This undermining thought pattern is far more widespread than you might think. No matter what the undeniable facts are, or how huge the measure of acclaim, many successful people find themselves thinking ‘I shouldn’t be here, I don’t deserve this.’
Because of course they hardly ever talk about this, we haven’t known just how common this syndrome is, until recent psychological research. The problem ranges from occasional ‘I’m an impostor’ thoughts to a lifelong haunting of doubts that undermine self confidence and build in unnecessary struggle.
The syndrome’s presence seriously limits people in truly enjoying their deserved success levels. It sabotages decision-making, and can even drive people to become workaholics to try to compensate and get past the persistent doubts.
How can I stop thinking I’m a fraud?
You can try a session of the ground-breaking Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) tapping process with a qualified EFT professional, either in person, or on Skype anywhere around the world.
EFT tapping is basically acupressure, which science shows us soothes the brain. This meridian-based self-help method has many applications, for anxiety, pain, depression, phobias, and so on. The Impostor Syndrome application is to rewire your brain and reset your emotions, gently and healthily. It is easy to learn and do, typically with high-impact results.
While questioning your own behaviour is a healthy way to avoid arrogance, the Impostor Syndrome forces you way beyond that – because it’s involved with subconscious programs set up in your past, at times of high emotion. You probably don’t remember when, and the imprinting may even be preverbal.
Your EFT practitioner is skilled in uncovering such emotional wounds and gently neutralising them.
During such a session you would also be helped to stop this way of thinking through using basic EFT for yourself if necessary.
We’re only 5% conscious!
Noted cell biologist Dr Bruce Lipton, author of ‘The Biology of Belief’, tells us that our subconscious mind runs us up to 95% of our time. Yes, that much! So it pays to reprogram it to positive. This is quite different to ‘positive thinking’, which tries to smother negative thinking.
Rewiring your brain through EFT tapping is now attracting millions of people worldwide. It is supported by a growing number of scientific studies, and is endorsed by such well known leaders as Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield, Joe Vitale and many others.