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What is Identity Insecurity?
Firstly, identity issues and insecurity about our own sense of self are common. Unfortunately, modern society doesn’t place the same kind of roles and restrictions on people as in the past. This is good in many ways. Nevertheless, it leaves many people feeling anxious, depressed or confused. As well as a lost sense of self or low self-esteem.
In some ways social media tends to make matters worse. Are you feeling judged? As well as judging yourself against other people’s online? Are a few online ‘likes’ really enough to promote a healthy sense of self ? Moreover, can this maintain your happiness throughout our life?
What Causes Identity Issues?
There are many causes of insecurities. Perhaps, issues from adolescence which is usually a time for exploring our own identity. Or we maybe feel like we just don’t fit in. Moreover, major life changes cause a loss of a previously well-established identity. For example, a parent whose children have all left home. Or a professional who has just retired or a recent divorcee.
Hypnotherapy For Self-Identity Issues
Unfortunately, fixing these issues alone may be difficult. Because our adult mind isn’t always as equipped to perceive our identity as fluid and changeable. This is why hypnotherapy is helpful. Furthermore, addressing unconscious fears is very effective. In short, with help we can learn what we really want from our identity and why we are feeling insecure.
Many of us may be feeling disconnected from ourselves. Because we aren’t living in line with our values. Are you able to describe your own values? What principles do you live by? And how were these formed? Generally, when we have a good idea of our own values, and we live by them, we are much happier.
Take a while to think about how you perceive yourself and how you think others perceive you. What is important to you and are you happy with your current situation? How do you think you can influence the perception of others?
Ask yourself do you feel part of a community or society? What groups do you feel like associating with? Are there any groups you wish to become more or less involved with? Why is this? Think about the people you’re surrounding yourself with. Thinking about this will give you indications about what’s important to you as you cement your own identity.
Has your identity recently changed? If so, how do you feel about this? Are there other aspects to your identity that you might not have considered? It’s completely normal after a loss or change to revaluate your own ideas about yourself and your life. Moreover, how do we manage changes without sacrificing our identity?
Another helpful technique is visualising your ideal self. This can be helpful in pinning down the key aspects of your desired identity. What are your hopes for the future? What do you see as the best possible version of yourself?
Another effective way of developing a new identity is to focus on finding what you’re passionate about. As well as examining your interests and how you like to spend your time. What gets you excited and out of bed in the morning?
Hypnotherapy for Insecurity
In conclusion would you like help with insecurity or identity?
I help people with identity issues using my advanced hypnotherapy techniques. By opening yourself up to change and new ideas you can rebuild your sense of self. We usually discover that it was there all along. For more help please do get in touch.