Self-Confidence with Self-Hypnosis

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Gaining Confidence with Self-Hypnosis

You can gain confidence. With self-hypnosis you can become more assured in the work place, in sports, in the community and at home.

Why is it that some people just seem so darned confident? They go through life with an unrestrained knowledge that they can accomplish any task and are able to reach their goals with ease.

Yet, we all know people who seem to have many abilities and lots going for them who fail to put forth the effort to be successful. They lack the confidence to even try.

Learned or Inborn?

Confidence is a learned attribute. It goes all the way back to when you were a baby. A baby, although born with aptitudes and talents, relies on the outside world to tell her who she is. Since she has no preconceived ideas about herself, she takes her cues from those around her.

Besides learning about the world and how it works, she is very busy learning about herself based on other’s opinions. And everything that she sees, hears, and feels is taken as a clue to the type of person she is.

To put it simply, if she is encouraged in her innate aptitudes and skills, she becomes confident. The opposite is also true. If the child is ignored or treated harshly, she understands that she is not worth the time or effort.

Everyone has some confidence.

Nobody is totally confident.

Self Confidence with Self Hypnosis

Can it be Reversed?

It is always possible to boost your self-confidence. That’s right, always. Begin with the understanding that it was something lacking in your education (formal or other). If no one around you is encouraging, then you can change your belief, by giving yourself positive suggestions.

Self-hypnosis is a wonderful method of doing it.


Children automatically believe what they are told. Since they don’t have enough information or experience to filter the input, they accept everything as truth. So, suggestions become beliefs. Can you think of something that you were told as a child that became your belief? Most people can remember being told they were shy, or clumsy and remain that way as adults.

If you have children, be very careful what suggestions you are giving them. A child that is shy in certain situations, can be totally courageous at other times. Focus on the positive, always.

Adults have filtering tools and are able to reject (at least to some extent) what they are told. However, to make changes to old belief patterns, the sub-conscious is where you need to work.

Here’s a great affirmation:

“Every day in every respect, I get better and better.”

You can say it when you are doing your self-hypnosis throughout the day (twice, every day I hope!) or just before you fall asleep. Repeat it to yourself or out loud. While you are saying it, think of yourself actually doing it: getting better in whatever way you need. (Emile Coue, known as the father of autosuggestion, first used this phrase in the early twentieth century and there has been a devoted following ever since.)