Almost everyone suffers from a lack of confidence at some time or another. In fact most people experience some degree of shyness in certain specific situations. 93% of people claim that feel shy when they are confronted with situations that are specific to them. So, if you feel shy you are not alone.
Feelings of shyness can range from minor emotional discomfort to major emotional problems which disable your ability to interact and function properly in social or business situations.
There are some people who suffer so badly from feelings of shyness that it takes the form of extreme emotional pain and as a disabling life experience. Such extreme cases of shyness can have a dramatic and negative effect on the social life, career and even everyday activities of the sufferer.
Lack of confidence can vary from person to person and usually varies greatly within each person depending on the situation they find themselves in.
The most common forms of shyness occur when you meet someone for the first time. However, after the initial; meeting, or two or three meetings later, this shyness usually abates. However, for some people their shyness never levels them and no matter how well they know the people around them they cannot act confident in even small social gatherings.
In modern conventional psychology therapies, to treat extreme shyness, range from cognitive therapy to behavioural therapy. However, time has shown that these approaches have a limited success rate. Even a gradual introduction of feared activities and situations, in an attempt to get the shy person accustomed to the situation and show them that their fear is unwarranted, has only a small success rate unless it is twinned with more powerful treatments.
People who suffer from acute shyness usually also suffer from low self-esteem. They think that if they interact in a social or business gathering they will be viewed as foolish. They often believe that they are worth less than other people and have nothing of value to input into a conversation or interaction.
With cognitive treatments the suffer is shown how to review his thinking process to identify the thoughts that create the feelings of shyness. Once these thoughts are identified he should then question their validity. Are these thoughts really true? Does that mode of thinking really match reality? This approach can be beneficial but the time it takes to restructure the thought processes that have been developed over a life-time means the treatment is slow and often painful.
Behavioural therapy aims to change the client’s behaviour using a program of positive reinforcement of the desired behaviour, and negative reinforcement of the undesired behaviour.
Hypnosis is a proven method for the treatment of shyness as it tackles the root problem – thoughts and feelings that occur at an unconscious level.
By entering trance and taking advantage of the high suggestibility of the alpha state a skilled hypnotherapist can elevate levels of confidence in a very short time.
Howver, there is a much faster and more profound way to remove shyness and increase your levels of confidence while at the same time building your self-esteem and restoring it to its original levels – when you were born you were supremely confident and understood your own high worth.
Shyness is a learned behaviour; we are taught to feel low self-worth and to question our own ability and worthiness when compared to others. When you were born you had high self-esteem and took it for granted that you would get what you wanted. When you were hungry you demanded food and expected it simply by asking for it (by crying).
You were also extremely confident. You knew that by trying to do it you would eventually talk and walk. Unfortunately, due to many reasons, you may have lost this high self-esteem and confidence. You learned to be shy!
Because shyness is learned it can be unlearned!
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