Hypnotherapy for Self Confidence

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People who are happy and successful in their careers and relationships often have a strong resilience to judgment, criticism and rejection. You can't please all people all the time, and most happy and successful people know and accept this.

A lot of our fears and inhibitions limiting our confidence in ourselves stems from personal experiences we associate with failure or humiliation or  criticism we have received at school, from parents or other authority figures or peers in our lives.

Case Study

A child is made to read in front of the class. He mucks it up and his friends laughed at him. He sits back down feeling embarrassed and humiliated. Twenty years later he still has a fear of public speaking.

Most parents try to do their best with the skills and resources they have available. Unfortunately many dysfunctional parenting styles have been passed down through the generations, from a time when fear and negativity were an accepted means of raising children. Bullying by fellow students also takes its toll.

It’s a natural response to run and hide from things which have previously hurt you. This is true for both physical and emotional pain and this is why many people live in fear of environments or situations which have the potential to invoke judgment, criticism or rejection. Following clinical hypnosis, clients typically report feeling much more at ease in situations which, in the past, have been very stressful and inhibiting.

Melbourne Clinical Hypnotherapy Program - Self Confidence

People with low self-esteem often run themselves into a state of mental and physical exhaustion trying to create an identity or lifestyle which receives minimal negative judgment and maximum likelihood of praise. Perfectionism, avoidance and a wide variety of social phobias are often driven by these sorts of fears.

Hypnosis induced altered states of relaxation can produce and improve the clarity of positive mental imagery. The hypnotherapist/hypnotist can guide you to ‘see’ and ‘feel’ yourself being more relaxed in situations which you usually find stressful. Sometimes people with low self-esteem can allow too much negative imagery to persist in their thinking. Too much worrying over-stimulates the ‘stress response’ and this creates feelings of anxiety. Hypnotic suggestions are given to let go of the habit of worrying and to use your imagination in a more positive and productive manner.

In clinical hypnosis, hypnotic techniques are used to reduce fears and inhibitions to provide a great sense of relief to those suffering low self-esteem or social phobias.

  • If you don’t care when people are noticing you blush, you tend to blush less often. If you don’t care what people think about you, it’s much easier to be confident in a crowd.
  • If you’re comfortable about the possibility of mucking up your speech, it’s much easier to relax and connect with the audience.
  • If you don’t mind a bit of rejection, it’s a lot easier to relax when you ask that attractive person out for a date.

Client and therapist work together to establish realistic and achievable goals. These goals are built upon, over a period of time, until the final goal is eventually achieved. In this way self-esteem is boosted rather than degraded by setting unrealistic goals.

Hypnotherapy is an excellent tool to help you build self-confidence, learn to control panic attacks, stress and anxiety. It is drug free and it can treat the symptoms as well as the cause.

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