Jealousy combines feelings of anger, resentment and anxiety and stems from a belief that your source of happiness or love is being diminished by the presence of something or someone else. It’s a feeling we sometimes experience when we feel an important relationship is threatened.
It is thought that jealousy originally evolved to help us sense threats and protect our resources, in particular sources of love and support. But this kind of mistrust can be very destructive in relationships and often pushes a loving partner or friend away rather than bringing them closer.
If jealousy gets out of control you may perceive threats that aren’t there and these feelings can be very hard to shake. It’s a devastating, consuming and hurtful feeling but there are ways we can learn to control it.
Signs of irrational jealousy in your relationship could include suspicious questioning, checking phones or receipts, arguments, lack of communication or feelings of upset and constant mistrust.
If you recognise any of these I would recommend working to banish jealousy from your relationship. Here are a few tips.
- Realise your jealousy is a sign of how much you cherish what you have
- But also recognise that it is a problem
- Consider how your behaviour affects the other person
- Take a more rational approach
- Accept that you cannot control everything, especially another person
- Practice positive thinking and self-love
- Become a little more self-focused and work on other things that make you happy
- Communicate your fears without accusations
- Focus on expressing love rather than hate
- Explore whether low self-esteem or past experiences may contribute to your feelings
Hypnotherapy for Jealousy
It may be that you require some help tackling some of the above steps and jealousy and insecurity are problems that respond extremely way to hypnotherapy. Jealousy is a habit, a conditioned way of thinking and you need to break the cycle with new behaviours and positive reinforcements.
The rewards of dealing with your jealousy will be a happier, healthier more confident you with more time to focus on the good things in your life. Your new outlook will improve the relationship you have with yourself and others.
Jealously is a frame of mind, a subjective emotion, and as such it can be hard to eliminate without help. It requires a new outlook, self-adjustment and persistence. Hypnotherapy is one of the most effective tools for changing our mindset available today because it tackles the subconscious root of issues rather than just the symptoms. Hypnotherapy provides you with the freedom to enjoy life again and helps create a stronger, happier you.
If you’re worried about how jealousy is affecting your relationship please do contact me for more details on how my advanced hypnotherapy could help.