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Anxiety

Stop worrying, obsessing, and overthinking all the time!  Learn how to feel more in control over your anxiety so you can live a happier and fuller life!   

We can help you learn effective tools to turning off the hamster wheel of dialogue that keeps you up all night.  

We believe that anxiety is not all in the brain and believe strongly in the mind-body connection.  We help people learn how to read the signs their body is giving them, as well as how to challenge anxious thoughts.  Some of the signs the body may be giving someone suffering from anxiety may look like:

  • Digestive issues
  • Brain Fog
  • Sleep issues
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Heart palpitations
  • Excessive sweating

Don’t be discouraged, there is hope!  Learning how to read the signs your body is sending and how to interpret these signs can lead to true and lasting healing from your anxiety.

You may have tried things like challenging your thoughts, telling yourself it’s no big deal, or minimizing your symptoms.  You may have tried to numb with substances, food, or through things like TV and social media. This often leads to people feeling lost, hopeless and isolated.  

You are not alone!  According to the National Institute on Mental Health, almost 20% of adults and 32% of teens suffer from anxiety in the United States.  Mental health continues to have negative stigma surrounding the need to reach out for help. No wonder only 32% of people seek services.  

Stop feeling stigmatized and start to learn how to live life without walking around feeling like an anxious ball of energy about to pop at any second!

Our unique approach helps you defuse your anxious energy and learn how to connect together how your body, thoughts and environment shape your anxious thoughts.  

We will help you learn how you look at several factors that may be contributing to your anxiety, such as:

  • The foods you eat
  • When and how you eat
  • What your relationship with moving your body is like
  • What your relationship with others is like
  • How you were raised
  • What traumas you may have encountered
  • What stories are you telling about yourself and others
  • What limiting beliefs do you have about yourself

Understanding how to put these puzzle pieces together can feel overwhelming to some.  This is where our expert team comes into play.  We give you a safe space to explore what may be at the root of your struggles while learning how to give compassion and empathy towards yourself.  Looking inward at your struggles can be scary at first, but once you understand how to read the road map of your body, you will become more confident that you can face any struggle that may come your way.  

Not only will we help you with our healing profession of therapy, we will also refer you to work with other healing individuals.  Since anxiety is not just in the mind, we can not just work with the brain. We will give you referrals to other healing professionals like:

  • Medical doctors- MD’s, DO’s, Functional Medicine, Psychiatry, etc.
  • Nutritionists/Dietitians
  • Acupuncturist
  • Massage therapists
  • Yoga classes
  • Reike therapists

When approaching your health from many different angles, it will help your learn how to manage the interconnectedness of your body and how it affects your anxiety.  

Whether it be a big meeting at work or becoming vulnerable with your spouse, anxiety can creep into many situations in life.  Once we get to the root of the anxiety, you will be amazed at how much easier those presentations and conversations are to have. 

We have two states our body can be in:

  1. Rest and digest = Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS)
  2. Fight, flight or freeze = Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS)

When our body is under stress and is in the SNS, it sends out little messages across our body to turn on or off certain areas of our body.  It may send out signals to increase our heart rate so that we are ready to move quicker, or to send out adrenaline and cortisol to our muscles to get ready to run, or sending out messages to our bowels to evacuate so that we are lighter and can escape even quicker.  

It will send out signals to our brain to turn off the lights to most of our brain except for the crucial areas of our brains that control movement and prepare for an attack.  The areas of our brain that get turned off deal with memory, emotions, and decision making. No wonder we often feel like we have “lost our minds” when feeling anxious. We haven’t lost our minds … they have just been turned off for the moment.  

This is great if we are being attacked by a bear and need to run for our lives.  But most of us are not faced with an angry bear walking down the street. Instead we are often faced with fears of inadequacy and of not being good enough.  This triggers our fight/flight SNS response and can lead to lasting harm on our bodies if these signals fire off too often.

When we have experienced trauma, a life altering event, or were raised to always “watch our backs,” this activates the SNS all too often.  We then create carved pathways to make us even more susceptible to walking along the same pathways time and time again. Results: Anxiety!

Learning how to work more in our rest and digest state and realizing what we do can do when we are in our fight/flight state can lead to a powerful state of feeling in control of decreasing the anxiety.

If you feel like you are ready to tackle your anxiety from multiple angles, go to our GETTING STARTED page to find out more on taking the next steps to gaining back control of your life!