Stress Doesn't Live Here Anymore: Beyond PTSD, Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Depression
Recovering from a life altering incident takes time, emotional resources, and an environment that is supportive to healing.
Have you reached a point where you feel yourself moving from being on constant emotional "high alert" or in a state of feeling "numbed out" or not really present in your own life?
Are you exhausted by your thought life, the endless "what if" scenarios that play out when you're trying to sleep or relax, or feel assailed by memories or images that cause you distress and panic?
Are you concerned about the impact that living in a chronic state of stress is having on your body, your emotional health, and your relationships?
Do you have people you can talk to who support your move from a stressed out existence to that of a peaceful, calm lifestyle?
Are there facets of your personality that had to go dormant during your time of stressful existence and you miss those sides to yourself and would like to get back to the full range of who you enjoyed being in more peaceful times?
Have you said to yourself, "There has to be a better way to live--I need to find a healthier, happier way to be"?
There is life after experiencing an extreme event, there is rest that comes when it's finally okay to stop running. Therapy can provide a safe, supportive environment to help you sift through and understand your experiences, reintegrate parts of yourself that may have gotten muted along the way, and help you establish a "new normal" for living a life free of stress and filled with what gives you meaning and purpose.
What would your life be like without the stress, anxiety, panic, or depression?
"Stress doesn't live here anymore" is a mindset that promotes health and peaceful living by addressing core issues that hold stress in place and keep us from having the quality of life we'd love to enjoy. The bedrock of this type of psychological work is a focus on being here now, one thought at a time, one breath at a time, one step at a time. You can slow your life down to a manageable, meaningful pace, it just takes learning how and then having some support as you practice this new way of being.
If you feel ready to find a "new normal" that involves leaving behind your years of stressful existence and finding a new way to be in your world, you may find therapy useful to you. Contact me today if you'd like to schedule an appointment.