PTSD & Anxiety

A constant state of stress

After a traumatic experience, it's normal to feel frightened, sad, anxious, or disconnected. But what do you do if those feelings don't go away? What if the symptoms turn into a constant state of fear, stress, and worry? How does one cope in a constant state of stress? In many cases, people who have been through a series of rough events may not even be aware that they are suffering from PTSD or anxiety and not realize their body is in a constant state of stress. The first step towards recovery is understanding that your body is not the cause of the condition, but merely a symptom.

If you suffer from PTSD, Anxiety, or if you’re unfortunate enough to suffer from both, you’re aware that it’s not just the mental symptoms that affect you, but the physical symptoms that take a toll on your daily life as well.

People with chronic conditions like PTSD or Anxiety can suffer from persistent tension to the shoulders, neck and back of the head. It’s common to try things like acupuncture, massage, or physical therapy with little to no results. Initially you feel good, but the turmoil is quick to return. In situations where your symptoms of PTSD have persisted for some time, doctors tend to prescribe medication and/or therapy which only treats those symptoms. These types of treatments do nothing for the root of the cause and aren’t always enough on their own.

The muscles in the body are NOT the problem. They are simply responding to instructions being sent from the brain. For those of us caught in this protective cycle, the symptom patterns return no matter what you try because your brain continues to send instructions of protection throughout your body.

With new techniques like Reflexercise and the Associative Awareness Technique, or AAT, not only have patients found relief from the physical symptoms of PTSD and anxiety, but also from the physiological symptoms as well.

Reflexerciseallows you to retrain your brain and body to react appropriately relative to stressful situations, recover quickly, and be calm and balanced the rest of the time.

The second technique, AAT, is designed to treat your autonomic nervous system from top to bottom starting with the part of your brain called the amygdala. The amygdala is what determines if this system should turn trigger your “fight or flight” response in the body.

Associative Awareness is a 6-step process designed to change conditioned negative associations by creating new positive sensory and cognitive awareness, thereby restoring a healthy homeostasis to the mind and body.

This powerful combination of techniques enables you to consistently balance your nervous system. The techniques help to train your brain to be less reactive to stress, trauma, and resolve physical and emotional pain!