People suffering with a lack of confidence and low self esteem can feel trapped and held back by limiting beliefs. Having feelings that your opinion is not as important or right, that others can do it better and you’ll never be good enough.
You could have spent the majority of your life feeling under confident when it comes to ‘working’ situations for example, or in relationships, or when trying to meet someone new perhaps. It appears to be impossible to shake off. It’s a sad fact that some of these unhealthy beliefs have been instilled in us by others, said so often that we then begin to believe it and it becomes our own living reality. We stop making efforts to move our lives forward, remain ‘stuck’, taking the easy option because it feels safer, missing out on so many opportunities.
Yet having feelings of confidence and a strong sense of self are the most important attributes to attain a happy and positive life.
When we lack confidence we stand in the background, don’t look people in the eye, don’t stand up for ourselves and be assertive, we shy away from, stay in the safety zone and never push our boundaries.
The most wonderful thing to note is that most of these beliefs about ourselves are inaccurate and simply not true.
But we can constantly ingrain it in our sense of self because of the words we use, the negative reinforcement each time we talk to ourselves. Realising that the mind doesn’t know the difference between imagination or reality can show you that however you speak to yourself eventually becomes your reality. So learning to speak to yourself in a more positive way will slowly start to change your belief systems, and your self esteem and confidence can grow and be nurtured.
Hypnotherapy is a wonderful way of helping you to peel back the layers and reach the ‘you’ that was there all the time. The ‘you’ that’s been hidden. Thinking of your life from the perspective of the new, confident you, taking opportunities, not feeling stuck, being equal to anyone in the room, having an opinion, being free! The hardest part is taking that first step.