When we’re facing problems in our lives, we can use hypnosis to plant the seed of an idea into our subconscious mind and override the issue at hand. Some people use hypnosis to quit smoking or stop nail biting - even to overcome their fear of flying!
But it can also be used to change our outlook on life, increasing our self-esteem and building our confidence. There are many self-help books and resources you can use to build your self esteem, but what if those methods aren’t working?
Will hypnosis succeed where everything else has failed? Hypnosis can plant a suggestion into your subconscious mind to alter your fears, so that when the session is done, you can get on with your life without having the anxiety interfere.
For building self-esteem, hypnotherapy can assist you in building stepping-stones to a more confident life. It’s not something where you just listen to a few self-hypnosis CDs and expect to be swimming in self-esteem – you have to apply these thoughts to your daily interaction with others and build on the new thoughts so that they take root.
There are some hypno-therapists who specialize in self-help issues. But you can also learn to do it yourself, without the assistance of a professional hypnotist. If you see a professional, they may counsel you in addition to performing hypnosis.
Can anyone be hypnotized? Each person is different. It’s been reported that anyone who is open to it, can be hypnotized - and those who aren’t open to it, won’t be. Hypnotherapy works by placing a person in a relaxed, trance-like state and then introducing new thought patterns into their minds.
If you’re skeptical of the entire situation, then you may not be open enough to ever get into a relaxed state of mind. Hypnosis helps a person clear their mind of negative thoughts and influences that hinder your ability to feel good about yourself.
Sometimes, we just need to replace these negative thought patterns so that we’re fair to ourselves and objective about our good qualities. It can take away the anxiety we feel when we suddenly think we’re not good enough or smart enough to achieve our goals.
Everyone has inner doubts and fears, but by using hypnosis, we can eliminate some of them and make room for positive thoughts to dominate our minds and pave the way to a more confident and optimistic outlook on life!