About me

Hi, I’m Ben Hammersley

I started B is for Being in 2015 when I realised my authentic self was covered by the belief, “I’m not good enough.”

I didn’t know it at the time but this belief was responsible for all of the self-denying thoughts, feelings, and actions I’d experienced since I was a child.

Because I wasn’t aware of this belief, I assumed I was a person that naturally lacked self-esteem and confidence.

I compensated for this sense of lack by:

  • Engaging in people-pleasing behaviour, even at the expense of my own values and well-being.
  • Trying to prove my worth to others acquiring external achievements, status, or awards.

These behaviours left me feeling fake, vulnerable, and exhausted. I had no sense of who I was deep inside.

At the age of 27, I reached a breaking point where these behaviours had become dysfunctional and were causing me a lot of mental and emotional pain. I started paying attention to the negative thoughts and feelings inside me. Each time they came up I would do my best to meet them with compassion and acceptance.

Through this practice, I experienced a dramatic shift in my self-esteem and confidence levels. The limiting belief, “I’m not good enough” had begun to soften.

The most surprising part of all was that I was sharing myself authentically with others without even trying!

I created B is for Being to share my experience and help others identify and heal their own limiting beliefs.

There are three main sections to B is for Being:

  • Podcast: Conversations with friends, psychologists, and thought leaders about the most effective tools and practices for healing limiting beliefs.
  • Slow Video: Gentle videos for rest and reflection when life feels rough.
  • Blog: An open journal of my limiting beliefs and how I’m healing them.
If you have any questions or feedback for me, please get in touch via the Contact page.
 

The watercolour design featured in the B is for Being logo was kindly provided by Stephen P. Loya.

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