Building Your Self Esteem

Basically, you are the smartest person you know, and you believe everything you say.

What you say to yourself is extremely important. When you tell yourself something, either positive or negative, you are reinforcing that idea. And just like those famous drooling dogs of Pavlov’s, that continuous reinforcement makes those positive or negative statements real.

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Not only that, but negative self talk is further reinforced by the negativity of others. If your own inner dialogue is constantly putting you down, you are more likely to believe others if they put you down, and to not believe the ones who compliment you.

Of course, the opposite is true. When you build and maintain a strong self esteem and a positive inner dialogue, your inner voice is supporting you, and you are less likely to believe others if they criticize you or put you down.

We tend to think that we are at the mercy of our thoughts and feelings. But it turns out that we are, in fact, in control. And once you learn how to take control of those thoughts and feelings, you can begin to define your life however you’d like.

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Karen Gray CH, RN

Karen Gray is a Certified Hypnotist, a Registered Nurse, and the Director of Green Mountain Hypnosis. For more information on how you can use hypnosis to change your life, contact Karen at, or (802) 566-0464.


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