscious part of the mind to release limiting beliefs and replace them with more positive and confident views.
  3. Hypnotherapy – Hypnotherapy works directly with the subconscious by talking directly to it to change the unwanted negative thinking patterns and replace them with positive ones.

Blending all these forms of therapy can provide the most effective response in a shorter amount of time when compared to having just one type being utilized. At Miami Hypnosis and Therapy, we offer all these forms of therapy in a safe and peaceful environment. We create unique treatment plans to suit each patient’s individual goals.

Overcoming negative self-talk can be done through self-esteem therapy. The blueprint of self-doubt is there inside the mind, but it can be replaced. Let us give you the tools needed to change your life for the better. Take that first step to a more confident and happier you, and book your appointment today!

Anna Marchenko

Anna Marchenko, LMHC, M.A., Ed.M. is the principal therapist at Miami Hypnosis and Therapy. She holds a bachelor's degree from NYU and dual masters degrees from Columbia University. Marchenko’s hypnosis certification is from the only hypnosis program in Florida that has been certified by the state’s Board of Education. She helps her clients by utilizing an integrative approach to psychotherapy, tailored to each individual’s mental health journey, drawing from hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, NLP therapy, EMDR, and more.

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