Hypnosis for Confidence Sheffield


What is Self-Confidence?

Self-confidence is having a positive attitude about your skills, qualities, and abilities. It means that you have an assured knowledge of your strengths and weaknesses and allows you to view yourself positively, trust your instincts, and lead a motivated life. Also, self-confidence can work in tandem with self-esteem, where you appreciate your mind and body and know your personal value. Self-confidence is important to your psychological well-being, as with belief in your aspirations, you can become more successful in your personal and professional life and be more accepting of criticism.

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I got in contact with Richard because I was struggling with confidence and anxiety around my placement as a student paramedic. I had previously been having CBT sessions, which were okay but not impactful enough for me. Whilst having an occupational health check, I was encouraged to try hypnosis,... and a Google search later, I came across Richard. I was a little dubious at first, because I thought that I would not be able to go into trance and that it wouldn't work for me. But Richard had no doubt about the former. He talked me through all my questions and concerns and reassured me that if it wasn't for me, I would get my money back. He also highlighted to me that hypnosis is not a magic wand, it doesn't solve the problem for you; it gives you the tools to help you help yourself.Listening to Richard is like being immersed in honey; his words and the way he speaks makes you feel safe and calm. Being in a trance is like that period before you fall asleep. And it was so easy to get there. I was aware of everything at the time, but now I look back on it, I wouldn't remember the things that Richard was saying to me. If I wanted to move, I could have done, but I was so relaxed that I didn't even want to move my hand to scratch my nose. After every trance, I awoke feeling absolutely amazing and so good about myself.I don't feel like hypnosis particularly helped me when I think about it. However, it must have done, because I have since become a qualified paramedic. My mentor said that the change in my behaviour and confidence was profound. Maybe my conscious mind is unaware of the changes in my subconscious and that's why I don't feel different? I don't know how this stuff works, but I suppose it did! So, thank you Richard, you've helped me open the door to my brand new career.The only reason why Richard doesn't get 5 stars is because he forgot about one of our appointments and turned up 15minutes late, and I wasn't emailed a copy of our second recording session and was therefore unable to listen to it in my free time.read more
Gabriella L.
Gabriella L.
12:27 09 Jan 19
I recently went to Richard for hypnotherapy because I was suffering crippling nerves and anxiety when attending job interviews. It was really affecting my ability to secure jobs at the interview stage because, although I was getting the interviews following what must have been good applications, I... was not managing to get the jobs.I had three sessions and found them fantastic. In addition, Richard forwards his recording of the sessions afterwards in case anything has been missed whilst under hypnosis, and also giving time to reflect again and reaffirming what he said during the hypnosis.The interview I attended after the last session went well and I secured the job. I can’t say that I wasn’t still very nervous because I was, but I managed to calm myself using the techniques Richard recommended.I would not hesitate to recommend Richard and his hypnotherapy to anyone. If you are experiencing confidence or anxiety issues, I would say just go for it as you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.read more
Gaynor M.
Gaynor M.
11:29 17 Feb 20
I found Richard online and was eager to find a professionally qualified hypnotherapist. His website gave me all the information regarding his services and MOST importantly his professional qualifications and affiliations. After my free phone conversation with Richard I attended for an initial... consultation where we discussed my needs and problems. I wanted additional confidence in the work place and for my hobby of singing and performing at the Lyceum. I have now finished my last session (of 3) and feel a great improvement. After the 1st session I had an audition and instead of being petrified I sailed through and got the part I wanted. At work I have been able to perform a disciplinary procedure without doubting my ability or authority and I perform better under stressful conditions. I even found the deep relaxation helped a very painful back spasm!! All in all a winner.Richard is thoroughly professional and adapts his technique and mannerisms to match the needs of his patients.If you're a skeptic Hypnotherapy may seem a bit "far out" when compared to traditional science and healthcare but it definitely works and proves that it really is mind over matter.read more
Rachel P.
Rachel P.
14:01 17 Nov 11
The hypnosis completely turned around my mindset in just one hour - I couldn’t believe how effective it was! I had got very panicky about my driving test and when I broke down in a lesson a couple of weeks before my test, decided to get some help. Richard instilled me with confidence and I left... feeling amazing, drove great and went to the test calm and prepared :) He put so much energy into his voice and used how I already think to tailor the session to me. Thanks Richard for helping me pass my test!read more
Emily J E.
Emily J E.
23:26 19 Mar 16

What Causes Low Self-Confidence?

