People who are confident and self-assured tend to be those who are naturally sociable, who achieve success in their chosen profession or career and who take full advantage of all opportunities that come their way in life. People are attracted to confident people and enjoy spending time in their company: they tend to be happier and more relaxed, and are often easier to be with than those who lack self-confidence and self-esteem.
Many of us will suffer with a lack of confidence at some point in our lives and this is only natural (see section below on how hypnosis can help), however for some people this lack of confidence is an almost constant backdrop in their lives.
Life can be quite challenging for those who have poor levels of self-confidence, self-belief and/or self-image. For example, making and keeping friends can be difficult; socialising in large groups may create anxiety or worry; going for job interviews may be problematic; speaking on the telephone may not be easy; even buying new clothes may be stressful. For this group of people, there are likely to be unresolved issues from their past that are undermining their confidence levels on a daily basis.
Many of the features, and the impact, of low self-confidence mirror issues associated with problems such as anxiety (click here for more info), stress, and social phobia and it is likely that many people who have low self-confidence also suffer aspects of these other difficulties.
If you are experiencing a lack of confidence over an upcoming event, for example, you are due to give a best man’s speech, or you are going to a party where you won’t know many people, or maybe you are looking to change your job, then hypnosis, combined with suggestion therapy will enable you to increase your belief in yourself and your self-confidence, enabling you to feel more proficient and in control.
It will provide you with a greater sense of self; it will boost self-esteem; it will help you build on your self-belief and you will have a strong visual image of yourself being calm and self-assured in your upcoming event.
An added bonus is that hypnosis is wonderfully relaxing and reduces stress levels.
Here at Southampton Hypnosis we have substantial experience of helping people to reduce their worries and anxieties in relation to specific events, and you would need just one session a week or two before the event in question.
Perhaps your issues are more long term or pervasive and you have found that your low self-confidence is undermining your success and opportunities in life. In these circumstances it is likely that you would benefit most from a course of analytical hypnotherapy (pure-hypnoanalysis).
This type of therapy would provide you with all the benefits of hypnosis with suggestion therapy, whilst also helping you to fully resolve the issues that have lead to your low self-confidence, leaving you free to enjoy a more fulfilled, relaxed and self-assured approach to life in the future.
At my centre I have found that confidence issues can be very effectively treated using pure hypnoanalysis and issues can usually be resolved within about 8 sessions.