“ I have come such a long way from who I was when you first met me. With your help I have been able to put my past into perspective and not let it control me any more. I am so much happier now than I have been in a long time”
Case Study 1
I have always felt uncomfortable giving presentations. In my early to mid twenties,
I had to regularly present various topics to my colleagues at work. I found this very stressful. The
idea of being out of control and to be forced to present to a room full of people triggered panic attacks
in me. Over time, these attacks got worse. I started to feel anxious in a whole range of public situations,
for example bumping into someone unexpectedly in the street used to be an ordeal. I would instantly panic
and be unable to speak.
About 5 years ago, I decided to do something about it. I knew of Caroline’s services
by chance through attending a CIM course that she was hosting. She explained what NLP could do for someone
like me and I gave it a go.
I met with Caroline about 6 times. We focused on my anxiety and explored
what made me feel out of control. I found the course fascinating. I was taught techniques to focus on
how to remain in control, and we explored memories, new and old, and analyzed what they meant.
not feel a sudden change in how I responded to presentations and similar such situations. However, over
my concerns seemed to just die away. I have since started a business venture and employ over 30
such I have to regularly chair company meetings, presenting our vision and managing group discussions.
find this challenging and it no longer triggers panic attacks. When I think back to how I
was 5 years,
ago, it seems
like looking at a different person. NLP wasn’t a magic solution, but it helped
me put things in
perspective and gain
a greater sense of control.
As much as anything I realized a bit of nerves is perfectly normal,
and as a result I no longer panic when I feel nervous!
Caroline Cavanagh promotes emotional and mental health via the wonder of hypnotherapy through her company Adding Zest of Salisbury Wiltshire.