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Self Esteem | Low Self Esteem | How To Improve Self Esteem
Self Esteem or Low Self Esteem. This video is on How To Improve Self Esteem, Build Self Esteem, Self Esteem Meaning and What Is Self Esteem.
Hey friends, this weeks video is all about Self Esteem and Low Self Esteem. We're looking at various different things that everyone can do to help improve and build self esteem. I really hope my video helps you! Here are the chapters to the video,
00:17 Self Esteem Meaning
00:53 What Causes Low Self Esteem
01:42 How To Improve Self Esteem
06:08 Seeking Medical Attention For Low Self Esteem
LOW SELF ESTEEM:
We all have times when we lack confidence and do not feel good about ourselves.
But when low self-esteem becomes a long-term problem, it can have a harmful effect on our mental health and our day-to-day lives.
WHAT IS SELF ESTEEM:
Self-esteem is the opinion we have of ourselves.
When we have healthy self-esteem, we tend to feel positive about ourselves and about life in general. It makes us better able to deal with life's ups and downs.
When our self-esteem is low, we tend to see ourselves and our life in a more negative and critical light. We also feel less able to take on the challenges that life throws at us.
WHERE TO FIND HELP FOR LOW SELF ESTEEM:
Psychological therapies like counselling or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help.
You can refer yourself for psychological therapies on the NHS. This can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-psychological-therapies-service/
If you prefer, you can talk to a GP first and they can refer you. You could also find a private therapist. Make sure they're registered with a professional body.
SMOKING AND ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION:
For help to stop smoking the NHS have some really helpful resources on this topic that can be found here, https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/quit-smoking/10-self-help-tips-to-stop-smoking/
To check how much alcohol you are consuming and more information on this topic visit, https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/alcohol-misuse/
If you need treatment for drug addiction, you're entitled to NHS care in the same way as anyone else who has a health problem. With the right help and support, it's possible for you to get drug free and stay that way. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/drug-addiction-getting-help/
HOW DOES LOW SELF ESTEEM EFFECT US:
If you have low self-esteem or confidence, you may hide yourself away from social situations, stop trying new things, and avoid things you find challenging.
In the short term, avoiding challenging and difficult situations might make you feel safe.
In the longer term, this can backfire because it reinforces your underlying doubts and fears. It teaches you the unhelpful rule that the only way to cope is by avoiding things.
Living with low self-esteem can harm your mental health and lead to problems such as depression and anxiety.
You may also develop unhelpful habits, such as smoking and drinking too much, as a way of coping.
MORE INFORMATION ON IMPROVING SELF ESTEEM:
If you would like more information on Self Esteem, both the NHS and Mind Charity have some really helpful information that can be found here,
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This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.
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