From Stressed to Stress Free! Busy Professionals Guide to Freedom
6 Steps to Chronic Stress and Anxiety Relief: How to overcome being overwhelmed so you can live a more balanced and courageous life.
We will look at how stress/anxiety is directly affecting you and the areas of your life including career, relationships, spirituality, mindset, physical body, finances and more. We will work on mindset and learn mindfulness practices, discover triggers that make you feel anxious, set short and long term goals, discover healthier habits that work for you, explore the mind/gut connection, provide physical stress relieving practices, and more. Through this program I will provide on going support to help you finally find balance, courage and live a scared life!
The 6 Steps:
Step 1: Mindset Discovery- Dive deep into what your thoughts have conditioned you to think and how these thoughts have determined who you are throughout your life.
Step 2: Discover Your Trigger-Explore what your stress or anxiety trigger is and determine how this manifests in your life. We will take a look at how this affects not only you, but also your career, life, and relationship with others.
Step 3: Finding Your Mantra Medicine- Learn how to find a personal mantra to guide you back to the present moment and how it can help you learn to reverse your thinking.
Step 4: Explore Your Stressed Body- Discover how stress lives in your body and find ways to learn how it is manifesting as pain or illness in your body.
Step 5: Heal Your Gut, Heal Your Mind-Examine how the food we eat is linked to our gut and how it really is our second brain that needs to be healed for stress relief. This step will tell you what foods to eat that work best for your body.
Step 6: Be Balanced, Be Courageous- Create a new version of your life without stress or anxiety. We will journal how you need to take these tools to finally create the life you want!
This program is available as a presentation for businesses, yoga studios, health clubs, community centers and more!
Ever since I can remember I’ve battled stress and anxiety. I have continuous thoughts that invade my mind of not being good enough and it has been an internal fight for most of my life. Sometimes it’s hard to know when the battle began for me, and anxiety has taken many forms for me over the years. It started as extreme OCD after my grandma died when I was at a young age. I thought if I could control my surroundings, bad things wouldn’t happen again. I slowly grew out of this, but still had the internal battle of perfection. Stress increased through college and it really came to a head when I started my career in marketing and public relations. The need for perfection increased as the demands internally and externally at my job grew. I would, and still do, go to work with a pit in my stomach. I always have this feeling of dread and worry about what my day will look like, wondering what I will have to fix and if it is my fault, and thinking I can’t get sick with my schedule. This constant need to please is an up hill battle that I know I will have for the rest of my life.
With this constant battle, everything always seemed wrong or brought me to a negative state. The breaking point was when I had day of complete darkness and a major anxiety attack. I was covering another position for work, overwhelmed and overworked, and I turned to my fear in my relationship as way to escape. I completely broke down in front of my boyfriend’s house and it became a break in my relationship. I felt so broken and lost that day.
The next day I woke up and a weight had been lifted off of me. The worst part of me had been released, and I felt this light start to shine in me. From that moment on, I finally understood the spiritual teachings and stress relief practices that I had been learning for 17 years in yoga and holistic practices, and I used them to piece myself together.
Through committing to myself to overcome my anxiety in a natural way, I have learned to recognize when I am not settled and need to re-ground in my practices. I’m learning to let go of control, and accept and surrender to life. I made big changes, such as moving and stepping into a new career path. Little steps have included looking at my diet, sleep patterns, boundaries, minimizing internal expectations, and no longer letting work bother me when I leave my office.
There is no “one size fits all” solution, but through my journey I have learned tools to help others who suffer from stress and anxiety. Life isn’t perfect, it’s random, and I am here to help people. My purpose is to be a guide to help others discover tools that will help them heal.