Self-Confidence for Going Back to School
Stephen King once said, “The scariest moment is always just before you start.” At the time, he was talking about the art of writing. But his words make sense for many of our other experiences in life.
Take, for example, going back to school. It can be scary, even terrifying. You might be a young person returning to school after the summer break, or a high school graduate about to start at an unfamiliar university.
- What if you don’t get along with your new classmates or teachers?
- What if the subjects are too hard for you to manage, or the workload is too heavy?
- Or what if you can’t get the grades you need to get your dream job?
Like it or not, higher grades often open doors and expand future academic and professional prospects. This competitive environment, coupled with the anxiety of fitting in socially, can place a tremendous amount of pressure on students.
There are similar issues at play if you’re already employed, or running your own business, and you go back to school for an advanced degree or additional training.
- What if you can’t adjust quickly enough to the very different environment of an academic institution?
- What if you fail to effectively network with classmates who are more senior than you, or who work in different fields or industries?
- What if you can’t juggle your academic responsibilities with your obligations at your company or at home?
Whether you’re a younger person or an older returning student, it’s very easy to get tangled up in the what-ifs, and become stuck in the quagmire of negative thinking. Contemplating all the many, different ways things could go wrong can lead to crippling inertia and an unhelpful hesitation to act. Again, going back to school can be scary, but you don’t have to let your fears hold you back.
How Hypnosis Can Help
It’s important to keep in mind that going back to school also means that you’re potentially at the start of many fruitful and fulfilling opportunities. You have the chance to learn new things, expand your professional network, and lay the groundwork for significant career growth. All these and more are yours for the taking if you can move beyond your fears.
But that is, of course, easier said than done. If it was that easy to overcome our negative thoughts, we would all be operating at our full potential. This is where hypnosis comes in, and where I have helped many clients over the years.
Instead of focusing on and being overwhelmed by a hypothetical future full of anxiety-inducing possibilities, hypnosis will allow you to move away from these negative thoughts, and ground your thinking in the here and now. By living in the moment, you can think, move and act decisively and effectively.
Anxiety will fade away, to be replaced by a feeling of balance and confidence in your abilities. You’ll be able to fully enjoy the experience of going to school, and take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to you.
If you’re going back to school and you’d like to avail of hypnosis to help with this transition, please do get in touch with us today!
I offer a free screening to every client to see whether hypnosis is going to work for them, and also if they are ready for hypnosis.
Hypnosis can help you take control of your own life and help you to build your self-confidence and achieve your goals! Call now for your free 30-40 minute screening, and see if hypnosis is right for you: (647) 210-8842