Communication skills are essential to success in relationships, work or just to get your basic needs met and function well within society. Whether you’re speaking with family, friends, colleagues, strangers, officials or even children, the tone may change but the basic rules of effective communication remain the same.
Despite communication being such a vital skill we’re often not taught much but the basics as children. Many of us don’t have the confidence and skills to effectively be understood, hold a conversation with a stranger, manage conflict, give feedback or make a speech. In fact, the thought of these things can be nerve-wracking!
Here are three examples of how hypnotherapy helps build communication skills.
- Understanding relationships, emotional intelligence, empathy and listening skills.
Without effective communication relationships can breakdown. It’s important that each party is able to communicate their needs, desires and thoughts assertively but sensitively. Poor communication results in arguments, misunderstandings and upset. Even when a relationship does breakdown, effective communication can make this process easier for everyone.
Hypnotherapy can give you the tools to understand another person’s point of view and determine the best communication skills for each situation. In emotional situations we can feel frustrated or overwhelmed by attempts to get our point across or be understood, but hypnotherapy helps us feel focused, calm and confident.
- Developing self-confidence, self-awareness and reducing social anxiety.
Low self-esteem or lack of confidence can be a major hurdle in effective communication. Many people don’t feel comfortable enough to start a conversation with a stranger and feel that they will be awkward or run out of things to say. Perhaps you need to have an important conversation with your boss or a colleague but lack the confidence to do it, or maybe you’re worried about selling yourself well in that next job interview.
Confidence is key to communication and hypnotherapy is one of the best ways to change a person’s mind-set and foster strong self-belief and self-awareness. You’ll find yourself calm and composed when under stress, as the words come easily and flow in structured, clear sentences. Once you’ve mastered this you’ll find that this new found confidence has a knock on effect in many other areas of your life. Good communication is one of the key skills that separates successful people.
- Building new mechanisms and behaviours for communication that can be used in everything from small talk to public speaking and unlearning any negative habits.
We start communicating quite early in our lives and it’s possible that we learn a few bad habits or negative associations along the way. Perhaps we spend the whole time panicking about what to say next or make assumptions about what the other person is thinking. Maybe our shyness prevents us formulating coherent sentences or we become flustered, forget to listen and abort the conversation to avoid further stress.
Hypnotherapy helps to unpick these negative patterns and replace them with new, helpful affirmations. Communication will become easier and no longer be seen as a dreaded activity or barrier to happiness. Once you have the skills to communicate effectively you won’t want to stop!
If you’d like help to become a more effective communicator please do get in touch.