Nameless Anxiety is exhausting and can destroy family life
Anxiety causes harm to others, as well as to the person who has it! See our anxiety checklist…
- Do you have trouble relaxing at home?
- Do you always need to keep moving?
- Do you feel uneasy around your spouse?
- Is your spouse or child anxious?
- Do you have a low threshold for upset?
Anxiety can be felt by everyone
Anxiety is hard to mask because it is a vibration in the body’s nervous system. Anxiety can be catching, and spread among family members. It can also cause some people to go numb, tune out, or not communicate with you. Maybe you tell yourself you have no reason to be anxious, but can’t sleep at night. Maybe you binge on food to avoid feeling anxious. Anxiety can show up as:
- need to control others
- fear of trying new things
- asking too many questions
- trouble sleeping
- vigilance and tracking those around you (this makes them anxious!)
- an inability to slow down and hang out
Pre-cognitive Anxiety related to Birth Trauma
At the Brook Institute, our therapists help clients access the body memory of events that happened before thought and appear as prenatal, early attachment, or Birth Trauma. A baby in utero can hear, feel, move, and respond. A birthing infant’s brain can record pressure, pain medicines given to the birthing mother, c-sections, and invasive interventions. After birth this brain can register jaundice lights, being put in the nursery, circumcision, a depressed or violent mom or dad, cigarette smoke, and toxins. Pre-cognitive events have no context, so the infant brain makes strange inner meanings such as anxiety related to perceived danger.
This primitive brain directs adult and child behavior for a lifetime unless treated, and threat response behaviors appear, especially under stress. At the Brook Institute, we treat many forms of Birth Trauma and we help children and adults recover.
Heal Birth Trauma to Heal Anxiety
Clients ask us: “Can you really remember birth? How could something that happened so long ago influence my life now? Even if I did remember, what can be done about it?” The good news is the brain can recover. It wants to be in balance and ease. The Brook Institute therapists have a process that helps adults or children to rebalance and release unnecessary defense structures and anxieties.
Birth’s Hidden Legacy is a a new book designed to help you Heal BirthTrauma and Nameless Anxiety
Dr. Annie Brook takes you to the root of Nameless Anxiety. Dr. Brook tells you how and why some behaviors don’t change until you treat at the level of early imprints, and what you can do to do to help yourself or your child.
Birth’s Hidden Legacy (a 2 volume set) is easy to read
Language is simple, with pictures, charts, and exercises that bring the material into clear view. Case studies in Volume 1 help the reader to touch into the experience of early impressions, and to understand how events that happened so long ago can still impact behavior. Volume 2 teaches therapists how to identify and treat the early causes of anxiety, sleep issues, depression, and other difficult behaviors.
Birth’s Hidden Legacy Testimonial
Decades of Knowledge Annie Brook, Ph.D. has been studying somatic psychotherapy for 35 years and pre & perinatal psychology for 25 years. Birth’s Hidden Legacy is an extensive overview of the field of prenatal and birth psychology. In great detail, it reviews the profound and varying effects that this formative period can have on later life. With numerous case studies, Dr. Brook illustrates treatment techniques to bring about change. Birth’s Hidden Legacy is a great addition in an emerging field. It contains decades of knowledge synthesized from her own work and others, and makes this available in a coherent, easy to read format for all. David Sawyer, pre & perinatal therapist and educator Find therapists and treatment at the Brook Institute