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Hypnotherapy and Self Confidence

People who are self confident and self-assured tend to be those who are naturally sociable, who achieve success in their chosen profession or career and who take full advantage of all opportunities that come their way in life.  People are attracted to confident people and enjoy spending time in their company:  they tend to be happier and more relaxed, and are often easier to be with than those who lack self-confidence and self-esteem.

self-esteemMany of us will suffer with a lack of confidence at some point in our lives and this is only natural (see section below on how hypnosis can help), however for some people this lack of confidence is an almost constant backdrop in their lives.

Life can be quite challenging for those who have poor levels of self-confidence, self-belief and/or self-image.  For example, making and keeping friends can be difficult; socialising in large groups may create anxiety or worry; going for job interviews may be problematic; speaking on the telephone may not be easy; even buying new clothes may be stressful.  For this group of people, there are likely to be unresolved issues from their past that are undermining their confidence levels on a daily basis.

Many of the features, and the impact, of low self-confidence mirror issues associated with problems such as anxietystress,  and social phobia  and it is likely that many people who have low self-confidence also suffer aspects of these other difficulties.

How Hypnotherapy Can Help

If you are experiencing a lack of confidence over an upcoming event, for example, you are due to give a best man’s speech, or you are going to a party where you won’t know many people, or maybe you are looking to change your job, then hypnosis, combined with suggestion therapy can enable you to increase your belief in yourself and your self-confidence, enabling you to feel more proficient and in control.

It can provide you with a greater sense of self; it can boost self-esteem; it can help you build on your self-belief and you can have a strong visual image of yourself being calm and self-assured in your upcoming event.

An added bonus is that hypnosis is wonderfully relaxing and reduces stress levels.

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Hypnotherapy and Self Esteem

Our self esteem can be a pivotal factor in many areas of our lives.

How we feel about ourselves can be and is assessed by others in many situations, both social and professional. It affects the way we think about and approach these situations.

In the case of a  job interview, if we are not confident, it can show in our body language, the words we choose and how elaborately we answer questions.

A skilled interviewer will pick up on these indicators and this can make all the difference when it comes to a final hiring decision.

Lack of self confidence can limit our social lives and may be a barrier to our forming lasting relationships.

Indeed, low self esteem has been shown to be what is called an Outcome Variable in how we deal with and recover from illnesses such as cancer and heart attacks.

Hypnotherapy is a highly effective, reliable and side effect free method of removing the barriers to a healthy self esteem

“Hypnotic techniques offer the clinician an abundance of options for enhancing self-esteem and self-efficacy. Their impact upon the core beliefs that characterise self-esteem may be direct, as in the case of ego-strengthening, or indirect, as in the case of a variety of interventions which enhance self-worth through the relief  of distressing affects, behaviours, and cognitions and the resolution of intrapsychic conflict.”

This quote is from a paper published in Hypnosis in Australia, Nov 1997, entitled, SELF-ESTEEM, HYPNOSIS AND EGO-ENHANCEMENT by Simon P. Stafrace Psychiatrist in Private Practice, Barry J. Evans Department of  Psychiatry, University of Melbourne and Graham D. Burrows AO, KSJ Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre.

You can read the entire paper here.

 

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