owner Michael McGrath had three different independent reviewers put my Self-Confidence!
to the test in 2006.
"Personal Development" site and its owners did not receive compensation of any kind for the
review has been edited for brevity. To read the entire unedited
review, see it on Personal Development's site.
Confidence by Alan
B. Densky is an 7 session audio hypnosis program
that utilizes hypnosis and some powerful NLP techniques to develop
your self confidence and increase your self esteem in any area of
This program involves Hypnosis and NLP recordings
on a 2 CD set. The hypnosis and NLP techniques are broken down
into sessions which Densky says can be used to increase your
As with Alan’s highly effective weight-loss Neuro-VISION
video hypnosis there are a lot of instructions. CD1 is filled with
them. However, as with Neuro-VISION it is advised that you
listen to the instructions to get maximum benefit from the
There is a good explanation of self confidence on CD1 that will
help you get clear on exactly what you wish to achieve from the
program. As with all personal development, expectations are
important and this also covered. Alan Densky gives some good
guidelines on using your own internal self-talk and self
evaluation to achieve a higher level of confidence and more
A great exercise on track 7 allows you to prepare for your first
hypnosis session. This involves a writing exercise in which you
write down answers to some important questions. This is an
extremely important and powerful part of the program. It will
allow you to get clear on exactly where you lack confidence in
your life and therefore give you an objective to achieve through
the hypnosis sessions.
Before the first CD is finished you are directed into your first
hypnotic state. It is relaxing and leaves you in a positive frame
of mind but it really is only the beginning.
You are then introduced to NLP. A very good layman’s explanation
of anchoring and disassociation is followed by a quick NLP
technique for anchoring disassociation and this also sets you up
for later sessions that are some of the most powerful available
The hypnotic recordings are not as slick as others on the market
but the techniques being used and the way in which Densky presents
the material and deals with sessions is very professional.
I also noticed that he uses a type of hypnotic language that
relies on the emphasis of certain words. I will not go into the
science of this kind of hypnotic language, as a thorough
explanation would dilute its effectiveness. I can say that the
subconscious mind hears hidden commands in the hypnotist's speech.
This is completely safe but profoundly powerful. The only other
hypnotist, that I know of, who uses this technique in an effective
way is Paul McKenna so Alan Densky is in good company.
The Ericksonian metaphors and Process Instructions, called
“heavy equipment” and “The Old Lion” are excellent. These
kinds of metaphors are designed to retrain the subconscious mind
through the use of stories. Although you may not see the
connection between the stories and your objective, your
subconscious mind understands completely at a deep emotional
NLP is used to anchor self esteem, self confidence, become
disassociated from negative feelings and reduce stress.
is more than just a hypnosis CD.
You get a guide throughout who helps you get clear on what you
want from the program so that you can utilize the powerful
techniques given to your best advantage. Ericksonian hypnosis,
NLP, process instructions and some great explanations of what they
are and how they work is an added bonus that is lacking in many
similar CD sets.
If you follow the program and listen to the sessions you will get
some great results!
There are hypnosis sessions on the market that use binaural beats
and some very sophisticated methods for entering deeper trances
but, as always, that is not the reason for listening. We are only
interested in getting results!
If you want a relaxing hypnosis CD then we would advise you to
purchase a different title. However, if you want to increase your
self confidence and build your self esteem then get this CD from