Self-confidence relates to self-assurance in one’s personal judgement, ability, power. High levels of self confidence can have huge benefits for all areas of an individual’s life (including relationships, career, social life and state of mind), whereas those who lack the quality generally have negative thoughts about themselves and their abilities.
If an individual has low self confidence they will often feel:
• shy and uneasy
• uncomfortable in certain situations
• uncertain of themselves
• uncertain of their needs
• sense of worthlessness
• negative thoughts about themselves
Self-esteem has been directly connected to an individual’s social network, the activities they participate in, and what they hear about themselves from others. Positive self-esteem has been linked to factors such as psychological health, mattering to others, and both body image and physical health. On the contrary, low self-esteem has been associated with the outcomes of depression, health problems, and antisocial behaviour.
Hypnotherapy often has high success rates for helping those suffering from low self confidence and low self esteem. It seeks to determine the root cause of the problem and then find ways to resolve it by modifying belief systems and negative thought patterns.