Phobia: Brian

Brian Wise (Travel)
Austin, TX

I began having problems with anxiety in 1980 and it's been on and off since then. It's kept me from going places and doing things that I wanted to do. I had been able to make progress, but recently it was getting to the point where I noticed that things were started to slide back. I was having panic attacks related to different driving situations and things were getting out of control; I was constantly worried about nothing specific and felt a tense feeling, but couldn't really identify the source.

Anything that involved going outside of a certain geographic range would become a big problem for me. My stomach was in knots and I had a real sense of edginess, which wasn't a comfortable way to live. I've tried medication and generalized talk therapy to fix my problem. The outcome was pretty good, but I hadn't been able to overcome that final hurdle. I'd already begun work on my problem, but I needed something to speed it along.

I saw a flyer for A New Day Hypnosis at Bookpeople. I'd used hypnosis in the past and had good results, so I didn't have any concerns about trying it again. After meeting with Laura, I began to notice less anxiety and fewer unwanted thoughts. As time has gone on, it's gotten easier and easier. I feel more relaxed and making changes hasn't been too difficult for me.

I definitely feel more in control now. I'm going more places that I haven't gone and it's getting easier each time. I have my personal CDs and I can listen to them anytime, which is a very powerful tool for me. I feel good and have a sense of normalcy again. The general anxiety is gone and I feel more confident because I can go places and know that it's not a big deal. A long-time friend is getting married in Arlington this year and the best benefit of this experience for me is the fact that I'll be able to fly there and not feel panicked about it or worried that it will be a huge ordeal.

I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis because I've found it effective. I like the fact that I can listen to my CDs whenever I want to. I am confident that I'll be able to explore more of Austin and go farther without worrying about it and it's such a relief for me.