Phobia: Charity

Charity Bentley (Heights)
Flower Shop Employee
Austin, TX

I've had problems with fear of heights for the last year. I was really afraid of falling and being in high places. I would drive different roads and not do certain things so that I didn't have to drive on overpasses and other elevated areas. I wouldn't go sight seeing if it had anything to do with heights. I couldn't even stand on the second level at a shopping mall. I felt out of control and it was embarrassing. I was self conscious because I couldn't do anything and I'd become very dependent on my fiancÈe to get around. I was freaking out about it a lot and it made my life more stressful and difficult.

Since I've moved to Austin I've noticed that there are a lot of bridges and I found myself taking longer to get places so that I wouldn't have to drive certain routes. I decided that I needed to take care of my problem before it got more out of control, so when I heard about A New Day Hypnosis on yahoo, I decided to make an appointment.

I started to notice that I had less anxiety getting on overpasses and didn't feel as nervous when I was driving with other people. I went on a trip to San Francisco and I'd been really scared because I knew that there were going to be a lot of high places, but it turned out that it wasn't as bad as I had imagined. We drove up some mountains and went over a couple of big bridges and I was able to handle it.

I do whatever I want now. I don't have to wait on my fiancèe or depend on him to take me different places, which gives me a stronger feeling of control. I feel more relaxed and more confident and really feel that I can do anything. I'm not held back anymore. I feel less anxiety and that has made the quality of my life a lot better.

I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who has a fear of heights because it's all about your subconscious and the way that you think. I don't think a lot of people really understand what hypnosis is all about and how it works, but I'm confident that I've seen a lot of progress and that I'll continue to improve.