Has the pandemic amplified your distress and anxiety?

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.

Connect with the Eye of the Storm

even in theses unsettling times

You don’t have to be a “sensitive” person to feel the distress of the world on top of your own anxiety, fear, and distress. We are all connected and doing our best to stay balanced... and sometimes we can use some help.

What I have noticed about the COVID pandemic is that it is 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.
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Connect with Calm

with the emotional support you need

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.
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Transform Negative Patterns

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.
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Integrative Wisdom

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.
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Instructor

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.

A Note from Tamara

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 find freedom within! May this course help you find peace of mind.

Free Preview Lessons

To find out if the course is a fit for you, I have highlighted two lessons for you to sample. Click through the course curriculum to find the ones marked "FREE PREVIEW." Click, register, to review and you will gain access.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    WELCOME TO "HOW TO SHIFT THE ANXIOUS MIND"

    • Welcome to the Course

    • Philosophy of Learning

    • Philosophy of Learning and Transformation - Slideshow Summary of Main Points

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    CREATING A FOUNDATION FOR THE SHIFT

    • Creating a Foundation for the Shift: Introduction

    • Taking Into Consideration Potential Challenges

    • Facilitating a Pathway for Awareness of Your Unique Triggers

    • Window of Tolerance Infographic - Downloadable PDF

    • Privileging Safety and Meditation

    • Remembering the Big Picture and Meditative Exercise

    • Cultivating Presence and Mantra Meditation

    • Creating a Foundation for the Shift - Slideshow Summary of Main Points

    • Creating a Foundation Quiz

  • 3

    RESOURCES FOR REGULATING THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

    • Regulating the Nervous System

    • Exercise: Tension Tamers

    • Tension Tamers - Downloadable PDF

    • Exercise: Relaxation

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    • Relaxation Exercise - Downloadable PDF

    • Exercise: Resourcing

    • Resourcing Exercise - Downloadable PDF

    • Resources for Regulating the Nervous System - Slideshow Summary of Main Points

  • 4

    JUDGMENT AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ON MENTAL HEALTH

    • Judgment and Its Implications on Mental Health

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    • Brain Science: The Cornerstone of Understanding

    • Triune Brain: Hand Model of the Brain

    • Oppression and Internalized Oppression

    • Judgment and Its Implications on Mental Health - Slideshow Summary of Main Points

    • Quiz: Judgment and Its Implications on Mental Health

  • 5

    SHIFTING THE ANXIOUS MIND WITH SELF-COMPASSION

    • What is Self-Compassion?

    • Writing Exercise

    • Writing Exercise: Downloadable PDF

    • Three Main Components of Self-Compassion and a Meditation

    • Three Main Ways to Initiate Self-Compassion and a Meditation

    • Shifting the Anxious Mind with Self-Compassion - Slideshow Summary of Main Points

    • Quiz: Shifting The Anxious Mind With Self-Compassion

  • 6

    CONTINUING THE SHIFT WITH MINDFULNESS

    • Mindfulness and a Meditation

    • Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

    • Meditation: Observing the Stillness

    • Continuing the Shift with Mindfulness - Slideshow Summary of Main Points

    • Quiz: Continuing the Shift with Mindfulness

  • 7

    INTEGRATING AND CUSTOMIZING YOUR SHIFT

    • Integration and Integrative Meditation

    • Taking in the Good Meditation

    • Taking in the Good and Beyond Meditation

    • Implementing an Individualized Practice Plan - Downloadable PDF

    • Integrating and Customizing Your Shift - Slideshow Summary of Main Points

    • References for Further Learning - Downloadable PDF

    • Before you go...