By Greg Turner | April 17, 2019
John was a twenty-something guy who excelled at technology and specially with computers. He was working for a high tech company and liked it because it allowed him to pretty much work by himself without interacting with people, much. As many are who work in high tech, John was self conscious and liked working by himself as opposed to mixing it up with people. He was shy and self-conscious and not at all comfortable in social situations.
But there was a problem. He realized that to advance or get a better paying job with another company he needed to be more sociable. He realized that his prospects depended on networking, being social with others, and feeling more comfortable in a job interview. Also, he would need to feel OK about giving presentations before a group of co-workers.
Having been exposed to the concepts of hypnosis and hypnotherapy in his teen years he talked to several hypnotherapists about helping him get over his self-consciousness. Due to many factors, not least of which was paying back student loans, he was not able to afford the services of a hypnotherapist.
He was not sure how to proceed until he discovered that many hypnotherapists made hypnotic recordings that he could listen to on a daily basis. These recordings would lead him into a pleasant state of hypnosis where he would be guided to let go of his self consciousness and perceived shortcomings. He was lead into imagining better scenarios of interacting with people and enjoying it. In his imagination he was able to confidently give a presentation to a group of co-workers.
Having experienced success in his imagination, he started to take baby steps in real life. Reaching out and talking shop with others in the office. And in meetings with a few people, he spoke up and talked for minutes at a time.
With repeated listening to the hypnotic recording and working to push his boundaries in real life, John was able to network himself into a higher paying job that involved speaking before small groups, something he grew to enjoy.
Topics: Self Consciousness