Lack of self-confidence & Low self-esteem
How confidence developed throughout an individual’s early life and genetics are both thought to influence the current level of confidence an individual has. However this level can often be changed as everyone has the ability and skills to enhance their self-confidence. It is often the case that individuals are simply unsure of how to use these skills to achieve an increased level of self-confidence, and need to be shown how.
Hypnotherapy often has high success rates for helping those suffering from a lack of self-confidence. Hypnotherapy seeks to determine the root cause and then find ways to resolve it. Hypnosis can reach the unconscious mind and modify belief systems, and replace negative thought patterns with positive ones. This can boost self-confidence and completely change an individual’s life.
Low self esteem
The terms ‘self-esteem’ and ‘self-confidence’ are often used interchangeably when we describe how we feel about ourselves. However, although self-confidence is related to self-esteem, they are two different concepts. Unlike self-esteem, self-confidence is the level of trust we have in our abilities, our sense of judgement and personal qualities.
Levels of self-confidence can vary depending on a situation. For example, one may be self-confident when it comes to doing mathematical equations, but not so much when it comes to reading and writing. Self-esteem on the other hand is how we feel about ourselves overall – no matter what the circumstance. Our self-esteem is shaped by our experiences and situations that have happened in the past. These determine how we feel about ourselves in the present.
It is not uncommon for someone who is self-confident to have low self-esteem – and vice versa. Ultimately, when you value yourself, your self-esteem improves. This makes you feel more confident. When you are confident in many areas of your life, you feel better about yourself. You can work on both simultaneously.
Hypnosis is a relaxing and safe process that involves redirecting the conscious and subconscious mind. The aim of hypnosis for self-esteem is to identify and challenge negative thinking patterns. It also encourages positive changes through the power of suggestion. Once you’re under hypnosis, a hypnotherapist will present various hypnotic suggestions, visualisations and other techniques. These help to promote positive thoughts, attitudes and beliefs that support a healthy self-esteem.
In the deeply relaxed state of hypnosis, your subconscious is more accepting of suggestions to change. By identifying your problems and goals in an initial conscious consulation, a hypnotherapist can tailor their suggestions to meet your needs. In the case of hypnotherapy for self-esteem, the primary aim is to encourage self-empowerment and reduce negative self-talk, thus promoting the development of long-term, healthy self-esteem.