Low self-esteem

Self-esteem is based on the value we consider we are worth, and in low self-esteem we value ourselves a lot less than others. This can be a result of negative experiences which may have included being judged or criticised. The symptoms for low self-esteem include:

  1. Thoughts – I’m not good enough, there is something wrong with me, it’s my fault, I’m neglected
  2. Emotions – low, upset, tearful, angry, frustrated
  3. Physical sensations – lethargic, tired, tension in body, stomach churning
  4. Behaviour – please others, get defensive, avoid people or situations

Follow this link for further information about Self-esteem:

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/mentalhealth/Pages/Dealingwithlowself-esteem.aspx