Is this you?
At home you rehearse what you will say at 1 o’clock meeting. You pose in the mirror practicing how to appear calm. You don’t find yourself very convincing and think, this is going to be a bad day.
After what seems like forever, the meeting starts. You hope no one notices your leg shaking under the table or the quiver in your voice. You tell a “white lie” and say the project is progressing well. The truth is, the only thing progressing is your mounting anxiety.
Wild Wild West
At home, you drink a couple of glasses of wine to calm down. The final project is due tomorrow. You square off with your laptop like an old fashioned, Wild West face-off. Somehow, something clicks and you manage to pull an all-nighter. You finish the project. You’ve won.
The next morning you have fleeting relief about finishing the project. Soon, an overwhelming feeling of dread looms over you and you start to worry about the next project.
How I help:
It’s hard to make changes when the world is whizzing by and not giving a chance for you to catch up. The session offers an opportunity to press the pause button long enough to catch your breath and experience relief.
Instead of practicing on how to appear calm in the mirror, I will teach you how to become relaxed. I imagine you’ve already read a lot about ways to relax, but you’re left with the question of how it works and how to implement it. Each session provides an opportunity to learn how to relax and explore which way(s) best fits you and becomes your autopilot response to anxiety.
Call the Bluff
Some voices in your head have been betting against your happiness for years. They’ve convinced that there is just a matter of time before the other shoe drops. Together, let’s call the bluff so you can experience happiness without fear.
Kryptonite for Procrastination
Problem-solving skills are kryptonite to procrastination. Learn to develop effective ways to approach your “to-dos” saving yourself from unrelenting stress and overnighters.
Take the Next Step
If you are tired of being buried under mounting anxiety, let me help you get out from under it.