Increase Your Self-Esteem in 10 Days. Day 4: The history of your self-esteem

I am offering you the chance to change. Follow a series of posts and increase your self-worth and esteem. Low self-esteem is like a weight around your neck and stops you moving forward but it is not your story. It is the result of believing false stories and having a “I am bad” mental filter. Join me for the next 10 days and I would be happy to give you input on your answers. Send them to me using the contact form at the end of this post for free no-obligation advice. Details of my online therapy packages can be found on drnjenner.com Good luck on your journey to the new you! Dr Nicholas Jenner

People with wounded self-esteem often have a collection of childhood memories that seem to confirm or even prove that they are bad or unworthy. However, they can rarely recall balancing experiences that proved the opposite. Worse still, we often link all of these experiences together and when triggered they all come flooding out at once. Changing how you relate to childhood experiences is a key step to improving self-esteem. This exercises calls for recalling memories and moments where you felt valued, successful and loved. It might be difficult to do if you have been focused on the negative or had a difficult childhood but look deep and they will be there. Please recall these memories by era and think about relationships with parents, teachers, peers, friends, etc;

Four to six years old

Seven to ten years

Eleven to fifteen years

Sixteen to twenty years

Once finished, document anything significant that came up. What does it tell you about yourself? What can these realisations tell you about your worth?

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Dr. Nicholas Jenner

Dr. Nicholas Jenner is a counseling psychotherapist in online private practice working with individuals, couples and groups, dealing with codependency issues, severe depression, bipolar, personality disorders, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorders and other mental health issues. He has been practicing online for many years and recognized early that online therapy was a convenient method for people to meet their therapist. Working outside the box, he goes that extra mile to make sure clients have access to help between sessions, something that is greatly appreciated. He also gives part of his spare time up to mentor psychology students in a university setting.

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