The most important thing to know about having low self-confidence is that it is not your fault. Often, low self-confidence can be attributed to many different factors, and it affects each person differently.

Genetic Makeup and Natural Disposition

Some people have a natural tendency to be sceptical and indecisive, particularly when approaching unfamiliar situations. This is commonly known as behavioural inhibition, which means that you have a consistent tendency to show fear and withdraw when confronting novel situations. Sometimes it is good to be cautious, but this lack of assurance can often link to low self-confidence. Additionally, you’re likely to have low-self-confidence if your brain doesn’t have access to enough “happy” chemicals, such as serotonin and oxytocin.

Life Experiences

Previous unpleasant life experiences can leave you feeling insecure or even worthless, contributing to your low self-confidence. Some examples include:

  • Upbringing: Our family shapes who we are and who we become. If you have ever been consistently bullied, mocked, or criticised by a parent or sibling, you may start to doubt yourself and feel worthless.
  • Trauma: Physical, sexual, and emotional abuse can significantly impact our feelings of self-worth. If you feel anxious, helpless, guilty, or even ashamed of your past experiences, the trauma has likely caused your low self-confidence.
  • Bullying: Humiliation or harassment in childhood or adulthood can significantly influence your confidence, particularly your self-perception and belief in your intellectual and athletic abilities. If you are constantly disrespected, it will make you less willing to pursue your ambitions.
  • Gender, race, and sexual orientation: Studies have shown that women and transgender people are programmed to worry about how they are perceived, and so, they are less likely to have the confidence to pursue their goals. Also, if you have been subject to prejudice or discrimination because of your race or sexuality, you may have internalised these negative stereotypes or opinions, leading to a lack of self-confidence.
  • Perfectionism and Social Media: Do you want everything in your life to be flawless? Well, you are likely a perfectionist, and this obsessive worry about whether you are enough can affect your self-confidence. Also, social media is harming our self-esteem, as we are constantly fed media messages which make us feel as though we are lacking.
  • Anxiety or Depression: If you suffer from anxiety or depression, you will likely struggle with self-confidence. This is because living with high levels of anxiety or constantly feeling like you are worthless can cause you to doubt yourself and your capabilities.

How Does Hypnotherapy Increase Self-Confidence?

this woman is smiling , confident and looking healthyLow self-confidence can become a huge problem that can affect your performance at work, your behaviour in relationships and hold you back from achieving your aspirations. However, hypnotherapy can help you improve your self-confidence and self-esteem. At Focused Hypnosis, we will partner you with a qualified hypnotherapist who will help you access your unconscious mind and address your negative perceptions of yourself. By using self-affirmation techniques, your hypnotherapist will encourage you to think positively about yourself, your goals, values and interests, and will help you tackle the cause of your low self-confidence. Visit our blog to find out more about how does hypnotherapy work

What to expect from a Confidence Hypnotherapy Session?

During your first confidence hypnotherapy session, your hypnotherapist will begin by explaining how hypnosis works. After that, you’ll have a conversation to establish why you want to gain more confidence and agree on the methods that your hypnotherapist will use.

Then, the hypnotherapist may:

  • Use guided relaxation techniques to help you achieve hypnosis;
  • Use your agreed method to help you achieve your goal. For example, using self-affirmation techniques to help you believe in yourself;
  • To conclude the session, your hypnotherapist will gradually bring you out of your trance-like state.

