I work as a holistic practitioner. I spend most of my work day helping others to conquer issues regarding anxiety in all forms… It is a very big subject with many symptoms… an issue for those suffering.
As a youngster I was a lively, cheerful, boisterous and friendly soul. I spent most of my time singing to myself and laughing, you could say I had classic ADHD and ADD symptoms. I was like 2 people. When I was at home, I was quiet and nervous. Afraid of the dark, fear of being left alone which then caused me to not sleep. This would then cause me to be scatty, absent, confused, not eat properly and hyper during the day.
By the time I turned 13 I was on tranquilizers to help me calm down and assist me to sleep plus a variety of IBS treatments. I was on a slippery road whose repercussions would affect me and my health in years to come.
Yet, when faced with any situations that demanded my being in the spotlight… school was a minefield of activities from speaking in public, singing for performances, acting, engaging in sports (very competitive) to being asked to explain or share a subject in front of my class; to exams or tasks with anyone watching or focused on me. My teachers were baffled as they felt I was a straight A student and was talented in many areas, yet, under performed or became a clown at the last hour!
As time went on, and I reached adulthood, I was also at such a low point. I became a young mum and settled for partners who were either mentally or physically abusive. This added to my stress levels and compounded my very real low self-worth and inability to protect myself which ended with my constantly having anxiety attacks.
I took on jobs that were menial and soul-destroying. Working for employers that took advantage of my abilities and skills and being under-valued and underpaid and eventually mentally abused. This manifested in massive and debilitating anxiety which had me sitting more often than not, sweating and having massive palpitations in the ladies room.
I spent years seeing counsellors and psychotherapists trying to bring down the beating chest, feeling sick, inability to breathe and rising depression. Which more often than not would end up with my having serious results of being unwell, IBS and physical exhaustion.
Over time, I realised although counsellors and psychotherapists gave me coping strategies the actual symptoms and issues did not go away and my health and life issues continued to plague me. Compounding my feelings of uselessness, powerlessness, stupidity; and the realisation that nothing would ever change… bringing me to an all-time low.
Looking back, I see that I was anxious about being alive. Each episode becoming more frequent, causing me to feel even more stupid and incapable, which of course caused me even more symptoms of anxiety.
I would be physically sick, panic attacks, dizzy and sweating, freezing and shaking, IBS… worst still, I can promise you, I used to just hold my breath… I remember an adjudicator shaking me I the middle of an exam because I had become so frightened I had stopped breathing, I was not even aware that I had lost it!! I was unable to read the questions on the exam sheet or respond coherently. I felt a failure.
My anxiety caused me to miss so many opportunities. I was a beautiful singer, writer and dancer. I was unable to work professionally as I would not make the performances, or, I would freeze on stage and become ill. My passion and dreams were no longer an option for me.
I became a real live people pleaser that went the extra mile, many times, to my own detriment. I became the background support for others, even at parties where I was invited, I was always in the kitchen, cooking, cleaning or serving… bottom line… hiding away so I did not trigger attention or, my anxiety.
Beating My Anxiety
Then, one day, I was introduced to alternative practices… it was hit and miss at first, then… I found my road to wellness and wellbeing….this had a life changing effect. I started discovering a world of natural remedies, healthy eating and meditation.
Later, I came across practices of clearing anxiety and the mix of symptoms I had and more… No More Anxiety or panic attacks! And the benefits that I have experienced even to this day… are far-reaching in all aspects of my life… I am eternally grateful to those who helped me along the way.
I was so impressed and wanted to make a difference, that I spent years learning a variety of different techniques in order help myself, my loved ones and those around me, in the end, I became a practitioner. I have never looked back… no longer was I a victim to my inner debilitating emotions that triggered physical illness; I became aware of my mind and body connection, what caused illness and became the master of my life.
Even the situations that kept recurring in my life, same thing different person, same thing, different place. All started to shift and clear up. It has changed my life and expectations… I now smile constantly and feel happier.
I use Meta health analysis (invaluable health detection as it gets to the direct original trauma); a tool to work out individual symptoms of illness and take you right back to the original traumas.
Using EFT (acupuncture without the needles, using fingers to tap on specific meridian points), to work directly on physical pains and clear them from the body system using meridian points.
I use Matrix Reimprinting (a mix of shamanic journeying, EFT, very light hypnotherapy).
The Balance Procedure. It is just sublime. It is a set of cards with a mix of universal symbols such as numerology, sacred geometry, colours, crystal energy, feminine and masculine energies, astrology, chakra, planetary, elemental and reiki.
Believe me! The beauty of these methods are…. they work! Whether you have emotional, physical or psychological or all… You do not have to believe in it. I know because I am living proof! Changing differing issues is a lifelong journey; it takes courage and determination to change from victim/martyr into a strong and smooth controller of your life.
Do you suffer from anxiety? panic attacks, mood swings, PTSD, OCD and more… Affecting personal and professional relationships? Are these issues ruining the quality of your life?
What if… you could take control…. move towards wellness? Why suffer or put up with negative or upsetting situations in your life when you can… literally, change it. No gimmicks or tricks. Let me help you clear up the issues and life’s negative stuff to get to your true potential. Awaken the passion and joy of life within you!
Let’s have a chat to discuss your issues or symptoms and what you would like, tailor-made to your needs, in order to move forwards and be free of the symptoms that plague your life… so you can achieve the dreams, relationships and wellbeing you would like.
Laura Walker Holistics