Confidence is a state of mind that arises when beliefs about ourselves are positive, stable and strong. It is an inner acceptance of one’s own unique capabilities and capacities. When we are confident it shows, everything we do comes from our own centre space, we believe and trust in ourselves and our own decisions. When we don’t feel confident we can easily become anxious, stressed, unfulfilled and ultimately unhappy.
Self-esteem is a similar and related trait, characterised by the opinion we have of ourselves. It’s our mental idea of what type of person we are, our strengths, weaknesses and what we can expect for life in the future. When our self-esteem is high we feel good about ourselves and regard ourselves as worthy and important people. It gives us the courage to deal with the pits and falls of life. When we have low self-esteem thoughts about ourselves and our futures are often negative and look bleak. We become more overly critical of ourselves and our actions and may dwell on our mistakes and shortcomings.
Our physical and mental health can be severely affected by ongoing low confidence and self-esteem. We may stop looking after ourselves and adopting healthy life affirming habits, and instead pick up unhealthy and damaging habits. This lack of positive self-talk and thinking can hold us back from doing those things we dream of most, and from developing in our personal and professional lives.
Hypnotherapy is becoming an ever more popular treatment for confidence and self-esteem because of its notable effectiveness and relatively short treatment time span compared to other therapies. Hypnotherapy allows you to work on many problems at the same time by changing unhelpful subconscious templates into strong and beneficial ones.
Through treatment you can expect to learn about the hypnotherapy process and the brain, helping you understand where confidence and self-esteem come from, why these beliefs seem to malfunction and what can be done about it. Through psychotherapy we will talk about the positives in your life and get you focusing on the areas in your life that will bring you self satisfaction. We will establish small attainable goals for you to work towards each week. Then through hypnosis your we will talk to your subconscious mind, the part that holds the patterns and beliefs you want to change. Through this deeply relaxing state of focused attention your perceptions and ways of thinking can be changed for the better.