People pleasing

Do you find yourself constantly putting others' needs ahead of your own? Are you overwhelmed by the pressure to please everyone around you, often sacrificing your own well-being in the process? If so, you may be struggling with people-pleasing tendencies.

Understanding People-Pleasing

People-pleasing, or the tendency to prioritise others' approval and validation over your own needs and desires, can have a profound impact on your mental and emotional well-being. While it may initially seem like a selfless act, constantly seeking validation from others can lead to feelings of anxiety, low self-esteem, and a loss of personal identity.

The Cost of People-Pleasing

Living life as a people pleaser can be exhausting and unsustainable. Constantly seeking external validation can leave you feeling depleted and disconnected from your authentic self. Moreover, the fear of disappointing others or being rejected can prevent you from setting boundaries and asserting your own needs, leading to a cycle of stress and resentment.

Breaking the Cycle

The good news is that it is possible to break free from the cycle of people-pleasing and reclaim your sense of self-worth and autonomy. In therapy, you can work with Lorraine to:

Explore Underlying Beliefs: Identify and challenge the underlying beliefs and fears that drive your people-pleasing behaviors, such as the need for approval or fear of rejection.

Develop Self-Compassion: Cultivate self-compassion and self-acceptance, learning to assert yourself, prioritise your own needs and well-being without guilt or shame.

Set Boundaries: Learn to set healthy boundaries in your relationships and assert your needs and preferences confidently and assertively.

Build Authentic Connections: Foster authentic connections with others based on mutual respect and genuine communication, rather than seeking validation or approval.

Rediscover Your Authentic Self

By addressing the root causes of your people-pleasing tendencies and learning to prioritise your own needs and well-being, you can break free from the cycle of approval-seeking and live a more fulfilling and authentic life. Therapy offers a supportive and non-judgmental space to explore these patterns, gain insight into your behaviors, and develop practical strategies for positive change.

If you're ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, Lorraine invites you to reach out and meet with her. Together, you can work towards breaking free from people-pleasing and creating a happier life that aligns with your values and aspirations.

Take the first step towards reclaiming your sense of self-worth and autonomy. Your well-being deserves to be a priority.

Weekly therapy sessions are charged at £50 for 50 minutes.

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