British Menopause Society has revealed that over 20% of the working women surveyed reported that menopause had affected their confidence at work. (1)
Women can find that the fluctuation of oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone can impact their:
This can all contribute to low self-esteem.
Self-esteem is an area that can affect so many different areas of an individual's life at any age. From teenage years - to post-menopause, from weight issues to addictions, self-esteem can lie beneath many of the issues I work with as a hypnotherapist.
We all have times when we lack confidence and do not feel good about ourselves.
But when low self-esteem becomes a long-term problem, it can affect our mental health and day-to-day lives.
Self-esteem is the opinion we have of ourselves.
Self-esteem is an individual's subjective evaluation of their own worth.
Self-esteem may also be described as self-worth, self-regard, self-respect, and self-integrity.
When we have healthy self-esteem, we tend to feel positive about ourselves and about life in general. It makes us better able to deal with life's ups and downs.
When our self-esteem is low, we see ourselves and our life in a more negative and critical light.
We also feel less able to take on life's challenges.
I have seen it frequently with perimenopausal women, describing themselves as once having confidence and now finding they have lost it. They can't find themselves anymore or have forgotten who they used to be before their hormones started fluctuating.
Some of the signs of low self-esteem can be
Sensitivity to criticism
Excessive preoccupation with personal problems
Questioning every thought, feeling and action
Physical symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia and headaches.
Low self-esteem is a self-fulling prophecy.
Hypnotherapy focuses on the following:
Identifying negative talk
Connections with loving people
Learning to be assertive
Setting a challenge
Focusing on the positives
Hypnosis is entirely collaborative and begins with a conversation to establish your goals.
It will identify those areas and aspects affected most, improve coping abilities, address past potential causes, and find renewed hope and positivity.
Reclaim Your Self-Esteem, re-focus and tap into your natural confidence - the confidence you were born with!
Hypnosis can help you whether our sessions are in-person or online.
And let the changes begin!