Low Self Confidence
Hypnotherapy for Low Self Confidence Cornwall
What is Low Self Confidence?
When a person believes in themselves and their abilities to succeed in life we describe them as “being full of confidence”.
Self confident people tend to have certain characteristics associated with them such as the ability to be:
▪ Successful in their chosen career
▪ Highly sociable
▪ Popular with others
▪ Unruffled by problems
▪ Un-phased by illnesses
Many people will experience low self confidence at some point in our lives and this is a perfectly normal experience to have, but there are some people whose entire lives seem to be experienced with these feelings of low self confidence, often expressed as feeling “not good enough” and for them, life can be challenging on a daily basis.
It could be, for example, that they do not feel good enough to mix with people and so become socially withdrawn, or perhaps the idea of going for a job interview seems so pointless as they already “know” that they aren’t good enough for the job and so what’s the point in attending.
People with low self confidence or low self esteem have been shown to also suffer from a high degree of social phobia.
In fact, there is a known correlation between low self-esteem (low self confidence) and high social phobia. (The degree to which you feel judged by other people)
The more social anxiety you suffer, the more low self confidence you experience and the higher your self-confidence the lower your social anxiety.
What causes low self confidence?
There are a large number of things that can result in low self confidence, but as far as we are concerned they probably fall into two main categories:
1. Some sort of negative or emotional experience that has taken place, normally where you failed to live up to some “standard” and felt, or were made to feel, embarrassed or “small” as a consequence.
It is particularly important to note that this “standard” which was not achieved may be real, or simply imagined.
This experience may be buried or “repressed” into the unconscious part of the mind, or you may be fully aware of it, the problem is that it is having a direct effect on the way that you feel NOW.
2. The slow development, over time, of negative thinking patterns that start to impact more widely on the way you feel about yourself.
We call this a “cognitive distortion” and it is well known that thoughts actually directly affect feelings. In other words the “way you think” determines the “way you feel”.
These thinking styles can self-reinforce and lead into a downward spiral of low self confidence that get worse over time.
Therapy for Low Self Confidence in Cornwall
The choice of therapy to help your Low Self Confidence is going to depend on just how much the problem is affecting your day-to-day life, and also how long you have been suffering from the problem.
Jo Rogers is able to offer two main techniques for helping you to resolve your Low Self Confidence:
Psychotherapy for Low Self Confidence
If your problem is more significant and is having a seriously disruptive effect on your personal or professional life, then you may wish to consider a technique such as psychotherapy. This type of therapy can help you to rewire and delete the unwanted emotions, behaviors and symptoms of Low Self Confidence from the unconscious. This remarkable therapy is a type of neuro-plasticity and makes positive changes through an experiential and unique process. You will feel as if on a journey, at a pace that feels right to you, discovering the unconscious causes of the way in which you feel today. Slowly and gently you will gain an understanding of yourself in a way that you did not have before, making sense of those unwanted symptoms. We call this the discovery phase and adhering to specific guidelines in this particular form of psychotherapy, we are then able to change those thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are having such a negative impact on your life, restoring you to peace and tranquility. This is an holistic therapy.
Clinical Hypnosis for Low Self Confidence
If your particular problem is “relatively” minor and only affects you now and again, then you may have found that you have been able to tolerate the feelings that you have experienced.
In these circumstances I would normally recommend a few sessions of Clinical Hypnosis (Suggestion Therapy) as this particular technique has an excellent track record in these cases.
Contact JTR Hypnotherapy Cornwall
If you’d like to arrange for an initial consultation at my clinic, or if you have any queries that you’d like me to answer, then you can e-mail me on jorogers@JTRhypnotherapy.co.uk, or if you’d prefer, you can fill out my online-enquiry form.
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