I often work with clients to help them overcome performance anxiety and stage fright. They can be actors, musicians, dancers or simply someone who needs to build confidence when speaking publicly or interviewing for jobs.
Confidence is a state of total focus and certainty. It is a very positive state where your thoughts are streamlined from a very powerful positive place as are your words, actions, movements, posture and body language.
One of the ways to experience this state of confidence is through programming your mind with positive suggestions, while deeply hypnotized. Suggestions such as “from this time onward you feel confident every time you speak. You are determined, focused and driven.” can reach your unconscious mind and become your permanent programming, affecting your actions and behaviors in a new and empowering way. When I work with clients I design personal scripts with affirmations that are specific to each individual client’s issues.
Another way to secure a desired state like confidence or focus is via setting specific triggers. These are called anchors. Anchors can be visual, auditory, kinesthetic or olfactory. While a client is in a state of hypnosis, I guide them into a future situation where they can see and feel themselves feeling confident and certain. I paint this imaginary situation as if already happened, so my clients can experience an array of positive emotions associated with this confident state. Once they are fully there imagining the scene and feeling the emotions, I direct them to use their special trigger, which will then be forever associated with this positive state. This trigger can be used anytime to call on the state of confidence at will. Some examples of triggers are deep breathing, saying a code word to yourself, the use of certain hand positions or visualizing something specific in your mind.
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