Anxiety: Alyssa

Health Care Benefits
Austin, TX

I've had problems with confidence and worry my whole life, but it really showed up in my last job. I was constantly anxious and worrying about everything and the fear gave me trouble sleeping. I wasn't remembering things and I was out of it all the time because I was so tired. My insomnia was stress induced and I didn't feel good at all. I remember talking to my brother on the phone when he mentioned that he was really worried because I wasn't making any sense.

I wasn't thinking about the big picture and I wasn't performing very well at work. I was so overwhelmed because I was constantly worried about what other people were thinking of me and I second-guessed everything. It's been hard for my boyfriend and I noticed that he was starting to see me as some anxiety ridden person, not the person he used to know. I went on a trip with my family and I was just obsessing about things, they saw me going down the wrong path and I felt out of control because of the constant fear. I just didn't feel like myself.

I've done acupuncture, psychotherapy, exercise, yoga, and tried different herbs to help me with the anxiety. I think I overloaded and didn't know what I was doing. Some of the herbs actually made me feel a little bit more anxious. I kept trying different things because I wasn't solving the problem. Therapy wasn't a good experience for me, I felt really rushed and I didn't like that feeling, I just couldn't relax. I tried another psychotherapist in the past and got nothing out of it.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis on Citysearch. I was at my wits end and I felt like it was my last hope. I read the reviews and some of them sounded just like me. I remember reading about a woman who was an accountant and our situation was identical, so I decided to try it for myself.

Immediately, I started noticing how my mind was operating and became aware of my thought patterns. It felt like a complete mental shift. I'm sleeping better now, I'm more able to exercise, I'm more energetic and I'm thinking more clearly. I feel more in control now because I'm not worrying about things as much. It's helping me to feel more confident. I'm not worried about what people think. I can talk to senior level management and I see where my strengths are and I'm getting back to feeling like I can move forward.

The most important benefit for me has been changing my mindset and my thinking. I have better perspective and I'm not taking things personally anymore. This process has really helped me to realize that I am a good person. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis because Laura keeps going deeper with things and makes me think about what is really going on. She gives me homework assignments, which have helped me with momentum and moving forward. I'm confident that I have a good base to keep going. I feel more alert and rested and really feel like my old self has come back and that's amazing to me.

Anxiety: Michelle

Clinical Researcher
Austin, TX

I've suffered from my issues with anxiety since I was sixteen or seventeen and it's been ongoing for many decades since then. My anxiety has interfered with dating and social relationships. In a work environment, although I had the skill level, I didn't appear confident and was so uncomfortable. The job that I have can cause stress and the way I approached some of my problems were adding to the stress and negativity. I would get very down and withdraw. I had so much anxiety that I was too fearful to move on from a job that I didn't like.

I felt out of control and it was distressing. I found that the older that I was getting, instead of becoming more confident like a lot of people get as they age, I was caring more about what other people thought. It was such a battle with my energy and time.

I've gone to some counseling, but I would only do it when I really felt horrible. I'd do a handful of sessions and feel better for a little while, but I would always dip back into negative thinking. I've read self-help books; I've also had anti-depressants prescribed by my family doctor, which actually made me feel worse. I also participated in a non- medication anxiety study at the University of Texas. I also self-medicated with alcohol, which wasn't a healthy way to address issues. Over the years, I've had pockets of improvement, but this time I was looking for more long term change.

I saw an ad for A New Day hypnosis at Austin Java. I did a google search and saw the website, which looked promising to me. I'd used hypnosis in the past and I found it to be helpful. I knew that I had to retrain myself, so I decided to try it again. I've found Laura's approach to be more helpful at alleviating a lot of problems. I'm a very private person, so I don't always expose my weaknesses and fears to people.

With Laura's help, I've been able to get to the root of the problem. Although some of the issues that we've discussed are serious or emotional for me, Laura has made it a lot of fun. It's been very effective for me to discuss these fears and be provided with the tools to think in more positive and productive patterns. She has a firmness about her and she knows how to get people to be more compliant, so I've appreciated that. She also has a very personalized approach.

