Sailing in Sea


Low self-worth is not rational. We can have the best job going, good health, financial security, great family, and still feel worthless.


Low self-worth stems from unresolved past experiences and emotions. Instead of a thought, it’s a belief. Those past experiences led to negative beliefs about the world, and if there was one emotion that drives low self-worth, it is shame. We feel ashamed of who we are and what we experienced.


The real triggers for low self-worth and the experiences that lead to having low self-esteem and low self-worth are sometimes directly linked to early CHILDHOOD ABUSE. One of the most common reasons for low self-worth is experiencing. In an attempt to understand what is happening, a child blames him or herself. Things like neglect, growing up in poverty, an alcoholic or sick parent, one parent being violent to the other, a family member going to jail, and your parents divorcing. Blaming all our misery on our parents is not the best tactic. Often parents did the best they can, but didn’t have the right information. But it is true that poor parenting— frequent punishments and criticism, harsh standards, not being shown enough affection — is connected to low self-esteem.