I didn't have many thoughts about [hypnosis]. It did seem like something strange and woo woo. Nothing that I thought would help me.
My anxiety. I can remember being 4 or 5 and going to the movies with my grandmother weekly, and I can remember being so worried that we were in the wrong theater and worrying about what was going to happen if the wrong movie began to play. I can remember times when I was too paralyzed to answer a knock at the door, times I would have to turn the ringer off on my phone because hearing it would cause a panic attack, and times even hearing the mail drop into the mailbox would make me so anxious I would need to lay down.
A little over a year ago I discovered Grace Smith through Bex from Bexlife. I've watched most of her videos and periscopes. It has been life changing. I joined Grace Space as soon as it opened and haven't looked back. I can honestly say the last 6 months have been the best of my life. I listen to hypnosis daily, and almost every night I listen to the one hour full-length anxiety relief session. What have I gotten out of it? I sleep through the night for the first time in my life. I no longer wake in the middle of the night in a panic attack. I can answer the phone, the door, and am happy to get my mail. I haven't had a panic attack in as long as I can remember. Work no longer makes my stomach hurt, nor does having hard conversations with people. Hypnosis did for me what therapy, medication, exercise, and a whole plethora of “natural” remedies couldn't. It gave me peace for the first time. I feel free.