I entered the field of psychology from a need to understand my “wounded” self and also wanted to help others. In my mid-twenties, I sought personal therapy for anxiety, depression, and panic. I was also educating myself and training as a psychotherapist through my work in hospitals and clinics.
I thought that perhaps the rigor of a Master’s degree would help free me from the anxiety, burnout, anguish, and body pain that were constant companions.
I discovered that academic pursuits weren't the answer to my problems, neither was understanding. Talking and thinking were not an effective healing approach, at least, not for me. The truth is, I had no idea what could be helpful. Many told me "I would just have to learn to live with it."
"..it?" My anxiety and depression?
What I had stumbled upon in 1993 is now backed by science.
Current research tells us that trauma resides in areas of the body and are emotions, not the thinking brain. Energy Psychology approaches I employ reduce stress, expand wellbeing, and create more ease in the body, thereby, reducing the grip of life tensions.