Perception vs self-worth

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Have you ever thought about how perception can have a profound impact on individuals’ self-worth?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_column_text]Perception, both internal and external, plays a pivotal role in shaping how individuals understand themselves and navigate their personal and professional lives. The concept of perception is intricately linked to self-worth and is a key focus of the therapeutic process.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We humans are heavily influenced by our perception of ourselves, our abilities, and how we believe others perceive us. The perception of one’s self-worth is shaped by internal factors such as personal beliefs, experiences, and self-evaluations, as well as external factors including feedback from others and societal comparisons.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If an individual holds negative self-perceptions based on past experiences or internalized beliefs, it can lead to low self-worth, self-doubt, and maladaptive behaviours. Similarly, the perception of being negatively judged by others can contribute to heightened anxiety and diminished self-worth. These perceptions, if left unaddressed, can hinder personal and professional growth.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Role of CBT in Shaping Perception and Self-Worth

Cognitive behavioural therapy offers a structured and evidence-based approach to addressing and modifying unhelpful perceptions that contribute to emotional distress and low self-worth. Through CBT, individuals learn to identify and challenge negative self-perceptions, replacing them with more balanced and realistic perspectives. This process not only enhances self-worth but also empowers individuals to make positive changes in their thoughts and behaviours.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Strategies to Improve Self-Worth Through Perception

It is vital to engage in self-reflection, self-monitoring, and seeking feedback from trusted sources to gain a more accurate understanding of their self-perceptions. This must be followed by rationalising and addressing and reshaping unhelpful perceptions. Practising mindfulness or one minute breathing exercise can be very valuable strategies to de-focus from the stress or anxiety of such perception and focus on improving awareness of thoughts, emotions and behaviour.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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