Why is it that some people seem to be naturally more extroverted than others? Those who seem to relish the limelight and speak out with confidence and ease, tend to appear more comfortable with themselves and radiate towards other much more easily. Some might say that it takes all sorts, that it’s important to have a variety of personality types, and that quiet introverts have their place. And whilst that’s true, if you’re an introvert who has been struggling with your low level of confidence, hypnotherapy may be able to help.

Whether you need to have the confidence to be more assertive at work, or the confidence to speak up and say the one thing that you should have said a long time ago, hypnotherapy could be the way forward for you. You may wish for more confidence in one specific area, or in all areas of your life.

Hypnotherapy is an application of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes. Anyone can be hypnotized if they are able to concentrate, use their imagination and have the will and want to do it. It’s a very simple and relaxing process. When you are in a trance state you focus so much on the hypnotherapist’s voice, that your mind can delete (if it wants to) all other sounds or distractions that are normally within your awareness.

Using hypnotherapy to improve confidence is especially effective as it allows the changes to be made whilst in a deep state of relaxation, something which those suffering from stress and worry, have little chance of achieving! Whilst you are in this wonderfully relaxed daydream, your hypnotherapist will fill your subconscious mind with positive messages of confidence, visualisation of scenarios in which you will act with confidence and certainty and powerful anchors to a confident state. This means that your hypnotherapist will ask you to remember a time in the past when you were feeling confident, and as you remember that time your hypnotherapist will instruct you to squeeze your right hand into a fist, or some other simple physical gesture. This act of remembering a confident time from the past whilst making the physical gesture will be repeated several times, until the simple act of squeezing your hand into a fist evokes the confident feeling. This means that you can set off your powerful feeling of confidence at any time you require them.

Hypnotherapy is also extremely effective at removing unwanted negative emotions from the past, which could be the one thing standing between you and your new found confidence.

Using hypnotherapy to improve your levels of confidence could have a very positive impact on your life. If you take a moment now to consider all of the things you could achieve if you were more confident what would your life be like? Perhaps having more confidence would have made you apply for that promotion at work. If you were more confident would you still work for someone else or look at setting up your own business? Maybe you’d travel to the places you’ve never been but always dreamed of going to, or perhaps you’d have the confidence to join a dating agency and meet your perfect partner.

Now just consider this for a moment, do you really want to get to the end of your days and wish you’d achieved so much more? Take the time now to invest in yourself and create the changes in your confidence with hypnotherapy, and change your life.

By Gemma Bailey