Phobia: Shannon

Shannon (Public Speaking)
Austin, TX

My issues with confidence have been a lifelong challenge. I'm establishing myself as a working actor and wasn't able to pursue my goals. It felt humiliating and overwhelming and it had become painful to pursue challenges. I tried and tried, but it wasn't getting any better. I didn't feel like I had a handle on my emotions in these situations. That made me feel out of control and it was not fun.

I hadn't had any experience with hypnosis and I hadn't known anyone who had used it before, but I wanted to be proactive about overcoming this limitation. I was a little concerned about using hypnosis and wondered about the subconscious; worrying that something might happen while I was in an altered state.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis on both Citysearch and I decided to call because there was a lot of good information on the website and I had read a lot of positive feedback.

After my first session, I noticed results right away. It's been really great to be able to work on it and make progress. Now I have some skills to deal with my nervousness and I'm able to remind myself that I've felt confident before and that I can draw from that. I feel more in control now. I have a lot less fear when auditioning or meeting people in intimidating situations when I perceive the stakes to be high. I feel much more confident now and I just feel equipped to handle all sorts of different situations that might come up and have success with all of my goals.

The most important part of the process for me has been learning how to deal with these kinds of situations and being able to handle them. I'm confident that I'm free of my problem permanently because I've been in several situations that would have been a real problem in the past and I've been able to handle them with a calm demeanor and haven't lost control. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to work on their confidence and overcome anxiety because I've found Laura to be intuitive and insightful and the process has been very helpful for me.