Socially, I'm feeling more comfortable. I'm building layers of new information and remedying the various deeply ingrained issues that I've faced. I notice now that I feel less anxious. When I go into social situations I notice that my stomach feels much better than it used to. I have escape medication in my purse for anxiety, but I haven't had to use it. I don't carry anxiety in my back and neck anymore, so my muscles aren't tense and in pain like they used to be. I'm also sleeping a lot better.

I feel more in control with my work environment and my stress levels. I've had some anxiety associated with different driving situations and I've tackled some really tough ramps and spaghetti bowls that I didn't think I would be able to manage in the past. My world is bigger now because I can do the things that I was afraid of. I'm more self-accepting and I feel more confident. I feel more confident about my approach to life's issues and problems.

The most important benefit for me has been that I've found more peace, more joy, and more stability in my life. I'm confident that I have a better set of skills to manage anxiety and I've recommended A New Day Hypnosis to others because when something is good and it works, it should be promoted and shared. It's been a very educational experience and has really helped me improve in life. I'm more relaxed and feel more positive about the future and my outlook.

Anxiety: Nelson

Nelson Wright
Austin, TX

I've suffered from anxiety since early childhood. I was in a serious lull in my life and I felt like I was at a dead end. I had become an introvert and felt like balling up and getting in the corner. I was anxious and afraid, so I had a lot of doubt and questioned myself. I was truly exhausted with my lifestyle and it was affecting my confidence. I had no social life and I wasn't maximizing my business effectiveness. I felt like I wasn't in control. I was avoiding things that needed to get done. It was depressing because I sat around a lot more and felt unfulfilled. I've tried working on my problem with different psychologists and they tended to just go in circles. We'd have the same dialogue every time. When I tried to get help from psychiatrists, they just wanted to put a band-aid on the problem with prescription medications. I've even tried vitamins to overcome my problems, but they didn't help either.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis on Citysearch. I had some concerns about using hypnosis, but I was desperate and I felt like I'd tried everything else. I was thinking that they would use those cartoon spirals or a swinging watch. After the first session, I noticed that I felt more confident, more positive, and more optimistic.

I'm a lot more relaxed now. I feel more in control and I'm able to exert myself in the community and in my business. I enjoy myself more and I'm more relaxed and happier. I've made some efforts to improve my exercise and my diet I've lost 15 lbs. I almost feel like I've got too much energy now. I feel more confident because I'm less anxious.

I'm more extroverted and I'm not worried about what other people think of me. Sometimes I feel like I could really care less what other people think. I've given myself the ability to achieve my goals and have the drive and initiative to concentrate on my plans. I've been able to put things back together for myself. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to work on confidence and drive. I was open to it and I wanted change and improvement. I'm confident that I know how to overcome the symptoms if they creep up. I know that I can do it and I know that I'm a lot more extroverted than I've ever been before.

Anxiety: David

David Arthur
Property Manager
Cedar Park, TX

I've had problems with biting off more than I can chew my whole life. I put way too much on my plate and I didn't have balance. I felt out of control. I had too many commitments and it caused a slew of other problems: irritability, stress, improper reactions to things, and fights with my wife.

My poor reactions were an indicator that there were things that weren't going right in my life. I let the pressure build up until I finally exploded. I was stressed, unhappy, and my breaking point came when I had an angry outburst and broke my wife's phone in half. I could see myself going in a direction that was similar to the way that my dad used to react and I decided that I needed help.

I wanted to make a change and when I heard about A New Day Hypnosis from citysearch, I decided to schedule an appointment. I noticed after the first session that I was able to finally become aware of some things and take responsibility. Once I talked to Laura, the problem started to become clearer to me. Although I've always thought that I could do everything, I finally realized that I really can't.

It's been relatively easy. I've noticed that I have less stress and my time schedule is opening up. I'm managing everything better and my life has gotten easier. I feel a lot more in control and I notice that I am able to handle situations that would have made me angry in the past.

I feel more confident because Laura has given me suggestions and I am getting results from them. I've been put on a path to success and everything that I've been guided to has given me positive results. I have a better perspective on things. I'm noticing that frustrating situations aren't dragging me down and I'm handling things like an adult.

