“Before working with Laura, I struggled with anxiety and a need to please everyone I met. Saying “no” and enforcing boundaries were a problem for me. I didn’t sleep well, chewed my fingernails, and generally spent all of my time in a highly anxious, nervous state. I struggled at work with never feeling like my work was good enough (even when it was perfect) and a constant need to do everything over the top. I placed unreachable expectations upon my employees, holding them to the same exaggerated standard I held myself to.
Working with Laura was especially helpful because I realized that my anxiety and excessive need to please everyone stemmed from issues in my childhood. Traditional therapy with a counselor helped me source out where my issues stemmed from and helped me identify areas where those issues were affecting my life. But while therapy helped me better understand my issues and where they came from, it did little to help me move past them or change how I think about myself. My subconscious continued to nag at me.
After one session with Laura and using Bridgenosis, I find that I am suddenly free from gripping anxiety. And it literally happened overnight. I am sleeping well, no longer chewing my fingernails (a 20-year habit that I stopped overnight), and am feeling much calmer. I no longer feel anxious and nervous. It’s hard to explain, but it’s like my brain has just quieted.
I am no longer stressing over every minor detail, turning inconsequential/trivial happenings into major decisions. I am not fighting my desire to process in the middle of the night, worrying about the next day’s events or tasks. I have relaxed at work, and have been able to accept that my (still very exceptional) work is good enough. People in my life have noticed the changes; most notably my husband, kids, and direct employees. This new calm feels amazing. It feels like such a weight has been lifted from me.
I highly recommend you give Bridgenosis a chance to help you or your organization. The concept is different, and I was admittedly skeptical at first. But after meeting Laura, seeing her passion in her work, and hearing the how/why of it, the science of it makes a lot of sense. And it works. Four hours with Laura changed my life. That seems like such a cliche thing to say……but it’s true. I’m so grateful to Laura for helping me find my inner voice and learn to trust it.”