Everybody has an ego – their very own individual ego – your sense of self, unlike anyone else’s. Your ego strength defines your the capability to deal with reality while maintaining your own identity despite distress, psychologically inflicted pain,internal turmoil and conflict. Your ego strength is essentially your ability to maintain emotional stability.
Hypnosis uses ego-strengthening to allow you to recognize your own competency, provide and enhance coping skills and to empower your own beliefs in your own capabilities. Ego-strengthening usually provides clarity in thinking, improved self-esteem and heightened insight.
Having a healthy ego manifests itself in the form of a positive self-image, being able to have healthy boundaries, successful coping skills and reasonable judgment. In addition, a healthy ego helps manage emotional regulation and a sense of general well-being.
A study done at Washington State University shows that although ego strengthening suggestions alone can result in higher self-esteem, including a hypnotic induction with such suggestions increases the effect. You can read the full study here.
How Hypnotherapy can Help
- Increase self-esteem
- Increase self-awareness
- Increase self-control
- Acquire a greater sense of identity
- Identity acceptance
- Increase personal growth potential
- Develop self compassion
- Coping skills