We Help People Resolve their Anxiety
...because anxiety is a nervous system response, we help our clients break free from anxiety by re-training the nervous system.
We will Help you by
providing you with real life strategies (body and mind) that can be implemented often with immediate progress being felt from the very first session that consistently leads to exceptional results.
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Depression and Anxiety
Anxiety is expereinced differently from person to person, it can be constnat with a sudden onset or the occasional social apprehension and nervousness to full-blown panic attacks, homebound agoraphobia and the feeling that one is crazy or slowly going that way. It can negatively impact one’s daily life, career, relationships, goals and aspirations and bring on depression, self-doubt and low self-esteem. Anxiety can simply make day to day life very challenging and miserable, massivly reducing ones quality of life.
The large majority of cases are caused by too much stress accumulating over one’s life. This stress can either accumulate slowly over time or manifest itself from significant trauma or periods of intense stress. The small majority of cases of anxiety are caused by medical conditions or can be a side effect of a mental illness. But please keep in mind that this is just a minority of cases and we believe that anxiety is NOT actually a mental illness.
Why we work with Body and Mind
We work with your Nervous System
The experience of anxiety is coming from the body being in “fight or flight” survival mode, which operates from a different part of the brain. It is triggered by dangerous fearful or stressful situations (or thoughts) and creates sensations which we label as anxiety. Consider the analogy of a glass. It has a capacity to store water in the same way we have a capacity to store stress in our bodies. If we pour too much water in the glass, it overflows. Stress is what fills the glass. When we arrive at the overflow point from too much life trauma or stress, symptoms of anxiety begin to manifest.
For those of you who suffer from panic attacks, your first panic attack can be so scary that it immediately limits your quality of life because of the potential fear of yet another panic attack. Now this thought of future fear (and other thoughts of worry) can act like drips coming into the glass, making it inevitable that it will overflow, and the cycle is set in motion. When the glass is overflowing, our “fight or flight” reaction can be extreme, and the anxiety can become all consuming.
To help you deal with your anxiety there are two main areas we focus on:
(1) thinking (mindset/mind)
(2) physiology (body)
Both of these are controlled by your nervous system.
Apart from voluntary movements, like picking up a ball or walking, most functions of the nervous system are unconscious. We don’t think about how to breathe or control our heart beating. It’s automatic, controlled by a part of the nervous system called the “Autonomic Nervous System.” This autonomic nervous system has two parts:
Parasympathetic ~ rest and digest
Sympathetic ~ fight or flight
When a stressful situation is not present, the Parasympathetic division should take over and set up a more relaxed state. If someone is in an environment of continual anxiety, the Sympathetic system stays ON, keeping you stuck in this stress mode. When a person is stressed or anxious for long periods of time, it conditions the nervous system to become hypersensitive. This results in accumulating tension in the body and defensive thought processes, all of which keep you stuck in this negative feedback loop.
It is like we have a fight or flight switch and it is stuck "ON".
- Treats the cause, not the symptom
- Provides healthy, new strategies
- Unlocks bound tension within the nervous system which keep us stuck in defensive reactive patterns
- Re-directs destructive unconscious habits into healthy behaviours
- Teaches you how to develop a new mindset with healthier thinking
- Helps you to become empowered and take back your life
Most of our clients have already tried many other methods, counsellors, therapists, psychologists, medication, breathing clinics etc before they come to us.
Some of the most outstanding results we get for our clients include resolving people’s anxiety even when it has been present for decades, helping people come off their medication (some have been on them for decades too), this also relieves patients of the negative side effects of the drugs as well. We are seeing people regain control of their life; moving away from just enduring their days in a stressed, fearful or worried state and helping them live in a way that is more resilient to life’s stresses. Helping them become more resilient, resourceful, calmer and happier. And enjoy their life a whole lot more as they take back their life and health.
When someone’s anxiety is bad enough they are willing to try almost anything. They want to rid themselves of unsettling feelings of being on edge all the time (GAD), not sleeping well (insomnia), functioning below capability and fearing yet another panic attack. Many are simply anxious about being anxious, and so, they explore many approaches to help them and sadly they offer little relief. Yet pleaseently surpised when they come to us because we are so different and very effective.
For over 20 years I suffered from debilitating anxiety attacks and panic attacks which I found terrifying, and made me think there was something seriously wrong with me. I tried many things over this time to manage my anxiety, all of which helped for a period of time, but none of these things gave me lasting relief. As a result my self-esteem had taken a battering over the years.
As I started having sessions with Dov some months ago, over a very short period of time I noticed a major difference in how the anxiety was manifesting! He explained the fight or flight system where the body can end up in a fairly continual ‘fight’ state, which, for me, may have been causing an imbalance in my nervous system causing anxiety. Sounded far too simple to explain the years of high anxiety I had been living through. However, as I progressed through care, releasing tension and re-balancing my nervous system, I very quickly noticed a difference in the anxiety – to the point where it resolved back to a ‘normal’ level.
Along the way we also explored a different way of thinking. This, combined with the NSA, has allowed me to be living without panic attacks or over the top anxiety consistently for the first time in over 20 years! The biggest thing for me is this has been a lasting change for which I am extremely grateful.
As a wonderful side effect I have noticed a remarkable increase in my ability to respond to and manage work stresses, to the point I have been offered unexpected advancement opportunities in my job. And now I feel up to the challenge as the energy that was going in to the anxiety is now available for me to use in other areas of my life. An added extra benefit is that I have become so much more the person I know I was meant to be – more confident, realizing some of my strengths, and seeing the gifts in the difficulties I have experienced during my life. I had no idea life had so much potential – so now instead of being perpetually afraid I am looking forward to my future with hope and anticipation!Sue
I first met Dov when I was too scared to contemplate the future and was continually looking over my shoulder at the past. I was trapped in fear. Before meeting Dov I had tried many other approaches to work through the anxiety, most of which suppressed it just increasing the fear. Meeting with Dov was different. His connectedness, optimism , understanding, belief in me and non judgmental approach - combined with regular NSA and many practical strategies assisted me greatly in shifting the beliefs and thought patterns that had taken over my life.
If you have the opportunity to cross paths with this inspiring man, be prepared because your life will never be the same again.(*)Vanessa Crozier
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