What does it mean to be charismatic? What does it take to have unlimited confidence? It is no secret that some people just seem have it. It’s a certain X factor, a social finesse if you will, that lets them excel at life, whether at work, when making new friends, or in everyday activities.
But what if there was a way to cultivate your own personal charisma, to raise your confidence and self-esteem in ways you never before thought possible? It seems like an absurd concept, but this is exactly what hypnotherapy allows you to do.
The idea is actually an old one. In 1971, one study found that the application of hypnosis could improve self-esteem using a technique called ego-strengthening. The idea was that a “psychologically impaired individual may benefit from positive suggestions of self-worth and personal effectiveness.”
Self-Esteem Shapes Charisma
Self-esteem and charisma are closely intertwined. You could even say that charisma, defined as “compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others,” is a characteristic of high self-esteem. But where does self-esteem come from?
The simple answer? The mind. Self-esteem is the sum of experiences, environment, and thoughts, all of which create an outlook of positivity and confidence. And because your thoughts are partially behind your worldview, hypnosis opens a way to transform your thought processes and biases.
To put it simply, hypnotherapy offers a way to reach a stage of increased awareness, making your mind malleable to positive suggestions. In fact, athletes use this same technique all the time before games and matches, only they call their version visualization.
How Does Hypnosis Work?
Hypnosis often gets a bad rap for its connection to the mystical and magical; the media often portrays it as falling into a trance where you forget everything that happens in this state when you “wake up.”
The reality, however, is much less exotic. Hypnosis induces a state of deep relaxation, very similar to what you could achieve with deep meditation. In this state, you’re both at peace and alert at the same time—your imagination runs free and you are more receptive to suggestions by your hypnotherapist.
Over the years, there have been several studies on the power of hypnosis to improve weight loss, help in smoking cessation, relieve stress, and even improve athletic performance.
The same principles behind these findings also apply to the development of personal charisma. Delving into the source of your charisma and confidence, your hypnotherapist can work on your emotional sensitivity, expressiveness, and control, helping you to see social interactions in a new light.
By using the power of positive suggestion, you can condition your mind to be confident and to nurture your latent self-esteem. Hypnotherapy gives you just the right push to bring out what you already have in the first place.
Considering all the benefits of hypnotherapy, its ability to develop your personal charisma only adds to a growing list of benefits just waiting for you to tap into.
About the Author: Dr. Steve G. JONES, Ed.D. is one of Your Monthly Mentors, a board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist who has been practicing hypnotherapy since the 1980’s. He is the author of 25 books on such topics as hypnosis, the law of attraction and weight loss. Dr. Steve has also created over 9,000 hypnosis audio recordings and 22 different online certification programs, which are sold in over 140 countries. Dr. Steve G. Jones works extensively with Hollywood actors, writers, directors, and producers, helping them achieve their very best. He has been featured on Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker as both a hypnotherapist and a millionaire and has been interviewed on CNN, ABC, NBC and CBS. Learn More…