Self-Concept: Believe You’re Wonderful and You Will Be

04/11/2019by Terry White

Do you believe that you are beautiful, inside and out? Or do you have doubts in your mind about your own worth and abilities? What do you really think of yourself?

What do you say to yourself when you’re invited on a night out? Or when you’re offered a promotion at work? Or when your friend tells you they know someone that may be interested in you? Or when you’re asked to give a presentation, a talk or to lead a meeting? What is the conversation going on inside your head?

If you shrink at the thought of a night out, if you tremble at the thought of being promoted, if you recoil when you’re told someone is interested in you, if you shudder at the thought of giving a presentation; you may be suffering from low self-esteem.

What do you do when all this negative self-talk is stopping you from achieving the very things you would love to accomplish? Start by asking yourself another question, “Where did those ideas come from?” What’s happened in your past that has caused you to embody the negative thoughts you have around your ability to perform and to express the person you really are?

Well, one way to increase your self-esteem is to go out and do the thing that most scares you. You can then add it to your bank of achievements, impacting your self-concept positively.

Overcoming negative thoughts can often be a real challenge. We’ve allowed our subconscious to dictate for so long that they’ve been reinforced our entire lives. But what if we could gain control over our inner voice and teach it to be more positive and supportive?

Show yourself kindness and practise self-care with the help of hypnotherapy. Fortunately, hypnotherapy is a very powerful tool that can be used to target the root cause of low self-esteem and unlearn behaviours, because it works directly with the subconscious – your unconscious, automatic thoughts.

Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) is a proven hypnotherapy technique that delivers fast and lasting results. When you’re in that state of deep relaxation your subconscious is more accessible and an RTT hypnotherapist can use a distinct set of repetitive and evocative techniques to get to the root cause of the emotion, help uncover negative thoughts and reframe them to be more positive. Hypnosis is successful for low self-esteem because its goal is to repair the mind… think of hypnotherapy as meditation with a goal.

That is not to say that there will not be work involved. You will need to look after yourself by taking a little time out for some peace and quiet, personal care and self-love practice. The thing is, by not doing so you are not nurturing yourself. And if you’re not nurturing yourself, how will it ever be possible to truly nurture anyone else?

Terry White