Confidence & Self-esteem
Confidence and self-esteem are often confused to mean the same thing. In reality there is a subtle but important difference between them. Confidence is the positive feeling you get when you know you can rely on your own abilities to perform. It helps us to excel in situations like interviews or when public speaking. Self-esteem is more fundamental and is related to that underlying feeling of self-worth. If you feel deep down that you are not good enough or that you are not lovable then this will be related to your self-esteem.
The good news is that both your confidence and your self-esteem can be improved and hypnotherapy offers a simple and effective way for you to do this. Now this isn't about making you someone you're not or giving you an over-inflated ego. Hypnotherapy is about changing your internal perception about your own abilities and self-worth so you can achieve your potential and feel happier in yourself.
Hypnosis for confidence involves building on the resources that you already have. No one is born with low confidence, but it is something that life has an unfortunate habit of knocking. Therapy works by finding the limiting beliefs that are holding you back and changing them into new positive beliefs about your abilities. Negative beliefs can often start as far back as childhood and sometimes we are not even aware that they exist, we just know that something is preventing us from performing to our best. By working with your subconscious mind hypnotherapy can help you make permanent changes to your confidence levels. Your subconscious mind is responsible for your "automatic" behaviour and by changing beliefs on this level the sky is the limit! You won't have to think about performing well, it will just happen automatically. This is why many elite athletes, performers and business professionals use hypnosis as their secret weapon!
Self-esteem can be responsible for a great deal of unhappiness. People with poor self-esteem have often felt a low sense of self-worth for a very long time. This can be very destructive because if you don't value yourself the life-choices and decisions you make will not necessarily be guided by what is good for you. The good news is that hypnotherapy can help change the fundamental beliefs that make up your self-esteem. These beliefs exist in our subconscious mind, and this part of the brain is responsible for over 80% of the decisions we make¹ . Under hypnosis subconscious beliefs can be removed and replaced with new positive beliefs. The results are life-enhancing and will help you lead a happier and more fulfilled future.
¹ Kahneman, D. (2011) Thinking, fast and slow. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.