Why do so many people seek out anxiety treatment? Because these days, our society traffics in anxiety.
We’re taught that worry = love, and that anxious = prepared.
We play games on our phones to stop ourselves from being anxious, then realize an hour has passed and get anxious about wasting time. We worry that if we don’t do perfectly on this project, this dinner, this meeting, we’ll lose a promotion, a job, a partner. We’re anxious about whether or not we’re being good enough people. Whether or not the dinner we made is good enough, or if they’re just being polite. Whether we’re eating enough healthy food, or feeding kids right.
Anxiety is a very large black hole, and you can pour all of your energy into it forever and still have it ask for more.
So often in sessions at Crimson Door, or in classes for the Black Belt Mind, we hear “I wish I could stop being anxious, but…” The ‘but’ always has a good reason. “But my whole family is anxious….But I’m the one in charge…But if I don’t worry, I won’t get things done…But I don’t know how to be any other way.”
We also hear a lot of “I’m not anxious, I’m just prepared.”
You deserve to live a life that isn’t ruled by anxiety. You deserve to be able to go to sleep at night without worrying about the next day, to head out for the day without wondering if you’re going to say or do or wear the wrong thing.
Anxiety tells you about feelings, not facts. It’s there to protect you and keep you safe, but we’ve forgotten that there’s an off switch. Anxiety deserves to be listened to, then thanked and sent back to the survival part of our brain, because anxiety helps us survive, not thrive.
He is a black belt in life and uses his excellent listening skills combined with his energetic skills and actively listens to what you have to say. I am convinced that he can even grasp what you are trying hard not to say or acknowledge. His honest, ‘no-nonsense’, yet empathetic approach makes you feel safe and heard. No matter what is going on in your life, or what you think ‘may be going on’, Dana helps you sort through stuff that you think is unrelated or irrelevant and helps you to effectively and efficiently sort through the clutter and come out of a session feeling clearer, more grounded and with a sense of direction and new found purpose. I highly recommend Dana to any one who is struggling in life or anyone who is curious about the next steps in their personal and/or work life.
~SL, West Vancouver
If you think you’re stressed and not anxious, head over to this page for a 10 second anxiety-vs-stress assessment method, and to see about stress treatment.
If you’re ready to get rid of anxiety, we’re happy to help. Anxiety treatment is one of the things we deal with most often. Almost every Black Belt Mind student has wrestled with anxiety, and our past graduates have told us time and time again about applying the Black Belt Mind rules and feeling the anxiety disappear.
Acupuncture, cupping, Integral Medicine, Dana’s Life Coaching, tapping, TCM herbal remedies; these can all help you get a handle on the anxiety you thought was a part of you. And maybe it is. But it doesn’t have to be a very big part. It can just be that little survival part that does its job when you actually need it to survive. The rest of the time, it can head off to its room while you let yourself thrive.