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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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.
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?
Low 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Hypnotherapy is all-natural and has little side-effects or complications.
- 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.
- Hypnotherapy teaches you self-sufficient methods that can be practised when you are struggling with low self-confidence.
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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.