Are you feeling more sensitive to stress and overwhelm - as if you have no skin? Are you experiencing trauma triggers being at home? In particular, are you feeling isolated, trapped, helpless, or unsafe even more intensely right now? If any of these are true, this course is for you.
What I have noticed about the COVID pandemic and political landscape is that they are triggering and amplifying anxiety and other post-traumatic stress symptoms. Whether you have trauma around being isolated, trapped, helpless, or are feeling unsafe, you may feel disoriented and dissociated even more intensely. I created this course to help you connect with the eye of the storm, the calmest space inside, even in this global storm.
I created How to Shift the Anxious Mind to provide a foundational understanding about the correlation between the inner critic and mental and emotional health issues, with special focus on anxiety. It illuminates many aspects about psychological health, including how anxiety shows up in family of origin issues, relationship challenges, traumatic experiences that overwhelmed our capacity to cope, oppression, and internalized oppression.
The course illuminates how we can use our focus to the make a shift from the habit of judgmental reactions that amplify anxiety and fear to compassionate responses that calm and soothe. We learn how to acknowledge thoughts, moods, and sensations, yet not cling to them as if they define us or have the power to ruin our day. We discover the kind-hearted part of us that isn’t in habit of being critical and anxious.
Integrative in its approach, this course is based on scientific evidence from neuroscience and the inner spiritual science of ancient wisdom traditions. It includes my own insights from mindful self-compassion, nondual awareness, interpersonal neurobiology, and trauma therapy as well as wisdom from Kristen Neff, Tara Brach, Donald Rothberg, Janina Fisher, Ram Dass, Richard Shwartz, Jon Kabat Zinn, and Daniel Siegel.
Tamara Thebert, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist and psychospiritual educator in Berkeley, CA. Tamara has degrees and training in integral counseling psychology, neurobiologically-informed trauma treatment, mindful self-compassion, meditation, energy medicine, spiritual counseling, shamanic counseling, and ecopsychology. Since 2004, she has studied and trained in spiritual and psychological traditions from all over the globe. Tamara specializes in helping women recognize & amplify inner resources to recover from trauma, addiction, anxiety, and depression while attending to the important relationships in their lives. Tamara is dedicated to teaching spiritual principles and practices specifically tailored to improve mental and emotional health. To find out more about her psychotherapy practice, go to www.psychospiritualcounseling.net.
Helping people with anxiety and PTSD (post-traumatic stress syndrome) has been a focal point in my private practice since 2007. Deep inquiry into my relationship to anxiety, fear, grief, and death has also been a part of my own psychological and spiritual work for the last three decades. I created this course because I know what it is like to be in severe distress and what it feels like to feel a little freedom from it. This course can help you find peace of mind. I designed it with short audio lessons (with transcripts) so you can easily take in the teachings at your own pace, a little each day or many in one day. Either way, you will notice a difference in your ability to navigate the difficulties in your life as you move through the material. Feel free to email me with any questions as they arise.