Hypnotherapy to Improve Self-Esteem
In 2017, a research study conducted in the United Kingdom by Dove, it was found that 61% of 10-17 year old girls in the UK had low self-esteem.
Those teenagers with low self-esteem then run the risk of becoming young adults with low self-esteem, and so the pattern continues. The good news is however that hypnotherapy can improve self-esteem.
Self-esteem is an area that can affect so many different areas of an individual’s life. From sports professionals to teenagers, weight issues to addictions, self-esteem can lie beneath many of the issues that I work with as a hypnotherapist.
We all have times when we lack confidence and do not feel good about ourselves for a variety of reasons. But when low self-esteem becomes a debilitating problem or a long-term problem, it can have a harmful effect on our mental health and our day-to-day lives.
What do I mean however when I talk abot self-esteem?
Self-esteem is the opinion we have of ourselves.
Self-esteem is an individual’s subjective evaluation of their own worth. Synonyms or near-synonyms of self-esteem include: self-worth, self-regard, self-respect and self-integrity.
When we have healthy self-esteem, we tend to feel positive about ourselves and about life in general. It makes us better able to deal with life’s ups and downs.
Conversely, when our self-esteem is low, we tend to see ourselves and our life in a more negative and critical light. We also feel less able to take on the challenges that life throws at us. I have witnessed first hand in my clients how that sense of self-worth can change everything.
Some of the signs of low self-esteem can include but are not limited to:
• Sensitivity to criticism
• Social withdrawal
• Excessive pre-occupation with personal problems
• Physical symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia and headaches
Low self-esteem is a self-fulling prophecy which perpetuates the problem.
HELP IS AVAILABLE
Hypnosis can help you regain your self-esteem and therefore performance and connections in relation to work, relationships, sport, family and more! Hypnotherapy focuses on:
• Identifying negative talk patterns
• Building connections with loving people
• Learning to be assertive
• Setting a challenge
• Focusing on the positives
Hypnosis is entirely collaborative and begins with a conversation to establish your goals. Only when we have decided on the correct course, will the hypnosis begin. It will identify those areas and aspects affected most and will improve coping abilities, address past potential causes, and find renewed hope and positivity. It will enable you to re-focus and tap into your natural confidence – a confidence that you were actually born with!