Career confidence through hypnotherapy

It can be really hard to work every day feeling undervalued and underpaid. The last two years has taught many of us to re-evaluate our lives, to enable us to be more fulfilled in what we do and what we want, whether this is a promotion in work, a better rate of pay, company recognition or a better work-life balance.


Enjoying a Better Work Life 

With unemployment currently being low, there are many jobs available and now could be the perfect time to take the opportunity to make your move to something bigger, better, or more suitable to the life you want to lead. The challenge may come if you don’t feel confident enough to apply for the job or put yourself forward.

Many people come for hypnotherapy because of their lack of self-belief, self-confidence, and self-worth in the workplace, resulting in a reluctance to apply for a job or put themselves forward for promotion and achieve their potential.

A lack of self-belief comes from within, and it is often a result of our upbringing and experiences throughout life. Negative comments or criticising comments from caregivers, family, friends, school, previous bosses, and colleagues can all sap self-worth; often when those people are no longer around, subconsciously we carry on their work berating ourselves with negative internal dialogue or self-talk.

What is negative self talk?

How often have you heard that inner voice giving yourself a dressing down or saying you can’t do something because you have never been any good at it?  

Alternatively, it may come from your upbringing and feeling like you don’t belong, fit in, or are not worthy of living a particular way of life, so stopping you from changing from one type of work to another. Imposter’s syndrome can be debilitating and as detrimental to your progress as being overlooked.

The good news is, although we cannot control the thoughts and actions of others, we can control how we respond to them, and most importantly we can control our own thoughts and actions.

Achieving your goals

Working with a hypnotherapist will help you to identify what challenges you have in the workplace and where they arose; and then depending on your needs, a programme of hypnotherapy can help you to:

  • Develop a deep inner confidence.
  • Release any old feelings of worthlessness and develop feelings of deep self-worth.
  • Protect you from taking negative comments and criticisms to heart, so change your mindset to “There is no failure in anything I do, only feedback to take me to the next stage of my career.”
  • Identify your attributes, skills, and knowledge.
  • Overcome fear of failure.
  • Overcome feelings of embarrassment, blushing and shame.
  • Deal with difficult colleagues and identify how to overcome interpersonal challenges.
  • Work with you at different stages of your career to help you to achieve your full potential.

It may be that one, a number or all of the areas above resonate with you, and whatever else comes into your sessions, the hypnotherapist should tailor the programme to meet your individual needs.

Hypnotherapy: The Language of the Brain

You may have heard before that visualisation is said to be the language of the brain and so if you are in a state of fear or negativity, your mind will be in protection mode to keep you safe and closed to opportunities, but once you have overcome fears, released negativity, and increased your self-confidence and self-worth, hypnotic visualisation and therapy can reprogramme the subconscious mind to be constantly open and accessible to opportunities to grow and thrive.

So, whilst in hypnotherapy, you will be encouraged to talk its language and outline to your subconscious mind exactly what your brilliant career future will look like. This will enable you to visualise your goal and immerse yourself into your forthcoming plans then see, hear, and feel what life will be like, and so setting you on your path of achievement.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Hypnotherapy Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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Written by Karen Hemmings, Dip.AHT - The Healing Mind
Stafford, Staffordshire, ST20

Karen Hemmings is a Master Hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner, an EFT and Reiki therapist at The Healing Mind. She has helped hundreds of people to succeed and thrive in their careers. Karen supports people to reduce anxiety, fears, phobias, stress, and pain and to develop self-confidence and belief. She specialises in personal change and growth.

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