Being popular and successful has become one of the ‘requirements’ of modern living – whether it comes from having a rising career, being a top sport star, having thousands of ‘friends’ on social media or being financially top of the pile.
Not being there can dent one’s self confidence while being at the top can also set you up for a fall and hit one’s self esteem – as has happened to England cricketers Ian Bell and Jos Buttler, rugby players like Sam Burgess and even football teams like Chelsea.
On a more ‘normal’ level, teenage self confidence, for example, can be damaged by social media where negative comments can have far-reaching impact.
This was the case with teenage Australian Instagram ‘star’ Essena O’Neill, ( pictured ) who said her celebrity status eventually left her feeling empty and addicted to social media likes.
According to the BBC, she said ‘social media isn’t real, ’adding that it was ‘a system based on social approval, likes, validation in views and success in followers’.
She often posted photographs apparently showing her in perfect shape but later said many were artificial’.
O’Neill and other social media regulars say a drop in their success rate leads to a lowering of their self esteem. The website for Mind – the mental health society – says people’s beliefs about themselves will often be negative if they have low self esteem.
“You will tend to focus on your weaknesses or mistakes that you have made, and may find it hard to recognize the positive parts of your personality. You may also blame yourself for any difficulties or failures that you have.” Mind says.
The downward spiral in a lower self esteem can lead to prescribed medication, psychiatric counseling or drug use, depression, anxiety and can have a marked effect on one’s social attitudes.
But, using Hypnotherapy for self-confidence can help challenge negative thought processes, generate a more positive future, improving self image and increasing determination.
Another plus for hypnotherapy as a treatment is that it has no side effect, like drugs might have. And, by being more confident, a positive feeling arises from an appreciation of one’s own abilities.
In a nutshell, hypnotherapy is the application of hypnotic techniques in such a way as to bring about therapeutic changes. This is achieved by the hypnotherapist helping to activate inner resources to achieve realistic goals.
The Audio Hypnosis Shop contains a number of Hypnosis Sessions designed to help boost self confidence and we have a Virtual Makeover for Women and even a Virtual Makeover for Men to help beat those negative feelings and improve Self-Confidence, so have a look around the shop to find out more …