How a hypnotic approach builds confidence

How hypnosis builds confidence

As a community, we are becoming increasingly isolated as we communicate progressively more through personal computers and less and less via personal communications. It is all too easy for people to become isolated from society and as a hypnotherapist I am seeing progressively more evidence of this.

As we interact less in actual face to face social interactions we start to lose a lot of our most valuable communication skills and, when it comes to younger people, most likely are not gathering the skills to start with. Programmes like Skype and Facetime help as we can get some of the visual cues but it is simply not the same as being there with the individual.

Therefore, if we are losing these good communication skills and we are not cultivating new ones, where will it end? Someone without these skills can feel really remote and is not really prepared to meet the needs of a social occasion; things like celebrations, seminars and weddings turn into a real obstacle.

Social anxiety has been in existence for decades, nevertheless, these new electronic factors are making things even worse.

A large proportion of clients I see want additional confidence in conditions where they could become the main attraction. Clients are generally worried that they could look silly and humiliate themselves while in front of people and be judged in a negative way. As a rule, their solution is to stay away from the spotlight and thereby ensure that they do not become the centre of attention.

By utilising hypnosis I will help the person solve this sort of issue very easily. We can assist people to feel more assured but that isn’t the whole story. That is because it only solves the issue briefly and would be like putting a band-aid on a shattered leg. Would you instead prefer to do something about the reason that you have the problem in the first place?

It’s all very well to find fault with our current society, but by and large a shortage of self-confidence has its origins in past conditioning from critical parents or partners, intimidation or being made fun of at school. By coping with these past events we are able to prepare the client for a successful change in the way they truly feel. When these past situations have been handled, we have a firm base on which to establish new levels of self confidence. This being done, the hypnotherapist can start to cultivate the client’s self-confidence. Having achieved this we have to advance to the last portion of the treatment.

Hypnotherapy has its limits and it is only part of the treatment plan.

As a hypnotherapist, part of this treatment is to assist the individual to enter more social circumstances to help them develop their confidence in a natural way. As the person develops these new social connections, the hypnotherapist will assist them to feel much more assured in those conditions. Joining a club or going to an evening class can be all that is required – as long as there is a good level of social interaction. The important aspect is to stay open and reactive to others within the room.

The hypnotherapist will be helping the individual remain constructive and self-confident throughout. This allows them to steadily build their confidence on the solid blocks that we have already prepared. This is really the only way to create permanent change in levels of self confidence.

Our 5 Top Fears

Five of Our Most Common Anxieties

All of us endure some level of fear. This does not matter your geographical area, your age, your colour or creed fear is a component of the human experience, it is a component of our make-up. Our life would be much smaller without the beneficial effects of fear. This is since the purpose of fear is to keep us safe when we are faced with a dangerous circumstance.

Fear by itself is a normal emotion, but every now and then it can impact us in a way that hinders our progress and stops us enjoying life as we should, which is when it is time for us to act. Fear is a natural response to any situation that has a substantial component of danger. The fear reaction alerts us to likely danger in our surroundings.

In our society, there are five fears that are prevalent.


This is the fear of not being here or dying. We are born survivors, so it is totally natural that we would fear annihilation. When we suddenly face a dangerous scenario our heart rate will probably instantly go up because our body is being prepared to do anything it can to remove itself from the peril.

Being Maimed

We possess this fear so as to keep our body as perfect and healthy as we can. Our body is important to us and we require it in its best form to survive. So when we are petrified of animals and insects like bees, spiders and even things like sharks and crabs it is this fear that is in play.

Loss of Control

This is the fear of loss of control. This is generally induced by the feeling that we have no control either over ourselves, our environment or the situations we find ourselves in.


This fear is about feeling disconnected from our society or an individual. It is a fear of being separated from something which we believe is critical to our self-worth. It is this fear that is the root of numerous social phobias that abound today.

Decrease of Status

Being degraded or humiliated can quickly induce this fear. Once we begin to disapprove of ourselves either through decreased self-worth or loss of confidence, this fear will generally be brought on.

Everybody is susceptible to these five fears; they are built into us to help us survive. Somewhere deep inside you they sit and wait to provide help if they’re necessary.

If you believe you are experiencing fear or anxiety that troubles you considerably more than it should, it is time for you to take action and reclaim your life. The beneficial objective of these fears is to keep us safe and help us to interact appropriately with others.

If you are turning into or have become an anxious individual at inappropriate times, perhaps you could use some specialist help. Hypnotherapy can be a fantastic help when it comes to getting rid of the reasons behind unnecessary fear. Most people will try for a great number of years to tackle these anxieties consciously but a deep rooted ‘fear of the fear’ will probably often need to be resolved at the subconscious level which is within the realm of a skilled hypnotherapist.

Body confidence pack for parents backed by government

A pack to help parents educate children on how the media alters images and to inspire them to be confident in their bodies has had government backing.

Developed for six to 11-year-olds by not-for-profit organisation Media Smart, the pack contains before and after touched-up images of celebrities such as Britney Spears.

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