There's a Reason for Your Anxiety & Depression
As your feelings of depression and anxiety seem to be more pervasive than ever. I have found those feelings of sadness, anxiousness, fear and uncertainty are often rooted in grief. Grief can arise from the loss of health, job position, relationship or someone you love.
Sharon came into my office stating she simply did not feel well. Although she was performing well in her work, she was always fatigued and lacked energy for social engagements. There was nothing in her life that felt enjoyable. She began to tear up when expressing how unfulfilled she felt. I asked, how long had she been feeling this way? SEVEN YEARS was her response! There was only one question left to ask. What happened in her life seven years ago?
Her mother had died from leukemia during that time. Sharon was anxious and fearful that she, too, had some medical disorder that could be life threatening. She also had not resolved her feelings of sadness from the loss of her mother. During her office visit we uncovered the many ways her life had been enriched by her mother's presence; her good cooking and the recipes that Sharon made equally as well, words of wisdom, and valuable life lessons.
As Sharon was able to see the gifts she had been left by her mother, her sense of loss immediately felt lighter. She was reminded of her own greatness and how her mother had contributed most. A few days later, I revealed to Sharon that all of her medical tests were perfectly normal. This alleviated her unfounded worry. I prescribed specific lifestyle strategies to improve her mood and energy levels.
In addition to the work that I do with patients and health coaching clients, it's important that you are empowered for your continued healing. For Sharon, I recommended Emotional Freedom Technique and Living Beyond Grief.
Denise Deilwart at LivingBeyondGrief.com works with many widows as a grief specialist. I believe her work is equally powerful for anyone who is suffering from the loss of a loved one or has not been able to recreate a life that fully encompasses that which you desire.
There are ways to heal beyond medications. It's important to me that you know how.