Self-Esteem and Self-Worth

Comox Depression CounsellingA healthy sense of self notably impacts how we feel and function in the world. Self-esteem is our basic sense of worth and value. Low self-esteem can mean constant self-doubt, self-criticism, and an inferior ego state, and mental health issues. Abuse, supressed anger, loneliness, isolation, depression and shame fuel low self-esteem. The lack of positive reinforcement and encouragement while growing up can have lasting scars on self-esteem. Negative core beliefs that were instilled in us growing up can keep our self-worth and esteem low. Criticism, bullying, peer pressure, abandonment and rejection also have negative impact on an individual’s self-esteem, worth and value. We can develop a healthier positive self-esteem and value.