So what has happened to the confidence of these women?
These feelings of lack of confidence in women most often come from within, and frequently from an incident in the past which has stayed at the forefront of the mind.
Often women’s confidence is further eroded by societal perceptions and comparisons, often with men, especially in the workplace. Sometimes at school.
And then there is the role played by female hormones, often neglected through a historical feeling that women should be able to manage despite the cycle of emotions created by their biological differences.
Recently, I worked with a wonderful young woman who regularly received fantastic appraisals and had been offered promotion, yet still worried that she was not seen as good enough by her peer group, her colleagues and her family. This was holding her back.
She wasn’t sleeping well, or doing the activities that she enjoyed, because of the ‘mind monkeys’ that played in her head whenever she wasn’t actively involved in working.
One of the enormous benefits of hypnotherapy is the way that it helps with sleep. By reducing the amount of stress that the brain has to deal with, we quieten the mind at night, and restful sleep is the result.
Another fabulous woman, at the top of her profession in law, who wouldn’t allow herself to enjoy her home life because of feelings of not being good enough. Her lack of confidence was preventing her from living her best life.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, and some work on limiting beliefs helped her to see how to get the balance back, bringing the confidence from her professional career into all areas of her life.
And another who was relying heavily on alcohol to make herself feel like the person she thought others wanted to see…
The benefit of hypnotherapy in addiction is that it creates a new way of thinking which comes from each client.
The benefit to women of using our own resources, is that the solutions stick.
Confidence in Relationships
The ability as a woman to speak out and stand up for what you want from a relationship requires confidence. If you find yourself experiencing relationships – intimate, professional or in the family – where you don’t have a voice, hypnotherapy can help *
Womens Health and Confidence
A recent call for evidence by the British Government for women’s health has revealed the inadequacies of the health service in the UK. Too often, women have been advised that they should just ‘carry on’ . This has resulted in women living with pain, tiredness, and a multitude of symptoms.
There is hope that the medical profession will receive the training it needs to be able to properly recognise when women need treatment for their symptoms and health issues. A recent BBC news article explains more.
One of the benefits of a course of hypnotherapy is that you will feel confident to manage your health. You’ll discover your ability to speak up and get the best for yourself. Women’s health matters. You matter.