Hypnotherapy is one of the most effective treatments for low confidence and low self-esteem.
In hypnotherapy the treatment given for low confidence is called "ego-strengthening" - and generally this is the first treatment every client receives. 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.
Relaxation and confidence - how they are related
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.
"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." - Albert Bandura
In a state of deep hypnotic relaxation clients are given powerful suggestions for feeling more confident, more in control and more effective in their lives.
In addition clients learn how to remember and focus on previous experiences of success and confidence while learning how to view experiences of failure or 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.
* Disclaimer: "The results may vary from person to person"