Overcoming Anxiety – My Story
There was a time in my life when I was overcome with Anxiety and Despair. My wife had left, and suddenly I was a single parent. When I was an assistant manager of a department store, and there was a new store manager and regional manager who both took an instant dislike to me, no doubt due to my current state of mind.
I was told that I was surly and damaging the story’s morale and that if I didn’t turn myself around in 2 weeks, I would be sacked. I was preoccupied with my heartbreak, and this new development added to my despondent state of mind considerably.
I pondered my predicament over the weekend and decided that I only had one option. I had to make it right. I lived in a company-owned house and could end up having no income and nowhere to live. So I applied what I considered to be a perverse logic. Happy people smile; therefore, I would smile until I was happy. I did this for the next 2 weeks, smiling to mask my pain. Long story short, I wasn’t sacked. In fact, soon afterwards, I was promoted to store manager and got a pay rise and a company car.
Today this perverse logic is called ‘Fake It till you Make It”. It works by changing your attitude, which in turn changes your mindset for the better. I also had a little help from my daughter, who was 6 at the time. She saved my life. I could have easily given up in those dark days, but she brought me great comfort and strength.
In-Clinic, at least half of the people I see have some form of stress, adrenal fatigue, anxiety or mild depression. This is why I decided to create a course to educate and give people the tools to manage their headspace. Knowledge is power. This course will give you power by teaching you about the causes, triggers, coping skills and nutritional requirements to overcome anxiety and live your best life.
The course starts on the second Tuesday of each month (excluding December) and runs for 5 weeks. It includes an initial 1-hour Naturopathic video consultation, and 4 follow up consultations.
This is what you will learn about Overcoming Anxiety…
Week 1: The causes and triggers of anxiety
- Family history of mental health conditions.
- Stressful events – school stress, work stress, changing jobs
- Verbal, physical or sexual abuse
Week 2: The physiological effects of anxiety on the body
- Sympathetic nervous system dominance
- Gut health, endocrine system, reproductive system, immune system, cardiovascular system
Week 3: The Gut-Brain connection
- Gut-Brain axis
- HPA axis
Week 4: Coping Mechanisms
- Vagus nerve stimulation
Week 5: Diet and Nutrition for mental health
- Diet, inflammation and anxiety
- Foods that cause inflammation
- Anti-anxiety diet
You will also have lifetime access to the Overcoming Anxiety Masterclass private Facebook page, which features discussions, Q&A’s, guest speakers, recipes and more. There is over $2,000 value or just $599—Book in now for your initial consultation.