"My mind is constantly finding something to stress over."
Anxiety and stress manifest in ways that are unique to everyone. Chronic butterflies in your stomach, your heart pounding heavily, or pressure in your chest. Your mind may ruminate endlessly with fears, worries, negative self-talk, concerns about past and current stressors, and future "what ifs".
What can make anxiety difficult to live with is the intensity of those anxiety-provoking physiological sensations, and that subtle sense of helplessness as to why it is occurring.
Integrating relational neuroscience and somatic understanding of the mind-body connection, we will work together to understand how past experiences, perceptions of self and others, and stressors in your current life influence your present day concerns. Once better understood, there is more internal room to explore positive ways of authentically supporting ourselves in moments when we are not feeling our best.
Tools fostered throughout our sessions include: emotional and body-based regulation skills, self-compassion, affective communication, resiliency building, and neuroaffective awareness.