In therapy, my approach to this is to look at all the ways your daily habits are fueling your anxiety, including:
- Thought patterns
- Emotional regulation
- Physical needs
- Relational patterns
We then work on changing your relationship to your thoughts, developing new core belief systems, regulating emotions that are aching to be expressed, meeting your physical needs (food, water, medication, sleep hygiene), finding ways to build an internal sense of safety and trust, and building up support systems in your life.
Most importantly, in our work together, I will teach you how to embrace your anxiety. It’s often the things we do to avoid anxiety that ends up making it worse!
The reality is, anxiety is a temporary visitor in our life, that when channeled properly, will come and go naturally on it’s own.
There are many breathing, somatic practices that can help channel anxiety from the bottom up. If we listen closely, we might find that anxiety is carrying an important message about our inner world that is longing for our attention or care–an unmet need, an unbalanced nervous system, an over burdened soul or an overworked lifestyle. In some cases, a medication evaluation might be a recommendation to help bring your nervous system back into balance so we can do the deeper work together. Either way, I am here to help you reclaim your life and live a meaningful life WITH anxiety. Book a consultation today and let’s get started!