Hypnosis for Self-Confidence and Self-EsteemLearn about hypnosis and hypnotherapy to boost self-esteem or self-confidence.
Hypnotherapy for Self-Confidence
What areas in your life do you lack confidence?
Many people have at least one area in which they could improve their confidence.
Maybe you know that you are qualified for that perfect job but when you get to the interview, you feel panicked or you freeze up and seem to lose the ability to articulate why the employer should choose you.
Maybe you want to find a wonderful romantic partner to spend time with or even marry, but past negative experiences with relationships are holding you back. You may be wondering if it’s you who has a problem in relationships or maybe you have just chosen the wrong people because of an unhealthy pattern you’ve established.
Perhaps you have a habit of thinking negatively about yourself or just thinking negatively in general and you would like to turn things around.
Whatever your issue regarding self-confidence might be, hypnotherapy to improve confidence can help you to visualize the you that you want the rest of the world to see. It can remove the barriers between you and the perfect job. It can help you to break old patterns of choosing the wrong romantic partners and as you turn negative thoughts into positive thoughts, you manifest a whole new way of life.
Causes of Low Self-Esteem
One cause of low self-esteem which starts very early in life for some people is disapproving or un-involved parents or caregivers. If parents are highly critical and judgmental of the child, it can cause the thought that it doesn’t matter what they do, it won’t be good enough. Or along the same lines, it doesn’t matter what they do, it won’t be noticed.
Bullying can be another cause for low self-esteem. If a person had overly supportive parents, it can keep a person from developing a thick skin against negativity and criticism. If a person was bullied in their youth and had un-supportive parents, the effect can be a feeling of helplessness and an overwhelming sense of being abandoned and alone.
Trauma whether it be physical, sexual, or emotional abuse may be the most overt cause of low self-esteem. Being forced into a physical and emotional position against your will can make it very hard to trust yourself or trust others, which profoundly impacts self-esteem. People who suffer from the trauma of abuse often take on blame for the abuse even though it is in no way their fault.
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How Does Hypnosis Work for Raising Self-Esteem?
Many people have thinking bias’s which contribute to low self-esteem.
One example of a thinking bias is that a person is quick to find anything that fits with negative ideas or beliefs about themselves, and discount anything positive which would contradict the negative.
When a person does this, they in effect focus on what they do wrong, and ignore what they do right. A person with low self-esteem has a tendency to disregard or even reject compliments given to them with the idea that it’s not true and someone is just trying to be nice by giving the compliment.
When a person has low self-esteem, the beliefs they hold about who they truly think they are will be mainly negative, and negative beliefs are expressed in many ways.
Someone with low self-esteem is generally self-critical, self-blaming and self-doubting, and focuses on their weaknesses rather than their strengths.
These beliefs will affect how they behave. They might avoid challenges and opportunities, be continually apologetic, or find it difficult to be assertive. This person feels sadness, guilt, shame, frustration and anger. This also shows up in physical ways causing illness and feelings of fatigue and tension.
Symptoms of Low Self-esteem
- Fear and Anxiety (of making a mistake, being rejected, looking foolish or inadequate)
- Mixed Emotions.
- Shutdown Emotionally.
- Self-Esteem Attacks: Similar but different from panic attacks. Appearance of Shyness.
Using Hypnotherapy to Raise Self-Esteem
The negative beliefs listed above can influence many aspects of life. At work a person with low self-esteem may consistently under-perform or, conversely, be rigorous in their perfectionism which is driven by a fear of failure.
In their personal relationships they may suffer from extreme self-consciousness and be very sensitive to criticism or disapproval. Some will try to always be in control and some will always put others first.
In their leisure time they might avoid any activity where there is a risk of being judged, or they may feel that they don’t deserve to relax or enjoy themselves.They also may not take good care of themselves by not getting enough rest/sleep, not eating in a healthy way, and not exercising. They may also drink excessively or use drugs.
The Effect That Low Self-esteem Has on People Depends on the Role That it Plays in Their Lives
Sometimes low self-esteem is an aspect of a current problems, such as depression. People who are clinically depressed almost always see themselves in a negative light. Alternatively, low self-esteem may be a result of something else that’s causing you distress – such as relationship difficulties, anxiety problems or chronic illness.
Low self-esteem can make you vulnerable to other problems.
These problems could include depression, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders or social anxiety, among others. If this is the case, then unless your low self-esteem is tackled you’ll remain vulnerable to similar problems in future.
Using hypnotherapy to raise self-esteem is done by giving the person a set of new self-talk statements. Our subconscious mind listens to every thought we have. If the person has negative self-talk such as, “I’m ugly,” “I’m stupid,” “I’m scared,” “I can’t get a good job,” “I’ll never find the right partner,” then the subconscious mind helps to deliver a real life outcome to follow those exact orders.
How To Overcome Low Self Esteem Using The Subconscious Mind
The subconscious mind doesn’t differentiate between positive and negative, happy or sad. It is simply following the continuous orders given by the conscious mind or intellect.
Using hypnotherapy to change the negative thought pattern, the subconscious mind can be reprogrammed (creating new neural pathways) to believe the positive self-talk such as, “I’m attractive,” “I’m smart,” “I’m fearless,” “I’m going to find the perfect job,” “I will have a great relationship with a great person!”
This reprogramming of the subconscious mind must happen in order for the person to begin creating this new life of positive outcomes.