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Self-Esteem, Confidence, Motivation

Every human being, psychologists claim, has an ultimate goal. The  goal may be maintained in the subconscious mind, but it is nonetheless a final objective. And it is the same for all people, regardless of  race, creed, nationality or even physical condition.

The ultimate goal for each individual is Self-Actualization:  achieving what sports people call a 'personal best.' Regardless of  background, education, financial standing or other factors, every  individual is subconsciously induced to move onward and upward, to be  the best possible in relation to beliefs and values.

Progress toward the ultimate goal, and necessary intermediate  objectives, is affected by experiential factors-the hand of cards dealt  out by heredity, opportunity and life in general. There are three  factors essential to positive progress: Self-esteem, confidence and  motivation. During the course of a lifetime, virtually everyone  experiences problems involving one or more of these elements.

Resolving such problems is one of the most important and valuable  capabilities of hypnotherapy.


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High self-esteem is a basic essential of success. Low self-esteem, however, does not suddenly appear, like the symptom of an illness. It  develops, like a cancer, usually unnoticed in early stages, but  spreading slowly throughout the mind until, when recognized, it may be  full-blown, demoralizingly destructive and possibly even terminal.

Low self-esteem actually must be dealt with before progress can be  achieved in building self-confidence and creating motivation. It is  difficult for a person to show confidence when he views himself as low  man on his own totem pole.

While poor self-esteem can emanate from events which might be  considered personal setbacks (in business, relationships, health, etc.), the primary cause is negative programming from the past. It might be a product of judgmental parents, teachers, authority figures, relatives,  or friends. Many times derogatory comments, ridicule, relentless  criticism and similar factors ignore commendable achievement and simply  focus on and accentuate the negative.

Frequently these events, hurts or negative valuations are absorbed  by and buried in subconscious memory, with the victim totally unaware of the sources of troubled feelings, fears, self-doubt and damaging  attitudes.

But we know that the subconscious mind is the storage house of  memory. Through hypnotherapy it is possible to set aside the conscious  mind, seek, locate and uncover the detrimental memories which are  adversely affecting the personality, and in bringing the problems to  light and understanding, accomplish a resolution which can free the  client from the past and open the doors to future progress and  achievement.


The establishment of self-confidence must follow the disposition of past negative programming-eliminating from self-perception any labels  such as bad, wrong, stupid, clumsy, dumb, inept, untalented, ignorant,  etc. Hypnosis can become the source of self-discovery-revealing  unrecognized capabilities that lead to an acceptance of valid  self-worth.

The procedures for developing self-confidence may vary  considerably, depending on the depth and origins of the problem. In  milder cases, working out problems of self-esteem may be followed by  programming which utilizes visualization, creating in the mind pictures  of success, confidence and appropriate abilities. Enhancing suggestions given in hypnotherapy can be absorbed and accepted, leading to attitude modification and positive demonstrations of newly acquired  self-assurance.

In more complex cases where depression is a factor, the hypnotherapist may elect to use the techniques of parts therapy or the  removal of fears to free up behavior and reduce negative internal  judgments so that positive self-feelings and confidence can develop in a natural way.

Longer term results can be significant. Mood and energy levels  increase, compulsive and psychosomatic symptoms fade, emotions become  understood, clients move toward self-direction and greater interpersonal involvement. Self-derogation is reduced and positive feelings about  life's possibilities develop.


With self-esteem and confidence enhanced, improved motivation comes into the spotlight. Psychologist Abraham Maslow defined five levels at which people are motivated: Psychological-food, drink, sleep, sex;  Safety-protection, freedom from fear, order; Belongingness-love, social  contact, family, friends; Esteem-self-respect, need to be valued;  Self-actualization-the need to grow, to achieve one's potential.

Essential to generating positive motivation is elimination of any  fear of failure (or its often hidden counterpart, fear of success).  First, it is important to recognize motivations and subsequent successes of the past. Second, a sense of direction is needed. (Where am I  going?) Then comes the all important factor of "goal-setting." Not the ultimate goal, but a short term, quickly achievable goal-a first step  to provide convincing proof that forward movement is established.  Finally, on achievement of this goal, self-reward. This constitutes  self-recognition, a powerful motivating factor. This reward may be a  self-treat, or the pride of achievement and self-satisfaction. The  lesson learned will be lasting.

Success Breeds Success!

The purpose of establishing short-term, successive goals is  important to understand. A small success generates additional  confidence. It creates a sense of completion, readiness and eagerness  for the next step. The end result: MOTIVATION!

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