Review: GracePlace Wellness and Grace Joubarne, Clinical Hypnotherapist
Feb 6, 2013: Kim Warner, Plainfield Ontario Canada sends along this testimonial regarding her experience with Grace Joubarne, Clinical Hypnotherapist. With her permission it is shared here:
I started seeing Grace in June. I was not sure about the hypnosis thing but thought it certainly would not hurt!! I was dealing with various issues but one of the main ones was the problem of not being able to shut my brain off. For years my first response to all things in life was to start thinking about what could go wrong. I spent a lot of energy and time worrying about what could happen. I have horses and the worry about their health and safety was constant and very tiring. I found I couldn’t enjoy my time with them as it was always over shadowed by the worry of what ifs….what if they trip and hurt themselves, what if they get out of their pasture and get out on the road, what if they choke on their food, what if their water freezes. Even riding was a function in nerves and worry about what if they spook at something and dump me on my head and hurt themselves doing it, what if I’m hurt and can’t look after them, what if…what if….!!! On and on it went every day – it was like I couldn’t shut my brain off. I would have mild anxiety attacks. And it wasn’t just the horses, I worried about everything and it was affecting my life and I was becoming more and more reclusive. I would wake up in the middle of the night and not be able to go back to sleep. Driving in the winter was extremely stressful and when there was bad weather I would stress all day about having to drive home. I have family that live 3 hours away and trips down to visit them involved days of worrying about the drive down and then for the duration of my visit worrying about the drive back.
I noticed a difference after the first few sessions with Grace. At first I started to sleep thru the night and then using the coping techniques she taught me I was able to keep my anxiety from developing into anxiety attacks. As time goes on I catch myself noticing changes I hadn’t realized were happening because they were gradual. I don’t have to resort to my coping techniques as often and I handle stressful situations in a more relaxed manner. I am enjoying my horses so much more and although I’m still properly cautious with them and keeping them safe is still a priority it’s no longer an overwhelming worry. I have also just realized that winter driving is not the huge stressor it used to be. I approach it calmly and without the high stress level it used to cause. You have to put the effort in to it but I have been very pleased with the results. At the age of 49 I find myself starting to enjoy life again after many, many years – decades even. It’s even more amazing considering how fast I saw the changes starting! I am finally looking forward to where my life is going and I do think things will only continue to improve. Life will always have its stresses but how I deal with these stresses is getting better and better.
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