Do you ever secretly think, ‘I’m accepting all this success, but deep down I’m scared that I’m really a fraud…’ If so, welcome to the Impostor Syndrome.
This undermining thought pattern is far more widespread than you might suppose. 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 can lead to perfectionism, overworking, undermining your achievements, fear of failure, and discounting praise. It can affect all aspects of your life.
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 the ground-breaking Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) tapping process with a qualified EFT professional, either in person, or on Skype/Zoom anywhere around the world.
EFT tapping is basically focussed acupressure, which science reveals soothes the amygdala part of the brain. This meridian-based self-help method has many applications, for anxiety, pain, depression, phobias, and so on.
Applying EFT to the Impostor Syndrome application in, say, a short course of private sessions rewires your brain and resets your emotions, gently and healthily. The process is easy to learn and do for yourself for stress release between sessions and as a lifelong healing aid, 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.
We’re only conscious 5% of our time!
Researchers such as 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. He adds that negative subconscious programs are 1,000 times stronger than positive thinking.
Those are the programs that attack you when you doubt yourself even though you are having success.
Rewiring your brain and gently releasing stress through EFT tapping is now attracting millions of people worldwide. More than 100 scientific studies demonstrate its effectiveness on many problems.
Well known thought leaders such as Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield, Joe Vitale and many others endorse EFT as an extraordinary problem-solver.
Dr. Lipton, for example, says of EFT tapping, ‘EFT is a simple, powerful process that can profoundly influence gene activity, health and behaviour.’
If you can’t really believe you’re so successful — try EFT for yourself.
‘How can I learn EFT tapping?”
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