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Imposter Syndrome – Defined

hypnosis for imposter syndrome concerns

Hypnosis helps clients with imposter syndrome concerns to address them naturally without prescription medication. We work with clients worldwide.

Imposter syndrome is when an individual doubts their skills, talents or accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud. Despite external evidence of their competence, they believe they do not deserve their success. Many attribute these feelings to deceiving others because they feel as if they are not as intelligent as they outwardly portray themselves to be.

Imposter Syndrome Has Many Types of People

There are 5 types of imposter syndrome types:

• The Natural Genius – This imposter spends their life picking up new skills with little to no effort and believes they should understand new material and methods in record time. They have lofty goals and feel crushed when they can’t succeed on the 1st attempt. If things don’t come easily to them or they fail on the first try, they feel ashamed and embarrassed.
• The Perfectionist – this imposter focuses on how they do things and since perfection isn’t realistic they can never meet any goal. So instead of acknowledging any work they put in, after they achieve something they criticize themselves for tiny mistakes and feel ashamed for their supposed failure. This imposter might even avoid new things if they believe they can’t accomplish it perfectly the first time.
• The Soloist – this imposter is very individualistic and prefers to handle everything themselves. If they cannot achieve success independently they are unworthy. Self-worth comes from productivity and they reject others helping because that is weakness to them.
• The Superhero – this imposter link competence to their suability to succeed in every role they hold. In their opinion failing to navigate all the demands of every role successfully proves their inadequacy. To succeed they must push themselves to the limit, never being able to ever hit that limit. They think they should be able to do more and that it should be easier.
• The Expert – this imposter has to learn everything about the topic before being able to be a success. They spend too much time pursuing more knowledge and are often highly skilled while underrating their expertise. They believe they should have all the answers and regard themselves a fraud when they cannot answer a question or encounter something they previously missed. They are never satisfied with their level of understanding.

Imposter Syndrome Can Have Significant Effects On Everyday Life

Ongoing issues with imposter syndrome can include:

• Work performance issues
• Job dissatisfaction/burnout
• Avoiding seeking promotion
• Self doubt issues
• Frustration
• Depression
• Fear
• Self-confidence issues
• Anxiety
• Feelings of shame

Hypnosis Helps Change Imposter Syndrome

Hypnosis works with your subconscious mind which is the part of you that regulates automated behaviors, actions, reactions and emotions. This is the part of your mind that does things on auto pilot and then later you go back and realize what may have happened but it seems like you cannot get it to change the next time. Counseling, medication and talking with yourself about it has an extremely low success rate at change with this part of the mind, but hypnosis has a home run-like access to be able to not only get access but change what no longer serves it.

We help clients with imposter syndrome make meaningful change in a low number of sessions. The hypnosis process is completely different than counseling and does not involve prescription medication.

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Marc Holm, CH

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Jodi Grubman, CH

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Additional Information:

Wikipedia - Hypnotherapy
Wikipedia - Self Hypnosis
National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH)