Establish Self-Confidence

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I don't think I can make self-hypnosis work; what should I do?

Establish Self-Confidence

Self-hypnosis is often used to establish some form of self-confidence, self-esteem, or self-efficacy. Self-confidence makes you believe: I am a good, capable person. With self-esteem, you think: I like myself. With self-efficacy you believe: I can do that. Of course, there is overlap. None of these is exclusive, but you may want to emphasize one aspect.

If you have problems with self-confidence, you may want to work on this first, before you go on to your other self-hypnosis goals.

Lack of self-confidence may be general, as in thinking you can't do anything right, or specific, concentrating on certain things you think you can't do right. Erroneous fixed ideas are at fault in both cases, and it can be one idea or many. Write your suggestion to address your personal problem.

Gaining self-confidence may be your primary goal. You know what you want to do and how to do it, you are just unsure as to whether you're really good enough. If that sounds like you, get some self-confidence. It may open your mind up to many opportunities you haven't considered.

Not everyone needs to work on self-confidence first--or second, after relaxation--but if you do, it will help you reach your other goals. In fact, if you have confidence that you have control over your life, you will have confidence that self-hypnosis can work for you. So self-hypnosis gives you confidence, and then you know you can use self-hypnosis to reach other goals.



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