Understanding Low Self-esteem

This webinar is for adults that would like to learn more about low self-esteem and ways to improve our negative view of ourselves.

'Understanding Low Self-esteem’ is a webinar for adults that would like to learn more about low self-esteem and ways to improve our negative view of ourselves. It begins by looking at what self-esteem is, how low self-esteem can be maintained, for example through self-criticism, and introduces practical techniques to improve low self-esteem. The webinar also includes information about the variety of treatment options that Hertfordshire and Mid Essex Talking Therapies offer.

Difficulties with self-esteem can affect people in different ways and to varying degrees. Some people may experience high levels of self-esteem in one area of their lives but have low self-esteem in others. For example, people may notice the impact of low self-esteem in certain situations, such as meeting new people. For others, low self-esteem can impact all areas of their lives. 

Low self-esteem is a common problem for many people, so it is important to recognise that we aren’t alone. Low self-esteem can occur as part of a current problem such as depression, or because of a range of difficulties including chronic illness or relationship problems. The webinar can help us to recognise how we are feeling and begin to regain control over our mood and the unhelpful self-critical thoughts we may hold about ourselves. 

Key topics covered: 

  • What is self-esteem? Exploring the way we view and think about ourselves. 
  • How is low self-esteem maintained? Taking a Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) approach to understand how our low self-esteem is being maintained, as well as exploring the unhelpful impact of self-criticism. 
  • Practical techniques to help to improve our mood: An introduction to CBT techniques that can help us get back to doing activities we enjoy, recognise the positive aspects of ourselves and challenge the negative view we hold of ourselves. 

To find more information or to self-refer to the NHS Hertfordshire and Mid Essex Talking Therapies services please visit: www.hpft-talkingtherapies.nhs.uk or talk to your GP. 

If you require any additional support registering for any of our webinars, please email: hpft.talkingtherapieswebinars@nhs.net

Self-help videos:

We also have a variety of self-help videos available that focus on a range of topics including stress, sleep, nature and wellbeing, tips for healthcare staff and mindfulness. Click here for more information about our self-help videos.

Please note this video was created prior to our service name change (from HPFT IAPT) to 'Hertfordshire and Mid Essex Talking Therapies'.