How Self-Hypnosis Can Improve Your Self Confidence
Over the past few years, one of the primary uses of self-hypnosis is to build up self-confidence. Our level of confidence plays an important role in different aspects of our life. Our confidence is closely associated with our endeavors, relationship, and career. Those who have a high degree of confidence are highly likely to attain their goals in their life. Sadly, a lot of people are struggling with their low confidence. This is why it is very important to improve yourself confidence and hypnotherapy can help you attain that.
Hypnotherapy for Enhancing Confidence
Confidence is something that anyone can develop. Since our confidence level can have an immense impact on our life, it is just necessary that we find ways on how to improve it. Hypnosis would be the perfect approach to elevate your confidence. There are instances that self-hypnosis will bring a result faster compared to the traditional form of therapy. In most cases, the result brought by hypnosis will also be lasting.
There are different ways on how to improve your self-confidence through hypnosis. You may work hand-in-hand with a professional therapist, or you may download a hypnotic audio, you may also learn some self-hypnosis that you may use to hypnotize yourself. You may also use these different forms of hypnotherapy in conjunction with each other. Those who will choose to visit a certified hypnotherapist will find out that their session will often be taped so that the client will be able to replay the session over and over again. There are pre-recorded hypnotic therapies that you can also download online.
Undoubtedly, Hypnotherapy is the most preferred alternative and supportive therapy. Perhaps one of the reasons is because it is inexpensive and it has no risk. The result that you are looking for can be achieved immediately without exerting too much effort. Hypnosis is a form of accessing our subconscious mind that will allow us to inject the positive behavior through the power of the suggestive reiteration.
It also helps you reach a relaxed state of mind. The part where you enter a state of relaxed mind is known as hypnotic induction, and a higher relaxed-state is called hypnotic trance. During this stage, you may think that you are asleep but your mind is just extremely focused and your level of anxiety starts to fall down.
In order to increase your confidence level, the self-hypnosis audio will feel like its talking back to you while you are in a trance. It will then tell you about your new-found confidence and how it will now be too easy to achieve your desires in life. The result of having a high self-confidence through hypnotherapy can be amazing.
It can help you achieve your goal, advance your career and maintain a healthy relationship. To make sure that the result that you are enjoying will be lasting, we recommend you download the hypnotic audio and listen to it regularly. Hypnosis is definitely a treatment that one needs to consider if they have a low self-esteem.
Techniques for Self-Confidence
At this point we’ve seen exactly how anxiety and stress work and how you can get on top of them by using self-hypnosis, CBT and even medications if you’re so inclined. The recommendation is to stay away from the latter and to instead focus on training your thoughts to ‘rise above’ the situation and feel calm even when the world around you seems to be falling apart.
But you can improve your ability to do all this even further by using power positions, priming, facial feedback and grounding and these will each serve as powerful tools in your arsenal against anxiety and rushed decisions…
Power Positions for Confidence
Power positions are one technique that anyone can use to boost their confidence and reduce anxiety and they’re perfect for using prior to interviews or even during dates (if you excuse yourself and head to the bathroom first).
Essentially, studies show us that when we adopt certain positions it can impact on the release of hormones and neurotransmitters. And one of the most potent examples of this is the ‘victory position’ in which we hold our hands over our head in a ‘V’ shape as though we were crossing over a finish line. This is one of the few ‘universal’ examples of body language and it triggers a surge in testosterone while increasing self-confidence!
Similarly, a process called ‘facial feedback’ can also be used to affect the neurochemicals in our brain. This process triggers the release of hormones and neurotransmitters in accordance with our facial expressions.
In other words, you may smile when you’re happy, but you’re also happy when you smile! Simply the act of smiling is enough to trigger the release of serotonin and other happiness hormones and this can be highly effective in improving our mood and self-confidence. One study showed that this works even if you force yourself to smile by holding a pencil in between your teeth.
So, next time you feel stressed and you notice your face contorting (which also causes tension headaches by the way), try overcoming it by just smiling gently!
Note as well that we also adopt the moods of others thanks to facial feedback. When we see someone smile or frown, this actually causes us to mimic that expression unconsciously and in turn triggers the release of the same hormones and the same neurotransmitters. This is due to ‘mirror neurons’ in the brain – the very brain cells that give us the ability to empathize with others.
What’s the take-away from this? Simple: surround yourself with confident, positive and happy people and try to avoid people who are going to make you more stressed during an anxious moment.
Priming Your Mind
Priming means preparing yourself to be in a confident mood. This is something that is often used in marketing and sales and it basically means doing something you know will affect your mood in a certain way before you need to be in that disposition.
So, in this case, it might mean doing something relaxing and calming (or something that gets you psyched up in a positive self-assured way) prior to a competition or an activity. You could do something similar before a workout by looking at images of your ideal physiques or watching videos of bodybuilders. Music is also great for priming yourself – and happy music can do a lot to improve your self-confidence.
Oh, and note that exercise itself can also be a good form of grounding! When we exercise it triggers the release of testosterone, growth hormone and serotonin and can drastically improve our mood while making us feel more alert and confident, more physically capable – all good before an interview or another challenge.
Finally, grounding is a technique you can use to bring yourself into the here and now and to create a sense of ‘safety’ by anchoring yourself to the ground and the world around you. You can do this simply by planting your feet firmly on the ground and being consciously aware of them.
Other people will use techniques that bring them into the present moment by tapping themselves on the shoulders or clapping, or paying close attention to their surroundings. If you’re currently stuck in your own head and worrying, reminding yourself of your physical presence and doing something to cement your attachment to the world around you can be very useful as a way to increase self-confidence and feel less anxious.