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How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome Anxiety
If you’re asking how to overcome imposter syndrome anxiety then you’re already one step ahead. You realise that feeling like a fraud or doubting your own expertise or skills is actually very common. so common it has a name – imposter syndrome or imposter phenomenon.
What is Imposter Syndrome?
Imposter syndrome is the feeling that you are somehow a fraud. It’s doubting your own skills and expertise even when all the evidence around you suggests otherwise. People experiencing imposter syndrome tend to believe they achieved success because of luck or ‘blagging it’ and constantly fear being found out. It’s especially common in people who have positions of power and high achievers but can affect anyone.
Signs of Imposter Syndrome
Signs include thinking that you’re successful because of luck, and not your own abilities.
It’s very common in people in senior positions. And this fear is preventing them from enjoying their achievements. Individuals suffering from these feelings often believe they don’t deserve their success.
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
Accepting your role in your success
Even if you’ve received some kind of help or a good start in life there are many people who couldn’t have taken advantage of the opportunity. You HAVE played a role in your success.
Try not to focus on yourself too much. Instead of worrying about your own weaknesses, focus on helping someone else.
Remember the times when you’ve helped people and go back over them when you feel low or insecure.
Stop comparing yourself to that person
It’s easy to fall into the trap of focusing on the achievements of others. Don’t let anyone else make you feel less than you truly are.
Separating failure and falseness
Just because you make a mistake or fail doesn’t make you a fake. Remember everyone makes mistakes, it doesn’t mean you’re not a contender.
Accepting you can’t know everything
You can be considered an expert without knowing absolutely everything. Share what you do know and you’ll realise that nobody else knows everything either. Once we have mastered a skill sometimes it becomes so second nature to us that we forget the effort we put in to get to this stage.
It doesn’t matter if you feel like you don’t really know what you’re doing or you don’t deserve success. If your actions earn you praise or success then who are you to tell people they’re wrong?
Treatment for Imposter Syndrome
Whilst all of the above are good starting points to combat Imposter Syndrome, this is a deeply ingrained thought pattern usually powered by subconscious beliefs that aren’t easy to reverse. If you need help, advanced hypnotherapy is an effective and safe treatment to combat Imposter Syndrome or feelings of self doubt.
Imposter Syndrome Anxiety
With my help you can release the tension caused my Imposter Syndrome. I’ll help you develop a new respect for yourself and your skills. Treatment will help in developing a realistic view of your own accomplishments. In addition, enabling you to receiving criticism or praise with more ease. Hypnotherapy will help you to tackle self doubt and accept all your strengths and weaknesses and become comfortable in your position and with yourself. It can relieve the constant feelings of anxiety that you may feel in relation to this issue.
Please do contact me for further information or to book a free, no-obligation consultation.
Further Reading on Self-Criticism & Self Doubt
Building Confidence to Become the Best Version of Yourself
Stop Comparing Yourself To Others
How to Improve Low Self Esteem
Generalised Anxiety Disorder Treatment