Confidence Building to Help Your Daily Life
Confidence building is the process of helping individuals with low self-confidence, i.e. people who no longer trust their judgement or feel comfortable with their abilities. Low self-confidence hinders individuals from realising their full potential and who they can be. It can also rob its sufferers from feeling secure and safe, affecting their relationships, careers, social life, and thoughts.
Though self-confidence and self-esteem are used interchangeably, both concepts are different. Confidence stems from the word trust or faith; it is linked with how the world and others perceive individuals. On the other hand, self-esteem is more about the person’s relationship with himself or herself and how they feel about who they are. Though self-confidence and self-esteem are linked, they are not always connected. Only a professional can determine which of these issues you may be suffering from.
Causes of Low Self-Confidence
An individual’s early environment and influences affect their level of confidence, disposition and resilience. For instance, children who speak their mind openly grow into more confident adults whereas those who could not overcome a learning difficulty may lose theirs. Systematic punishment, failing to meet parental or peer-group standards, and absence of praise or affection are also responsible for low self-confidence.
Symptoms of Low Self-Confidence
Unfortunately, you may not detect low self-confidence whereas others may see it from a mile away. An individual’s level of confidence is usually apparent through their body language, behaviour, reactions and speech. To help you determine whether or not you have low self-confidence, ask yourself:
- Do you feel that you are unsuccessful or bound to fail at everything?
- Do you lack the drive to excel or have no direction in mind?
- Do you tend to feel shy and easy around others?
- Do you experience a sense of uselessness or worthlessness?
- Do you believe yourself to be inferior to others?
- Do you think you have grown bitter about work, social, or family relationships?
If you had answered ‘yes’ to most of these, you need to enrol yourself in confidence building therapies. That way, you can confront your shortcomings honestly and build on what you can do while accepting constructive criticism.
Confidence Building as a Treatment
To overcome low self-confidence, it is important that you understand the setbacks and problems which caused this issue in the first place. This is where confidence building can help. This umbrella term consists of a number of treatments which are offered in group form or face-to-face. Depending on the severity of your condition, a therapist may recommend counselling, life coaching or even hypnotherapy. Rest assured that whichever method the therapist uses is going to build your self-confidence and reverse your current negative thinking. However, you need to consult with the best to truly get long-lasting results.
This is where Dr Ahmed comes in the picture. A psychiatry professional with years of experience in confidence building, he has helped hundreds gain control over their lives and become confident in the face of different challenges. To find out how he can help you too, schedule an appointment by contacting YourMind.Clinic today.