A few unknown causes for anxiety. (Things your doctor would never ask you.)
Awhile back, I remember listening to this business guy tell his tale about the crippling anxiety he faced growing up.
At the end of the talk, he invited the audience to ask questions.
I asked him if he had ever heard about how early childhood stressors, especially being born premature, or having to undergo surgery at a young age, could be the trauma that leads to lifetime of unexplained anxiety.
(The reason I asked the question is that from his story, it was clear he had very supportive parents and a family life that wasn’t adverse in terms of physical or emotional abuse, which is a common culprit for life long anxiety and depression.)
He paused for a moment, as it was clear that no one had EVER asked him this question, and said:
“Well, actually I almost died of dehydration when I was a baby.” (!)
I tried to connect after the Q&A was done to give him a bit more information about my work, but you could tell he wasn’t very interested. 🙁
In today’s video, I share with you the types of fairly common events that can set us up with debilitating anxieties and fears later in life.
Things that happen before we’re old enough to walk and talk.
(The good news is that we can heal this stuff if we work at the deep level of the nervous system!)
If you know of someone who’s struggling to remedy a life long battle with anxiety and/or depression (because they go hand-in-hand a lot of the times), please forward this on to them. There might be something in the video that gives them a little clue as to why they’ve been suffering and what they can do about it.
Thanks so much for being here and learning with me,
Irene Lyon, MSC. and nervous system expert, teaches people around the world how to work with the nervous system to transform trauma, heal body and mind, and live full, creative lives. To date her online work has reached people in over 57(!) countries – but you can often find her teaching with Elia Mrak at their signature Up & Down workshops or hiking in the mountains or along the Pacific ocean in her hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia. She has her Master’s in Biomedical and Health Science and also has a knack for making complex info easy for ALL of us to understand and apply to our lives. She has extensively studied and practices the works of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, Peter Levine (founder of Somatic Experiencing) and Kathy Kain (founder of Somatic Practice).