Let's be real, the world's been quite a shit show in recent times. If you haven't woken up terrified at least a few times in the last few years, I'd wonder if you have a pulse.
The thing is, you don't have to feel alone in this. So many people are experiencing anxiety and fear right now. It's a very human condition. And it's ok to ask for help. In fact, I think it's imperative and I'm glad you're here.
A big part of what I do is help you navigate being a human by allowing you to be with your feelings and honor them while also exploring them and sharing the tools that have helped me greatly in my life.
One of them is through energy psychology. Energy Psychology is a family of mind-body methods that rapidly reduce stress and trauma while increasing calm. Calming the body (where stress is stored) is a missing piece in unlocking rapid change.
The energy method I work with is Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) also known as Tapping. EFT is a form of acupressure that has been scientifically proven to reduce cortisol and help with anxiety, stress, depression, and many other issues. I like to think of it as adding a physical component to talk therapy.
Other tools I use are mindfulness, meditation and breathwork. I help you to get comfortable with this and bring it into your life as a daily practice.
All of these tools are extremely helpful for anxiety and stress as well as helping to make meaningful changes in your life.
Another big part of our work together is bringing in the practice of self-compassion. Most people have no idea how hard they are on themselves. I love pointing that out to my clients so they can begin a practice of giving themselves some grace, kindness, and love. This can make a huge difference in your life.
I work with individuals and couples.
My EFT (Tapping) on Anxiety miracle story...
I want to share my story about how EFT has helped me and why I feel so strongly about sharing it with others. Several years ago I failed my extremely hard Psychotherapy licensing exam by just 2 points. A few days before I had to retake the exam, I was so afraid of failing again, that I was the closest I ever came to having a panic attack. I remembered learning a little about EFT and in my desperation, started to tap on the anxiety I was feeling.
Within minutes of tapping on the meridian points throughout my body and feeling into the anxiety, I felt so calm that it was as if someone had just given me a shot of Xanax. I was actually giddy. The anxiety was gone and I felt so much relief.
Now I want to preface that this is an extreme example and I cannot guarantee these results for everyone. But my point in sharing this is that EFT is a great drug-free tool for calming the nervous system, which is the part of us that controls the fight or flight response and releases cortisol. When we tap on the meridian points, we are activating the parasympathetic nervous system that triggers "the rest and digest" relaxation response in our bodies. Clinical research studies show that EFT Tapping can reduce cortisol by as much as 40%.
After that happened to me, I was sold on EFT and have used it every day in my life since. I think it's a game changer for dealing with anxiety and stress as well as a host of other issues and I want to share it with the masses.