“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”― Mark Twain.
Ask an athlete about how he’s going to perform and you’ll have an idea about what’s going to happen the next day.
Self-esteem is our opinion of ourselves. It defines crucial aspects about our lives, such as the kind of person we are, our belief in our abilities and what we hope to aspire for the future.
A balanced self-esteem allows us to deal with the ups and downs of life with a positive outlook. It keeps our self-belief intact and ensures that we stay hopeful.
On the other hand, low-self esteem can mar our confidence in our abilities. It can negatively impact our relationships and careers.
What Causes Low Self-Esteem
When a child comes out of the womb, she has a relatively high level of self-confidence. This is because she has not been subjected to judgments, opinions and hopes of other people. The notions of worldly goodness or badness have not been applied yet.
It is believed that the seeds for low self-esteem are sown in childhood. Our interactions with people around us like parents, friends and siblings, shape how we view ourselves. Feelings of inadequacy can continue on in adulthood and can lead to severe problems.
How Hypnosis Can Help
Here’s how hypnosis can prove to be beneficial:
Hypnosis Deals with the Subconscious Mind
No matter how much reassurance and approval he receives, a person with low self-esteem does not seem to believe in his abilities.
This is because these negative beliefs are rooted in the subconscious mind. For true change, what happens in the subconscious mind has to be changed.
This is where hypnosis comes into play. By accessing the subconscious part of the mind, it is not only able to figure out the underlying reasons for low self-esteem; it can also bring about changes in ways of thinking and acting.
Hypnosis Helps Heal
From childhood abuse to emotional trauma, painful experiences can leave a scar. While you may not be consciously aware of them, your subconscious holds on to them, contributing to low self-esteem. Hypnosis helps you heal those scars and finally move on.
Your therapist will use hypnotic suggestions, relaxation exercises, visualization strategies and other techniques during the process. She may also provide you pre-recording sessions and other self-hypnosis tips to ensure that your recovery continues.
Rekha Shrivastava, a certified hypnotist and rehabilitation counselor, provides hypnosis treatment for low self-esteem. Over the years, she has helped her clients in Rochester, New York build confidence and achieve optimal health and wellbeing. She also offers Skype sessions for clients outside of New York. Learn more about her services.