“For over twenty years I suffered from a debilitating, exhausting, intense fear of flying. I still don’t know exactly when it started, because I loved flying as a kid. However by my mid-twenties I was already turning down opportunities for job interviews, visiting friends that I missed and loved, work conferences, and even missing weddings and saying goodbye to dying loved ones because I was too scared to fly. For over 10 years I did not fly in an airplane.
At last I began to force myself to fly but it was a white-knuckle affair every single time. I would have full blown panic attacks on planes, the kind with sweating and ringing in my ears. Stewards often had to sit with me to calm my panic on planes. It was a humiliating and agonizing experience to fly with my family.
At the age of 42 was I introduced to Jessica Boston by a mutual friend who told me, “I think she may be able to help you.” Jessica had significantly helped my friend’s husband with his fear of flying, and my friend believed she could do the same with me. I went into our first session wary and skeptical of hypnotherapy but willing to try anything. I could tell right away that Jessica was different, and that I was about to experience something new. I could never have predicted how effective her techniques would be though! Although I was fully conscious throughout our session she was able to bring me to a state of inner connectedness where I was able to speak to a level of my own subconscious mind that I did not know existed.
After the session I listened frequently to the MP3 she made for me from our time together, and I wondered how it would go to fly in real life. About 40 days after my first session with Jessica I flew from Spain to the United States, which involved 4 flights, quite a bit of turbulence and witnessing a medical emergency handled onboard one of the aircraft. Through it all, I felt like a changed person! I remained calm, relaxed, and was even able to enjoy the experience of flying. The normal racing heart stayed steady and believe it or not, I was able to watch movies, read two books, and even take a nap! I knew things had really changed when my daughter said, “Mom, what’s wrong? Normally you seem so scared on airplanes but this time you’re acting totally normal!”
I’ve now flown 6 times since my first appointment with Jessica Boston and I honestly look forward to air travel at this point. My husband is thrilled and so are my children. At last we can fly to some of the places we’ve always dreamed of visiting! I continue to work with Jessica now to tackle some of the other issues that come up from time to time. She is insightful and incredibly effective. Thank you so much, Jessica. You’ve changed and dramatically improved the quality of my life!”
“Stress was affecting my physical health and although I seemed to appear fine on the surface day-to-day, I was suffering from hair loss and digestive problems mainly feeling nauseous with stomach cramps. Sometimes I had this going into a board meeting, other times for no apparent reason at all, I took 3 months of work when things were at its worst. My partner encouraged me to seek advice as this had been affecting me on-and-off for a number of years. I was recommended Jessica by a close friend and although I was initially skeptical about hypnotherapy I chose to give it a try as other types of therapy I had tried during my time off work had not been much help.
I can honestly say hand on heart, Jessica is a miracle worker. After the first 1-to-1 session with her, my physical symptoms were gone! She has allowed me to take control of my emotions in a positive way and deal with my underlying issues. Painting positive pictures in my subconscious rather than the worst case scenarios! Later in the year, I had plans to get married, which I was nervous about to say the least! Those old symptoms started to slowly creep back in as the big day grew closer, so I organized another session with Jessica a few days before my big day.
Again, with her support, she changed my approach and feeling of the day into a positive one. I was able to fully relax, all my best friends commented on how surprisingly laid back and confident I was on the day. I can’t thank her enough and highly recommend her hypnotherapy to anyone that needs help.”
“As a football player, Jessica helped me on my journey of becoming the confident player I have always wanted to be. Working with her has been priceless and I am so looking forward to see what the future has to offer. I can’t recommend her enough!”
“This year I decided to take the plunge and start sorting out some bad habits. Too much booze, and wanting to deal with anxiety and weight loss. I approached Jessica via email, she asked lots of great questions before letting me know if she felt she could help. I have undertaken four sessions with Jessica which have all been fantastic. She is great at marrying the hypnosis with listening. She really drew from my complex situation and gave me fantastic ways of thinking about my future life. She always made me feel supported throughout the process.
I have cut down to social drinking, drinking 85% less over the course of our sessions (these were my goals). I have lost half a stone and feel hugely confident in my future antics. I have completely changed my actions, attitudes, letting go of unhelpful things from the past and refocusing on myself. I am now learning more Spanish each day, exercising more and making better choices. These things have happened without effort and I feel that Jessica has made a huge difference in my life and I am looking forward to letting her know all about my continued successes. Thank you Jessica.”
“My experience with Jessica was very positive. In the first session she was able to pinpoint my deepest fears and how they were blocking me in my professional development. Since the sessions, I really feel that I’m progressing and improving. I am very happy with the results and the impact of Cognitive Hypnotherapy in such a short time.”
“Jessica was recommended to me to help me give up my 25 year on-off smoking addiction. As it was my first experience of hypnotherapy I was uncertain what to expect but it totally exceeded my expectations!
I left feeling lighter, happier, and – most importantly – a non-smoker. I haven’t looked back since my session and I would not hesitate to recommend Jessica to anyone looking to put a habit, issue or hang up behind them.”
“I visited Jessica because my fear of flying was having a negative effect on my life and I didn’t know how to solve it. I had no previous knowledge of Cognitive Hypnotherapy but the session felt very natural, just a way of removing the pretense and dealing with how I really felt.
Being able to control my mind and my emotions has been wonderful – the change was immediate and Jessica also provided really useful tools to follow-up. Anyone who wants to effect improvements in their life should definitely contact Jessica and talk about how she can help.”
“Jessica has helped me in ways that no other therapist could. Her practical yet emotional approach has given me insight into my problems and her supportive guidance has shown me that change is possible. Thank you Jessica.”
“For me Jessica is very helpful in finding my way back in getting more connected to people, especially in personal relationships. Changing the way of thinking by giving me very useful tools was for me of great added value and changed my life in a positive way. Furthermore Jessica is a very nice person who gives you directly a good feeling so you can share your story easily. She is a real professional and I can recommended her to everybody who wants to change their way of living!”
“I am so happy that I decided to work with Jessica. She has a very professional yet relaxing presence and I was able to fully trust her with what I wanted to achieve: major life change, being able to trust myself with making such big decisions after a period of difficulty.
I had been through a very difficult few years and a custody battle abroad with a vindictive ex partner. I visited Jessica in a kind of “final attempt” to not be afraid to make major life changing decisions, decisions that were necessary in order to get out of a toxic situation and on to much better opportunities. After our session, Jessica sent me a personalized recording which I have been listening to on a regular basis. This recording alone is worth the price of session, if not more.
Since trying hypnotherapy, and being initially skeptical, I can now report 6 months on that I am moving overseas, getting married, learning how to sail, started a new business that is already making headway in the first few weeks of beginning the project.
I am very very happy with how life is turning out! I no longer feel paralyzed by fear or what other people may say or think about me, I no longer adopt old habits and thinking patterns to just wait. I take action and continue on with life. The changes are hard in the beginning but now its all starting to fall into place very nicely. Most importantly, I trust life and I trust myself again. I can highly recommend working with Jessica.”