Donna's 18 years of anxiety overcome
I have been working with Donna to help her overcome her deep seated anxiety and low self-esteem. I helped her to facilitate change utilising various techniques such as six step re-frame, inner child and gestalt. As you will read (donna's own words) these tried and tested techniques work very well, when delivered by your trained Hypnotherapist.
My name is Donna, I am 37 years old. I consider myself lucky to be a mum to four beautiful children, but sadly I haven't been able to give them the life they deserve. I left a very abusive relationship 14 years ago but the impact I allowed him to have on my life has been soul destroying. Simple every day chores a mum is expected to do has been so daunting, a trip to the local supermarket for every day essentials has caused so much stress and anxiety that I used to opt for online shopping. A short walk to work alone has always been out of the question. That constant sick feeling in my stomach, the pains in my chest, the uncontrollable sweating, the constant feeling of wanting the ground to open up to swallow me just so nobody could see me has stopped my children and I from having a normal life.
I believed the medication that I am on was helping, it helped me to sleep, it helped me to get through the day, it was allowing me to function. But a few months ago I realised I wanted more than just to feel like I was just existing, I wanted to enjoy life like all my family and friends seemed too. My four children are growing up and they will be off making their own lives and their own futures, this was beginning to cause more stress andpanic, they were no longer going to be my protective shield that they have been for so long. So I decided it was now my time to live and to start doing the normal things.
I decided to take a look at hypnotherapy , it couldn't hurt I guess, I wasn't sure if it would work I was aware that Ihad become so set in my ways. I contacted Steve though a friends recommendation, we had a chat and he did his best to reassure me, he talked though the stages and what we were going to do, he really did settle my nerves. After our first meeting I started to notice I was doing little things like popping to the local shop. After my second meeting my children started to notice I was wearing make up more and doing my hair I was starting to go out more alone. The third meeting was the real transformation I am now pushing myself on a daily basis to do something out of the ordinary for me. I no longer want to hide away in shame I now realise I have never needed to. For the first time in 18 years I am finding out what life is all about. I know there will be times that I will doubt myself and that's ok, I know I can contact Steve for another session. It was all worth the money, the best investment I have ever made because thanks to Steve I am looking at a brighter future because for the first time ever I believe in myself.
Jack's Battle with panic attacks
Jack (not his real name) came to me, in my Basingstoke hypnotherapy rooms, to overcome a fear of flying, he was due to fly to Barcelona in three days. Talk about leaving things to the last minute. So under hypnosis we carried out the "Fast phobia cure", within the hour he was happy his fear of flying had greatly reduced and the very obvious anxiety he exhibited on arriving had completely gone. I asked him to text me when he arrived in Barcelona to let me know how the flight went. Well, he did text but only after he went up in a helicopter whilst away, he was absolutely thrilled. Phobia of flying gone.
The story continues, a month later he called me in an absolute panic, he was sitting in a motorway layby shaking and very scared, he had to pull off the road for fear of crashing. It appeared he had experienced a panic attack. So we arranged a meeting, at that session Jack was regressed to find the "hidden" event in his past that had triggered the panic attack. I then helped Jack resolve the issue. Months have past now, no recurrence what's so ever. It transpired that when Jack was younger he tried to take his own life, the feelings he had then effectively re-surfaced in the form of a series of panic attacks. What made the situation even more scary is the fact he did not know why he felt that way. This of course is the nature of panic attacks.