Rapid transformational therapy & hypnosis for impostor syndrome

A 2018 national study* of 3,000 UK adults, found 62% have experienced imposter syndrome at work in the past 12 months.


When searching for the definition of this condition I came across this one in Psychology Today:

“People who struggle with imposter syndrome believe that they are undeserving of their achievements and the high esteem in which they are, in fact, generally held.

They feel that they aren’t as competent or intelligent as others might think—and that soon enough, people will discover the truth about them. Those with imposter syndrome— which is not an official diagnosis—are often well accomplished; they may hold high office or have numerous academic degrees.”

Does this sound familiar?

Some people are struggling with an overwhelming and debilitating amount of anxiety around their work performance. They tell me they:

  • Constantly feel like they're not doing a great job
  • Experience any feedback from colleagues or their boss as a personal attack
  • Feel compelled to put in so much overtime that doesn't gain any recognition or extra pay! 
  • Are often consumed with the fear of making a mistake and mentally beat themselves up if anything they do, is less than perfect
  • Are unable to enjoy time off because of constantly worrying about work
  • Are finding their sleep is suffering because of the stress and worry

These are all signs of what has been named impostor syndrome.

What causes impostor syndrome?

The feeling of not being good enough is normally linked to a limiting belief we have picked up in early life. This early ‘programming’ is caused by messages we absorb from our environment and the people and attitudes that are around us.

We are too young to ‘filter’ or rationalise whether these messages are true or not. Even though limiting beliefs cause a lack of confidence or self-worth often starts when we are very young, we carry them in our subconscious minds for years.

The good news is these negative thoughts can be challenged and transformed into more positive ones.

In other words, our negative ‘programming’ can be re-programmed into positives by using some conscious and subconscious tools & techniques.

How can people suffering help themselves?

If you feel that you suffer from impostor syndrome you can help yourself in the following ways:

  • Talk about it - don’t keep it inside, talk to someone you trust about what you’re experiencing. This will ease the burden and help you to realize that some of your fears are probably unfounded.
  • Realise you are not alone! Many, many people suffer from a lack of confidence at some point in their lives. Knowing that you’re not the only one can make you feel more connected with others and less absorbed in your own thoughts.
  • Write down your achievements, qualities and skills. This helps to challenge any limiting beliefs and show you that you really are capable, experienced enough and good enough to be in the well-deserved position you’re in.

Rapid transformational therapy (RTT) for impostor syndrome

These are comments from clients recently after my RTT 28-day experience for a lack of self-confidence at work.

“I feel like I’m operating from a totally different brain!”

"I'm just getting on with things at work now, I only notice at the end of the day that I haven't second-guessed myself once."

"I literally am so happy that I don't have all the worries and self-doubt I used to have in my job anymore!"

The way I help is with rapid transformational therapy (RTT). During this therapy, we use hypnosis to get to the root of an issue to understand and heal it at a deeper level.

We then harness the power of hypnotherapy to literally ‘rewire’ the brain with better and more helpful beliefs and thought patterns.

The effects for my clients have been amazing:

  • They are no longer plagued by a crippling lack of confidence and just getting on with tasks at work with much more ease
  • They are finishing work on time and taking proper lunch breaks
  • They are speaking up clearly in meetings and their suggestions are being listened to and understood
  • They report enjoying their free time so much more and feeling more present with the people in their lives
  • They feel they are actually making the impact that they want to make in their work
  • They are confident that they are doing a good job and much less worried about making mistakes
  • They no longer feel that they're not good enough to apply for promotions and advance in their careers
  • They feel like they've got their life back!

If you would like to chat about how RTT and/or hypnotherapy can help you, do get in touch!

*OnePoll surveyed 3,000 UK adults on behalf of Funding Guru, between 13/06/2018 and 15/06/2018. 

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 Becca Teers, DIP CBH MNCH (Reg) CNHC (Reg) GHR RTT
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Becca Teers DIP CBH MNCH (Reg) CNHC (Reg) GHR

Hello and thanks for reading. I am a cognitive behavioural clinical hypnotherapist, certified RTT, NLP & EMDR practitioner and holistic therapist. I am passionate about helping my clients to overcome limiting beliefs and to empower them to make positive change.

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