Anxiety can feel like the end of the world but there are many ways in which we can work with it.
When we’re in the grip of anxiety, we might feel like we’re about to die. Heart palpitations, dizziness, sweating, nausea, panic attacks and shaking are just some of the symptoms you may be battling on a regular basis.
Maybe your symptoms aren’t so extreme but you’d like to learn to use your vivid imagination to create a life you love living instead of exhausting yourself with Olympic level catastrophising?
Anxiety is often physically as well as mentally draining. Over time, anxiety can turn into depression as the system burns out due to the constant release of stress hormones. It can sound gloomy and hopeless but you can change things.
80% of the signals between the body and brain go up from the body, via the Vagus nerve, to the brain. It’s much more effective (and easy) to move or breathe ourselves calm than to tell ourselves how we should be feeling.
I’ve worked with hundreds of clients struggling with anxiety over the years as well as using these tools myself. In addition to my private practice, between 2013 and 2017, I worked with Anxiety UK as one of their approved therapists.
All my work is collaborative so the choice about the direction we take and tools you learn is entirely up to you. The fact that you’re even reading this, looking for support and knowing you can improve things is a big step.
I use a range of tools (click HERE for more information) depending on what you want support with and the ways of working you’re most drawn to.
You can read more about some of my ways of working with anxiety HERE
You can read another blog post bringing together several different approaches to working with anxiety (including therapy, coaching, yoga and crystals) HERE
You can help yourself right now by clicking HERE or the image below and choosing the taster videos for breath practices, yoga poses and meditations that most closely align with how you’d like to feel.