Sick of feeling a fraud? Hypnotherapy could help you to own your success, your talent and your general all-round awesomeness!
Do you experience any of the following?
If so then you may be experiencing impostor syndrome!
If you experience one or more of these feelings to such an extent that it’s having an impact upon your mental health then it’s quite likely that you’re suffering from one of the most common and debilitating problems faced by high-achieving but insecure people.
Depression, anxiety, perfectionism and procrastination are common bedfellows and only speed the likely descent into burnout and despair.
Impostor Syndrome isn’t an official diagnostic term. It doesn’t exist in the DSM V, the diagnostic manual for psychiatrists and psychologists. It is none the less a very real problem and can destroy happiness, self-esteem and mental health.
Hypnotherapy for your impostor syndrome could be the solution you’re looking for. You certainly don’t want to keep on suffering. I’m sorry you have to be here, reading this but please don’t despair, help is at hand – whenever you’re ready to reach out and take it.
Give me a call whenever you’re ready. I’ll be more than glad to talk with you of how hypnotherapy could offer you a way out.
How common is it?
There aren’t very many studies investigating the incidence of impostor syndrome. I suspect it just becomes swallowed up in more general studies regarding anxiety disorders of various kinds. However, the research which does exist seems to suggest that it becomes increasingly common the further you move up the skill ladder.
Doctors, for example, some of society’s most skilled and educated workers, suffer from the problem to quite an alarming extent. Von R. Mascarenhas, Delia D’Souza and Abhishek Bicholkar (2018) found that 86% of the 150 medical interns they studied suffered from impostor syndrome to a moderate or high extent.
Research also suggests that women are more prone than men to the condition. However, some of this difference between the sexes may be due to under-reporting on the part of men. Men tend to be less happy in confessing to anxieties, for fear that it reflects poorly upon their masculinity.
Men are also more likely to resort to alcohol, drugs and unsafe habits in order to deal with the feelings of anxiety.
Whatever the statistical truth may be, it’s equally awful for both male and female sufferers.
Isn’t it time to put a stop to it?
Deal with the lack of self-esteem and the problem will wither
Hypnotherapy could help you to beat the symptoms called ‘impostor syndrome’ whilst also resolving the lack of self-regard which underlies it. Obsessive thoughts, anxieties, depression, procrastination, perfectionism and all else which comes as a consequence (and cause, in a viciously circular process) of impostor syndrome is open to resolution through interventions which blend hypnotherapy, mindfulness, CBT and other forms of psychotherapy.
Call me on 07786 123736, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form at the bottom of this page. Call me and we can get to work and help you to free yourself from this problem, once and for all.