What is self-confidence
We feel self-confidence when we believe that we can do the things that we need or want to do. When we believe that we can learn new skills and achieve our goals, working hard in a wide range of areas - home, work and personal life, then this builds our self-confidence in a real and long-lasting way. This belief allows us to take on difficult challenges and persist, even in the face of frustration. So in many ways, self-confidence is built by doing stuff, by building competence. It is linked to self-esteem. Poor self-esteem, where you judge yourself harshly, can be modified in a more helpful way with cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy. The only person you have to be good enough for, but sometimes we lose this perspective.
If you want to build your self-confidence, then taking on something challenging is a good way to do it. On the way, you might find that you notice your self-talk is unkind and critical. With cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy, this self-talk can be modified to be more helpful and realistic. Setting goals and working persistently to achieve them, building your self-reliance and self-discipline on the way, build a deep and sustainable self-confidence. Instead of giving up, its about finding ways to persist. And as you build your self-confidence, your self-esteem will be given a boost too.
Take a look at the people who you consider to be confident. What do you see? Would you say that they give up in the face of difficulties? Do they have a wide range of interests and skills? How do they spend their free time?
If you feel that your confidence or self-esteem need a boost, then cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy can help.