Labelling is a type of thinking which follows an event where you feel you are failed. Common labels in such situations are “loser”, “failure”, “idiot”, “stupid”, “unworthy”. We all do that. However, mental health issues can arise if the label becomes self-belief.
Labels are often harsh and critical, resulting in low self-esteem and self-confidence. It makes you feel disappointed in yourself, depressed, increasingly anxious, perhaps guilty and ashamed. Labelling others promotes anger towards them.
What do you tell yourself?
What do you tell yourself when things don’t go the way you want them to? What do you tell yourself? The negative labels you pin on yourself regularly affect how you think about yourself, your mood, your life.
Therapy can help with labels.
During our sessions, thinking about your labels can help you see the impact of relating to yourself. Then, we can find the whole of you and focus on what we need to work on. None of us is perfect; we all have struggles, we’ve all made mistakes.
We, together, can get rid of this critical inner voice and find your real, whole self.