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If you have high levels of self confidence it can be a huge benefit in all areas of your life such as relationships, your career, your social life and your state of mind.
Many people who lack self confidence really want to be more self confident.

Self confidence refers to having faith in your own abilities, and is usually considered to be made up of a variety of factors such as social confidence, stage presence, peer independence, physical presence and status confidence.

The good news is that self confidence is a skill that can often be developed. The first step is to acknowledge the current level of self confidence and what was the cause of low self confidence, and then find ways to build upon this until confidence becomes a deeply ingrained quality.

Self confidence can be seen in a number of ways, such as your body language, the way you speak, how you react to certain situations and your behaviour.

Those who have high levels of self-confidence are often more positive about their abilities, whereas those who lack the quality generally have negative thoughts about themselves and their abilities. This is usually why those with low self confidence seek to develop their confidence level.

If you have low self confidence you may often feel:

  • Shy and uneasy
  • Uncomfortable in certain situations
  • Uncertain of themselves
  • Uncertain of their needs
  • A sense of worthlessness
  • Negative thoughts about themselves

What could be the Causes

How confidence developed throughout an individual’s early life and genetics are both thought to influence the current level of confidence an individual has. However this level can often be changed as everyone has the ability and skills to enhance their self-confidence. It is often the case that individual’s are simply unsure of how to use these skills to achieve an increased level of self-confidence, and need to be shown how.


Hypnotherapy and life coaching are used to help an individual develop their self confidence, and there are a vast number of books available with strategies and techniques to build confidence.

Hypnotherapy often has high success rates for helping those suffering from low self confidence. Hypnotherapy seeks to determine the root cause of the low self confidence and then find ways to resolve it. Hypnosis can reach the unconscious mind and modify belief systems, and replace negative thought patterns with positive ones. This can boost self confidence and completely change an individual’s life.

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