Turning negatives into positives

Many people seem to just exude confidence but lots of us, too, are lacking in this department and are ‘shrinking violets’ by comparison – awkward at public speaking, job interviews and even writing exams.

But lack of confidence can be a result of negative experiences during childhood or our teenage years and, is some instances, stemming from a difficult event during adult years.

The National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH) adds that many people with public speaking anxiety (often called presentation nerves) will avoid speaking up in social groups, even if it is family or close friends.

This type of person often will not put themselves forward for promotion at work if the next step involves making presentations. Some people have even dropped out of college because they have to give presentations as part of the course.

Instead of feeling positive about their future, these people can dwell on the negative influences and allow them to hamper their lives.

Such negative experiences, if not dealt with, can set a precedent for future achievement. Everyday events in our lives, like exams, public speaking and sports competitions can cause anxiety and even phobic responses to these situations.

Even seemingly confident people can often have their self-esteem affected simply by making the odd mistake here and there.

Anxiety can also manifest itself in different ways – it may be fear of being around other people, it may be anxiety in specific social situations, anxiety in your relationships with particular people at home, at school or at work.

But hypnotherapy can help turn these negative feelings in to a positive outlook on life with happier results.

In therapy, it can be beneficial to pinpoint the initial sensitising event of the confidence problem and the therapist will use hypnotherapy for confidence-building, to change negative thought processes.

This is done by utilising the full potential of the sub-conscious mind, through hypnotherapy for confidence to improve self image and create a more positive self image. The hypnotherapist can identify the root of anxiety and then work with their client to reach their desired goals using a range of different techniques.

Hypnotherapy unlocks the potential to help a person break free of negative thought patterns, and to react more positively and more confidently to situations that previously affected self confidence.

After a few sessions the client will notice a significant difference in the way they feel and react in these situations.
The NCH represents over 1800 professional hypnotherapists across the UK and all the practising members are fully insured and trained to the highest standards, so clients can choose a hypnotherapist with confidence.

This can be done by using the NCH directory and entering your post code to find a therapist near you.