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Posted on Jan 19, 2016 in Counseling, News, Self Esteem, Therapy

What is Self-Esteem?

Why is self-esteem important for emotional health and well-being? Self-esteem is an important concept for ensuring the overall health and well-being but is often ignored. You may not even know what it really means or why you should pay attention to it. If not nurtured and developed well, it can cause a lot of problems in your personal and professional life. What exactly does self-esteem mean? How can you develop your self-esteem? Read on to know some basics about this psychological concept. What is self-esteem? Self-esteem is sometimes also known as self-worth or self-respect. It is a term used to describe how much you value yourself as an individual. Your level of self-esteem tells the world what you think about yourself and the opinion you have about your abilities and value. Various factors like early life experiences at home, school and elsewhere, disability or illness, people’s reactions towards you, cultural and religious teachings and several others can affect the level of your self-esteem. Why is self-esteem important? Self-esteem is...

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Posted on Jun 4, 2015 in Anxiety, Child Sexual Abuse, Children, Counseling, Depression, News, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Teens, Therapy

Developing Self Esteem

Low self esteem is a problem with many people. Here is a brief list of people who are likely to suffer from low self esteem. People who have faced failures in the past. People who were sexually abused when they were young. People suffering from some type of addiction like drugs, alcohol. People who have relapsed into an addiction. People who have just come out of a relationship. People suffering from abuse (physical, emotional or both) from friends or family members. People with disabilities (mental or physical). What are the effects of low self esteem? Low self esteem has been linked to depression. When you have low self esteem, you feel unworthy and unsure about your abilities (loss of confidence). Basically, when you have low self esteem, you have a negative opinion of yourself. Low self esteem has a number of side effects such as social withdrawal, self neglect, reluctance to take on challenges or trust your opinion, eating disorders, emotional turmoil and anxiety, a cynical attitude towards life,...

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