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Imposter Elimination

What it is & how to fix it - FOREVER

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Who?

You are a professional (usually a lady) in a high-expectation role.

You look to the outside world, that you're living the dream.

You're often juggling responsibilities for children and parents on the side.

You work with colleagues who may look like they have it all sorted.  

You usually have colleagues who see more success with (much) less talent or hard work.

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What?

You feel like everyone can see that you don't deserve to be there.

You're just not up to it.

Every day you risk being unmasked.

It's just SO much effort to maintain your protective wall.

You're exhausted, you see colleagues tipping into Burnout and Breakdown and you hope and pray that you're not next.

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What Can You do?

1) Recognise you suffer from Imposter Syndrome (here)

2) Recognise calming it isn't enough. You need a cure and fast.

3) Recognise that 2 therapies are available

4) Read about which and why here. I'll hold your hand to, and then through it.

5) Join this community for support - don't worry you don't need to reveal your real identity!

6) Sign-up for the therapy or a course when you realise you need your freedom and energy back

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How is it caused by trauma?

I don't get it - I haven't had any trauma

You might think that...

Addressing the underlying cause is the cure for Imposter Syndrome. Everything else is just keeping it controlled.

Let me introduce the little 't' trauma. 

One that affects you deeply, but others there at the time may not have even noticed.

Big 'T' traumas are the ones most people would spot or immediately recognise as traumatic. Crashes or sexual abuse, for example.

The effect is individual for any trauma, and how big it looks to anyone else is no factor at all in how much it affects YOU. It is NOT a sign of weakness.

We've all had people question whether we're good enough along the way.

Whether that was at school, university or work. 

At medical school (and others), students are routinely put on the spot or humiliated by seniors. 

That day when the nurse first says, 'I don't know, YOU'RE the doctor'?

Family who never expected you to do well.

Their words cut deep, and we store away the negative emotions we felt then. They get worse every time we're triggered after that.

You probably tried to push those memories down, but you still remember every detail.

Reprocessing one or more of these traumas leads to your cure. Successfully reprocess one, and like a house of cards, many others tumble too.

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