Self-Confidence: Amy

Amy Raskin
Austin, TX

I've had problems with low self-esteem all of my life. I was missing a few basic things from childhood that I needed in order to live an optimal life. I've felt limited in my life and I've lived a much smaller life than what I feel inside. I know that I have more to express, but I didn't have the courage to do it. My life was boring and uninteresting and I didn't have a direction or a career path in mind. I didn't feel in control of my life; love and relationships scared me and I would run at the first chance if I felt strongly for a romantic partner.

I had five years of therapy, which helped with some things, but not with this issue. The pain from childhood went away, but I still had some of the same basic issues that I hadn't been able to resolve. I've tried bitching at myself to get me out of this rut and that didn't really work for me. It's never been easy to change this on my own, so I decided to try and take a different route.

I had lunch at Austin Java and saw the sign for A New Day Hypnosis next door, so I decided to call. After using hypnosis, I noticed right away that my sleep was better and I was feeling better about myself. I found myself bouncing back faster from difficulties and feeling more confident in general. This process has helped me to make it okay to be who I am. I feel like I love myself more and I'm taking better care of myself. I feel more capable of handling any problems that might come up.

It's all just happening now without making much effort. I feel like I'm waking up from a dream in which I thought I couldn't do things and I'm amazed that I actually feel that I can do it now. The next time that I meet someone that I really feel a spark with, I won't run away and I'll just let things happen naturally.

In the past, I'd always been able to bask in the light of my friends and loved ones, but I didn't feel it inside. I noticed the other night at a party that I was taking in love from one of my friends and letting it light me up from inside. That was pretty cool because I've never been able to do that before and it was an awesome feeling.

I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to overcome something similar because it just cuts to the chase. If you know where there is something that you want and what it is, why not go straight to hypnotherapy? Sometimes you need to explore your issues and tell your story, but this seems to get results as well. I'm confident that the progress that I've made so far is real progress and it's exciting to see how well I've done.