It’s been a long week. For those that I have met in the last six years, you may be unfamiliar with my story. I was diagnosed with depression at 14, had a hell of a ten years, and eventually found a therapy called “brainwave optimization therapy” which said that an unbalanced brain creates all kinds of problems for you. Turns out, they were right. I won’t get into my entire story now, but you can read the whole thing by clicking here.
Six years later, the therapy has advanced a lot, even taking on a new business name; Cereset.
Let me explain a little… Apparently, your brain has the ability to help itself. I didn’t believe it until I experienced it six years ago. Outside stress can cause an imbalance in your brain, which can result in a brain unable to fully communicate with itself, relax or manage stress. Cereset is “a non-invasive process using brain-initiated sound to relax the brain, allowing it to reset itself and freeing it from freeze or fight-or-flight states.” (Okay, I borrowed that line from Cereset.com – check it out.) It’s insane the way it works. The very first time it was explained to me I thought, no way in hell is this real. Okay, I was deep in the depression hole and came to a point where I didn’t think anything was going to work. But this especially sounded like some kind of, magic, for lack of a better word. It works, though. I’m proof.
In December of 2012, this therapy brought me into myself. I like to say that before that, I wasn’t living. I was a shell of a person. I didn’t have any passion for life and I was miserable to be around. Depression can literally suck the life out of you, and it absolutely did for me. Cereset (AKA Brainstate, back in the day) changed all that for me. It saved my life.
So last week when I finally realized and admitted that my anxiety had gotten WAY out of hand, of course Rick Tansey was the first person I called. (Okay, I had a little push from my mom. She came in clutch, once again.) This week, I went through this therapy once again. At first I was mad at myself for even letting my anxiety get so out of hand, and then almost ashamed that I needed to be asking for help again. I had to get over that quick though in order to take care of myself. Within just a few days, I’m sleeping better, (6 hours without waking up? I’ll take it!) and my mind has completely quieted. No more racing thoughts, obsessing over things, grabbing onto a ridiculous idea and not being able to let it go. I’m not panicking when I think about certain things. I still have a few weeks to go until I’m back to feeling like my normal self. The “recovery” phase, where my mind is shifting around a bit, can be weird. I don’t have a lot of energy and my emotions have been a little all over the place. I’m not quite where I need to be, but I’m definitely on my way.
I’ve said this before, but I have to say it again.. This isn’t a cure all for being unhappy. It’s not some magic potion that suddenly turns your shitty life into what you’ve always wanted it to be. What it does do is give your brain an opportunity to relax and reset it self, giving you the chance to be able to handle life with an optimized and fully functioning brain. And let me tell you, there’s no better feeling.
I love talking on this subject, so as always, if you have questions or concerns or want to talk, you all know how to find me. Thanks for reading, if you’ve made it this far. ❤