Michelle (study skills)
I've had bad study skills since high school, but I was still able to do well and my problem didn't start to really affect me until I got college. I noticed that I was susceptible to all the distractions around me. I would get frustrated and overwhelmed. I lost focus easily and just gave up. It was making me sad because I knew that I wouldn't be able to reach my goals and make the grades that I needed to get accepted into grad school. I felt very negative and very much like I wasn't reaching my full potential. I knew I could do better, but I just wasn't there. I felt like I couldn't do what I needed to do on my own. Half of the hours that I had spent studying were wasted on day dreaming and drifting. I tried to identify the problem myself and fix it, but I couldn't do it.
I decided that I needed help, so when I saw a flyer for A New Day Hypnosis at UT, I called to schedule an appointment. My understanding of hypnosis is that it is the power of suggestion, so I thought it might help me.
I noticed results immediately because my concentration was a lot better. I didn't realize how out of focus that I had been and from that point on everything seemed to start falling into place. I was able to identify things that I was doing and notice when I started to drift off or lose focus. When I learned to focus more, it was easy to absorb more information and really learn.
I'm staying in the now and sticking with it. I'm dealing with my stress better and I'm saying no to people and distractions more often. It's been pretty easy to buckle down and just do it. I realize now that I need to take things one thing at a time. I'm more focused and organized and I feel more in control. I also notice that my concentration is much better.
I would recommend Laura's services to anyone who wants to improve their study skills because she personalizes it and takes individual experiences and limitations and works with them. I really feel like she understands my situation. I'm now really confident that I have some big-time tools to help me overcome this. I am going to continue to limit my distractions and I know that I can do it because I'm staying so focused and determined.