Hypnosis for Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
Learn 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 new romantic relationship but past negative experiences with relationships are holding you back. Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve dated anyone or been in a relationship and you need to boost your confidence to even be ready to meet someone new. If you feel like you have had unhealthy patterns in past relationships, hypnotherapy can help you to create new goals and beliefs around intimate relationships.
Perhaps you have a habit of thinking negatively about yourself or just thinking negatively in general and you would like to turn things around. It can be easy to get in a negative cycle, always noticing what’s wrong with yourself and others. If you are someone who is always looking at things this way but you would like to feel more optimistic and positive, hypnotherapy can help.
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 painful or failing relationships, and as you turn negative thoughts into positive thoughts, you manifest a whole new way of life.
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How Does Hypnosis Work for Raising Self-Esteem?
Causes of Low Self-Esteem
One cause of low self-esteem which starts very early in life for some people is disapproving 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 how good they are, it won’t be noticed.
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 isn’t their fault.
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 a person behaves. 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 current problems in their daily life. If a person suffers from clinical depression, they almost always see themselves in a negative light. It is important to know whether you are clinically depressed which can be chemistry and require medication to correct or if it is situational depression meaning that you are just in a low place due to life circumstances and with some help, you can make changes to get back to normal.
Low self-esteem can make you vulnerable to other problems.
These problems could include depression, substance abuse, eating disorders and social anxiety. Using hypnotherapy can help to reprogram that old way of thinking and help to raise your self-esteem.
Using hypnotherapy to raise self-esteem is done by giving the person a set of new self-talk statements. Our subconscious mind is always taking instruction from our thoughts. If a person has negative self-talk such as, “I’m ugly,” “I’m fat,” “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. The good news is, it also works in the other direction. If a person is thinking mostly good things about his or her self, their subconscious mind finds ways to prove those things to be true.
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!”