Do you always think about how other people look at you? Do you always feel as though there’s no hope in moving on with life anymore? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one experiencing this.
Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs include self Esteem on the second top level of our needs. Here’s the hierarchy as detailed with the more basic needs at the bottom:
- Self Actualization
- Self Esteem
Self-confidence actually belongs to Self Esteem as a higher version because this is something that has to be developed over time. On the other hand, the lower version of self-confidence include attention, fame, prestige and recognition just to name a few.
There are a lot of factors affecting self-confidence and one of which is the perception of a person’s social status and physical appearance. I say perception because the reverse is also true that if you are high in self confidence your social standing and physical appearance will improve. In most cases, it is easy for you determine if you have low self-confidence but some individuals need to be assessed first and this true especially on children.
Parents, teachers and a few close friends may be able to observe the sudden change on a subject’s behaviour and perception in life. You may try to do a self-assessment of yourself by going over these questions:
- Are you confused of your needs and goals in life?
- Do you almost always feel negative on most life situations?
- Do you feel shy in raising a point at work or school?
- Do you sleep a lot during the day because you just can’t face the day?
Don’t stop yourself from living life. If you have answered yes to 3 or 4 of these questions, then it is time for you to face the world and stop hiding inside your room. Having low self-confidence can cause a lot of life problems as this may affect an affected individual’s career, relationship with the family and special someone including significant others.
How confidence developed all throughout a person’s life is directly proportional to the person’s current level of self-confidence.
While there may be a lot of ways to combat low self-confidence, one of the most effective ways include getting professional hypnotherapy sessions. The aim of hypnotherapy is to determine the root cause of low self-confidence, which is often hidden in the unconscious. Once the cause has been discovered then the therapist will usually do two things. One they will lesson the impact of the experience usually through NLP techniques and then replace negative thoughts with positives ones which results in an improved you.
There are a lot of professional hypnotherapists out there who can help you change your life. Hypnotherapy has been widely practiced and has yielded great results worldwide. It can help give you a jump start on your own personal development and act as crutch to help you establish better habits which benefit you rather that stand in your way. By Jo Gowda