Boosting confidence, self-esteem and performance

Boosting confidence, self-esteem and performance involves far more than just trying to change the way you think. Positive thinking can only take you so far.

If there are unresolved patterns from the past holding you back, no amount of positive thinking will help you break free, at least not permanently.

This is where hypnotherapy comes in.

Using hypnosis, or more specifically the REM state, will help you resolve those past issues, naturally helping you to feel better. And when you feel better you think more positively anyway, without forcing yourself.

On this page, we’ll look at a sample of testimonials from people I’ve helped over the years, showing you what’s possible when hypnosis is used.

Confidence is boosted, self-esteem is raised, and performance – be in at work, business, sports, exams, or the perfoming arts – is enhanced.

Let’s start with A.B. of Stowmarket, who came to see me because of fears about losing…

“I visited you around 13 months ago because of my fear of losing (primarily in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)…

Over the last 13 months I have moved BJJ clubs to an amazing club, full of world ranking and European champions. I’ve started competing again, and will be even more next year.

The strangest and probably biggest change is that I gave up my small self employed garden maintenance business, and started studying food science full time at university. Passed all my exams this year, and even got a distinction of Bio Mathematics.

I’m even more pleased because I had no GCSE’s at all. My education at school in my younger days was a fail, because I didn’t go. I took a massive gamble and managed to luckily blag my way onto the degree at Uni, which really paid off.

So I owe you a massive thanks because it all started turning good after I saw you…I still meditate and use the self hypnosis technique you told me to use.” A.B. Stowmarket


“Just felt the need to write the following to thank you for all you have done for me so far. 

You have helped me find who I really am…gave me confidence to speak up, to say what I want to say instead of keeping my thoughts inside and not to worry what other people think.

If I begin to get stressed or upset I hear your voice guiding me to do and think the right things.” J.G. Stowmarket


I just needed to write and tell you how well I am doing, all thanks to you…

I no longer have painful memories of a very unhappy and abusive childhood…with your help I have become much more assertive and confident. 

I am far less angry with the world now…after therapy sessions with you I have gone through a LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE…I now feel six feet tall and able to deal with any situation that comes my way without the need of alcohol or comfort eating…thank you so much.” B.G. Stowmarket


“I would like to convey my sincere thanks for the professional help and guidance through a very difficult period in my life. The techniques which you instilled during hypnosis proved very, very effective…my life is far more relaxed and positive thanks to you.” W.M. Stowmarket


Here’s an interesting testimonial about exam nerves…

Just wanted to drop you a line and express my sincere thanks to you for the sessions I had leading up to my law exam for promotion within the police. 

The techniques which you instilled in me were of great help. When it came to the morning of the exam I was naturally nervous but the whole experience was completely calm, relaxed and focused.

I did not want to judge the hypnosis by the exam result and it is clear to me that the sessions were wholly relevant and beneficial. The result of the exam however was important to me and out of the 88 candidates that sat the law exam only 16 passed.

I was delighted to be informed that I was one of the 16 and that my 60%+ aim was achieved at 65% when the force average was only 45%. Great admiration to you for both aspects.

Without hesitation I will be recommending your services and may I wish you every success in whatever you do.” P.B. Felixstowe


After just one session with you I passed my driving test…this was after five previous failures…I felt so relaxed and confident…thank you.” C.M. Saxmundham


“…I can honestly put my hand on my heart and say that deciding to come and visit you was not only one of the best decisions I have made in my life, I can state that it was the best money I have ever spent.

You have, and the work we have done, has made a huge positive impact on my life and I will surely be gushing about you for years to come!” N. D. Stowmarket


“…prior to coming to see you I think it was the lowest I have ever felt! I didn’t really want to leave the house and had no confidence. 

Since coming to see you I have felt the old me return, a person I had not seen in some time. 

I now feel able to step out of my comfort zone without panicking and am having such a good time doing things I wouldn’t have done before. Plus I don’t seem to feel sick anymore, which is fantastic!” V.R. Stowmarket


And this one shows how confidence can improve a relationship…

“I was extremely low in self-esteem, self confidence…my girlfriend and I were finding it hard to go out and have a good time as I was getting jealous…

I felt like I could not control my feelings…since my last session, four weeks ago, we have been out every weekend and had a fantastic time with no problems at all. 

My confidence has grown enormously and now both myself and my girlfriend feel our relationship is so much stronger…thank you very much.” S.M. Stowmarket


“A huge thank you to Gavin for his professional help and support; after just a few hypnosis sessions my perspective on life is now very positive and rewarding; the fears and anxieties are in the pastenabling me to enjoy life with enthusiasm.” S.G. Stowmarket


“Hi Gavin. You won’t remember me as you see so many people but I came to see you a while back to help with my anxiety around driving and we ended up talking about lots of issues going on in my life.

Just wanted to drop you a note to say I’ve been driving much more confidently (I even drive a much bigger car now, something I wouldn’t have done before) and I’ve recently given birth to a baby boy, this was a subject we touched on in sessions.

So, it’s really just a belated thank you for your help in allowing me to explore the issues I was facing and giving me the confidence to deal with them head on; it made a big difference.” G.J. Colchester 


And one more, this time about self-belief…

“I just had to email you and share this with you as without our sessions I dont think this would ever have happened!

When I first saw you, you asked me what my dream was and I said I’d love to sing but it’s never going to happen because of my anxiety. I hadn’t sung since I was about 15 but if I had a magic wand I’d love to go back to singing.

Well last weekend I performed to a full house at Ipswich Corn Exchange!! In January this year (2019) I joined Pop Chorus, a rock/pop choir and haven’t looked back…

I dont like being on the front row and have shares in rescue remedy lol but I’ve sung at a wedding , local fetes, live on radio Suffolk and the Suffolk show. 

I know I still have some work to do to really conquer this anxiety and past demons so I’ll hopefully see you at some point next year but thank you for everything so far, and for helping me to believe in myself.” K.B. Ipswich


I wonder what you’d do if you had more confidence and self-esteem? How would you perform differently on a personal or professional level?

If you’d like to explore these questions with me in a Free Discovery Session just email me now and we’ll set a date.

Or you might like to check out an online course you can do at home to boost your self esteem

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