Types of Problems
There are a number is problems that Erik works with. Mainly anxiety, depression and addictions. But over the years he has had some experience with autism, attention deficit disorder and problems in marriage and family relationships.
There is nothing like anxiety. Panic attack is like a hell experience. One feels like there are dying, going crazy or the feeling that they are not themselves. Anxiety makes us hypervigilant to get away, avoid and to really figure out what is wrong. There is a way way, but it is often not what we think it is. While we teach you skills to get some immediate relief, there are lifestyle changes that are needed to get more permanent results. Changing sleep, eating, how we think and relationships is often needed. We also can use neurofeedback which is pretty effective.
Depression often is thought of as sadness. But a lot of times, depression is a form of repression. This tires us out. There are feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and helplessness. We also see that the body/mind is shutting down. It can’t take anymore and things that used to feel good, we don’t get pleasure from the things in life that use to bring us joy. People turn to antidepressants. I am not convinced this is the right direction as I don’t see that the body is deficient of the drug. If one looks at an overview of the research, they are not that effective. Teaching ourselves how to deal with emotion and to think differently is really important. Additionally, I think that growing brain cells is a key in overcoming depression. Lack of sleep, lack of brain stimulation, lack of good nutrition are all factors.
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