My wife has noticed that I have improved. I'm not shouting or getting angry anymore. If I am upset about something, I can stop myself from overreacting and just let things go.

The most important benefit for me has been relatively low conflict with my wife; also Laura's suggestions have actually helped my business to become much more streamlined. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants help with stress and anger management.

If you are willing to listen, analyze what you are doing, and follow direction, it actually works. I have a better handle on things and I look at everything differently now. I feel confident that I won't explode because my stress levels have come down tremendously.

Anxiety: Dawn

Dawn Bostad
Austin, TX

I originally came to see Laura for severe anxiety. I didn't want to leave the house, go do things, or talk to people anymore. The anxiety had been going on my whole life, but after a bicycle wreck, things had gotten really bad as I became more isolated. I was afraid of being rejected for who I was and I didn't even want to talk to the people that I knew. I felt that I could never be who I really was and I was afraid that people wouldn't want me around. I was so worried about fitting in that the anxiety ruled everything in my life: social situations, trying new things, career choices, everything. I couldn't be at home by myself without feeling nervous. I felt out of control of my emotions and I wouldn't be able to switch out of it. I would get anxious and start crying or stay home all day.

I tried acupuncture to help me with my anxiety. I felt relaxed and everything, but it didn't change my thought process or the things that I was telling myself. Yoga helped, I liked the physical part of it, but it didn't get to the real reason that I felt anxious, so it wasn't a good fit for me either. Counseling felt like too much talking about the same thing and I wasn't making the headway that I wanted to make.

I saw the sign outside of A New Day Hypnosis when I was having coffee next door and I decided to check it out online. I didn't think it would work because I hadn't known anyone who had done it. I had tried all these things and I didn't want to try anything else, especially if I didn't know if it was going to work. I talked to Laura on the phone and she said that she thought she could help me, so I felt like I would give it a try and see what happened.

I noticed immediately after my first session that I felt more relaxed. I wanted to go up to people and I was getting out more. I was engaging with other people and I felt a lot better. Something really just changed for me and I stopped being ruled by anxiety.

I have had some major life shifts, I'm happier and I have more energy now. I'm not scared of the day-to-day things anymore and I'm making changes in a healthy way. I am able to push myself because I have better control of my thoughts. Talking about stuff has helped, I'm figuring out what is really going on inside and that makes it easier for me to understand myself and my feelings.

I feel more in control now. I am starting to live my life the way that I want to live it and I feel more confident. I walk around with my head up and I feel okay with just being myself. The most important benefit for me has been less anxiety and getting closer to understanding my truth and living it. I am meeting more like-minded people and I'm finding that they like me for who I am and that has been huge for me.

I would recommend Laura's services because she is very compassionate and wise and she is good at getting to the point of things and finding out what is really going on. She is a strong woman, so she is a great role model. She's a great listener and she makes people feel comfortable.

My friends have noticed that I'm really confident and I'm able to be myself. I have tools and I know what I need to do. I trust my intuition and I'm not scared anymore, so I am taking risks. It helps me focus on what is really important to me. I am more in touch with what I really want to do, not what I think I am supposed to be doing.

Anxiety: Joan

Joan Hardy
Contract Planner
Elgin, TX

I've suffered from high levels of anxiety for years. As I have gotten older, there was some accumulated anxiety that was with me that I hadn't had the chance to think about it and then it seemed to appear when I retired. I was so anxious and nervous that I had come to the extreme point where I was just unable to do anything. I couldn't make decisions and stuff was piling up, which was making me feel more anxious.

I felt out of control. No matter what I planned to do, I couldn't take the first step to get things done. For the last three months, I noticed that I had a real tightness in my chest and no matter what I did, it wouldn't go away. It was there all day, every day and I just couldn't shake it.

