Self-Esteem & Confidence

Self Esteem and Confidence

When we lack in self esteem or self confidence we don’t enjoy life to the full.  There can be confusion between self-esteem and confidence.  As a brief explanation self-esteem is how you feel about yourself, your opinion of yourself and your general self-worth. Someone with low self-esteem might think “I am ugly”.  Self-confidence is believing you can achieve or succeed at something.  Someone lacking self-confidence might think “I am never going to manage to learn to ski”. 

Self-esteem is inner focused, and self-confidence is outer focused.  However, the two are very often linked together, if your self esteem is low then it does tend to impact your self-confidence.

So why do some people suffer with low self-esteem or low self-confidence?  Well, there are a number of possibilities; you may have been constantly ‘put down’ as a child or as an adult or there may be one or several events that have happened in your life that have impacted how you felt about yourself and your abilities.  Very often you are not aware of these issues on a conscious level, which is why the work I do with you is so beneficial in overcoming this area and re-programming the mind to have a more positive view.  Very often having a low opinion of yourself or your abilities becomes a habit and it can be a case of working with the mind to see a different side to yourself.

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I’ve known Ann for some time now, benefitting from her diet and fitness expertise as a personal trainer so knew firsthand how professional and good she is so thought she could help me on a small confidence problem. I had helped out with a spot of teaching and although I had done this for a few years I always looked with great trepidation and anxiety on the days leading up to my weekly lesson, then had a feeling of total relief when it was over. It was a constant source of anxiety for me even though I was more than able to deliver. In all I had two sessions with Ann, both very calm, relaxing and successful. I cannot really say what happened but just know that afterwards I felt empowered and confident. I used to worry about lesson planning and student interaction and have willingly taken on extra. I can honestly say all those years of feeling uptight and nervous have evaporated. Ann has certainly helped me and I would recommend her services to anyone. Thank you so much.