Feeling you're an impostor can be quite terrifying. The Latin root is impostorem, "impose upon or deceive "
Although your logical mind knows you're competent, you believe you're a fraud, sooner or later to be uncovered and thrown out of your professional nest! Outwardly you appear successful and calm. You've done well in your career and have climbed the ladder to reach a position where you could now feel proud of what you've achieved. And yet because you believe you're not good enough, you feel tense, anxious and out of place. You create your own personal glass ceiling. How does imposter syndrome show itself? It shows itself in the constant worry of not being good enough. You worry about what other people will think or say about you. You worry that what you've done isn't good enough. You worry that what you'll do in the future won't be good enough. And so you work harder and harder to be perfect. Any criticism hits you hard and leaves you reeling and ruminating and feeds your own negative internal dialogue. When you feel a fraud, you internalise any failures or mistakes and take full personal responsibility for them. Even for those that were not your responsibility. The feeling of being a failure sticks to you. Not only are your actions not up to standard, but you as a person also are not good enough. When you suffer from impostor syndrome, you don't give yourself praise for your achievements or accept compliments. You belittle any success, believing anyone could have done just as well if not better. You were just in the right place at the right time. Can you see the pattern? Anything positive you do is brushed off as insignificant, anything negative is deeply rooted as a strong belief to justify that you are not in the right place. The negative self-critical continuous monologue you indulge in can lead to you procrastinating, putting off projects, presentations, or career advancement opportunities for fear of failure. Working with these negative thoughts in the background is like having your worst enemy permanently by your side tripping you up every step of the way. The impostor is not you, but the thoughts you're choosing to allow in your mind. In hypnotherapy sessions you will learn coping skills that fit your particular experience and personality. Hypnosis lets you use your imagination to recognise and process thoughts, feelings, and actions in a different way, leading to greater self-confidence and belief. You experience the freedom and space that challenging negative self-talk gives. You can override the thoughts with more helpful ones and act in the knowledge that you belong.
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