Bringing Consciousness back to Psychiatry

8 Herbal Allies for Anxiety

 

That won't cause harmful side effects!

In need of healing

Anxiety, at its core, is rooted in fear—a deeply human emotion that holds the potential for healing and growth. However, it's important to recognize that feeling fear can often lead to a cycle of heightened anxiety, trapping us in a perpetual state of anticipation. But fear doesn't have to be our only path.
 

Embrace a different approach by exploring the transformative power of eight extraordinary herbs renowned for their ability to promote relaxation and emotional well-being. In our fast-paced lives, we frequently find ourselves trapped in the grip of fight, flight, or freeze responses, even though the sabertooth tigers of ancient times no longer pose a threat. Instead, we now face a different kind of predator—stress hormones that relentlessly surge through our bodies.

 

To truly heal, we must enter the restful and rejuvenating state of the parasympathetic nervous system. Our bodies possess innate wisdom, recognizing that healing would be futile if we were still being chased by imaginary sabertooth tigers.

 

Unlike psychotropic drugs that numb our feelings and disconnect us from ourselves, plant medicines establish a symbiotic relationship with us and our bodies. They resonate with the essence of the natural world we belong to, in contrast to the technological environment that often surrounds us. By harmonizing with our bodies, these plant allies offer support and guidance, aiding us on our journey towards emotional equilibrium and inner peace.

 

Nurture a profound connection with these herbal allies and allow them to gently accompany you on a transformative voyage of self-discovery. Through their gentle presence, you can fully acknowledge and process your feelings, creating a path towards authentic healing and personal growth.

 

“What we don’t need in the midst of struggle is shame for being human.” — Brené Brown

About Me

Veronica Johnson, PMHNP , FNP has worked in mainstream healthcare since 1994 and always chose a natural and holistic lifestyle for herself and her family for the past 20+ years. 

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