Building Self-Esteem, Confidence, & Positive Body-Image
Low self-esteem or body-image issues often causes a person to experience negative feelings, including self-doubt and self-criticism, which can take the form of negative self-talk, social avoidance, and the experience of distressing emotions. While negative messages are rarely true, these thought patterns become so ingrained in a person’s thoughts that they begin to think they are real. Self-esteem, confidence and body-image issues can be shaped from childhood experiences, such as being the subject of verbal or physical abuse, neglect from family or caretakers, feeling unloved as a child or missing out on experiences that strengthen purpose or confidence. Other experiences that can influence self-esteem and body image include being the victim of discrimination or having a learning disability or physical impairment. Self-esteem and body-image issues can also be shaped in adulthood from life situations like changing a job, ending an intimate relationship, financial struggles, addictions, or physical health concerns.
In our psychotherapy sessions, we will address self-esteem, confidence and body-image issues, and you will learn powerful techniques to transform critical and limiting thoughts, feelings and beliefs. The result is building a strong inner-foundation based upon knowing of your worth, value and strengths, and the experience of confidence, inner-freedom, and self-empowerment. In the process develop various skills such as assertiveness, creating boundaries and much more.
Psychotherapy can help individuals with self-esteem and body-image issues:
- Understand and heal underlying causes of body image issues and low self-esteem.
- Transform self-critical thoughts and develop tools for developing self-love, self-compassion, and self-acceptance.
- Build a strong inner foundation based upon an knowing of your self-worth, value, and strengths.
- Experience confidence, inner-freedom and self-empowerment.
- Build more balanced, mutually beneficial and satisfying relationships.
If you are interested to learn more, Mitu MindBody would be happy to speak with you and address any of your questions and concerns.