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Confidence Issues

Public Speaking, Confidence, Self-Esteem, Blushing

 

Public Speaking

Surprisingly, Fear of public speaking is the most common fear in the Western world. However, overcoming public speaking fears can be remarkably easy! In fact, many great speakers and performers have overcome fear and panic to become exceptional speech makers, lecturers, teachers, and entertainers.

I often see clients who are absolutely terrified of giving the best man or father of the bride's speech at weddings or Managers and academics who, although highly skilled in their own area, are uncomfortable giving talks and seminars.

I have worked with some highly successful people in charge of large organisations. These people make decisions every day that affect hundreds of people. However, the thought of standing up and making a presentation to even a small amount of people scared the living daylights out of them! Very often these people subsequently go on to; not only enjoy the experience, but to look forward to each time they get to do it!



Self Confidence

‘Confidence’ is a strange thing. It’s something we all talk about having or not having. People frequently say things like “I‘m just not confident”, “I wouldn’t have the confidence to do that”, “I just don’t have confidence in his ability” etc. Very often it’s something that we feel other people have in abundance but we don’t.

The great news is that ‘Confidence’ itself doesn’t actually exist. It is merely a word and nothing more. ‘Confidence’ is simply a name we give to describe a set of skills that can be learned by anyone. The skills enable a person to feel that they can succeed in any given situation or circumstance. How terrific is that!?

It’s terrific news because it means that we can all learn to have more confidence whenever we need it. Confidence has nothing whatsoever to do with our genes, how rich we are, whether we are male or female, tall, short, thin, fat etc. it also has nothing to do with having “the gift of the gab”.

 

Low Self Esteem

It's sad to think there are so many people out there who just don't realise how wonderful they really are! Self-esteem is not just about recognising your excellent qualities. It's being able to see all your good points and weaknesses together, acknowledging them, and doing your best with what you have. You may not be the best golfer in the world, but that shouldn't stop you enjoying playing the game! When you have low self-esteem, you feel unworthy of attention. Hypnotherapy can really help you to see the best aspects of yourself.


Blushing

Blushing is an unconscious, physical reaction that our bodies have to certain situations. Social blushing, the kind that may happen in an embarrassing situation or when we meet a certain person, and makes us feel uncomfortable is triggered by something external and is no different from any other learned response. Sometimes blushing problems can be traced back to a particular incident, for example, you may have blushed when asked to stand up and speak to the class as a child. By the time we reach adulthood, this learned response can cause big problems with our career or social life.

Hypnotherapy helps to control blushing by enabling you to feel more comfortable in situations where you are prone to becoming flushed.

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13.02.15
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