When we have low self-confidence, the world can seem difficult to navigate. Personal and professional challenges appear overwhelming. Regardless of how or when low self-esteem started, it leaves us feeling unable to move forward in our lives. While others seem fully capable of taking advantage of opportunities, we are left on the outside looking in.
While confidence provides us with a positive outlook and attitude about ourselves, it is motivation that puts that confidence into action. We may struggle to establish concrete, achievable goals, leaving us unable to visualize achieving our dreams. We may question how success in one area of our life will affect another, leaving us confused about what we want and how to go about getting it. We may feel that we do not have the energy to achieve tasks like going to the gym or eating healthier, even if we know it’s what we want and what is good for us.
Our therapists use hypnosis to increase confidence and motivation related to achievement and success. Through the use of indirect suggestions and guided imagery, they help clients diminish their fear of failure, establish a concrete sequence of tasks needed to attain goals, and visualize the completion of these goals in a hopeful and positive way. By increasing their energy and enthusiasm for change, clients begin to realize their full potential and no longer allow obstacles to stand in their way.
Dr. Kimberly Fishbach, Dr. Karolina Pekala and Dr. Demi Maglio are our experts in using hypnosis and therapy to help actors, athletes, performers, and those in public speaking roles decrease their anxiety and increase their confidence when engaging in public speaking or performing. They use hypnosis and mindfulness in conjunction with CBT and DBT to empower their clients to reclaim control over their lives. Their integrative approach allows their clients to develop new coping skills, boost confidence, and gain deeper self-awareness while they address the emotional and psychological issues interfering with their personal, relational, and professional goals.
Dr. Fishbach and Dr. Pekala’s approach to motivation and professional achievement centers on removing roadblocks, learning new ways of coping, and improving not only their performance, but also the quality of lives. They incorporate hypnosis and mindfulness to alleviate stress and to allow their clients to envision a more gratifying future filled with greater joy, wellbeing, and peace - both in the workplace and at home. With attention to humor, creativity, and empathy, they offer a warm and comfortable environment for their clients to let down their guard and focus on their growth.
Dr. Maglio’s approach utilizes motivational interviewing to assess people’s readiness for change, identify psychological factors that influence human performance, and address barriers to optimal performance. She received her Master’s degree in Sport and Performance Psychology, where she became an expert in assisting professional athletes, performers, and business executives in optimizing performance, personal growth, and professional achievement. Taking a collaborative approach to therapy, Dr. Maglio uses cognitive-behavioral modalities and positive psychology in conjunction with mindfulness and hypnosis to equip clients with mental skills that address performance anxiety, foster grit, and optimize performance and professional achievement.
Hypnosis can be extremely beneficial as a complement to therapy in addressing different aspects of public speaking and performance anxiety. Hypnosis focuses on physical reactions through relaxation and visualization techniques. This can counteract obsessive thinking by guiding the client to focus on positive thoughts, while quieting negative self-talk. Hypnosis also helps clients tackle the difficulties that often develop in response to anxiety, such as adverse lifestyle habits or problems that interfere with daily living.
Many of us in demanding jobs endure an extraordinary amount of stress, which can wreak havoc on our lives, impact our relationships and leave us in a state of continual hyper-vigilance. These work demands are further exacerbated by financial stress, worry about the changing economy, and pressure to provide for our families. As such, we may be aware that are jobs are not healthy for us mentally, and yet, we are not in a position where it is in our best interest to give it up.
Dr. Karolina Pekala, Dr. Kimberly Fishbach and Dr. Laura Faiwiszewski are our experts in helping clients address the stress that accompanies demanding careers, so they can truly enjoy the benefits of having a successful career while also living their best lives. They help clients navigate the challenges of a high pressure career in a comfortable and supportive environment, while working with them to create a life that feels fulfilling, prosperous, and balanced.
They use traditional CBT and psychodynamic approaches to help their clients make systematic and practical decisions for their lives. Additionally, they incorporate hypnosis and mindfulness to alleviate stress and to allow their clients to envision a more gratifying future of greater joy, wellbeing, and peace - both in the workplace and at home.
Research demonstrates that hypnotherapy can increase confidence and motivation in a variety of contexts, such as sports performance (Straub & Bowman, 2016), public speaking (Shoenberger et al, 1997) and the promotion of creativity (Bowers, 1979).
Consistent with research, we find that the addition of hypnosis to therapy is particularly helpful for aspects of confidence and motivation such as:
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