Dave works in Corporate Education and is aged 42 years. In his words he says that he had been going to a psychiatrist for 2.5 years on a weekly basis with minimal or no improvement. I came across NLP in a self-help book “Awaken the Giant Within” by Anthony Robbins.
Dave had been going to a Psychiatrist for over 2.5 years for weekly visits with no result.
For all intents and purposes I looked like a successful guy. I was in a great job I was earning over 100k a year and I was the life of the party. The fact of the matter was that I was just going through the motions of living instead of truly living and I was aware of that. There was a big façade for the world to see.
When I first met Steve he struck me as being calm, centred and balanced. There was a sense of directness that instantly let me know that this session was going to be different from anything I had experienced before. He came across as highly knowledgeable about life experiences and that he meant business. It’s like Steve could see straight into my soul and I experienced a direct connection with him straight away.
With my self-diagnosis of feeling stuck in a rut I was asked what I needed help with and I offered procrastination. He said straight off the bat that people who have procrastination don’t turn up 10 minutes early and wait for their appointment time. This was exactly what I had done. I thought this was a great observation and immediately I knew that he knew that procrastination wasn’t the reason that I was there and that the doors opened up to discovering what was really underpinning this.
I was very surprised at how rapid, instant and permanent the change was.
It was like I was able to just let go of the things that were holding me back in my life. It was freeing for me to disconnect from my personal history and drop the baggage.
In particular, I was carrying around a lot of baggage in relation to a failed business some 10 years earlier. It seemed like every waking and sleeping moment was hell. It affected my self-esteem and subsequently my personal and professional relationships.
I’m looking forward to next year and beyond as the goals and aspirations I had as a teenager are re-appearing, looking real again and within reach!