It’s only natural for our confidence levels to wax and wane throughout our lifetime. At times, however, certain experiences cause our confidence levels to lower and remain low. That said, low self-confidence doesn’t necessarily follow from a failure or a bad experience. Sometimes, it can simply be a natural progression of having low self-worth.
Outward signs of low self-confidence include appearing shy, uneasy or socially withdrawn, especially in confrontational or stressful situations. Sometimes it can also make us frustrated or even get angry with people, especially those we love. Low self-confidence can also negatively affect situations such as attending parties, giving demonstrations and meetings at work.
Often your home environment as a child can affect your confidence. Negative experiences, constant critical judgement and even bullying throughout our lives can cause low self-confidence in people, not just in childhood.
The problem is when we don’t tackle low confidence quickly, it can in many cases result in other psychological problems. This can be issues like difficulty interacting with others, anxiousness and depression. A person with low self-confidence will frequently find themselves in a cycle of negative thinking. They’re convincing themselves of their own insignificance and reaffirming their low self-worth. When these negative thought patterns are not treated, low self-confidence can have a knock-on effect. It can spread to all areas of life, from our capability to maintain a job to our ability to maintain supportive relationships.
How Hypnotherapy can help with low self-confidence
There are, however, ways in which lack of confidence can be treated fairly easily. That’s because many people with low confidence have simply got into a routine of feeling that way. By shifting these habits and instilling beliefs and feelings of higher levels of self-confidence, a person can see huge benefits from therapy. Boosting your confidence can make a massive difference to everything. It can positively affect relationships with family and friends to career prospects as well as your general state of mind.
Hypnotherapy can be one of the most effective ways of curing low self-confidence. This can quickly lead to substantial improvements in the person’s confidence levels. The hypnotherapist will probably seek out the main cause of the feelings of low self-confidence. Together with you, they will resolve whatever emerges.
The hypnotherapist is likely to suggest new thought processes to the subconscious to replace the old patterns of behaviour. Once the underlying problems are dealt with, many clients find it easier to get back to a ‘normal life’.
If you would like to find out more how hypnotherapy can help with issues around self-confidence and self-worth, please get in touch. If you would like to start by listening to a confidence building audio recording, please email me for a complimentary download of my “Gain Confidence with Hypnotic Relaxation” mp3.
I am Samantha Culshaw-Robinson, a clinical hypnotherapist and mindfulness practitioner. I have been helping clients to improve their self-confidence since 2010. For an introductory session, please contact me either via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 075 222 777 22.