Learn about Why Your Current Approach to Anxiety and Stress Isn’t Working and the Missing Elements for Restoring Health
To support your learning and integration of the course, you are invited to take part in some homeplay or activities along the way.
There are no specific handouts for this video, although if you had any bright sparks, ideas & reflections, you are welcome to make notes as you go.
Write down and list out ALL of the ways anxiety is currently showing up in your life! And complete the DASS-21 Survey.
Here is some information for the application of EFT Tapping to addictions – a great study.
Adriana Popescu is a licensed clinical psychologist, ACEP member and clinical director at Avery Lane, an innovative treatment program for women with co-occurring addictions and mental health disorders in the SF Bay Area. The program offers 30 to 90-day residential treatment stays in addition to outpatient services.
It offers traditional gold- standard treatments such as CBT, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), relapse prevention, process groups, and 12-Step and other self-help groups, in addition to a variety of complementary alternative modalities including massage, Reiki, Access Bars, yoga, mindful- ness, meditation, art therapy, nature therapy, and equine-assisted therapy. Trauma-specific curricula include Seeking Safety and Beyond Trauma, and clients also participate in classes such as Family Systems, Anger Management, Codependency, Medical Education, Life Skills, and Conscious Recovery. Additionally EP techniques (EFT, Be Set Free Fast and Brainspotting) are utilized in both individual and group sessions.
For this study Popescu collected data on 123 female clients over a 3.5 year period. She reports reductions in mental health symptomology: depression scores reduced from 79% at intake to 16% at last survey, p < .001; anxiety scores from 73% to 8%, p < .001; trauma symptoms from 76% to 30%, p < .001; suicidality from 53% to 11%, p < .001; binge eating from 33% to 11%, p = .01; and compensatory eating disorder behaviors from 41% to 11%, p = .074.
“When compared to national statistics, Avery Lane’s outcomes are significantly better than norms provided in the 2017 Treatment Episode Data Set–Discharges (TEDS-D; SAMHSA, 2019), which cite a low 41% successful completion rate, with 30% dropping out of treatment, and 22% transferred to further treatment. Progress in treatment, as measured by comparing the self-report measures at intake and discharge….. indicate that a significant improvement in mental health symptoms occurred for the majority of clients (n = 116–123).”
Conclusion: “The evidence presented indicates that EP can be a very empowering and effective adjunct to treatment for co-occurring disorders, particularly for emotional self-regulation, cognitive restructuring, and trauma processing….”
Popescu, A. (2021). Trauma-Based Energy Psychology Treatment Is Associated with Client Rehabilitation at an Addiction Clinic. Energy Psychology Journal, 13(1). doi 10.9769/EPJ.2021.13.1.AP
Write down and list out ALL of the things you have tried to overcome anxiety to date.
NOTE: This activity will make more sense as we progress!
Most people I’ve worked with didn’t really understand the connection between their symptoms and how they developed! And they blamed themselves for not feeling better NOW. This example helps to paint a picture of how your anxiety got there, so you can now work towards healing with the full picture in mind!
‘You are not alone and there is another way!’
‘Anxiety it NOT just in the brain, it IS in the body’
‘If you have been focusing on Top-down approaches and didn’t know about Bottom-up approaches… you are NOT alone!’
I share with you the 6 Key Elements to Restored health that I have identified through my clinical practice that gains the best outcome for clients, that results in RESTORED HEALTH – This full embodiment process aims to restore the body to homeostasis – Transforming stress, immune, digestive & brain function, emotional regulation & the ability to respond to life’s challenges with flexibility & resilience.
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She gets it and she has helped many other smart, successful people re-program their anxious brains, re-wire their “always on guard” nervous systems and live more balanced lives so that when they take a vacation, they can actually enjoy it.
In 2013, I was crushing all my goals at work and even married the man of my dreams, but behind the success was a woman who was stressed, overwhelmed and exhausted. My mind was on overdrive, my spirit was depleted, and my body was breaking down. To make matters worse, all of the experts I saw didn’t have any solutions for me.
What else could I do? I continued to push myself. My body and my immune system were collateral damage. I knew there had to be a better way to live, so I started. I learned so much on my own journey to repair my nervous system, my body, my mind, and my spirit that I began coaching other women. You don’t have to struggle with high-functioning anxiety. We can do this together so you can get back to feeling good.
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