Who Do You Think You Are? Tackling Imposter Syndrome and Performance Anxiety
Even the most accomplished leaders can suffer from Imposter Syndrome or unhelpful performance anxiety. It can be an occasional problem that rears its head at times of major change or stress, or something that rumbles constantly in the background of someone's mind, leaving them in a state of low level anxiety. They can become good at hiding it. But deep down it has a hold.
We know now that mental health isn't an all or nothing thing - it's on a continuum and at different times of our lives we traverse across this continuum from one end to another, or hover somewhere in between. And at times of increased pressure, we can go to the far end where we feel unable to face what's in front of us, so we can end up avoiding the challenge. Or we face it, with fear in our hearts and a dread in our stomachs. We just get through it. Only just. And in so doing, we're limiting our lives. Stopping the joy that can come with achieving great things.
If this sounds familiar you might be interested to hear about BWRT®. It stands for ‘BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®’, a model of psychology and psychotherapy created by UK professional therapist, Terence Watts, MCGI. It’s a totally confidential method that doesn’t require you to reveal your private information or personal secrets to your therapist, and is carried out in a completely conscious state. It doesn’t use hypnosis or any mystical concepts - it’s completely logical, practical and down to- earth, and only needs you to know what you want to change in your life for it be completely successful. Only Certified Practitioners have been trained to deliver BWRT® and all have to adhere to a strict ethical code. Find out more at http://www.bwrt.org
BWRT can also be used for phobias, generalised anxiety and a whole bunch of other debilitating conditions. It's not unusual to remove the problem in just one session, although sometimes it takes longer. It can be face to face or online. And naturally, it's completely confidential.
BWRT in Coaching
I've just completed the first part of my BWRT Level 1 training (I'm already a qualified executive coach and psychotherapist of over 25 years standing, and have worked with many hundreds of leaders and teams in organisations). I've been using BWRT very successfully in coaching sessions to help my clients to live a more fulfilling life without this constant wearing-down of confidence. I and they have quite honestly found the results astonishing.
If you're a leader who would like to set yourself free from crippling uncertainties about who you think you are and what value you bring, let's talk. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meantime here's an article in Top Sante.
And even here in the Daily Mail, normally highly skeptical about anything to do with therapy, they have reported on it favorably!
© Linda Aspey 2018