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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Is Anxiety Robbing You of Vitality?

Anxiety is often thought of as something that other people experience.  It gets framed as panic attacks or something large like not being able to leave the house or look at a photo of a snake without freaking out.  I am finding that many folk have more anxiety than the realize. It may not keep them functioning, but the need to grind it out or push through the anxious feelings robs them of feeling pleasure. Their anxiety acts like a low grade fever that undermines their ability to experience vitality and feeling good. 
Looking back, I now realize how much "monkey mind" was keeping my own low grade anxious feelings churning. I had got used to those feelings, so they didn't really get noticed until my adrenalin was really flowing. Overtime, this resulted in using food to de-stress, feeling restless a good deal of the time, an irregular heart beat and lower back problems. Well over ten years ago, I began to learn more about the brain and anxiety. After working on becoming less tolerant of stress and feeling anxious, I began to rewire my brain and set point for feeling anxious. Today, I intervene much quicker (with my go to shifting tools) to mentally reboot and shift my nervous systems response to life's event. As a result, my relationship with food is healthier, my back is the best it has been in decades and my irregular heart beat has all but vanished.
Rick Hanson in his book "The Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom," states that we our designed to be pretty chill 98% of the time. 2% of the time we may actually need to be jazzed up to fight or run when there is true life and death danger. The problem is, as life and our brains have evolved, we can create all sorts of scenarios in our head that gets us to react physiologically as if something is dangerous when it is not!
Learning to calm an over reactive nervous system is about learning to get out of your head into your life. Most of the stuff we fear never happens.  When we are calm, our capacity to take in the good that surrounds us multiplies exponentially.  
Getting to calm can be a challenge so I have created this workshop to share my "go to" techniques and what I have learned on how to break free from life draining anxiety.  Whether it is a slow or rapid leak of your energy, I think you will find this workshop helpful.


Anxiety Buster Workshop

 Sunday  August 26th 6 – 8 pm

  Cost: $45

q  Do you feel anxious? 
q  Does anxiety make it hard to cope or be present?
q  Living or working in a Stressful environment?
q  Looking for easier ways to relieve anxiety?

In our time together, you will receive practical & action oriented “anxiety busters” that are simple to use and deliver results. Many who suffer from anxiety are looking for effective strategies to relieve and manage their anxiety without taking drugs. Many types of anxiety can be released or effectively managed with easy to learn and use “Anxiety Buster Tools.”

What you get...
·  Five Anti-Anxiety Tools
·  Understanding the Anxious Brain
·  Your Anxiety Type
·   Simple Tapping Technique for Anxiety

Location and Register at:
The Soul Purpose
1225 GAR Highway, Swansea, Ma.
Call or Text: 774.265.1329
Leader:  Greg Carpenter LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Energy Psychotherapist & Educator
Ph. 401.265.2951