Anxiety Coaching

Rewire Your Anxious Brain For Calm, Confidence & Resilience

In the last two decades, there has been an unprecedented increase in knowledge about how the brain and mind function, many times more than in all previous history combined. Revolutionary tools based on this knowledge have found their way into clinical practice throughout the last decade.

My anxiety coaching practice is cantered on these new, scientifically proven tools. This new approach focuses on training your brain to adopt new and more effective habits. This approach is far easier and quicker than the past methods of trying to understand why your anxious.

New Ways of Thinking

As an anxiety coach, I help my clients quickly find the patterns of thinking going on inside their heads. Through this anxiety coaching process, I’m able to help them develop new positive habitual thinking patterns.

Think of someone who hires a golf coach. Someone who seeks expert help expects to discover new ways of taking their golf game to the next level. In addition, the golf coach helps the client identify and change unhelpful movement patterns.

This is very similar to what I do as an anxiety coach. You have routine thought processes that could be improved by regulating or changing them. Therefore, as an anxiety coach, I’ll help you develop new, more helpful thought patterns.

Implementable Tips for Shifting Anxiety Quickly

Following an experience, the recollection of the first experience and your thoughts about it may occur in separate parts of your brain. This is one of the most important new psychological discoveries.

People want to change their feelings about the event. After all, if they know how, they can stop talking about the memories (including in their own heads). However, changing the memory of the experience needs specific techniques (I use Havening).

The next big realization was that everyone’s anxiety is unique, meaning that we all get anxious in our own way. As a result, one tool may be helpful to one person but not to another.

When you’re anxious, neuronal circuits are triggered, along with intense sensations and feelings throughout your body. It’s important to note that the combination will be unique to you. Most of what you’re feeling right now is a result of past events.

Anxious Thought Patterns

When you’re anxious, you’re likely to experience some od the following thought patterns:

  1. Talking to yourself in your head: “What if…”, or “I’m not good enough….”, or other types of self-talk.
  2. Worrying about things going horribly wrong.
  3. Ruminating about past events, re-evaluating them, and asking yourself, “Could you have done it differently?” What if something had gone wrong? There are numerous examples of these types of looping ideas.
  4. Reconnecting with difficult memories and, as a result, having a strong emotional charge in situations that do not appear to call for it.

It’s Possible To Alter Anxious Thought Patterns

Let’s go back to when you were an infant. Since you had no language, thought pattern 1, mentioned above, could not occur. Secondly, you had no idea what things were and how they could possibly go wrong. Therefore, your small brain couldn’t imagine these calamities.

The third and fourth thoughts are memory-based, meaning if you don’t yet have any memories, there’s no way to reconnect with them.

Thus, your brain is capable of learning all of the above patterns of thinking. And if you can learn how to do something, you can learn how to do it differently.

When confident, optimistic, or resilient people talk to themselves in their heads, they don’t take disturbing thoughts seriously. They’ve learnt not to become enslaved by negative thoughts. Some people do, in fact, utter useful, encouraging, and uplifting words to themselves. They’ve developed a positive mental habit.

Here’s a second example of positive change. We’ve all had moments where we imagine things going horribly wrong.

It’s a phenomenal survival mechanism provided by evolution. If we can imagine anything going wrong in the future and take action now to decrease or perhaps eliminate the risk, we have a survival advantage.

When these thoughts come, some people can enter a planning and action phase, doing what is necessary to prevent or eliminate future hazards. They too have developed a positive mental habit.

How to Identify Troublesome Thought Patterns

You may be experiencing anxiety due to certain brain circuits inside your head – memories, patterns of thinking, or mental and emotional habits.

When you’re anxious, the appropriate brain circuits are activated. They can be identified when they are active, meaning there’s no need to try to find out what they’re in advance. This kind of diagnosis is more rapid and solely focuses on the issues that are making you anxious.

Stress Reduction

As an anxiety coach, I often deal with clients who have high stress levels due to demanding careers. The brain circuits associated with anxiety are more likely to activate as a result of high stress levels. When stress levels drop, the anxiety circuits tend to calm down.

You’ve probably seen this happen before. A co-worker goes on a relaxing vacation or retreat and returns transformed. However, when stress returns, they revert to old habits.

Stress reduction is beneficial because it increases resilience and resourcefulness, making change easier and faster. However, some anxiety coaching techniques that rely solely on stress reduction only work for a limited time because they don’t alter the brain circuits that trigger your anxiety.

My anxiety coaching strategy, which I developed over the last 30 years, to help people with anxiety, strives to teach tools and techniques of stress reduction that will work in my clients’ demanding everyday lives.

Solutions Tailored To You As A Unique Individual With A Unique Mind

A final new neuroscience revelation is that you are the foremost expert on yourself. As a professional anxiety coach, my strategy is to provide techniques that I believe will work, and only you will know if they do. If not, we’ll experiment with other strategies until we find what works best for your mind.

If these anxiety coaching approaches resonate with your experiences and make sense, please contact me so that we can schedule a conversation. My first anxiety coaching consultation is free. The goal of this session is to come up with a clear plan for dealing with your anxiety. To learn more about our anxiety coaching services, please either arrange a complimentary coaching session or contact me with specific questions.

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How Anxiety Coaching can effectivly help you past anxiety.
John Nolan
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