It just happened again. A new 30 something client came in burdened with anxiety.
The kind of anxiety that jams the mind making it difficult to choose how to move forward in life, the kind that prevents a real committed relationship, the kind that even prevents a good night’s sleep.
A huge percentage of my clients have been experiencing extreme anxiety over the past year and a half.
People who are trying to make their lives work and just can’t. Competent, educated, people who are ridden with anxiety. Anxiety in their jobs, anxiety in their lives, and in their relationships.
For some it has caused physical problems like body pain, digestive issues, rashes, migraines. Others have developed sadness, anger outbursts, hopelessness and sleep problems.
The pandemic seems to be flushing up suppressed childhood stuff. Anyway, that’s what I’m seeing with my Breathwork clients.
The common denominator for most of these clients who complain of anxiety is that one or both of their parents were alcoholics. They had to “walk on eggshells” as kids.
Their childhoods were about hiding, pretending, shrinking, defending, becoming invisible – safety measures children create so they’ll feel safe amidst the turmoil.
Such burdens for children to bear ……
And most of this is carried into their adult lives. The burdens, as well as the safety measures they used to protect themselves as children.
A child not feeling loved and safe usually leads to an adult with various versions of anxiety. (And more) Many people push down or numb those memories and feelings. This can go on for many years, until a traumatic event jars it loose. Like a global pandemic.
It seems to really help for them to self soothe with Conscious Breathing. The breath seems to know how to lovingly calm at a very deep level. Then they can contact a therapist for help. Also ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) is an organization to call.
Do you know of someone who could use some soothing? I do Zoom or garden Breathwork sessions. click here to email me and I’ll get back to you right away. Or you can call me at 615-212-5511.
Sending you my deep love and blessings,