By Amanda Foy
For those living with anxiety and depression looking for the missing part of their puzzle
CAN’T YOU JUST LIKE GO AND SEE A HEAP OF FUNNY MOVIES OR SOMETHING? One of the myriad questions that are in the ‘Depression for Dummies’ series. You’ve seen that set of books haven’t you? It’s like a five part series or something isn’t it?
No matter how much you read about depression or anxiety, how many big names coming out saying they’ve suffered with it for decades, there’s always going to be a quantity of people who have no understanding of what it looks like, sounds like or feels like being in a depressive state. People without the chemical shit storm going on in their brains. People without the genetic miasma of possibility too.
You would be forgiven if you were to pen a script for BUZZFEED with the 2,000,911 things not to say to a person with depression that had the final scene with you just closing the door and walking up a hill with nothing but green grass and a blurry background. If it’s not enough already that you can some- times barely function, but then having to have the space for someone who doesn’t get it. I get it.
So, who the hell am I and what do I know about depression and anxiety? Well, my name’s Amanda, and I’m the Emotional Strength Trainer. Virtually my whole life I’ve been one of those people that others have turned to when they needed a listening ear and a few words of support.
Little did I realise as I stepped into my passion of my natural therapy, that some of those times, thanks to Social Media, I was actually keeping someone alive by shooting the breeze.
I have the natural gift to be able to see emotional traumatic memory stuck in a person’s physical body. You see, I come from the premise that emotional trauma is the foundation of all illness, from anxiety and depression all the way to recurring sore throats, to auto immune disease and the biggy, cancer.
In many cases that I have seen in my practice, scratch the surface and you’ll find that the emotional trauma list is pretty fucking significant. Yes, everyone’s got emotional trauma in their life, what makes it different for people with depression and anxiety? The level of stress they’ve had to live with over a pro-longed period of time and how that has facilitated the chemical shit storm.
Here’s the kicker.
Trauma means different things to different people.
Based on many elements, you my friend have the science exper- iment that got left in the too hard basket, because of the quantity of elements.
"Look at yourself as an individual. There is no scale of success or failure,
just what works for you” Amanda Foy
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Growing up in Australia with a Grandmother an active participant in her childhood, Amanda had been around natural therapies and concepts since 10 months of age back in 1971. Practicing since the age of 16 in understanding how emotions impact’s health when she learned about Neuro Emotional Tech- nique from her Chiropractor. Amanda spent the first 21 years of her career in mass communications and administration in inter- national and domestic large industry specializing in understand- ing human nature. In 2009 she decided to take the leap into her Natural Therapy future. Developing a unique process called Emotional Strength Training, Amanda is able to see emotional memory stuck in her clients body and then uses a process to sweep it away like a giant broom. Amanda is a medically friendly practitioner who stands by her belief that working together with medicine, patients can expect great outcomes and eventually be medication free as the chemical harmony is restored in the system. Amanda's Website