How Rebecca Got Her Self-Esteem Back Without Spending Big on Therapy

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Dainius Jakucionis, MD
By Dainius Jakucionis, MD Updated on 2024 Jan 22

You know the feeling – you’re feeling good about yourself for a brief moment, and then boom. 

Straight back down to Earth.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

Today we’re going to talk about Rebeca’s story of low self-esteem, high stress, and the journey she took to become the happy, fulfilled person she is today.

So, let’s get into it.

“I was a confident kid, always first to suggest play-dates, always happy to be out with my friends, always the life of the party, let’s say.”

It’s funny how quickly things can change. By her teens, Rebecca started to struggle with her self-esteem in a big way.

“It felt like the rug had been pulled out from under my feet. I suddenly had no confidence, no control, and it was as if the world had conspired against me. I struggled with my weight, I had bad acne, and all my friends seemed to mature much faster than I did.”

Gentle storm

As time passed, Rebecca, 41, struggled more and more with her self-image. We’re sure you know this feeling. 

You feel that no matter what you do, however much you try, things never click the way they should. 

The saddest part?

Rebecca felt this way for years.

It wasn’t until she hit the big 4 0 that she realized how left-out she’d been. 

“I started looking around me and seeing confidence everywhere. My kids were so outgoing and confident – I began to worry that hey, that was me at their age, what if they end up losing their confidence too?”

She knew she needed to make a change to set a good example for her kids and make that change fast.

Every picture tells a story

Don’t it? 

The turning point, as these things often are, was a moment of reflection. 

At a birthday party, she posed for a picture with her friends, and when she saw the result – she was floored. 

Despite being the youngest of the group, she saw herself as old, worn, tired, and unhappy. 

It shows the effect that low self-esteem can have on a person.

“I looked at myself and didn’t see me. I saw a tired, sad woman – it made me realize that somewhere along the line, my joy had disappeared. I knew I needed to do something, but what?”

The issue was this – Rebecca isn’t made of money, just like most of us. 

Therapy quotes were through the roof, and she simply couldn’t afford them – no matter how important.

First things first

After searching the internet for people like her, Rebecca found a forum for women discussing their low self-esteem.

“It was a strange feeling – discovering that others felt the same way. On the one hand, I felt sorry for these women, that they had so many issues – but on the other, I was glad; this could become a support network for me.”

After a few weeks, Rebecca stumbled across a thread about the best ways to improve self-esteem from the comfort of her own home. 

She was hooked.

“That’s where I came across Sensa.”

“I saw great recommendations from other users, so I figured I had nothing to lose since the price was so low – and I was so right.”

After less than a month, Rebecca was feeling like a different person.

She was complemented by colleagues, friends, and family members about the way she carried herself. Nothing physically had changed, but the aura around her certainly had.

“It was an odd process – I didn’t really feel it happening, but soon enough, I started to accept myself for how I was, accept the things in life I wasn’t happy about before, and enjoy the little things. That made all the difference.”

Flying dream

Rebecca went from feeling uncomfortable in her skin to being confident, assured, and goal-getting in a couple of months – that’s why she asked us to share her story.

Can you relate to anything she talked about? 

The way she felt?

The way she feels now?

Sensa is here for you, too. What do you have to lose by trying? Very little.

What can you gain? Everything.

Dainius Jakucionis, MD

Dainius is a renowned psychotherapist, holding a Master’s Degree in Medicine and additional training in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy.