If you’re suffering from a lack of confidence confidence and think that it’s impossible to improve self esteem and change your negative thoughts, you’re almost right. It’s very difficult to change years of negative self-talk, however, with determination, visualisation and hypnosis for confidence building, it can be done. Over the years your negative self-appraisals take on a life of their own. They become a carping voice inside your head that I call the “nagging critic.” Your nagging critic is right there, always at attention and ready to tell you…. It predicts failure from the beginning. It ignores your strong points and harps on your weaknesses. It never misses the slightest mistake or imperfection, slyly whispering in your ear, “Stupid…eejit…what a fool…why can’t you get it right?”
The critic blames you for everything and compares you unfavourably to everybody. It sets up perfectionist, impossible standards and castigates you for failing to measure up. It reads your friends’ minds and convinces you that they are bored, turned off, disappointed, or disgusted by you. The critic exaggerates your weaknesses by insisting that you “always screw up a relationship,” “never finish anything on time,” or “always saying the wrong thing.” The nagging critic uses your powers of visualisation against you by showing highly edited home movies of your past mistakes and embarrassments. It projects a slide show of future disasters that obscures any vision of yourself as good or worthy in the present.
Hypnotherapy can help you improve your self esteem and silenve this negative self talk by improving your self-image and reframing the negative input. Through the use of hypnosis, you will be able to identify the saboteur and release it permanently. This will allow you to reprogram your beliefs and goals in a more productive useful way, thus increasing your self-confidence.
Facts About Low Self-Esteem
When your self-esteem is low, you are your own harshest critic. You feel unworthy and incompetent. You’re blind to your good points. You are haunted by your past mistakes and the possibility of making future errors. You can’t handle criticism. You’re reluctant to ask for what you want from others.
Low self-esteem takes an enormous toll on the quality of your life. Judging and rejecting yourself is so painful that you avoid anything that might aggravate that pain. You take fewer social, academic, or career risks. You find it more difficult to meet people, interview for a job, or strive for success in the face of possible failure.
The primary sources for low self-esteem:
How you were reared up to age four or five Your own thoughts and images since then There’s nothing you can do that will give you different parents and change the way you were reared. But there’s a lot you can do about the current thoughts and images that keep you locked into low self-esteem.