How to Release Imposter Syndrome in 2022
Impostor syndrome is a term coined in the late '70s by psychologists Dr. Clance and Dr. Imes. The term describes a feeling experienced among high achievers when they cannot recognize their success and fear being exposed as a fake.
Yet how can one know if feelings of self-doubt or questioning their success is impostor syndrome or not?
Here are some common signs of impostor syndrome:
Perfectionism as a function of impostor syndrome is when an individual struggles with the compulsion to be the very best by holding themselves to impossible perfection standards.
There is an expectation set for them to accomplish a given task they set out to do without any flaws or mistakes. If they cannot meet this standard, they consider this a failure which further feeds their need for perfection.
Overworking is a common pattern of impostor syndrome. Typically, a person described as an overachiever tends to invest massive amounts of energy and effort into their work, long past the point where it would be deemed beyond acceptable by the average person. The individual often notices this pattern of behavior, but still, there is an inability to stop it.
Inability to Accept Praise:
Individuals who struggle with impostor syndrome find it difficult to internalize their success and thus deem any praise invalid. Opposite of false modesty, it's a genuine belief that they are not worthy or deserving of the credit being given.
Paralyzing Fear of Failure:
Individuals dealing with impostor syndrome cannot handle the thought of failing, let alone actually failing. Any failure (real or perceived) perpetuates a toxic cycle that controls the person’s thoughts and actions. Those dealing with impostor syndrome often avoid a task rather than possibly failing at it.
Overemphasis on What Hasn’t Been Done:
Since the standards, people with impostor syndrome set are so high, it can be challenging for them to meet goals and milestones based on the expectations they set. This causes a tendency to focus more on what they haven't done than what they have accomplished. This is true even though what they have accomplished generally far outweighs what has yet to be done.
Hypnotherapy has been so effective in treating imposter syndrome with my clients that I created three resources to help you get started on releasing imposter syndrome.
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Here are 22 Hypnotic Affirmations To Help You Release Imposter Syndrome:
You are worthy of all your success.
I am proud of everything I've accomplished.
You are becoming the person you've always wanted to be.
I am becoming more comfortable with my success.
You believe that you're worthy of your success.
I believe that great opportunities are plentiful.
You think that you're meant to be great.
I think that the universe is working in my favor.
You know that at the end of the day it'll all be okay.
I know I am ambitious, I am worthy, I deserve to achieve my dreams.
I accept my faults AND my gifts.
I choose to believe in myself at every turn.
I am brilliant, I am creative, I am in control.
Having an awareness of who I am not, allows me to become who I am.
My confidence and creativity will reveal my truth.
I release the belief that I don't deserve happiness.
I am open to becoming.
I like myself just as I am.
I believe in myself and I teach others to believe in me when I believe in myself.
I am not afraid of failure because from each failure come blessings.
I will be myself at all times, I will live and convey my truth to others.
My past does not define me, I let the past go and create my best present and future.
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