LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF
I am Nicole and I love nature, my cat Cosmo, comfy clothes, blankets, art, and the beach. On a more personal note – I have had 10 years of personal experience with anxiety and depression. For me, anxiety would come when major life changes occurred, ending or starting new relationships, or during periods of high stress in my life. There was a long time when anxiety and depression where annoying but manageable. I would have my bouts, but I was able to carry on living my “normal” life. I got extremely good at self managing my anxiety by running away from it. Obviously, this is not the healthiest or wisest approach and this coping method only lasted so long.
All those “manageable” anxious moments and years of ignoring what my body was telling me caused my anxiety to come back with a vengeance and had now taken the form of panic attacks. There were weeks where I was completely house bound, I was plagued by irrational fears of something being seriously wrong with me, of going crazy, people seeing me in an anxious or panicky state and the dreadful paralysation that I would be stuck in the panic forever. Not to mention the array of physical symptoms like headaches, head tensions and tingling, constant rapid heart rate, body aches, frequent body temperature changes, extreme weight loss and many more.
These dreadful thoughts and alarming physical symptoms had so much power over my life, that everything around me came to a halt. No more work. No more meeting up with friends. No more family outings to the lake. No more date nights with my husband. No more spa days. No more movie dates with the kids. I felt in those moments I had lost myself. My therapy sessions while they were beneficial never seemed to focus on a sustainable method to overcome anxiety and panic attacks, but rather provided me a new set of coping skills and management methods. I honestly felt like I would never get out of having to endure anxiety and the depression that followed it.
Once I accepted and embraced the anxiety things began to shift. Living in fear of the fear was just not worth it anymore. I did the work, I sought out a coach of my own and made leaps and bounds in only months. The cause was never the anxiety it was the lack of confidence in many areas of my life that manifested into high stress, anxiety, and depression. This turning point was a hard pill to swallow; knowing it was my perceptions of myself and situations that caused the anxiety. However, this road lead me towards my enlightening journey of healing with support, acceptance and trust in what it means to be human.
Maybe you can relate and have spent years looking for the anxiety cure, the one thing that would cure anyone and everyone who is suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. I am here to tell you there is no one approach that is the cure all. It is the inside revolution that helped me move through my anxiety, panic, and depression.
If you are truly ready to stop running from your mental health concerns and you are ready for the inside revolution; I CAN HELP YOU! The secret to moving past stress, anxiety and depression lies within you; are you ready to discover your innate power? I am here to offer you proper, real-life experience, knowledge, guidance, support, accountability. All you have to do is be ready to face the cause and reconnect with yourself to heal. I would be honored to be a part of that journey for you and with you, every step of the way.