Anxiety is an obsession about what could happen
in the present and future.
Depression is a fixation on the negative experiences
in the past and present.
Many disciplines label these emotional experiences disorders.
I prefer to think of the individual symptoms we experience as
indicator lights that something in our life is not working for us, or
we are stuck reliving a trauma or series of trauma in the past.
The trick is to figure out what and why ... and with a variance on the
serenity prayer, a constant in the recovery community:
"We Can Accept the Things We Cannot Change,
and We Can Change the Things We Can,
Once We Have the Wisdom to Know the Difference"
While medication may sometimes be the crutch that we need to get us back in stride, it is by
addressing our belief systems, our life influences and situations, and our departure from
our authentic selves that we can relive these symptoms and live a life of peace and joy.
You can move beyond your symptoms...you have the power within.
I can help you find the key to unlock it.
Anxiety and Depression manifest differently in different individuals and is not limited to the following:
A loss of interest in things you have typically enjoyed * A desire to self-isolate * Emotional Volatility beyond your usual ups and downs *
Low mood * Irritability * Loss of energy * Feelings of overwhelm * Physical pain or lethargy * Trembling or Shaking * Nausea/Vomiting, or other Gastrointestinal Distress *
Insomnia or Hyper Somnia * Weight Gain or Weight Loss Due to Hormonal Responses to Stress or Due to Changes in Appetite * Rapid Heartbeat or Sweating *