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Louise Hall Hypnosis Health Article - August/September 23

Conquering Anxiety And Boosting Confidence: Your Path To Awesomeness!

Life can sometimes feel like a rollercoaster of emotions, and anxiety and confidence are two aspects that can greatly impact our journey. But in this article, we’ll dive into how to easily conquer anxiety and boost your confidence. No complicated stuff!

Picture this: you're cruising through life, and suddenly, anxiety decides to join the party. Anxiety is like that unwanted guest who overstays their welcome, making you feel on edge and worried about all sorts of things. It can mess with your sleep, concentration, and even your ability to enjoy life. But confidence can transform your life!

Embrace the Power of Positive Thinking: Okay, I know it sounds like new age advice, but hear me out. Our thoughts have a sneaky way of influencing our emotions. So, let's challenge those anxious thoughts with a sprinkle of positivity! When anxious thoughts creep in, ask yourself, "Is this worry based on facts or just my imagination running wild?" Often, anxiety blows things out of proportion. By reframing negative thoughts into positive or realistic ones, you can dial down anxiety's volume. For example, "I'm anxious about going to new social events and worry about engaging in conversation with people I don't know. What if nobody talks to me?" Reframed to, “Most people will probably be feeling the same and would be very happy to engage in conversation. I can have some preprepared questions like “How do you know the host?” as conversation icebreakers.”

Doing things that are outside of our comfort zone can feel overwhelming and the fear of doing something new can often stop us from acting. It can feel more comfortable to stay in that familiar and “safe” place, but it can be so awesome on the other side of that fear. Embrace that thing you want to do, rather than living with the fear of doing it.

We can convince ourselves into believing it’s too difficult to make those changes, even those little steps, but we can empower ourselves by practicing self-hypnosis in a positive way. To begin, find a quiet and comfortable space where you can relax without distractions. Close your eyes, take a nice deep breath in and as you exhale just think the word “relax”, as you become aware of your breathing just allow any thoughts that come into your mind, just acknowledge them, then allow them to fade away without judgement, bringing your awareness back to your breathing. Sounds around you matter less and less, as every exhale connecting with that word “relax”, help you to just let go. You'll be amazed at how this can calm your mind and reduce anxiety. It's like giving your brain a well-deserved spa day!

You can download a free self-hypnosis recording here and take ten to relax.

Louise Hall is a Certified Professional Hypnotherapist based in Coventry, helping people to overcome issues they are struggling with, allowing them to take back control and transform their lives with hypnosis. Visit to see how hypnosis can help you.