Confidence is a "core" psychological quality and it is the aspect of our psychology which gives us the ability to engage with the world. When our confidence is low our sense of "I can" is limited and simple tasks can seem beyond our capabilities.
“People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives.”
In cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy - the treatment given for low confidence is called "ego-strengthening", which generally forms the first treatment for a number of client issues as almost every condition benefits from initial work on building confidence - since the sense of self-belief in our abilities influences how we think, feel, motivate ourselves and behave.
In addition nearly all clients benefit from learning how to relax, as when we know we can relax and calm down we build a sense of effectiveness, of confidence in our ability to manage our own emotions and thoughts. Using hypnotic relaxation, clients are given powerful suggestions for feeling more confident, more in control and more effective in their lives. Clients learn how to remember and focus on previous experiences of success and confidence while learning how to view experiences of low confidence as learning situations.
In hypnosis clients rehearse situations where they want to feel more confident - and through this experience of mental rehearsal in hypnosis they develop a sense of self-mastery that influences performance in real life situations.
Clients seeking help for confidence range from high-flying business people who have just suffered a setback and need to rapidly rebuild confidence to those who have chronic low self-esteem. Many people suffering from chronic low confidence have simply not developed habits of thought and action that create a robust sense of self-confidence. Cognitive Hypnotherapy provides a powerful and effective solutions to rapidly rebuild confidence and develop robust self-esteem.