Self-esteem is the opinions, feelings and thoughts you have about yourself. Although childhood experiences play a role, self-esteem can evolve and change in response to life events and experiences. The changeable nature of our self-perception is actually great news, because it means that you can change the way you feel about yourself so that it enhances your life and increases self-confidence.
Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool for helping those parts of ourselves that desire change to achieve the positive outcomes we want. By tapping into the powerful part of our mind, the subconscious, we can change the way we think and feel, and in turn change our life.
What Causes Low Self Esteem and Lack of Confidence?
Automatic thoughts are an internal monologue that runs alongside our daily life, usually outside of our awareness. Automatic thoughts can be helpful or unhelpful. They can be realistic or unrealistic. We are so used to this running commentary that we rarely even notice it. What we notice is the feelings that the commentary creates. For instance, we may be unaware of our automatic anticipation of failure or success in a given situation, but we are aware of whether we feel anxious or calm.
We all have an ‘Inner Critic’, the voice inside our heads that passes judgment on ourselves and on others, and determines how we perceive ourselves and make meaningful sense of the world. People with healthy self-esteem engage with their ‘Inner Critic’ in a way that enables them to work through life challenges and feelings of vulnerability, and strengthen their levels of emotional resilience and self-acceptance. People with low self-esteem tend to believe everything their ‘Inner Critic’ tells them, letting an often false, out-dated, unrealistic script run the show.
Hypnotherapy can help you reprogram those old patterns, so that you interact differently with your ‘Inner Critic’, generating new helpful beliefs and thought patterns so that the outcomes are more supportive of your enjoyment of life and your highest good.
Through my hypnotherapy sessions with Sarah, I was able to transform my perception of myself and my outlook on life. Before I discovered hypnotherapy I lacked self confidence and self esteem. I was not able to cope with stress easily and was quick to take a pessimistic view.
Sarah is professional, respectful and genuinely caring. Every session was completely relevant and committed to my needs. I always felt safe and relaxed, and there was a good balance between discussions and hypnosis. I always left the sessions having learned something insightful about myself as well as useful self-hypnosis techniques to cope with stress and anxiety.
The outcome of my sessions with Sarah was above and beyond what I expected. Now when I am stressed or lack confidence, I have the ability to conduct myself in a more positive and productive way that I never imagined possible before.
I feel more in control of my emotional state and realised that when faced with stressful situations, I can make a conscious choice to be positive and confident, or to go down the old negative road. It is a very empowering feeling.
Everything I learned in my sessions with Sarah will be forever invaluable to me and I will continue to use hypnosis as a form of relaxation, stress relief, and a boost to my self confidence.
I highly recommend hypnotherapy– after this experience I believe that it can benefit everyone and anyone in some way.
Thank you for everything Sarah!
Hypnosis for Confidence and Self-esteem in Sydney Inner West & Online
My hypnotherapy practice is located in Inner West Sydney, in Lilyfield.
I also conduct online hypnosis for confidence and self esteem via Zoom and Skype. Online hypnotherapy sessions are equally as effective as in-person sessions!