A few years ago I was walking down the street and heard two men yelling at each other. I couldn’t help but notice them—their argument was escalating and they were getting angrier by the second. High stress and anxiety! Then I got a call from a friend who was going through a challenging time—he was having an anxiety attack and called me for support. Everything seemed to happen in three's because that evening, another anxious friend called about their job and how they “had to get out”.
I want to talk about anxiety because I am noticing that a lot of people are feeling overwhelmed, stressed and anxious in their lives. Everyone experiences anxiety to some degree, for some it is a low-level uncomfortable feeling that they can manage. While others have such high levels of anxiety that they have panic attacks. The degree of anxiety will differ for everyone because we all have different experiences and handle challenging experiences differently.
I notice many new moms are anxious about whether they are doing everything right. Often, they are sleep deprived and overwhelmed and can feel that their life is out of control. If this goes unchecked, it is a perfect recipe for anxiety.
For people who are grieving they spend a lot time reflecting on the past and trying to work through unresolved issues. They can switch to thinking about the future and how they are going to live without their loved one. They move back and forth from the past to the future which ultimately creates a lot of stress and anxiety.
Then we have the general population who are also stressed. There is so much to do, and it seems as though there isn't enough time to get everything done that we want to. We live in a world that is very stimulating and frenetic. This is my opinion, but I believe this is one of the leading causes of anxiety.
Some questions that I’m asked by my clients are: What can I do to handle anxiety? How can I stop my mind racing from one thought to the next?
There are many symptoms of anxiety, but one common thread is that you are in a heightened emotional and physical state. When we are anxious our Central Nervous Systems switches, and our body believes we are in danger. It goes into high alert survival mode of fight, flight or freeze.
So what is the solution?
Essential oils are one of the tools that I recommend to my clients because they can move you out of that anxious survival state quickly and efficiently. They work immediately to calm and relax the Central Nervous System which calms the body, mind and emotions.
So which essential oils are the best to use for anxiety?
Choosing essential oils that sedate, balance and stabilize thoughts and emotions is the key. You also want to cool the nervous system down and the three following oils do this beautifully:
Bergamot is called "Liquid Sunshine In A Bottle" because it balances and sedates the body. It is a natural anti-depressant, so it uplifts your mood and calms your mind and emotions. I always find that it makes one feel HAPPY.
Lavender is known as "The Universal Oil" because it can be used for everything—it's my go to oil! Lavender has a chemical component in it called linalool which relaxes you. Essentially, it feels like the weight of the world has been lifted from your shoulders. It works by calming and soothing the nervous system.
Marjoram sedates the mind and emotions—it essentially numbs the person. It also calms and balances the nervous system which results in relaxing the body. It is my go-to oil when someone is in shock or grieving.
There is always a natural remedy for what you are experiencing. Give these powerful healers a try. They will help to heal your anxiety.
Through my personal journey, I have found a road to deep healing using holistic modalities including Neo-shamanism, plant remedies, energetic protocols, codes and meditation. I teach others the same tools and strategies so they can establish, and maintain, healthy boundaries. I offer 1:1 sessions where together, we work through unhealed core wounds, often developed during childhood, and energetically clear them. Clearing mental and emotional blockages provides a pathway to healing, inner wisdom, and life transformation. Work with me and take your life to the next level! Feel free to connect with me here for a Discovery Session.