How To Get Rid Of Social Phobias And Acquire Self Confidence

Self confidence is a psychological and emotional state that responds to our need for recognition and self-acceptance. It's one of the oldest and most studied ideas in psychology. It describes a good but however adequate perception somebody has of himself or herself and of his or her abilities. As such, self-confident people most often have a better knowledge of the things they are able to achieve and are more apt to be successful in their projects. They are able to more readily accept and understand their errors.

Contrarily, a lack of confidence can deter you from believing your actions or decisions will ultimately work out the way you had wanted. It can hence prevent the buildup of decision-making skills, strategic and management strength all of which are necessary and required aptitudes in today's business world. The pre-occupation with other people's judgment of your work can also make you become too self-critical, which is something that will distract you from jobs you would otherwise be fully capable of performing.

Low self confidence will also affect your social life, because people with low self confidence are more likely to remain in their "comfort zone" and are afraid of being rejected. This is called social phobia and has a high level of co-morbidity with low self confidence, as well as other psychological diseases such as depression. People with low self confidence are afraid of the judgment of others and will avoid meeting new people, which can result in isolation and even less self confidence. Low self confidence is a vicious cycle that's hard to break.

On the other hand, because they can trust their aptitudes, self-confident people are able to do what they feel is appropriate and do not feel the need for the approval of others. They also trigger confidence: your boss, employees, customers, friends or relatives are more likely to trust you or the things you are telling them when you appear self-confident.

Several experiences can lead to low self confidence. New research indicates that education has a major effect on the development of a child's self confidence. Bodily and emotional abuses in childhood are for instance the most damaging to somebody's self confidence, as well as family conflicts and divorce. Overprotective parents may also be a reason for a child's social phobia and deter the independence necessary to build self confidence. Failures and successes, for instance at school or in one's professional life, also play a decisive role: losing a job or failing a class are some of the several experiences that will have a negative impact your self confidence.

It is however possible to overcome such bad experiences and acquire confidence. The first thing to do in order to develop self confidence would be to learn to know yourself and what your strengths are. Admitting the fact that you cannot be perfect and cannot be good in all that you do will help you build self confidence. Accepting who you are is the key to gaining self confidence. But improving self confidence also requires that you start taking risks and giving yourself credit for your achievements. This is very basic advice that will help you gain self confidence. You may also find a lot of books that will claim they can help you build self confidence, however many of them are not reliable.

Many people have low self confidence or are only capable of gaining self confidence in one or a certain number of areas of their lives because they constantly look for other people's approval and are scared of failing. A lot of factors, such as childhood traumas, can explain why some people cannot have the wholesome life a self confident individual could have. These people also don't always know how to gain self confidence. However gaining self confidence can now readily and effectively be achieved with NLP and hypnosis.

As we have seen low self confidence and social phobia can be caused by bad experiences or unconscious fears that may be hard to overcome through self persuasion only. Confidence hypnosis and NLP on the contrary are able to reach the unconscious part of our brain and modify belief systems to boost self confidence. They are powerful tools that will help you face your fears and trust yourself to develop self confidence.

Self Hypnosis for building self-confidence has been used for numerous years and has shown significant results in building self confidence. Once in a hypnotized state, getting to unconscious thoughts is much easier and, thanks to hypnotic suggestion, you will be able to replace your negative thought patterns with positive ones to gain your confidence.

Self-Confidence is a psychological and emotional mindset that responds to our need for self-acceptance and recognition. It's one among the oldest and most discussed ideas in psychology.

Alan B. Densky, CH is an NGH certified hypnotherapist. He offers self hypnosis CD's for self confidence and social phobias. His self hypnosis for self confidence CD's were reviewed by independents in the UK. Visit his Neuro-VISION hypnosis site and view free hypnosis videos.

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