Other: Rita

Rita Stearns
Accountant (anger management)
Round Rock, TX

I was overreacting to constructive criticism. At times, I would be overwhelmed by emotion and would react inappropriately and be angry with people for no apparent reason. I had a feeling that people were out to get me. for the last year or so. The anxiety that I was feeling was that I wasn't going to get everything done, I wasn't going to get things done correctly or that I was going to make some horrible mistake. My husband has always told me that I'm the "worrier" in the family. I couldn't turn it off in my brain and I would worry.

I noticed that I wasn't getting quite as anxious. Even my husband has noticed that I'm calmer and I'm not as anxious. It must have been a big improvement because my boss has commented on it. we were talking about a situation that had happened at work and she was proud of the fact that I was doing something about my problem and she noticed that I was much calmer and much happier. I'm sleeping better and I have more energy. I feel better.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis on citysearch. I read the testimonials. There were so many people that said that Laura had helped them understand what was going on and she was able to help them stop.. there was a man on Dr. Oz that he had recommended for people to stop smoking. This hypnotist was there to help a group of people with weight loss and he was mentioning how well this worked for people, so I thought I could try it for my problem.

I was a little bit resistant at first, but the more times that I listened to the cds and really thought about our discussions. I could see that it was going to work and that it was a better way.

Trying to do something on my own and it doesn't work, my brain just kept going around in the same circles. I could talk to people and get their suggestions, but when I was overwhelmed with emotions, I wasn't thinking to take deep breaths or count to 100 in the moment.

I didn't know that there was a way to overcome my emotional outbursts. I thought it was my personality and that was why I was so defensive about the criticism. I internalized that behavior as something I couldn't change and that was making me a horrible person.

My boss was telling me that I was being disruptive to the department. She was worried that it would effect the reputation in the department and I didn't want to let her down because she is a great boss.

I wasn't sleeping well at night. My son has said that I don't go out and drink as often. I was able to quit smoking as well and that was the biggest bonus. Being able to eliminate the stress. Tomorrow it will be five weeks.

Sometimes I felt out of control. When people questioned how I was doing my job or pointing out that I had made an error or trying to hurry me up to get something done, people rushing me. it made me feel anxious. That fight or flight symptom, I couldn't control the flood of chemicals and I couldn't prevent that from happening.

I feel more in control. Especially at work, I don't get wound up when I have a lot to do. I just steadily work through whatever I'm doing. I am able to do things. I don't get upset with people even though they were calling me and interrupting me while I try to get this done. I didn't get anxious about anything and it didn't phase me. I am able to appreciate coworkers and show them. I can compliment people.

I feel more confident because I know that I can do everything I need to do and not panic. When I'm not overwhelmed by adrenaline I can stay calm. I know that I can do that now. the most important thing for me has been accomplishing what I needed to accomplish. To be calmer and handle whatever comes without being worried. It's subconscious now, the stuff that comes up doesn't bother me. I am able to see what I can do about things. I can brush things off. I am able to have a healthy perspective on things. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis because it has worked for me and it has really helped me a lot. I am confident that I can do this. in the situations at work, that is where most of my stress comes from. When I maintain a calm demeanor at work, nothing else is going to matter. I've noticed that I'm a lot calmer when I drive. It really has helped me