The faith in oneself and one’s abilities is known as confidence. A confident person has the courage to stand up for his or her beliefs and is ready to face challenges. Confident people don’t have fear of failure and are willing to learn new things and take risks. They also have a positive view of life and circumstances. On the other hand, a person who lacks self-confidence doesn’t have faith in their abilities. They have a negative view of life and low self-esteem. They also criticize their own self. Individuals who suffer from low self-confidence feel that they are not good enough and won’t be able to perform. There is also a fear of failure. It is not as if the patient lacks the ability to perform a task; rather they lack faith in their abilities.
Lack of self-confidence may lead to anxiety, depression, social withdrawal, avoiding new challenges and facing new situations, and poor relationships. Lack of self-confidence and low self-esteem could usually begin in childhood. Low confidence can arise from a number of factors. Some of these are profound mental or physical imprints from the past, for example, from being bullied, facing excessive criticism from others, being overprotected, having domineering or over-demanding parents, and high expectations from others. Homeopathic support for lack of self-confidence uses natural remedies that help stimulate a response and help a person build up confidence levels. These remedies can be taken along with psychotherapy or other forms of treatment to achieve the best results.
Homeopathic Remedies For Building Up Self Confidence
Homeopathic remedies for lack of self-confidence is best selected after taking a complete case history in an individual case. While taking the case history, the emphasis should be on identifying the reason for low esteem and low self-confidence; since the origin of the problem in such cases is deeply rooted. Homeopathic support may help in removing obstacles that hinder healthy psychological development leading to low esteem and its results like depression. The most prominent remedies for the homeopathic support for lack of self-confidence are Aurum Met, Lycopodium, Staphysagria, Silicea, and Argentum Nitricum.
Listed below is a brief overview of the remedies mentioned above:
This remedy is one to consider if patients are lacking in confidence and suffering from a self-criticising nature. They feel that they are worthless and have no value. They blame themselves for trivial things that go wrong and have difficulty dealing with contradictions from others. Aurum Met is also used for people with poor confidence levels who go into depression due to the loss of love. Hopelessness is another feature that accompanies the above symptoms. Aurum Met also works well in individuals who have been burdened with a lot of responsibility at a very early stage in life.
This remedy, Lycopodium is a great and important remedy to consider for lack of self-confidence in persons who avoid undertaking new tasks. They have a fear of failure and don’t like to face new situations. Lycopodium is also used when there is an aversion to take on responsibilities because of their fear of failure. Lycopodium also works well when a person has been dominated by parents during childhood.
Staphysagria is another prominent homeopathic remedy for lack of self-confidence and esteem due to deep insults in the past. Staphysagria works well in patients with a history of humiliation; some mental, physical, or sexual abuse; a profound insult; or some shameful incident. Staphysagria is also used for children who feel unloved or uncared for, and end up with low confidence levels. Staphysagria helps raise self-confidence in persons who are weak-spirited and have low self-esteem. Such patients are also extremely sensitive. They get hurt very easily, tend to get offended, feel insulted too often because of little things, and are very concerned about the opinions of others.
Silicea is an effective homeopathic remedy, it works well for raising and stimulating the self-confidence levels in individuals who are very timid and lack self-confidence. They are uncomfortable appearing in public and lack the courage to speak in front of a group of people. They are unable to express themselves properly and have a very mild, sensitive, nervous and yielding nature. Such people consider themselves incapable of doing any work because of the fear of failure.
Argentum Nitricum is a well indicated homeopathic remedy for lack of self-confidence in cases where it is accompanied by anxiety. These individuals do everything in a great hurry and are very impatient. They also suffer from marked anticipatory anxiety. If they have to go to a new place, do something new, or appear somewhere, the anxiety levels shoot up. Diarrhoea may also accompany anxiety. Such patients fear crowds, a mishappening, an impending evil, and even high buildings.
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