22 Nov 2013

Using Hypnosis to Build Confidence

What do I mean by using hypnosis to increase confidence? Let me explain. If you don’t go within, you simply go without! This is one of my favorite spiritual principles. I have found that whenever my outside world is falling apart, my inside world is probably in need of a little house keeping. If your outside world is reflecting back to you circumstances that are negative and frustrating

there is a good chance that negative thought patterns and self-doubt are running your inner world. This condition is commonly referred to as low self-esteem. A lack of self-esteem is toxic to your well-being and can tear down all aspects of life. Increase Confidence Hypnosis can help shift those negative thought patterns and get you back on track to create the life you desire.

People with healthy self-esteem are able to overcome adversity and setbacks when pursuing their goals. When others attack, abandon them, or challenge their self-worth they tend to pick themselves up with reassuring thoughts instead of responding with anger or self-loathing. Of course they feel pain and grieve but they move through it and go on with their lives.

Low self-esteem can sabotage every aspect of one’s life. Increase Confidence Hypnosis can help you take your power back. People with low or no self-esteem might experience unhealthy relationships, social anxiety, and lack of motivation. This can lead to an inability to follow through on goals, and often defeating negative self-talk. Left untreated these symptoms can lead to despair, isolation, and even suicidal thoughts. The cause of low self-esteem can be obvious such as a childhood filled with neglect and abuse or it can be unclear. Traumatic events such as the loss of a relationship, job loss, and financial setbacks can erode self-esteem. Many people experience a lack of self-worth even though they come from loving families and are unable to identify the root cause. No matter what the source of the issue Increase Confidence Hypnosis can help empower you, giving you tools to show up in the world as the best version of you.

The following list includes common signs of low self- esteem. If you exhibit some, many, or all of these, you would likely benefit from hypnotherapy for self-esteem.

  • Withdrawal from social contact
  • Nervousness, anxiety or panic attacks
  • Self-medicating with drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, shopping, etc.
  • Destructive personal relationships
  • Procrastinating or giving up on goals
  • Doing yourself physical harm (from biting your nails to self-mutilation)
  • Dissatisfaction with your appearance
  • Comparing yourself unfavorably to others
  • Putting yourself down in front of others
  • Obsessive negative self-talk

The following list includes common negative effects of low self-esteem. If you exhibit some, many, or all of these, low self-esteem could well be the cause and hypnotherapy for self-esteem could very likely help.

  • Poor self- image
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Difficulty achieving goals
  • Loss of purpose
  • Loss of sexual desire and function
  • Depression with suicidal thoughts
  • Harmful addictions
  • Damaged personal relationships
  • Financial problems
  • Job loss or career stagnation

Building Self-Esteem and Confidence with Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a relaxing, natural, and safe form of therapy that involves an interactive process of redirecting the attention of both the conscious and the subconscious mind. The subconscious is where all memories, experiences, and knowledge are stored that is not being held in our conscious awareness. This is where low self-esteem can develop and fester. Hypnotherapy works to access those inaccurate negative beliefs one has about self and shift them. Hypnotherapy can create positive changes in ones perception of self-worth and self-acceptance. All you have to do is truly desire the change that you are seeking. I will partner with you in a process of self-discovery, helping you to uncover your blocks and release them.

The treatment plan for low self-esteem must be customized to each individual client’s particular case. I will work with each client individually to create a plan that will best suit their needs. The approach I take to each case, however, is outlined below.

Identify components of low self-esteem

  • Triggers
  • Causes
  • Symptoms
  • Negative effects

Set goals

  • Develop a strategy with specific tools and techniques
  • Track progress
  • Set new goals
  • Revise strategy
  • Implement revised strategy
  • Repeat steps 5 through 8 as needed

Self-Esteem Hypnosis Tools and Techniques

The following list includes some of the techniques I use in self-esteem hypnotherapy:

  • Deep Focused Breathing
  • Progressive Relaxation
  • Post-Hypnotic Suggestion
  • Self-Esteem Visualization
  • Interactive Self-Esteem Building
  • Guided Imagery
  • Inner Child Work
  • Negative Trigger Desensitization
  • Negative Self-Talk Redirection
  • Positive Suggestions for Self-Empowerment

“Be yourself everyone else is already taken” Oscar Wilde.

You know you want to be surrounded by people who get you, find purpose and meaningful work, and have fulfilling relationships (with yourself, partner, family, friends etc.) You want to find joy in the small things and go after your big dreams right? Sometimes it’s hard to do alone. Call me for a complimentary 15 minute consultation. Let me help you gain clarity about who you are at your truest level and how to take action towards adoring yourself and your life!


Laura Richer

Laura Richer, CHt, is a Certified Hypnotherapist and Master Life Coach. Laura's love of learning has taken her to Western Washington University, The Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Basytr University, and Seattle Life Coach Master Training as well as many self-help seminars, transformational workshops, yoga classes, spiritual retreats, and much more.

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