Compulsive Behavior: Jennifer S.

Jennifer S. (Emotional Overwhelm)
Austin, TX

I've had problems with excessive crying and being inappropriately emotional my whole life. In any situation where I felt judged or put on the spot, I would cry and couldn't stop. It happened in relationships, with friends, and in professional settings. Whenever I did it, I would feel embarrassed and make other people feel uncomfortable. I focused on trying to make it stop, but it just made things worse. I would go in my head and couldn't listen to anybody else because the emotions were the only thing I could think about. In work situations, I would get caught off guard with a confrontation that I couldn't prepare for and I always felt like I lost some respect from my coworkers after my emotional outbursts.

It was awful, I would tell myself that I had to stop and would really beat myself up about it. I tried to figure it out on my own and read a bunch of books about controlling emotions. I would usually lose interest about halfway through it and not complete it. I felt defeated and didn't think I would ever be able to make any improvements. I knew that my reactions had a lot to do with me training myself into a behavior and I thought that hypnosis would be the most effective way to overcome it.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis on Citysearch. I was skeptical about it and wasn't sure if it would be effective for me, but I ended up noticing results very quickly. I had a general feeling of lessened anxiety and I also felt a lot less stress.

I've got a lot more tools to help me with those situations now and it makes me feel more confident. I can communicate better than I could before and I feel more in control because I'm approaching it from a different angle. I have other things to think about externally so that I'm not freaking out about my emotional reactions anymore.

I've had several challenging situations come up recently that would have caused me to become overly emotional and I've handled them well. I recently put in my two weeks notice at my job. If I hadn't had these tools, I know that I would have freaked out.

The most important benefit that I've received from hypnosis has been learning how to divert myself from having the reaction and the ability to keep things in perspective and think outside of myself. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to overcome this because I really look forward to coming to my appointments and being in a very relaxed mood when I leave. I'm confident that it's not going to be a big problem for me anymore and that gives me a real sense of relief.