Rebuilding confidence after trauma can be difficult. There are layers to healing and each layer builds up your self-esteem and confidence.
It is like building with blocks. There needs to be a foundation with your healing process and as you build upon your healing more pieces begin to come together organically.
While we begin to connect with our feelings, needs, judgments, and setting boundaries we start to rebuild our sense of self, our self-esteem, and our confidence.
This isn’t to say this is the only healing or that it is simple. There can be underlying issues and emotions that you are unconscious of or that may be coming up in other ways.
With this in mind, confidence is built up over time, each step that is taken increases your confidence level.
Here are some tips on helping to rebuild your confidence:
- Connecting with your feelings and needs – leads you to recognize how you’re feeling in a variety of different scenarios and what needs are being met or not met. Creating new awareness and changes.
- Saying no and setting boundaries – this takes time. We recommend you do this slowly if it’s safe to do so.
- Acknowledge how far you’ve come and all the awareness you have gained. Celebrating and honouring yourself reminds you of your worth, helps reinforce and build confidence.
- Remember we tend to go backwards as we start using new skills, that’s okay. Just like an arrow it goes back in order to go forward. Backwards is a heads up that more healing and awareness is needed.
- Self-compassion and grace are important when learning new skills.
We offer Life Coaching to help support you with building your confidence or transitioning other areas of your healing. Join our free Online Community Support Group for tips, techniques, and other free events.
Drop us a few words, a gif or emoji and tell us what has helped you build your confidence or how we can support you as you rebuild your confidence.
Note: We are not Therapists, Registered Counsellors, Psychologists, and or Medical doctors. We are survivors ourselves, who offer support groups and services that help complement traditional therapies and medications. At no time are we providing a diagnosis or making medical recommendations. It is always recommended you speak with a Health Care Professional before making any changes.