How we can help you boost your self-esteem and confidence with hypnosis


Self-esteem is an evaluation of one’s own worth, a judgement of the self and incorporates feelings as well as beliefs. It’s how we feel about ourselves overall. Often self-esteem is influenced and can be distorted by a perception of how other people view you.

Confidence is used to refer to abilities, and can change depending on the situation.

Low Self-Esteem

Clients who have low self-esteem tend to judge and criticize themselves very harshly, compare themselves to others and also their ‘ideal’ self, are self-conscious, downplay their positive attributes, skills and achievements, worry that they may get ‘found out’ or feel like a fraud, describe themselves negatively, are self-blaming, and can have poor boundaries, finding it difficult to say ‘no’, and are people pleasers. They may be a perfectionist, and feel guilty for not pleasing everyone enough.

Low self-esteem may lead to addictions, depression, anxiety, self-harm, destructive patterns of behaviour and emotional outbursts, sabotaging, eating disorders, relationship problems, stress, weight gain, among others.

Healthy Self-Esteem

In contrast, those with healthy self-esteem encourage themselves more with positive self-talk, are more comfortable with accepting compliments for their positive attributes, skills and achievements and know their own worth, tend to have their own voice, and feel comfortable stating their opinions, are more decisive, defend their own values and principles, trust their own wisdom and judgment, focus on the present and the future, value themselves as being an interesting and worthy friend, colleague, etc., are more resilient and see problems as challenges, set healthy and appropriate boundaries and don’t need so much reassurance from others.

Our self-esteem develops as we mature, and our life experiences shape who we become. People who are significant in our lives – parents, relatives, teachers and others who have authority in particular – have a major influence on how our self-esteem develops. How you were treated as a young child, for example, may impact your self-esteem:

Were you listened to?
Were you spoken to respectfully?
Was your same sex parent/role model spoken to respectfully?
Did you receive appropriate attention and affection?
Were your achievements recognized in a healthy way?
How were mistakes handled?
What were the consequences for your misbehaviour?
Were they appropriate?
There may also be genetic factors in the development of self-esteem; however, we believe the ‘nurture’ influences far outweigh the ‘nature’ influences.

Whether your low self-esteem is due to nature or nurture, we can assist you in building healthy self-esteem! Ultimately people want to be accepted, loved and respected by others and most importantly, themselves.

So how can we help? I’m glad you asked!
Through hypnotherapeutic counselling, we take a comprehensive history and identify key areas that need to be resolved in hypnosis for you to be happier and have healthy self-esteem. These encompass old beliefs that no longer serve you, as well as thought patterns, feelings and self-talk.

And just like no two Hypnotherapists were made equal, no two people with low self-esteem are the same, though the symptoms may appear identical, what is driving the behaviours and feelings are going to be entirely different because your life experience is unique.

So how do we resolve your issues? Easily and effectively!
We take you into hypnosis and use various techniques to unlock and resolve low self-esteem, build and reinforce coping strategies, positivity, optimism, self-acceptance, self-love and self-respect and seal the deal with motivation, energy and vitality.

Every client is different and every session will be unique, depending on the goal and techniques used. We have been described as the ‘mixed martial arts’ of therapy! See Unique Approach.

We also recommend, where applicable, our original On Demand Hypnosis Sessions to support you throughout your transformation.

What does low self-esteem cost you?
Does it hold you back from advancing in your career? Can you put a monetary value on that?
Do others take advantage because you can’t say ‘no’?
Does this leave you frustrated and angry?
Do you feel guilty when you make an excuse not to do something?
Do you invest time and energy in avoiding certain situations, or concealing your low self-esteem?
Does it inhibit you in your everyday relationships?
Do you neglect yourself, family and/or friends because of it?
What is the cost and impact on your health? On your physical appearance?
What is the cost and impact on your sense of self-worth and wellbeing?
What is the cost and impact on your ability to perform at work? At home?
What is the cost and impact on your relationships?
Does the benefit of investing in a few sessions with us at North Shore & City Hypnotherapy Sydney to be free of your low self-esteem/self-confidence outweigh the ongoing costs of maintaining it?


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