Benefits of Improving Confidence with Hypnotherapy?

  1. Hypnotherapy offers you the tools and empowers you to think about yourself more positively, which will allow you to gain confidence and improve your self-esteem.
  2. Unlike many other forms of psychological treatment, you have the power when under hypnosis, as you can control the methods that your hypnotherapist will use, and you can bring yourself out of the hypnotic state whenever you want to. 
  3. Hypnotherapy allows you to directly influence your future, as it delves into your unconscious to treat the cause of your low self-confidence so that the issues do not re-surface later in life.
  4. Hypnotherapy is all-natural and has little side-effects or complications. 
  5. Hypnotherapy is cost-effective and a cheaper option for psychological treatment, as it only requires around six sessions. Please view our website to find out more about how much does hypnotherapy cost.
  6. Hypnotherapy teaches you self-sufficient methods that can be practised when you are struggling with low self-confidence. 

 

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4.8
Based on 33 reviews

Jordan H.
Jordan H.
I had suffered from panic attacks regularly in the past due to anxiety, it got to a point where I felt like I couldn't cope anymore. I visited... Richard for an initial consultation where he gave me some tips on how to cope until our first session and even that was an unbelievable amount of help. I have had only one session with Richard and I feel as if the anxiety has near enough disappeared from my life. I finally feel like my old self again. Highly recommend, such a lovely man and so easy to get along with, felt like I had known him for years.read more
Gabriella L.
Gabriella L.
I got in contact with Richard because I was struggling with confidence and anxiety around my placement as a student paramedic. I had previously been... having CBT sessions, which were okay but not impactful enough for me. Whilst having an occupational health check, I was encouraged to try hypnosis, and a Google search later, I came across Richard. I was a little dubious at first, because I thought that I would not be able to go into trance and that it wouldn't work for me. But Richard had no doubt about the former. He talked me through all my questions and concerns and reassured me that if it wasn't for me, I would get my money back. He also highlighted to me that hypnosis is not a magic wand, it doesn't solve the problem for you; it gives you the tools to help you help yourself.Listening to Richard is like being immersed in honey; his words and the way he speaks makes you feel safe and calm. Being in a trance is like that period before you fall asleep. And it was so easy to get there. I was aware of everything at the time, but now I look back on it, I wouldn't remember the things that Richard was saying to me. If I wanted to move, I could have done, but I was so relaxed that I didn't even want to move my hand to scratch my nose. After every trance, I awoke feeling absolutely amazing and so good about myself. I don't feel like hypnosis particularly helped me when I think about it. However, it must have done, because I have since become a qualified paramedic. My mentor said that the change in my behaviour and confidence was profound. Maybe my conscious mind is unaware of the changes in my subconscious and that's why I don't feel different? I don't know how this stuff works, but I suppose it did! So, thank you Richard, you've helped me open the door to my brand new career.The only reason why Richard doesn't get 5 stars is because he forgot about one of our appointments and turned up 15minutes late, and I wasn't emailed a copy of our second recording session and was therefore unable to listen to it in my free time.read more

What are the Most Common Causes of Low Self-Esteem?

  • Unhappy childhood where family members, teachers, or friends were very critical;
  • Poor performance at school or work, which can make you feel worthless;
  • Mental illnesses, such as anxiety or depression;
  • Emotional, physical, or sexual abuse from partner, parent, carer, or friend;
  • Chronic medical problem or physical disability;
  • Body image;
  • Stressful life events, such as family death, relationship breakdown, financial issues.

 Will Hypnotherapy Help Me Improve My Confidence?

Hypnosis can be an effective, efficient, and accessible form of treatment if you need help boosting your self-confidence. However, hypnosis is not the right form of treatment for everyone, as if you are not open to hypnosis, you will not be able to be hypnotised. Also, hypnosis is not suitable for you if you have a serious mental disorder, such as schizophrenia, as it can create false memories.