Hope you all have had a wonderful bank holiday weekend.
Just a little story to share of what happened to me over the weekend which empowered me and has made me realize just how far i have come and how much hypnotherapy has changed me !
So people who know me well , i had a real problem with claustrophobia, particularly lifts but mostly anywhere i felt trapped! So of course the underground in London was always a very huge challenge which i avoided as much as possible because of the huge anxiety it would cause and sometimes even full blown panic attacks.
While training to become a solution focused hypnotherapist i decided to have hypnosis and therapy myself to change my life, my thinking my phobias, anxiety i had a lot of work to do lol.
It worked so well , my life changed and i was in control for the first time in years.
So back to London, on the tube not loving it but totally in control no fear no anxiety and then the tube stopped mid tunnel !!!!!! Talk about being put to the test !!! To see if my thought patterns had indeed changed. The tube was also pretty busy. I looked around wondering what was happening and did have an initial fear rise up in me. I felt sure that everything was going to end there and then and i would go into a full blown panic, and especially when over the speaker the driver informed us we would be there a while as the train in front had problems !!! The fear came, but i recognized straight away what was happening, I knew not allow this fear to grip and take over me , within minutes i was calm again.
The amazing thing for me is that just a year a go i could never ever have imagined this to happen, to be in control of the fear and make the rational choice in my head that i was OK and i was not going to die !!!!
Another test to my new way of thinking was over hearing that all the stranded passengers on the other tube would be getting on to the tube i was on , i just thought OK bring it on lol and i was fine all the other stranded passengers did get on the tube and it was completely rammed but i was OK i survived and felt so empowered that something i could not have coped with a year a go became a fairly normal event with no danger.
This is why i feel so passionate about solution focused hypnotherapy and one of the reasons i decided to help others and i love what i do .