What I’m about to share with you has changed my life in one of the most dramatic ways I could imagine. Back in November 2019, I met Dr. Don Wood at a mastermind leadership event where he had been asked to speak on overcoming trauma. I was skeptical. Why were we learning about trauma at an entrepreneurship conference?
He explained that we often feel anxiety because past trauma is creating an “error message” in our brains. And I started to think about how many things from my past tend to replay in my brain, impacting my present and causing tension.
So many people think that something is wrong with them, and that is why they feel anxious, discouraged, afraid, depressed, etc. But Dr. Wood has helped me to understand that there is nothing “wrong” with our brains. They are simply responding in a way that is appropriate in order to feel safe.
So how can we still retain past memories without the feelings of panic and stress? Today we’re talking about tools to help you reboot your brain, stop anxiety at the roots, and move forward with optimal performance in the things that matter most.
AND, if you’re excited to go through Dr. Don Wood’s online program with me, there’s a link below where you can sign up!
- 2:35 – How our brain works and where anxious thoughts originate. The brain responds to stress with fight, flight and freeze. It isn’t self-sabotage; in fact, our minds are doing what they think they need to do in order to survive. Knowing this can help us give ourselves and our loved ones grace.
The fear of pain is so powerful that the mind will do anything to avoid it.Dr. Don Wood
- 18:20 – The 10-frame memory reprogramming. Bring yourself into relaxed place. Identify a stressful memory. Divide it into 10 picture frames. Scramble the memory and picture it in another way. Traumatic memories are stored in high-definition. Bringing up that memory while relaxed and reprocessing it will help the brain resolve the memory without the fear and then store it again as a low-resolution memory. Do this exercise with several different memories to train your mind.
- 25:30 – How to handle difficult experiences in the moment. Get into a flow state by addressing trauma that is holding you back. Create new brain patterns using repetition.
- 35:05 – Learning to live without anxiety. Our skills are not dependent on our confidence, anxiety, nerves, etc. We’re much more productive in a state of flow.
Each one of us has a unique mission. Whether your mission is behind a microphone, inside your family, or with a position at work, you need to have that support and mental health in order to move forward. You are NOT broken. You truly have what it takes to fulfill your mission. And we are here to support you!
Dr. Wood’s program has helped me in more ways than I can even tell you. It is an investment. I made this my Current Project for 3 months, because this was my highest priority. But as I worked through the program, I had both immediate and long-term results. As I trained my brain to stop feeling overwhelmed, my mind became calm. I don’t feel stress over anything from the past. (SO weird to say that!) And I’m learning how to disassociate that feeling of anxiety from my need to be productive. I’m able to focus on the most important tasks and just enjoy time with my family.
If you are ready to retrain your brain so that anxiety no longer holds you back, just click the link above to learn more!
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