Anxiety is literally toxic, and can cause immune disorders and cancer, heart attacks and stroke, addictions, asthma, and the inability to properly sleep, breathe, or digest.
Anxiety can poison your relationships and creativity. and cause a lifetime of inability to connect, or to feel pleasure, fulfillment, purpose, or joy.
The elements of anxiety can be balanced without what therapists think of as catharsis (emotional release). In fact, getting upset just makes the neurological circuit stronger - it adds dendrites! So therapies that maintain calm are scientifically more effective.
On the other hand, if your therapist ever tells you "just relax," then you're probably in the wrong hands. Science has helped us realize that stress reduction must follow certain principles in order to create lasting improvement.
As time goes by, I realize more and more how impactful and life changing our sessions have been for me."
-- Deb R., San Diego
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"Lorrie is amazing! I had severe baggage from childhood which was related to many forms of traumatic abuse. I've been to many therapists over the years and none seemed to help. In only a handful of sessions, Lorrie was able to help me become completely cured of the stress, phobias, and insecurities that plagued my life when I first walked into her office.
By cure, I mean cure.
Those triggers no longer exist for me and I can finally live free of the past. Finally! She truly has a gift and her methods are like no one else I have experienced. If you want healing and closure, Lorrie can take you there. I am so grateful I met her."
-- Erin S., Sarasota, FL.
"I had a hard time responding to your question about my progress because the things that were bothering me aren't anymore and I have to go back and really try to remember. Which is great!" -- Tami R.
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TIPS TO STOP
If there is panic, then there's often worry about a heart attack, or finding an exit, or being discovered. Life may become smaller as you to try to minimize that fear.
Fortunately, Panic Disorder (PD) is NOT a personality disorder. It’s a BREATHING DISORDER. That's why it's so hard to figure out why it happens. Panic disorder is best treated using SCIENCE.
"My panic attacks stopped. No more embarrassing trips to the E.R.. I'm free!" -- Marty L.,
"The ER docs just offered me Xanax. I thought I was dying and they almost sneered when they told me it was 'just' panic. Nobody explained to me why this has happened, or what to do about it. The experience left me feeling crazy and vulnerable. In only a handful of visits to Lorrie, I feel calm, and clear, and back in control of my life. Amazing!" -- Diane S., Santa Monica
The bottom line is that your body is losing too much carbon dioxide (CO2) due to excessive exhalation (rapid or shallow breathing - called hyperventilation).
The body (brain, heart, kidneys, gut) responds in a noticeable way - possibly producing dizziness, mental confusion, numbness or tingling, and even seizure-like symptoms.
These solutions temporarily manage PD:
Real, deep resolution comes from professional help. Neurofeedback and HRV biofeedback treat PD. In a short while, clients come in and say, "I used to have panic." They know, deep inside, that their system has become too stable to generate panic and they are free of it.
"If you have the opportunity to work with Lorrie I’d highly suggest you jump at the chance to do so."
-- Rick M, Phoenix
BABY STEPS TO OVERCOME FEAR
Cognitive neuroscience has studied Navy Seals and how they learn to overcome extreme fear. They taught us that you can regain mental control by making extremely short term goals.