Confidence is a skill, it is a meta-ability and it is something which we think of as learned naturally through experience. Most people do not realize that it can also be learned intentionally, just as you can choose to learn to speak a different language, or sport, or anything else which is taught in schools. Confidence can also be learned at any age, although we tend to think that once we are older that we are stuck with “how we are” in terms of confidence.
When we are younger, our minds are like sponges, soaking up lessons and experiences alike, making sense of this sensory input and storing feelings and associated beliefs. In short, we make decisions about ourselves through such lessons and experiences. The question I often ask is why mental skills are not taught in schools? Because in learning how to be confident you will cope well with anything in life. It underpins subsequent experiences, because the reality is that we see in life what we expect to see. Our expectations create our reality. As you approach something with confidence, you expect to succeed and so this is what happens.
You may ask how such mental skills can be taught. You may argue that confidence is a feeling and not a mental skill. But everything in life begins with a thought. Thoughts are what create feelings and these in turn create the reality which you then experience. Because all this happens in the blink of an eye we are usually not aware that it was in fact a thought which started this ball rolling. Your underlying thoughts may be conscious but are more often rooted in the subconscious.
Therefore there is something else which underpins the learning and assimilation of mental skills which build confidence, and this is the ability to access one’s subconscious mind. When young, your subconscious mind is naturally open to suggestion and so you learn things easily; there is no barrier of preconceived ideas and beliefs which can so often get in the way of learning. When older one has to get past the critical aspect of the conscious mind and in effect “get out of your own way” in order to open your mind to new possibilities.
Hypnosis is a normal and natural state and allows access to the subconscious mind. Thus, no matter what age you happen to be, you can access your subconscious thought processes and change them easily and quickly.
There are many mental skills which together create a feeling of security and confidence. You can learn to step forwards, and fully experience a situation with confidence. You can learn to step back and dissociate from situations which would otherwise be uncomfortable. You can learn to mentally rewind past experiences and replay them in a different light. You can, quite literally, learn to “see things from a different angle”, or see things through “rose tinted spectacles”, you can learn to use your imagination to see pleasant movies in your mind’s eye instead of the horror movies we are prone to create!
Let’s elaborate a little here. Imagine that you are afraid of blushing or shaking when public speaking your speech is two weeks away and you are working on it and each time you think about it images involuntarily pop into your mind. Are you more likely to see yourself smiling and happy and enjoying yourself, or shaking and sweating and stumbling over your words? This is what I mean by horror movies. And a picture is worth a thousand words in terms of the impact upon your psyche and subsequent feelings…and paves the way to a reality you just do not want to happen.
So now you can see the value in learning how to access your subconscious mind and picture what you DO want to happen instead of what you do not want to ensue. I’m sure you can think of many situations in which you would benefit from being able to control and direct your own mind, perhaps in taking your driving test, going for an interview, overcoming fears of spiders, lifts or flying. The list of things which you can direct and control, so long as you have learned the relevant mental skills, is innumerable.
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Roseanna Leaton, specialist in hypnosis downloads for hypnosis confidence.