Mike (Social Anxiety)
I've had a problem with social anxiety and a lack of confidence for the last forty years. I wasn't able to have organized thoughts that I could convey verbally and it was affecting my career and my personal relationships. The constant anxieties were driving my life. During every discussion and interaction I was focused on what I should or should not be saying. I didn't feel in control and I wasn't able to set clear goals and direction. My work was suffering; I think there was another level or two that I could have gone to in my career if it weren't for the anxiety and inability to convey my thoughts. Everything in my life was just kind of cascading downhill.
In my marriage, I wasn't handling things well and I was getting run over. I allowed my wife to control me and to dominate my life. I was sending the wrong message to my kids and setting a bad role model. I wasn't confident with myself and I wasn't teaching them how to feel confident in themselves. I've tried to talk myself out of it and there were various degrees of result, I had found some mixed short-term results, but after a little while I would revert right back to the old behaviors. I heard about A New Day Hypnosis on dogpile.com. I was a little bit leery and I wasn't sure if it would be applicable to me; I was worried that it was just a gimmick. Luckily, I was proven wrong on both points.
I noticed results immediately after my first session. It felt like a burden had been lifted and I was less anxious and started to identify the root causes of my problem. The results have continued to grow and I feel more confident, I have a better outlook on life and I have a better ability to think and speak clearly in various situations. My stress levels have gone down. I have more energy because I don't have a weight bearing down on me all the time and I can just go out and do things. My friends and my kids have noticed that I'm happier and more outgoing.
This process definitely has quantifiable results and there hasn't been an effort for me. This has come very naturally, I identify the behaviors to correct and the hypnosis guides me through it. I feel more in control now. I'm not worried about other people's views, or afraid to speak my own mind, and I just feel like I own it now. I can speak to other people, I'm making better decisions and I feel more confident just walking down the street. I have a whole different attitude about my own potential. Before, I would have settled for something less and now I feel like my potential is limitless within the scope of understanding my own natural limitations. My attitude is not going to hold me back anymore.
The most important benefit for me has been the self-confidence that comes from controlling my own anxieties. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to overcome social anxiety because I have never achieved success in forty years and it's a very small investment for the return that I've gotten in my sanity and my outlook on life. Even if I had gotten a fraction of the improvements that I've made, it would have been a good investment. I know the anxiety is still back there, but now I'm aware of it and I control it, so I'm okay. Now that I've gotten a taste of normal life, there is no way I would let myself go back to those behaviors and I feel confident that I have the tools that I need to be free of this problem permanently.