Self Confidence

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When a person believes in themselves and their abilities to succeed in life we describe them as “being full of self confidence”.

People with high self confidence tend to have certain characteristics associated with them such as the ability to be:

  • Successful in their chosen career
  • Highly sociable
  • Popular with others
  • Unruffled by problems
  • Un-phased by illnesses
  • Relaxed

Many people will experience low self confidence at some point in our lives and this is a perfectly normal experience to have, but there are some people whose entire lives seem to be experienced with these feelings, often expressed as feeling “not good enough” and for them, life can be challenging on a daily basis.

It could be, for example, that they do not feel good enough to mix with people and so become socially withdrawn, or perhaps the idea of going for a job interview seems so pointless as they already “know” that they aren’t good enough for the job and so what’s the point in attending.

Here at the Wolverhampton Hypnotherapy Clinic we often refer to this as “predicting the future” and this is a common theme with people suffering in this way!

(It is, of course, impossible to predict the future and any attempt to do so invariably leads to disappointment).

Testimonial from Mr. D. Wolverhampton

I met Joan when I decided I need to strengthen my self confidence which was playing an important factor in my life that time.

Hypnosis sessions with Joan helped me to accept the past and all difficulties I went through when I was a child and when my confidence and character were forming.

Also, absolutely disinterestedly, Joan advised me how to relax and work with myself in my free time which became the most important part in my personal development.

I can recommend hypnosis sessions with Joan for anyone who want to change something in his life or is going through difficult times. Hypnosis, in conjunction with Joan’s experience can make a real difference in one’s life!

People who lack self confidence and suffer from low self-esteem have been shown to also suffer from a high degree of social anxiety and in fact, there is a known correlation between low self-esteem (not confident about your own abilities) and high social phobia. (The degree to which you feel judged by other people).

The more social anxiety you suffer, the more low self confidence you experience whilst conversely, the more confident you feel the lower your social anxiety.

What causes low self confidence?

There are a large number of things that can lead to low self confidence, but as far as we are concerned they probably fall into two main categories:

  1. Some sort of negative or emotional experience that has taken place, normally where you failed to live up to some “standard” and felt, or were made to feel, embarrassed or “small” as a consequence. It is particularly important to note that this “standard” which was not achieved may be real, or simply imagined.
  2. The slow development, over time, of negative or un-helpful thinking patterns that start to impact more widely on the way you feel about yourself. We call this a “cognitive distortion” and it is well known that thoughts actually directly affect feelings. In other words the “way you think” determines the “way you feel”. These thinking styles can self-reinforce and lead into a downward spiral of low self confidence that gets worse over time.

Types of Therapy available for Self Confidence

We offer both Hypnotherapy & Psychological based solutions for Self Confidence – choosing the right type of therapy probably has more to do with you and your personality type rather than which form of therapy is more effective, so if you are in any doubt you can always arrange to come along for one of our Confidential initial assessments and we will advise you based on which therapy we think is most suited to YOU.


Hypnotherapist Joan Lee D. Hyp. MIAEBP

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