Anxiety is a very common and natural feeling that all of us experience when we encounter anything stressful or dangerous. It is a combination of physical and psychological responses that affect our mood, thoughts and behavior. You might feel that you get into a vicious circle of ‘worrying thoughts’ and ‘what if’ scenarios, without being able to find answers and solutions.
In therapy, we identify the triggers that create your anxiety. These can be linked to aspects such as your relationship, employment, family and past issues.The next goal is to find effective new coping strategies to deal with your anxieties, so that they become less frightening. Problem solving skills and relaxation techniques are introduced and applied in the session and also as part of the homework between the sessions.
Anxiety, Stress and Trauma
By Sophia Arthur-Uchendu, Integrative Psychotherapist >
It is also ok to want to be without anxiety, without stress, without the effects of trauma, without the perils of shaken or broken relationships.
It’s ok to want to be free and I can help you find that freedom. If you fall physically sick, you’d want to be well. If you lose something, you’d want to find it. You’d want to recover all the time. So it is ok to want it. While we will validate and acknowledge the feelings of despair, I can journey with you to come out of it and be free. I work with diverse professionals from various walks of life. I have found that many of them (in truth, I should say, ‘us’) tend to hide suffering or pain or struggles so it does not taint who they are professionally. They want to always look and even feel ‘put together’ and this of course is within their rights but we all know it is not always like that. The support and safety to make it like that – free from suffering, pain or struggles happens in the therapy room. The therapy space is for you and with me you are assured of the highest form of unconditional positive regard. No trauma can be solved without the right kind of feeling of connectedness, a connectedness that breeds on safety, a connectedness that shows “hey, don’t worry, you are a person, you are human, you are normal…” a connectedness that attracts not repels. Allow me to journey with you to your place of recovery
By Tahirah Yasin, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist >
“Anxiety and Panic disable our most simple tasks.”
Anxiety and Panic manifest when we hit a point
of complete and utter overwhelm.
Our sympathetic system of “Fight” or “Flight” kicks in
leaving us vulnerable and exhausted.
Overwhelm can be sparked by various triggers
Emotional – Chemical – Psychological – Spiritual
or a varied combination of them all.
I can help you:
- Identify what your triggers are
- Create safety to disable the anxiety and panic
- Enable your return to an effective parasympathetic state of mind.
How Rapid Transformational Therapy can help with stress, anxiety & depression.
By Sara Faramarzi, RTT therapist
Working with your subconscious mind, RTT allows you to dig deeper into exact reasons behind why you’re suffering from stress, anxiety or depression.
On the surface we can assume a handful of day to day situations, past events, memories that may cause a person to suffer from stress, anxiety, depression or all three. However, the reasons behind any of these issues could be far from what you think. As humans, majority of what we think and assume comes from our conscious mind which only has 10% influence in our lives- to get to the root cause of any issue, we must use our subconscious mind which holds 90% control over us but lies dormant for the majority of the time. Through an induced state of relaxing hypnosis, Rapid Transformational Therapy awakens your subconscious mind and allows for you to learn the exact reason behind why you are suffering. It takes you to the root cause of your issues- not just to what you assume could be causing them. Once you have full understanding of why/how/when you allowed these issues into your life- RTT rewires your mind in a positive healing way, eliminating old negative beliefs and memories which caused your issues. This powerful therapy then addresses any triggers that make you feel the negative symptoms, ultimately making you immune to them and achieving complete freedom from stress, anxiety and depression.
How Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (TRE®) help with chronic stress and trauma recovery.
Chronic stress and trauma can take a toll on all aspects of your life, including your physical and mental health. Fortunately, there are cutting edge embodiment techniques that you can learn to can help alleviate the effects of these debilitating conditions. One such technique is Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (TRE®).
WHAT ARE TENSION & TRAUMA RELEASE EXERCISES (TRE®) AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
By Kate Munden, TRE therapist >
TRE is a body-based, self-help technique created in 1998 by Dr. David Berceli, an internationally acclaimed trauma expert. TRE helps the body release deep tension, stress, and old patterns of unexpressed trauma responses that are held in the nervous system. The idea underpinning the process is that our fascia and muscles often hold the embodiment of old tension, stress, and trauma. Therefore, appropriate manipulation of these muscles will lead to the release of chronic holding and muscle strain; by releasing this strain, the whole body can return to a state of equilibrium or balance.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM TRE®?
TRE is a safe and effective tension-releasing tool for everyone, including children. It is a simple and easy-to-use technique that once learned correctly can be practiced in the comfort of your home. If you are struggling with chronic stress or chronic illness, TRE can be a helpful addition to your recovery tool box.
SOME BENEFITS POSSIBLE WITH REGULAR TRE® INCLUDE;
- Deep tension relief
- Chronic Stress reduction & management
- Pain reduction
- Improved mood
- Physical and psychological trauma recovery
- Improved sleep quality
- Feeling more self-reliant and motivated
- More sexual enjoyment
- Reduction in PTS symptoms
SCIENTIFIC BACKING FOR TRE®.
Several scientific studies* confirm TRE® is effective to relieve deep muscle tension, trauma, and stress. A recent study in 2021 to test the effectiveness of TRE in multiple sclerosis revealed that these exercises can help to alleviate the symptoms of this muscle-related condition.
Also, a recent case study revealed that a former soldier practiced TRE exercises consistently for four months, before bed and right after waking up, and testified of massive improvement in his post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.
Further studies found that TRE was effective in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in former soldiers.
Another study found that TRE helped reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
HOW DO WE PRACTICE TRE®?
The process consists of learning 7 simple exercises which clients can practice in any comfortable environment. The exercises are taught in a specific sequence and they involve a series of gentle movements and stretches to build a little tension in the muscles. These unique movements invite the body to access an innate reflex mechanism that triggers the vibration or tremor of the muscles and fascia.
This is similar to how a dog will tremor when frightened or excited. Our nervous systems work in the same way to discharge stress. TRE gives us a doorway to access this natural self-healing tool.
This then creates deep relaxation and calms the nervous system. Often the sense of calm experienced is very different and profound for many.
TRE® encourages the body to return to a state of balance by activating by our shaking mechanism in a safe and regulated environment.
Although TRE® is a simple self-help tool, it can very powerful and experts recommend being supported by a Certified TRE® Provider in the early stages.
After booking an appointment, clients are taught the various safe and effective ways to practice TRE® exercises to achieve maximum benefits.