You've had anxiety for as long as you can remember. You've read the self-help books in an effort to manage it and if one more person recommends deep breathing or meditation to you, you may lose your shit.
Feeling as though you're experiencing constant, impending doom has left you hopeless. Worrying that the worst will happen makes you afraid to do very normal things.
Or worse, you're considering doing some normal things but all you're able to think about is the anxiety you've historically experienced while doing those normal things. When you think of those experiences you become paralyzed with fear.
It's not just the worried thoughts either. It's the physical sensations too. The shortness of breathe, dizziness, nausea, sweaty hands. Though uncomfortable, you'll take that over the panic attacks and the invisible weight that feels like it's suffocating you.
Sometimes you notice the thought before your heart starts racing. Other times your stomach tightening triggers the thoughts. It's a vicious cycle and one you're ready to end.
Your moments of bravery are becoming short lived the more the anxiety takes over and you're asking yourself what's happened?
What if I told you that the goal of our work isn't to manage the anxiety, but to heal it? That anxiety doesn't have to hold you back from living your life and you can have a new relationship with it?
It's time to be the main character in your life again; no more anxiety running the show. I want you to think about all the things you want to do with this one, wild and precious life of yours. Even if it scares you, I want you to know all of those things are possible.
EMDR operates on the premise that present is informed by the past. How we respond to present-day situations is determined largely by how we responded to past events. EMDR therapy allows the brain to naturally heal from these past events and associated emotional pain.
Through this process anxiety no longer becomes a burden or curse, but a gift leading you to unacknowledged pain, that when recognized can be set free.
Traumatic events produce exhaustion on many levels, emotionally, physiologically, and cognitively. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur when one has a difficult time recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. Triggers can bring back memories of the event, accompanied by intense emotional and physical reactions.
Anxiety is characterized by persistent and excessive worry around a number of different things. While it's normal to feel anxious from time to time, excessive, ongoing anxiety is much more difficult to live with. Such anxiety and worry is difficult to control and can interfere with one's day to day activities.
Also known as compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma affects a broad range of health care providers and first responders. Vicarious trauma can occur when one is continually exposed to extreme emotional circumstances, either directly or indirectly, in an attempt to treat or support one who has experienced trauma.
It's possible to turn the mind chatter off. No longer assuming the worst or creating problems in your brain that don't really exist. I encourage you to give yourself to permission for once to think about what could happen if things go right? No more weight, no more drowning, no more chaos. Lightness, breathe, and stillness.
When you're ready to, I invite you to schedule your free consultation at my Santa Clarita, CA office below. What's the worst that could happen?