I've had problems with a lack of confidence for the last five years. I was scared to talk with new people or with someone who was intimidating to me. I told myself that I couldn't do things and I tried to avoid situations that would draw attention to me. If someone called my name and everyone looked at me, I would get embarrassed and try to stay out of it.
If I came into a situation where I would be able to talk to someone who could positively affect my life or my career, I would avoid the situation or I would be too nervous to talk to them. I plan to become a professional soccer player, but I was so distracted by fears about my own performance that it affected my game. It was negatively affecting my ability to meet new people, to speak up in class, and to perform on the field. I had a hard time falling asleep and I would wake up in the middle of the night feeling anxious.
I've tried doing this on my own. I would tell myself that I could do it, but I just gave up after a while and was never really too serious about it. I started thinking deeply about my problem and seeing how it was affecting me in different ways. I looked at it critically and I thought that if I found a solution to this problem that my life would really improve. I needed advice on what to do and I needed to know what someone else might think.
A friend told me that hypnosis might help, so when I passed by A New Day Hypnosis, I decided to come in and check it out. After the first session, I noticed that I had a more positive outlook and friends noticed a change in my attitude and character. I was talking in big groups and I felt more confident. It was easier for me to approach new people and I did things that I would have been scared to do before. When I was playing soccer, I wasn't paying attention to the things that other players said and my game improved. I also found that I was sleeping more deeply.
I feel more in control now. If I am scared about making a mistake, I do it anyway. The approach that I take now is "If they're going to laugh at me, it doesn't have an impact on the way that I feel about myself." When friends or teammates have tried to make me feel stupid, it doesn't work on me anymore, so they just stop.
Hypnosis has given me more confidence and I don't care too much about what anybody has to say about me anymore. Laura said exactly what I needed to hear. When I make a mistake, I don't feel like I'm different anymore. I now know that everyone is a human being and that we all make mistakes.
I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to work on confidence because it has helped me. I can really tell the difference in my attitude and beliefs. The main things that I used to be scared of, I realize now that they don't matter. I'm not paying so much attention to other people's criticisms anymore and I know that if I can overcome this problem, there isn't anything in the future that I can't handle.