We have a tendency to look at others and think they are immune to confidence issues, but you only have to look at top sportsmen to realise that low confidence can hit hard and affect anyone. Who would think top tennis players Roger Federer and Serena Williams, golf pro Tiger Woods or footballer Lionel Messi would need to build self confidence? But they did, and they have during their careers.
When we feel under pressure we can begin to start doubting ourselves. This can quickly lead to a lack of confidence and can interfere with performance. For example, causing a top class sportsman’s form to drop to a lower level, causing them to lose games or performing poorly, thus fuelling the need to build self confidence. It’s a vicious cycle of thought patterns and performance that will not go away unless acted upon by the individual. This can happen to anyone in any profession, school and social occasion, or even at home within the family unit. Many top sportsmen seek the help of hypnotherapists to help reshape their thought patterns and make these positive thoughts permanent.
Confidence – either lack of or an excess of – is something that can, and probably does, affect us all at some point in our lives.
Many people seek help from hypnotherapists to help them imitate a high flyer to help them build self confidence. This is a safe and relaxed way to intervene any confidence issues, but low self confidence left unchecked can lead to more severe psychological problems like depression. It is therefore vitally important that we address self esteem and confidence issues before they grow into a bigger problem.
What is a lack of self confidence?
- Negative thoughts
- Feelings of worthlessness
- Feeling uncomfortable in social situations
- Not knowing yourself or your needs
How to build self confidence
Getting help to build self confidence can be daunting by its very nature, but many people do seek help and have fantastic results visiting a hypnotherapist. As your hypnotherapist, I will create a calm, relaxed, safe and confidential environment. Together we will explore the areas where you need to build self confidence and diagnose the root cause of the problem.
The process of hypnotherapy is almost meditative. Whilst feeling calm and relaxed, we will turn your negative feelings into positive thoughts, creating new thought patterns to enable you to be confident. You will be given techniques to overcome your confidence issues so you can function as a happy and healthy individual.
These techniques will help you build confidence and keep you moving forward and are transferable skills you can apply to other areas of your life. You may also find that you can teach your friends and family about the benefits of these techniques.