Idea of going to therapy can be quite daunting. Delving deep into your emotions and experiences and trying to make sense of how they affect you can be a challenge – one that many people are not ready to take on. However, if you are suffering from low self-esteem that is driving you to seek comfort in substances, it is crucial that you try to find out where that comes from. Here are some reasons why you should consider therapy in order to accept yourself:
THERE IS NO JUDGEMENT
Sometimes, people fear talking to their friends or family about their emotions or ideas. Being judged, or perceiving judgement even if it is not there, can negatively affect your relationships. It can also make you not want to open up and discuss your problems, which is just another way to amplify your issues. In therapy, there is no judgement. Therapy is a safe space for you to talk about everything you have been through – the good and the bad – without feeling as though you are being criticized in any way. Once you can begin to talk about your problems, only then can you do something about it. Solving your problems and learning to cope with life’s difficulties can help raise your self-esteem.
THERE IS PROFESSIONAL HELP
Speaking to people you trust in your life may be a great way to vent. However, from the point of view of seeking solutions or advice, it is not an effective way to go about dealing with your problems. This is because therapists are trained professionals who can help you choose your path without offering advice that may ultimately be damaging. This helps increase your self-esteem, as you can understand yourself better. Unless you know what you bring to the table, you may never value yourself.
THERE IS FREEDOM TO MAKE CHOICES
One of the best things about therapy is that no one is going to force their opinions on you. Therapists recognize that as an individual, you must come to terms with your experiences at your own pace. Even if you are still making choices that are bad for you, a therapist will not make you feel bad about who you are or what you are doing. They simply provide the space for you to form your own opinions about yourself and your life. In this way, therapy helps you become more independent and make choices that are good for you. This helps raise your self-esteem, as it is vital to feel like people around you trust you enough to make your own choices.
At Mind Healers, we work on helping people accept who they are. There are no judgements, criticisms, or harsh tones here. We want to help you become the individual you are, and the first step to do the same is to accept yourself wholeheartedly.