Confidence And Anxiety Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy to Improve Your Confidence and Anxiety

Confidence and anxiety go hand in hand. Cognitive Hypnotherapy is one of the types of talking therapies that has been proven to provide effective and long-term relief. A published study in 2015 in the Mental Health Review Journal, provided evidence that 71% of the participants who presented anxiety and depression improved.

As a Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy (QCH) Therapist I work with individuals holistically, meaning that your presentations of symptoms will be unique to you, and so the treatment offered.

Confidence And anxiety - QCH Study

1. What Are The Meanings Of Confidence And Anxiety?

What is the meaning Confidence?

Confidence is belief in oneself and one’s abilities. It is having a sense of self-assurance and trust in one’s own judgment. Confidence is not about being perfect or never making mistakes, but rather about having faith in one’s ability to overcome obstacles and learn from failure. It is about embracing vulnerability and pushing oneself outside of one’s comfort zone. You can develop and nurture through practice, and self-reflection this quality. It is a trait showing both, in personal and professional success, allowing individuals to project a sense of clarity, competence, and authority.

2. What is the impact of low self-esteem and low confidence?

Low self-esteem or confidence can make people avoid situations, simply because the thought of doing it feels and the potential negative result (people dwell too much on the negative) or thought of rejection is stronger than the actual positive result of going through with that. Self-confidence can be nurtured and practice with exercise to help you bring you up. 

FROM ELOC (External locus of control) TO ILOC (internal locus of control)

You will take control control of how you feel at all time, in a way that any healing or improvement will come within yourself. I will just facilitate the space for you to be able to do so.

3. What are the different types of Anxiety?

Remember that the following classification simply gives an idea, how each person experiences their challenges will be different. Adhering to a label can have a counter effect when working towards feeling better.

Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)

Typically triggered by social situations. It can be focused on what other people think of them and can feel constantly being evaluated by others. They might struggle to speak in public, meet new people, and attend parties or job interviews.

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

You might experience GAD when intrusive thoughts, and persistent dread which affect your daily life. We all experience occasional worry, which is not generalised anxiety disorder.

Panic Disorder

Panic attacks can be part of how you do anxiety. However, a panic disorder is when these panic attacks seem to come out of nowhere, with no apparent trigger. They can feel like they drain your energy and leave you in a state of shaking.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Triggered by our environment, BDD takes the form of an obsession and compulsion over the way we look. Even when the look is achieved, there’s a sense it’s never perfect.

Perinatal Anxiety or Perinatal OCD

During pregnancy and after giving birth it is common to experience anxiety. It is important to note that not only the child-bearing parent can experience this anxious disorder.

Phobias and fears

Usually are a misunderstanding of the brain which rationalises something as life threatening. Each time in contact or even thinking about it can trigger this fear or phobia.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Certain events perceived as traumatic, will trigger a safety response. When trauma is experienced, PTSD can take the form of reviving that event as flashbacks or nightmares. It can bring back a sense of terror, lack of safety, or control. Birth Trauma is a type of PTSD.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

This type of anxiety involved following patterns, and doing repetitive behaviours or even thoughts. There’s a feeling that you can’t stop once it is started.


4. Does Hypnotherapy Work For Confidence And Anxiety?

You would have already seen the study displayed above, that shows the positive outcomes of Cognitive Hypnotherapy in the treatment of depression and anxiety. In my experience, people with low self-esteem and those doing anxiety, can get huge benefits from this type of therapy. 

5. What To Expect From A Hypnotherapy Session For Confidence and Anxiety?

  • You will learn tools and techniques to be able to quickly reduce your anxiety or sense of overwhelm. It will help you build your confidence and feel calmer.
  • You will work on your inner beliefs to make you feel more in control of your thought process.
  • Expect a calm environment, where you will prompt to take action in between sessions
  • To aid the work during the sessions you will receive some audios, personalised to what you need, after a few sessions.
  • Have strategies in place whilst reducing your feelings of anxiety and increase your sense of confidence

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