So many people with anxiety come in to see me for help. Some people who come in are a little bit skeptical because they have tried a multitude of things that have not worked for them. Let me share with you why we are different and what makes our approach so powerful.
Firstly I want to say being a little bit skeptical can be a healthy quality. Skepticism is not good or bad in itself, it only becomes destructive when it’s always ‘on’ and therefore someone has an inability to have an open mind for change, especially when change is exactly what they need.
The experience of anxiety is the body being in the fight or flight, or survival mode. When we are in survival mode, we are operating from a different part of the brain and this creates sensations which we label as anxiety.
The metaphor that I like the most is that of a glass. It has a certain capacity to store water in the same way we have a capacity to store stress in our bodies. If we pour too much water in the glass it overflows. Stress is what fills the glass.
If we, in our own lives get to the overflow point from too many (or a high intensity of) life traumas, stress symptoms of anxiety begin to manifest. Now this experience for many can feel like it comes out of nowhere. It may seem random and often we are unconscious if there are any triggers (I would say that there almost always are triggers). The first experience of anxiety for so many people can be so scary if it manifests as a panic attack (this is not the case for everyone with anxiety). We then begin to fear having another panic attack and our thoughts of having another panic attack actually creates more stress and so more drips are filling the glass. This creates more overflow and the cycle is now set in motion. When the glass is overflowing our fight or flight reaction is stuck on!
Are you ready for a transformation?
Even though most people walk in to my practice with a healthy amount of skepticism, they walk out with a sense of hope because they are able to finally see how they can make change effectively and break free from anxiety. Lots of people think they have to live with anxiety and this is simply not true! Email me and I look forward to meeting you.
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If your reading this, living in Auckland, New Zealand and you are ready to make a change and resolve your anxiety, I would love you to email me. Simply click on the Let’s Talk just below. We will be in touch as soon as we can to make an appointment so we can sit down and discuss how I can help you finally be free from anxiety.
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*Please keep in mind that this commentary is coming from my clinical experience, working in private practice. The clients who come to see me have almost always tried multiple things first and none have worked. So from my perspective, it is hard for me to see them as being effective. I am sure they all get some great results, it’s just I have never come across it. Often at best my clients found it helpful at managing the anxiety but not resolving it.
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