Hypnosis for Confidence

  • Did you know that cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy (hypnosis and CBT) can help you to increase your confidence?

  • Do you feel self-conscious in social situations and worry about what other people think of you?

  • Do you over-analyse what you say and worry that you said or did the wrong thing?

Increase your self-confidence with cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy (hypnosis and CBT), either in person (Cork) or online from the comfort of your own home.


If you are considering hypnosis to help you build up your confidence, then have you considered how hypnosis combined with CBT could be even more effective? Based in East Cork, I work with clients from all over Cork and Ireland to help them regain their self-confidence.

Having low confidence and self-esteem feels horrible and is unfortunately very common. Research tells us that cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy can help. Hypnosis used on its own has been shown to reduce exam anxiety by increasing confidence (Baker et al, 2009). Hypnosis combined with CBT has been shown to be a more effective treatment approach than CBT alone for treating public speaking anxiety and increasing confidence (Schoenberger et al, 1997).

If we work together, we will first start by getting to the root of the problem. You are probably telling yourself some really negative things and that subsequently makes you feel bad and anxious. We will first address what are the unhelpful thoughts you might be having, and what behaviours you are engaging in that might be making your problem worse. Hypnosis will then be used to help you rehearse behaving and thinking in new ways, and reinforce these new learnings and beliefs. Increasing confidence and self-esteem will require some work outside of our sessions. Together we will collaboratively identity opportunities for you to practise your new skills, challenge those negative beliefs and reinforce these new leanings.

Interested in hypnosis in Cork or online? Book a FREE no-obligation 20 minute consultation call.



  • Baker, J., Ainsworth, H., Torgerson, C., & Torgerson, D. (2009). A systematic review and meta‐analysis of randomised controlled trials evaluating the effect of hypnosis on exam anxiety. Effective Education, 1(1), 27-41.
  • Schoenberger, N. E., Kirsch, I., Gearan, P., Montgomery, G., & Pastyrnak, S. L. (1997). Hypnotic enhancement of a cognitive behavioral treatment for public speaking anxiety. Behavior Therapy, 28(1), 127-140.