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This is Trauma: When Anxiety Continues Despite Treatment

This post is one that is near and dear to my heart because of how often I see this play out with women in my personal and professional life, and in the media.

It's been months or years since you delivered your baby, your fertility treatment, high-risk pregnancy or preterm delivery, and still you feel on edge. You try to stay calm, you try to be positive. There's no doubt you're grateful for the life you have. Maybe you've even seen a therapist (or three). Perhaps you've tried medication. But you just cannot shake the overwhelm, the antsiness, the itch to always move, go, think, and do.

Too often I see women take this to mean that they cannot be helped or that there is little to no hope for feeling relief.

This is not true!

The dysregulation that happens in our nervous system because of unresolved trauma can look and feel a lot like anxiety but the core of it is a brain frozen in a state of danger.

Can you hear that? It's not you.

Anxiety is a symptom, not the problem, and it's cluing you in to a trauma or traumatic loss that is still being held in your body.

You're not weak. You're not overreacting. You're not broken. You're not destined to feel this way forever. This is trauma. Moving out of danger into safety is the core of what we do in The Whole Story and when you're ready to learn how to live a life outside of the shackles of anxiety from a different angle than you've tried, I look forward to seeing you on the inside.

Click here to join The Whole Story.

️Please note: This blog post is for informational purposes and not meant to be taken as medical or therapeutic advice. Please do not change your treatment plan or stop taking any medications without speaking to your treating psychiatrist or therapist first!


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