All about low self-confidence
Everyone has an inner voice – a kind of ‘buddy’ with whom you ruminate over whether or not you should do something.
This voice can be helpful and supportive – but equally, it can be harsh. When people have confidence problems and low self-esteem, the following kind of inner self-talk is common:
- “No one wants to hear your opinion.”
- “Why bother? You won’t be any good at it.”
- “He/she doesn’t like you.”
- “You’re weird/different to everyone else.”
Other things can affect confidence levels
The negative internal voice only tells half of the story. Your confidence can also be affected by experiences – such as a time where you experienced a bad outcome in the past after attempting something.
Emotions can play a part in confidence, too – it’s a fact of life that some people are naturally shy, less sure of themselves or wracked by feelings of guilt. All of these can affect our confidence.
There’s another consideration: introverts tend to be more affected by confidence issues than extroverts.
Overly affected by passing comments
Another sign of low self-confidence is an acute sensitivity to criticism – possibly causing anxiety when around the person who has criticised you.
Negative thoughts that come with low self-esteem can also lead to social withdrawal, affect sports performance and make you dread public speaking.
But there are ways to change the status quo. A more confident you is within your grasp.
How Confidence Hypnotherapy can help you
A lack of confidence is a learned behaviour. The good news is that Clinical Hypnotherapy and NLP can be brilliant at working to create positive new behaviours and attitudes. Hypnosis for confidence is all about changing the way you think about things.
The stress you currently feel when thinking about your place in this world and your capabilities are neutralised – you are given new thoughts to boost your self-confidence and reduce your fear of failure or being looked down on by others.
Some of the things that commonly occur during face-to-face or online hypnotherapy for confidence include:
- Replacing internal negative self-talk with a positive new voice (think Michelle Obama or your favourite actor).
- Creating a physical confidence button called an anchor, which can boost your confidence when you need it.
- Learning to imagine seeing, hearing and feeling yourself being full of confidence. It’s a technique called visualisation that is widely used by successful people.
Boost your confidence in just a couple of sessions
Many clients see significant change and feel like they are building confidence incredibly quickly when they choose hypnotherapy. Some say they felt confident within the first 30 minutes – for the first time in years.
If you’d like to work with me to build confidence, feel more hopeful about your abilities and get a sense of moving in a positive new direction, please fill out our contact form today.