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Anxiety, Burnout, Worry, and Perfectionism

internal family systems for highly sensitive people

In its essence, stress isn't inherently negative; it's a signal, telling us something about our inner world. They're invitations to explore, understand, and ultimately, transform. Like a gentle breeze nudging us forward or sunlight guiding our path, stress motivates us to adapt and embrace change, fostering resilience and fortitude along the way.

However, there's a fine line between manageable stress and overwhelming anxiety. When stress becomes relentless—filling our days with worry, stifling progress, and threatening burnout—its once-helpful nudges transform into deafening roars. In these moments, the weight of anxiety dims the vibrancy of life. Indecision clouds our judgment, and even simple tasks feel like navigating treacherous terrain. Quality of life may suffer as anxiety tightens its grip.

Even though stress is a natural part of life, it doesn't mean you have to face it alone. That's where I come in. Let me support you in understanding these emotions, finding coping mechanisms that work for you, and moving forward with your stress, instead of against it. You're not alone—let's embark on this journey together.

Do any of these sound familiar? 

  • I tend to avoid situations or activities that trigger my anxiety, which can limit my ability to engage fully in life.

  • My mind feels foggy and scattered, making it hard to focus on tasks or retain information.

  • I feel overwhelmed by even simple tasks, leading to procrastination or avoidance.

  • Despite feeling exhausted, I struggle to relax or get restful sleep due to persistent worries and racing thoughts.

  • Activities I once found enjoyable now feel like burdens, as my anxiety drains the pleasure from them.

  • I withdraw from social interactions, fearing judgment or criticism from others, which further exacerbates feelings of loneliness and isolation.

  • I'm constantly on edge, anticipating the worst-case scenario in every situation, which only adds to my anxiety.

  • The combination of anxiety and burnout leaves me feeling emotionally drained and physically depleted, with little energy to cope with daily challenges.

  • I engage in harsh self-criticism and negative self-talk, fueling feelings of inadequacy and worthlessness.

  • I struggle to assert myself and say no, often taking on more than I can handle and perpetuating the cycle of burnout.


internal family systems for highly sensitive people

Areas we can explore

  • Increase self-awareness

  • Understand triggers

  • Coping mechanisms

  • Self-care strategies

  • Relationship challenges

  • Perfectionist tendencies

  • Uncovering the root of worry

  • Creating preventative plans for burnout

  • Understand specific anxiety or phobias

  • Addressing fear

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