I was so paralyzed by anxiety that whether it was making a phone call or planning for the next day, I just couldn't do it. I am trying to run a consulting firm and this was definitely not enabling me to help others to get their stuff done. I was so atrophied; I could not make a commitment to do anything. Whether it was going to a concert, helping at the Christmas parade, or going out to dinner, I felt like I couldn't commit to making plans. I was doing nothing with my time and just sat in my house feeling stuck.

I tried to get more sleep to lessen the anxiety, but I would wake up in the night and worry and be unable to go back to bed. I tried exercise, but because I was having a hard time making decisions I wasn't doing that very well either. I heard about A New Day Hypnosis from a flyer. I'd done hypnosis before to lose weight and increase concentration and it had worked pretty well, so I thought it might be helpful for the stress and I decided to schedule an appointment.

I noticed a change after the first session. I felt good because I was taking a positive step to fix my problem and I felt more relaxed. The tightness in my chest is completely gone now and Laura has given me some tools to remind me to start with smaller increments and get things going, which has certainly helped. I feel more in control and I can focus and come up with a plan.

I feel more confident. I've been getting out and doing more. I have made plans to be more involved with my friends and I am able to make commitments. My house is more organized, so I can finally have people over to visit. I've hosted several activities at my house and I am creating better relationships. It helps my self-esteem to interact with other people who appreciate what I bring to the table and my husband and I are going out as a couple again.

The most important benefit for me has been the fact that the anxiety has been lifted and with the focus, things are easier. I can keep the house clean because I've created places for stuff and gotten rid of the things that I don't need. The future isn't so terrifying anymore because I have a plan. I'm going out more and pursuing projects away from the house. I am making plans about where I want to go and what I want to do. I'm more helpful to my daughters because I'm not so anxious anymore. I'm able to be a sounding board and not someone who is dictating things, which has helped me in my relationships with my family.

I have recommended A New Day Hypnosis to friends who have problems with anxiety. In today's world, there is so much stuff thrown at you that it is important to take the time for yourself to figure out what you are doing. Hypnosis is an easier way to come in and understand the underlying problems and relax while you do it. Hypnosis has been the perfect way for me to deal with this issue and I am confident that my time has been well spent in coming here.

Anxiety: Kevin

Austin, TX

I've suffered from general anxiety, self-doubt, and panic attacks for the last twenty years. My anxiety was affecting how I related to other people, so I didn't go out much. I would just work and then go home. I had a bad attitude and when things were really bad in my life, I found myself feeling more anxious. I had panic attacks all the time; I could be sitting in traffic, at work, or sitting at home watching TV. It was happening several times a week and I was always waiting for something bad to happen.

It was very uncomfortable for me and I felt out of control. I didn't feel like I was getting anywhere and I was wasting my life. I had convinced myself in the last couple of years that I shouldn't go back to school because I was going to screw up and flunk out. I've tried willpower to stop the constant worrying, but I couldn't really control the anxiety attacks that way and I always ended up tripping myself up. I have bought a lot of self-help books, but they have never been read, so that didn't really work.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis through Google. I used hypnosis before to quit smoking and I feel that it's a scientific approach, so I can deal with it. I started noticing results within the first couple of weeks after my appointment. I felt more positive about things and felt better in general. I wasn't as nervous and worried about things and I wanted to accomplish more. I think it's been easier to talk about the things that were causing the problem instead of just trying to fix something without knowing what is really going on.

It's easier to let things go and I haven't had an anxiety attack since I started this process. I don't care anymore about the things that used to really worry me and cause anxiety attacks.

I've started back to school and I have a goal and something to shoot for. I have a new avenue that I want to take and I feel calm and more focused. I definitely feel more confident; I don't feel like everyone is looking at me or that I am under observation anymore, which used to cause panic. The biggest benefit for me has been the courage to go back to school and do what I want to do.

At work, they say I'm a lot more relaxed. I've been told that I seem happier and more cheerful. I go out on the weekends and do stuff and I don't worry anymore. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who is dealing with anxiety and self-doubt because it worked for me. It helped me to get focused and back on track with my life. I have a goal and plans now. I feel confident that I have a handle on the panic attacks because I don't have the constant anxiety. This has been a good experience for me, I have enjoyed it and it was actually a lot of fun.