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Facts About Low Self-
When your self-
There are two primary sources for low self-
How you were reared up to age four or five
Your own thoughts and images since then
There’s nothing you can do that will give you different parents and change the way you were reared. But there’s a lot you can do about the current thoughts and images that keep you locked into low self-
If you’re thinking that it’s impossible to change your negative thoughts, you’re almost right. It’s very difficult to change years of negative self-
The critic blames you for everything and compares you unfavorably to everybody. It sets up perfectionistic, impossible standards and castigates you for failing to measure up. It reads your friends’ minds and convinces you that they are bored, turned off, disappointed, or disgusted by you. The critic exaggerates your weaknesses by insisting that you “always screw up a relationship,” “never finish anything on time,” or “always saying the wrong thing.” The pathological critic uses your powers of visualization against you by showing highly edited home movies of your past mistakes and embarrassments. It projects a slide show of future disasters that obscures any vision of yourself as good or worthy in the present.
Hypnotherapy can help you overcome this negative self talk by improving your self-
Raise your Self Esteem in Twelve Steps
Stop comparing yourself with other people! There will always be people who have more than you do and some who have less. If you play the comparison game, you'll run into too many "opponents" you can't defeat.
Do not put yourself down! You can't develop high self-
Accept all compliments with "thank you!" When you reject a compliment, the message you give yourself is that you are not worthy of praise. Respond to all compliments with a simple "Thank You."
Use affirmations to enhance your self-
Take advantage of workshops, books and cassette tape programs on self-
Associate with positive, supportive people! When negative people who constantly put you and your ideas down surround you, it lowers your self-
Make a list of your past successes! This doesn't necessarily have to consist of monumental accomplishments. Read this list often. While reviewing it, close your eyes and recreate the feelings of satisfaction you experienced when you first attained each success.
Make a list of your positive qualities! Are you honest? Unselfish? Helpful? Creative? Be generous with yourself and write down at least 20 positive qualities. Now magnify these qualities. Start focusing on your positive traits and you'll experience success after success!
Start giving more of yourself! When you do things for others, you are making a positive contribution and you begin to feel more valuable, which, in turn, lifts your spirits and raises you own self-
Get involved in work and activities you love! It's hard to feel good about yourself when spending days in work you despise. Even if you can't explore alternative career options now, you can still devote leisure time to hobbies and activities, which you find stimulating and enjoyable.
Be true to yourself! Live your own life-
Take action! You won't develop high self-
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