Manage Your Anxiety

Learn how to manage anxiety by joining this group that introduces you to a practice that is gentle and kind.

anxiety support

Are your days filled with anxiety?

Does it feel as though life will never be any different, as though you will ALWAYS suffer from anxiety?

Anxiety can feel so debilitating and overwhelming. It feels uncontrollable like you are unable to ‘be normal’ at any moment.

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious impact on daily life. People often experience a general state of worry or fear before confronting something challenging such as a test, examination, recital, or interview. These feelings are easily justified and considered normal. Anxiety is considered a problem when symptoms interfere with a person’s ability to sleep or otherwise function. Generally speaking, anxiety occurs when a reaction is out of proportion with what might be normally expected in a situation.

I know what it is like to live life feeling anxious.  Which is why after using self-inquiry for seven years my anxiety has completely disappeared.

As a trained Holistic Counselor (in Australia) and having been Certified as a Facilitator of The Work I have put together this program to support you to change your life from one filled with anxiety to being able to manage it, and hopefully in the long term having it disappear completely.

How this program supports you

This sixteen-week program is about you gaining a tool and a practice that will allow you to learn to manage your anxiety.

In these sessions, we will begin to look at slowing down the thoughts running around in your head for a given situation.  We will play with ideas and ways of starting to notice the thinking that is occurring at the moment you begin to feel anxious.  This might sound impossible to you now; I can attest that it is possible.  I have done it.

We will explore simple and effective ways to be present in the moment, not off in the future.

In the program, we will spend six weeks focusing on slowing things down when you feel anxious.  We will use inquiry-based coaching (The Work of Byron Katie) as the tool.

Then we will work for 10 weeks putting this into practice.  The aim is that by the end of the sixteen weeks you will feel more confident in your ability to manage your anxiety as it arises, or at least understand how to do that.

Why do this program?

You may have been and seen Counselors, Psychologists or Psychiatrists and had some benefit for your anxiety, and yet it hasn’t really shifted it.

Then again you might have been trying to manage it on your own with no success.

This 16 week program is based on sound knowledge and experience working with a number of people with anxiety. The method used is simple.

Learning how to slow down your busy mind and get to the root cause of what you are really distressed about is the key to life long change.  That is where this program focuses.

It is different to any other program that I am aware of at this time.

How the program works

Each week for six weeks we meet online for two hours.  You will be part of a group of people also suffering from anxiety.

For the six weeks, we will explore inquiry-based coaching and show you how you can use The Work of Byron Katie to begin to understand what is behind your anxiety.

After these first six weeks, we will spend the next 11 weeks in an online group putting into practice what you have learned.  Each week we will check in and explore what’s working and what’s not so you can learn from me and the others present how they have handled similar situations.

We will continue to use the self-inquiry practice each week so that it becomes a familiar tool to reach for.

You will have a community of support and understanding.

Here’s the wrap up:

  • 6 two hour sessions – each week for six weeks we meet online for a group session.
  • 6 weeks of recorded sessions will be available so that you can always go back and view them once we begin the ‘putting what you’ve learned into practice’ journey.
  • weekly check-in – each week for 10 weeks following the online group sessions I will check in with you to see how things are working for you.  You can let me know what’s not working and I can address that in a future session.
  • a safe and secure environment to explore your anxiety with others who have experienced it.

What’s the cost to you of living with anxiety?

The next Anxiety Group will begin on

Wednesday February 6th at 9 am (Mountain Standard Time) (USA)

and

Wednesday February 6th at 2 pm (Mountain Standard Time) (USA)

How to join the group

The cost of this program is $220 in total.

If you want to break the payment in half and make two payments of $110, then please contact me to make those arrangements.

You can join the next group simply by clicking on the button below.

Once you pay, I will send you the link to join the first session. You will then use that same link to join each subsequent session on the same day and time each week, for all of the six weeks.

If our scheduled session falls on a public holiday I will notify you and we will not have a session on that day, or if the group chooses, we may find another suitable day in the week to have a substitute session.

I look forward to working with you to support yourself to manage your anxiety.

YES I WANT TO MANAGE MY ANXIETY

 

My personal anxiety journey

I’ve worried

Worry was my middle name. I grew up worrying about everything. My hair wasn’t right. I didn’t have the right coloured shoes to wear. What would they think of me? She won’t like what I say. My mind was constantly busy working out how I was going to deal with a given situation, that hadn’t even happened yet. I needed to feel in control of it all somehow, and thinking or worrying about it was the way that I thought that would happen.

During the past five years, I have suffered from panic attacks.  The worst of these was waking up in the middle of the night fighting for breath. I couldn’t take a breath.  It felt as if my lungs weren’t working any more. I couldn’t make them work. It felt like I was was going to die. I was going to stop breathing. It was very scary being in that space.  My other attacks were milder.

I’ve been obsessive

I have been so obsessive about following the rules.  I must walk across the road at the pedestrian crossing, at the traffic lights and only when the man is green. If he’s flashing or any other colour than green, my panic sets in. I become very very anxious and fearful. It is not okay to cross the road then. I’ll get into trouble. I’ll really get into trouble if I walk across any other time other than the green man.

I’ve suffered from separation anxiety

As a child, I suffered from Separation Anxiety.  I couldn’t go and sleep overnight at my Grandparents house that was two doors away from my home.  I’d pack my things all set to have a sleepover. I would be so proud of myself, whilst underneath feeling terrified. As the evening settled in my anxiety would get worse. I couldn’t settle in with my Grandparents and talking about how my Mum and Dad might be without me, made it worse. My Nan used to know my pattern off by heart, I’m sure. I would get more and more anxious until she would ask me if I wanted to go home.  She would walk me home. Once I got inside my own home, with my parents, my body and life returned to normal. I felt okay again.  This pattern continued until I was around the age of sixteen.

Through self-inquiry I have decreased my anxiety to the point of it no longer being an issue for me.

If I can do it, so can you.

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If you want to join the program and the current program schedule doesn’t work for you, please send me an email and I will contact you prior to the next program running.

Note:  I do not hold any form of approved Health Insurance accreditation.  They are therefore not covered under your health cover.  Nor are they part of a Mental Health Plan in Australia.

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