Using Hypnosis to Cure Inferiority Complex
Inferiority can be a normal feeling when it does not occur often. You may feel inferior in an isolated situation and bounce back to normal afterwards. However, when it is a constant nagging feeling that affects the way you view and approach some areas of your life, it becomes a problem. It is then referred to as an inferiority complex. Not all people admit that they have this complex. Some try to get wealth, fame, success and accolades to cover up for the fact that they feel inferior all the time. This is not a solution. In place of this, hypnotherapy is one of the best ways to remedy this complex.
Where Does Inferiority Come From?
Having an inferiority complex can be cultivated from when one is a child. Your parents or caretakers might have called you dumb, stupid or any other demeaning name that made you feel like less of a person. This persists all the way to adulthood. You could also start having this complex in adulthood. What happens is that you start comparing yourself with others and constantly fall short. This grows into constantly feeling inferior and never measuring up. Before you can go through self-hypnosis, one of the things you need to do is to establish the cause of your inferiority. You cannot treat what you do not know.
A Multifaceted Approach to Self-hypnosis
In order to recondition your brain and replace inferiority with a feeling of contentment, you need to download some online resources. These resources have worked for other people and will work for you as well. However, every resource is developed by different experts and might, therefore, work differently for different people. In general, these self-hypnosis resources seek to help you to:
Once you have your download, you can start on the journey of self-hypnosis to remedy your situation. You have to be faithful in using the resources. Consistency is very important. Like exercise or any other habit, it has to be cultivated over time to achieve the most. If you do not follow the instructions consistently, you will have spent money on resources that will not help you to achieve your goal.
Recognizing Your Own Fears – and Overcoming Them
You may not recognize your own fears and simply see them as uncomfortable feelings of inadequacy. Only when you can recognize them for what they are and put a name to them will you be able to plot against them and finally overcome them.
Fear turns to anxiety and together they can wreak havoc on your goals and dreams for the future. Symptoms of fear and anxiety may be pronounced - such as a rise in blood pressure or heart rate.
Your breathing patterns may change and you may feel like you want to run rather than face your fears. Others may experience a paralyzed feeling and take no action at all. Procrastination is a result and you may never overcome it, depending on how fearful we are and how much we’re willing to fight it.
Simply the anticipation of problems or a bad ending to a situation can cause symptoms of fear and cause us to drop out emotionally and physically of wherever we were heading when fear stopped us in our tracks.
You don’t have to accept fear and let it rule your life. Face it head on with true facts rather than the negative scenarios you let run through your mind when facing the unknown.
Once you know your fears for what they are, you can find a solution to move past it. You take control rather than fear controlling you. You’re no longer the victim, but an empowered and self-confident person who invites positivity rather than negativity into your life.
After you’re able to recognize the signs and symptoms of your fears, you’ll be better able to empower yourself, face the fears and trust that you can overcome the fears and be on your way to achieving your dreams and goals.
It’s easier to empower yourself when you have a plan. Set mini goals for yourself when you’re afraid of the outcome of a situation. Each time you reach one of those small goals you’re further on your way to realizing the end result – and with each small step you’re knocking down the building blocks of fear.
Fear makes you settle for less than you can be. You may settle for a job that pays less than you’re worth simply because of fear preventing you from thinking of yourself as worth it.
Settling for a relationship that doesn’t really work is also based on fear – fear that you’ll never be able to have the relationship you want because you don’t deserve it. Overcome those fears by thinking about what steps you’d take if you did deserve happiness - both in a relationship and your life’s work. Think of the amazing things that could happen in your life if you could just stop being afraid. Begin to unmask the fears and see them for what they really are – lies.
Mind Strategies for Overcoming Self-Taught Limitations
Some limitations you place on yourself in your quest for success are self-taught. Or, you may have kept limitations learned in childhood from parents or school as fact and never attempted to break through them.
To overcome these limitations, you have to develop some mind strategies that will help you learn your true potential and break out of the self-imposed box you’ve put yourself in.
Picture yourself bound in shackles from which you can’t escape. It’s the same thing as imposing limitations on yourself of what you are and aren’t capable of. Breaking out of those shackles isn’t easy, but it can be done with some work and mind strategies to help you along.
One strategy is to set your sights on doing better than those around you. For example, if your friends and coworkers are happy with a set paycheck and no hope for advancement, break out of the group and spend your time learning how to advance yourself – either in the job you have or an entirely new direction.
Learn to control your thoughts. It takes practice, but when negative and self-doubting thoughts enter your mind, don’t let them take over. Talk back and don’t let those thoughts take you once again on the path of negativity.
Return to those thrilling days of yesteryear by boosting your optimism once again. Listen to a motivational podcast or read a book to help turn your self-doubts into an optimistic outlook and hope for the future.
Think about past memories when your self-imposed limitations were shattered because you took the initiative to try it anyway – even if you had doubts. You probably had to get on that bicycle when you were a child and fall a few times before you mastered the technique and could do wheelies down the street. But you tried – and it worked.
You can do the same with situations in your life today. Rather than cloud your mind with negatives and try to convince yourself why something you want to do is impossible, believe in yourself and use positive thinking and mindset to get you through those negative thoughts.
Gain clarity about your limitations by making a list of your accomplishments and what you felt and thought along the way. You may find solutions in how you’ve handled situations in the past.
Develop skills to help you overcome those limitations you’ve imposed on yourself. The more you know, the more you’ll be able to alleviate the fears that have kept you back all this time.
No matter what mind strategies work for you to overcome your self-taught limitations, remember that taking action is a huge improvement over sitting back and doing nothing. Ask yourself how you’re holding yourself back because of self-imposed limitations and then begin to develop some mind strategies to combat them and become the best you can be.