Unlocking Your Potential: How Hypnosis Can Help You Perform Well in Interviews



I must have done at least 50 interviews, probably more when I was a secondary school teacher. Teaching interviews are tough – whole day affairs and comprise of teaching a class you don’t know as well as competing against other teachers who you spend the day with. Unfortunately for me – or perhaps it’s fortunate as if I’d been good at interviews perhaps I wouldn’t have become a hypnotherapist in the first place – I was very poor at interviews. Despite always writing excellent applications and nearly always being invited to interviews, I rarely got the job.

Why I didn’t get the job.

Whilst being a sensitive, self-reflective, and critical individual can be good qualities to utilise when it comes to performing well in interviews, confidence, energy and congruence will take you much further. Despite all my experience as a performer I hadn’t learnt how to step into a place of confidence in interviews. There was many components impacting my confidence to perform well in interviews at this point and if it hadn’t been for a complete loss of my confidence in performance than I might have never gone for hypnosis myself and would not enjoy the understanding that I now do as to why people sometimes lose their confidence or perform badly in interviews.

While traditional interview preparation techniques such as practicing common interview questions and researching the company are essential or as is the case of teaching interviews, making sure you have prepared a lesson, these elements will only take you so far if you have a tendency to suffer with anxiety and nervousness and replay worst case scenarios in your head. Some people, particularly those of us who are more sensitive in nature are more likely to hold on to negative past experiences and replay them unconsciously impacting their performance. It is in this area where hypnosis will significantly enhance your performance and enable yo to step into a place of confidence and energy so you can present or interview with confidence.

1. Overcoming Anxiety and Nervousness:

It is entirely normal to experience feelings of anxiety and nervousness around interviews, particularly when you are interviewing for a dream job or promotion. When we are experiencing high levels of nervousness we can often be impacted physically such as a experiencing a raised heart-beat, higher blood pressure, inhibited body language and expression. A programme of hypnotherapy for confidence to present will equip you with everything you need to empower you to perform confidently in an interview or important event. Through relaxation techniques and positive suggestion, hypnosis helps to calm the mind, reduce anxiety, and promote a sense of confidence. I also use NLP to rewire your neurology so that whilst you still remember traumatic events that have challenged your ability to perform confidently in interviews, you will no longer be impacted by those memories in an automatic way. By addressing the root causes of interview anxiety, hypnosis enables you to approach interviews with a clear and composed mindset.

2. Boosting Self-Confidence:

Confidence is key when it comes to making a positive impression during interviews. Hypnosis can help boost self-confidence by tapping into the subconscious mind and rewiring negative thought patterns. Through guided imagery and positive affirmations, hypnosis can help you develop a strong belief in your abilities, increase self-esteem, and project a confident demeanor during interviews.

3. Enhancing Communication Skills:

Effective communication is essential for interview success. Hypnosis will assist in improving your communication skills by enhancing your focus, clarity, and articulation. During a programme for confidence in hypnotherapy, you will also learn breathing techniques that will give your voice better resonance and exude confidence. By accessing the subconscious mind, hypnosis can help you overcome any barriers or self-doubt that may hinder your ability to express yourself effectively. Simple exercises like balancing your feet correctly and standing tall and strong can also alter your performance It can also help you develop better listening skills, allowing you to respond thoughtfully and adapt to interviewers’ questions.

4. Visualizing Success:

Visualization is a powerful technique used by many successful individuals to achieve their goals. Hypnosis can facilitate the process of visualizing yourself succeeding in interviews. By creating vivid mental images of confidently answering questions, connecting with the interviewer, and receiving positive feedback, hypnosis reinforces positive beliefs and primes your mind for success. This visualization technique can help reduce interview-related stress and increase your overall performance. Future pacing is also an effective way of building confidence in performance during hypnosis.

5. Improving Interview Performance:

Hypnosis can also be used to simulate interview scenarios and improve your overall performance. By working with a hypnotherapist, you can engage in guided imagery exercises that replicate interview situations. This practice allows you to rehearse your responses, refine your body language, and manage your emotions, ultimately increasing your confidence and preparedness for the actual interview.


Incorporating hypnosis into your interview preparation can be a game-changer. By addressing anxiety, boosting self-confidence, enhancing communication skills, visualizing success, and improving overall interview performance, hypnosis can help you present confidently and increase your chances of landing that dream job. Remember, hypnosis is a complementary technique and should be used in conjunction with other interview preparation strategies. If you’re considering hypnosis, it’s essential to work with a qualified hypnotherapist who can tailor the sessions to your specific needs. Start harnessing the power of your subconscious mind and unlock your full potential for interview success!