EFT Tapping for Anxiety
Pressure-point tapping is a great way to get centered in your body, especially when you are feeling anxious. In this guided tapping meditation, Wylie uses a paradoxical approach to living with anxiety. Instead of trying to reduce or diffuse anxiety, we need to take the fight TO anxiety and stand up to the bully!
What Is Therapy?
This seems like an obvious question, but your understanding of what therapy is, and isn't, can help you get the most out of your experience.
Safety Behaviors are Feeding Your Anxiety!
Safety behaviors like body scanning, obsessive googling, or needing a safe person, are the fuel of anxiety. We need to understand how they work and why stopping them is so important.
Anxiety, Fear, or Panic?
Understanding anxiety and how it works is an important step in reclaiming your freedom and your life. In this video Wylie discusses the differences and similarities among the states we call anxiety, fear, and panic.
Counselor, musician, thriving with panic disorder.
My journey with panic disorder began in my mid-twenties and raged out of control for a decade and a half. During that time, I self-medicated with alcohol, became reliant on sedatives, landed and left several jobs, dropped out of law school, lost my self-esteem, and was generally miserable. Panic ruled my life and at times made me wonder if I wanted to live at all. I also began a long, slow process of understanding and grappling with this lonely, debilitating, pain-in-the-ass disorder. Through successes and setbacks, I gradually expanded my insight into this beast, and began to understand how to live with panic, accept it, and even embrace it. I will never be cured of panic disorder, but I no longer fear it, and it no longer has the power to rule my life. It has been nearly 25 years since my first episode of panic, and I have dedicated my life to helping others reclaim their freedom by listening to their panic rather than fearing it.
I am currently a clinical intern completing my Masters of Mental Health Counseling at Northern Vermont University. I am a rostered psychotherapist in the state of Vermont which means I can provide fee-based mental health counseling, though I often refer to it as coaching. I work under the supervision of a licensed Psychologist with whom I consult frequently to ensure my practice follows all clinical and ethical best practices.
There’s only one subject in the mental health field in which I’m truly an expert: I know what it feels like to have a panic attack, because I’ve had thousands of them. I also know what it’s like to regain my freedom, my joy, and my world from panic disorder. It is a humbling privilege to use what I’ve learned in my journey to help others reclaim their lives from anxiety and panic attacks.