Confidence is King. The best gift you can give to your child is confidence. We hear such edicts every day, from all quarters. We know that it's true. Being confident makes almost every experience in life so much easier to deal with.

Even so, not everyone is confident. Not everyone has this gift. There are many people who spend almost their entire lives wishing that they could just be a little more confident.

The situation encountered can sometimes turn into one that could be described as a chicken and egg. If you feel that you cannot do something until you gain confidence then you could find yourself waiting a long time to do that something. On the other hand if you jump in without feeling confidence you risk the chance of sinking, or you could just find that you can swim.

Not everyone is willing to take that risk. But perhaps there is another option available to one who does not have sufficient confidence to do something but does not wish to miss out on opportunities. Mental rehearsal provides a powerful stepping-stone that allows a person to practice stepping outside his or her comfort zone and in effect paving the way to success instead of failure.

There is a great advertisement currently playing on television that depicts Bubba Watson talking to himself in the mirror, telling himself that he’s a winner. The scene plays on the fact that real people really do use positive self-talk and mental rehearsal as an effective method of preparation and in essence confidence building.

The fact is that when you imagine a situation with sufficient detail your emotional response is recorded in your subconscious mind. Mental rehearsal helps you to ingrain an emotional expectation. Then when you go into the real situation that you have mentally simulated it feels familiar, allowing you to remain relaxed, calm and comfortable.

It doesn't stop there either. Your mind automatically and instinctively recalls the reaction that you have mentally simulated and propels you to act and behave in the way that you wish. You feel good and you behave confidently. What you imagine you create.

Hypnosis makes this process easier and more powerful, as it allows you to access your subconscious mind, which is the part of your mind that acts automatically and spontaneously. Hypnosis is natural and easy to use, simply by listening to a hypnosis mp3 download.

As you relax in hypnosis you find that your creative mind is triggered and it is easier to visualize situations in greater detail and hence it will have a deeper impact upon your mind. The better ability to visualize with clarity and depth, twinned with the fact you can easily embed your visualization in your subconscious mind, makes hypnosis a very powerful aid to one who wants to feel more confident.

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