Overcome Overwhelm with Self-Care

Overwhelm is not fun. Not at all. It can feel crushing and frantic. Overwhelm is a feeling of extreme stress. You can feel as if you are being pulled in hundreds of different directions. The antidote to overwhelm is self-care, and let me tell you why. Self-care is not a new-age thing. In fact, people centuries ago were better at practicing self-care than we are today. They ate real food, went to bed with the sunset and rose with the dawn, weren’t distracted by technology, spent time in nature, and connected with others on a daily basis. Stress was something that came and went when the threat was gone.

That story has changed. Today, 95% of all illness and disease is caused by stress (Lipton, 1998). Mind-body solutions have been proven to reduce stress (e.g., Kabat-Zinn et al., 1992; Smernoff et al., 2019).

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue. Approximately 20% (more than 40 million) of Americans have an anxiety disorder, and symptoms of anxiety are even more widespread (ADAA, 2019; CDC, 2018). Approximately 32 million Americans take anti-anxiety medication (IQVia, 2018). A meta-analysis of 1,140 participants in 39 studies found that mind-body techniques had a significant impact on reducing anxiety and mood symptoms (Hofmann et al., 2010).

44% of workers feel overwhelm and burnout in their work (Gallup, 2018). Burnout and overwhelm lead to Type 2 Diabetes, GI issues, heart disease, and even death (PloS, 2017). Studies have shown that mind-body interventions reduced executives’ stress (by self-report and by cortisol blood markers), improved sleep, enhanced health, boosted job satisfaction, and improved relationships (Mulla et al., 2017; Wongtongkam et al., 2017).

A 2018 study by the CDC revealed that 50 million Americans (just under 20% of the age-adjusted adult population) suffered from chronic pain, which was defined as "pain on most days or every day in the past 6 months." Mind-body techniques help with pain management because they aid in reducing anxiety, fear, and threat. These techniques stimulate the relaxation response. One study found that patients who were trained in mindfulness meditation for four days experienced a 57% reduction in pain unpleasantness and a 40% reduction in pain intensity (Evans et al., 2013). 

The Overcoming Overwhelm Online Course teaches you strategies to calm the nervous system using mind-body techniques, cognitive strategies, behavior change principles, holistic nutrition, and more. The coaching calls allow time for personalized coaching to improve the understanding and implementation of the material.

Are you tired of overwhelm, stress, anxiety, and chronic pain/disease? Nervous system dysregulation due to chronic physical and emotional stress is at the root of anxiety, overwhelm, and chronic pain/disease. Learned neural pathways are a cause of this distress. But here’s the good news:

  • You can train your nervous system to respond differently.

  • You can use mind-body techniques proven to move you into the parasympathetic (rest and digest response) of the nervous system.

  • You can make little, consistent changes in your thoughts, emotional processing, and behaviors/habits to have a huge impact on your health and happiness.

  • You can practice holistic self-care as the antidote to modern stress, overwhelm, and chronic disease.

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How do you know that this approach is right for you? 

  • You feel as if you are living in a constant state of stress, overwhelm, and fear.

  • You would describe yourself (or be described by others) as a Type A personality or a perfectionist.

  • You’ve been told that your issues are “all in your head.”

  • You feel frazzled, anxious, and don’t know where to find answers.

  • You have low energy and frequently feel fatigued that doesn’t get better with sleep.

  • You feel as if you should be able to “figure this out” on your own.

  • You are ready to get to the root of the issues rather than self-medicating or covering them up with short-term fixes that don’t last.

  • You know that you can’t live your optimal life (the life you desire) by continuing your current patterns.

  • You’re ready to be guided by real, evidence-based solutions that fit into your already busy life.

My holistic, mind-body health approach uses evidence-based strategies to help you reprogram your nervous system and bring more peace and happiness to your life. If you are ready to stop living in a state of overwhelm and reclaim the joy you know is possible for you, I’d love to be your guide!

If you are ready to ditch overwhelm and chill out your anxiety, click Add to Cart below to get started!

If you’d like to talk about whether this this course is a good fit for you, please contact me for a free 20-minute call!

 
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