Anxiety is miserable, as anyone who suffers from it will attest. And too much of it is bad for the body and bad for the brain.
People can find it difficult to turn off their anxiety response. Is it an accident that the word “dead” is contained in “deadline?” Many of us operate as if we are being chased by predators with large teeth and claws, scenarios from our species’ ancient history that for most of us aren’t applicable now.
Anxiety can be spread between parents and children, in both directions, between spouses and friends. Have you had the experience of “catching” anxiety from someone else, especially someone you’re close to? I’m sure it’s often as contagious as a cold.
If you look on your family tree, you may also have a suspicion that you inherited genes that predispose you to anxiety. That may mean DNA plus modeling. The expression of anxiety can be difficult to control. It can manifest in irritability, anger and controlling behavior. But even if you’re able to protect your children and those around you from being affected by your anxiety, what about you?
If you’ve been tolerating anxiety and haven’t been addressing it, here’s another reason to try the best way I know to bring it down.
NeurOptimal neurofeedback for anxiety
Anxiety may be disrupting their sleep or giving them digestive problems, as well as having its own set of unpleasant physical symptoms. Clients may want to avoid taking anti-anxiety medications or reduce or eliminate those they are already using. Anxiety can lead to or be combined with depression.
It is very rare in my experience for clients to not be helped. I hear reports like these:
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Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSW
New York Neurofeedback