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Facing your biggest fears.. and conquering them!

Following on from my previous blog about me facing my fears; I decided to share with you a recent email from a lovely client who wanted to share her courageous decision to face her biggest fear…. and conquer it!

I hope when you read through her words, you can hear how limiting her life had become and how life doesn’t have to be that way for anyone.

“Having your first baby changes you in so many ways….. Your outlook on everything is completely different, you realise what is important in life and you have an overpowering amount of love and desire to the best by your new precious bundle. At 36, motherhood brought to light a phobia I had been living with since childhood……..claustrophobia.

Over the years, claustrophobia had limited me in so many ways, the main one being my inability to get in a lift. I would ALWAYS take the stairs and spent one holiday on a cruise ship climbing 13 flights of stairs daily to get from our cabin to the top deck, just to avoid the lift. I would get a cold sweat going anywhere new until I knew that there were stairs for me to climb.

Unfortunately, a pram is a rather large limitation for most flights of stairs and so, I decided that i had to try to get some help with facing my fears.

I contacted Gwen Ritchie to chat about my situation and her positivity from the start gave me confidence that I actually may be able to make some life changing differences.

I went for 3 sessions of Cognitive Hypnotherapy where we addressed my fears and Gwen set out to change these for me. On my 3rd session, we went to a local cafe and worked on getting me in their lift. I was astonished that I managed to do this and actually felt really good about being able to do so afterwards!!

From there, I went from strength to strength and used a lift as often as I could. I challenged myself to use every lift I came in contact with……and I managed!

Gwen has changed my life with only 3 sessions……I can now take my daughter out in her pram and go anywhere! No longer do I have any limitations and I cannot thank Gwen enough for her kindness, her patience, her hard work and the empathy she had for the severe claustrophobia that I used to suffer!

Thanks a million Gwen” xx

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