Phobia: Michael

Michael (Public Speaking)
New Business Developer
Austin, TX

I called A New Day Hypnosis because my career had started demanding more public speaking and presentations, responsibilities that had caused severe stress. Although I am a very outgoing and social person, when I was asked to speak in front of a group, whether for a meeting, or formal presentations, I would suffer both mentally and physically.

From the moment I found out I was to present I would put myself in an almost panic like state. I would not sleep, and had difficulty focusing. As I began to present, my heart would race and breathing became erratic. It would usually take me a few minutes to recover before my speech and actions became more normal.

I made a decision that I could not live my life with this fear anymore, let alone advance my career, and I went to see Laura. Quite simply she helped retrain my brain to look at these situations differently. I had, gradually over time, convinced myself that these were extremely stressful and uncomfortable situations. Without Laura's help I would never have been able to overcome this.

From my very first session I began sleeping through the night, something I had not been able to do in a very long time. Over time, by following the methods Laura had shown me, I no longer obsessed with upcoming presentations. I trained my brain to look at these situations from a much more positive point of view and what happened was amazing. I started to actually look forward to them as an opportunity to flourish and excel rather than to fail.

I would recommend hypnosis, and particularly A New Day Hypnosis, to anyone who allows phobias affect their everyday lives. There is no reason to let your fears limit the potential you have to succeed.