Calm, Confident Brain
The short online programme to go from anxious and antsy to calm and confident
If you've landed on this page, you're likely to be looking for a solution to your anxiety and physical stress discomfort, feeling antsy, fearful, or feeling constantly on high alert. I'm Anne Cheshire, SEP, MNIMH, trauma therapist, and trained in Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing. I may be able to help you.
You might feel highly anxious, super-sensitive to your surroundings, or constantly on the lookout for other people's reactions. You've tried everything you can to manage your anxiety, and still you don't feel safe or comfortable. If this is you, then please click on the video (it's around 7 minutes long), and read on. It's all to do with your unconscious brain settings. And I can show you how to change them.
Feel calm, deep down inside
From helpless and hopeless to feeling self-assured and in charge.
With a calm mind and body we can feel comfortable in our own skins. In this programme we use neuroscience to transform our unconscious brains' reactions, so that we actually are calm, not just putting on a good front.
Experience inner confidence
Go from constant anxiety to inner confidence.
With the inner calm we gain from short and simple, easy, clear activities to switch off red alert and anxiety, we can begin to feel deep-down confidence and know we are not going to be hi-jacked by our emotions or reactions to past events.
Switch on clarity
Find your way out of brain fog to clarity and good decision-making.
Feeling calm and confident allows us to think clearly, without missing anything or over-reacting. Say goodbye to doubt and confusion, when you can think and feel clearly. A calm, confident brain makes great decisions!
Experience a calm, confident brain
The programme to get you feeling good in your own skin.
- Discover how to deal with overwhelm, anxiety, red alert, and emotional storms.
- Calm your unconscious brain activation, so you can feel calm and in charge.
- Soothe, regulate and even repair the unconscious brain's fight, flight and freeze
- Gain confidence and switch on clarity so you can think and feel clearly, and make better decisions, without second-guessing yourself, or expecting dreadful things to happen.
Over years of working one-to-one with thousands of clients from all walks of life, and from all over the world, one thing has become crystal clear: It's the unconscious brain which regulates our levels of anxiety, alert, calm and confidence, WHATEVER the circumstances. And you can discover how to change your unconscious brain patterns without expensive therapy sessions.
How to feel calm and confident, deep down inside, in the part of the brain where anxiety arises
Without expensive therapy sessions or digging in the past
Get yourself help for right now: 7 quick, easy, super-simple things to do for immediate first aid for anxiety or panic. The video shows you how, step by step, and you can follow along with it to decrease activation or agitation and steer your brain towards a calmer state.
Crystal clear explanations from an expert in the field on how the unconscious brain responds to threat or uncertainty, and creates patterns that stay in place, whether we want them or not. You'll see what happens and how to change the patterns.
Easy, practical video lessons lasting 15 - 20 minutes each. These allow you to practise super-simple exercises yourself, for changing the unwanted patterns step by step, and restoring calm in the unconscious brain, so that you can feel safe and confident, deep down inside.
Everything ready for you right now. All the videos are waiting for you to access immediately. Start with 'First Aid for Right Now' to get some quick and easy things to do to calm your anxiety.
THE FULL PROGRAMME
Module 1: First Aid for Right Now - in tiny, doable steps. Return to this whenever you need to.
Module 2: Why Does the Brain Make us Anxious? - The nerdy, theory part with clear explanations. You'll see why the exercises work, and how to make them most effective.
Modules 3 and 4: Being able to see what is going on and connecting safely with our surroundings. You'll discover how to gain calm awareness and feel safe rather than being on red alert, or not knowing what is going on.
Module 5: Switch the brain on to take confident action - the second state, which allows us to get things done. It's about confident motivation, not about being hostile or aggressive.
Module 6: Find out how to feel safe and free, rather than stuck, fearful or trapped. The third state necessary for us to feel comfortable in our skins.
PLUS SPECIAL BONUSES
Bonus 1: You'll discover how to come out of Freeze and Dissociation - crucial if you ever find yourself freezing or spacing out when overwhelmed.
Bonus 2: Taking it further - connect with your sense of self and trust your gut instincts - vital for making good decisions.
Bonus 3: Only available with this edition. Discover 10 ways to ground and centre yourself using your new skills - just what you need if you find yourself knocked off kilter for a moment or two.
PLUS: Membership of the Calm, Confident Brain insiders' private FaceBook group for questions and support. I'll be hanging out there to answer your questions, hold your hand, and cheer you on.
"I was so fed up with being anxious all the time. You explained really well what was going on and showed me how to change the way my brain responds, without going into deep history. It really was just learning how to manage my brain, and that was surprisingly easy. Now I am not overwhelmed by any of my emotions, I can calm myself easily when something happens, and I feel much more confident in myself than I ever did before".
Ali B. Edinburgh
If you identify with any of these, this programme will help you.
You find yourself getting stuck in indecision and confusion and you can't take action even if you know what to do. Maybe stressful situations make you feel anxious and even a bit panicky? Chances are, you sometimes feel cut off and isolated. It's all happening in the unconscious brain.
Helping you move from anxious to calm
I'm Anne Cheshire, SEP, MNIMH, here in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. I'm a practising trauma therapist, trained in brain centred trauma therapy and somatic experiencing. My passion in life is to help people from all over the world use the power of their own brains to feel calm and confident and create a life for themselves which is totally aligned with who they are, deep down inside.
I'm a mum, a linguist, I've owned exercise studios (I still teach barre!), I've been a secondary school teacher, and I have been a trauma therapist for fifteen years. I've worked with thousands of clients and patients in one-to-one therapy, seeing them reconnect with themselves, find calm and confidence, and empower their lives. What I have found is that it's not just about knowing rationally what to do, but about enabling the unconscious brain to feel calm. And that's true, even if you have done years of 'talking therapy'. You see, the unconscious brain does not understand words!
Rooted in in-depth training and clinical experience in my field of expertise, my system helps anyone with an unconscious part of the brain (that's you!) gain calm and confidence, find their purpose in life, and get on track. I've been on that journey myself, and I'm here to be with you on your's.
YES! I'd love to feel calm and confident, but it's not so easy, is it?
I know that this sounds like a tall order. If you've ever suffered from anxiety or red alert, you've probably already tried all the usual ways to deal with hypervigilance or anxiety. You've done mindfulness, counselling, therapy, breathing exercises, even a trip to the GP for medication, but none of these have really worked.
And that's not surprising, because it's our unconscious brains which react to events and circumstances from long ago, maybe even back to childhood, and we retain patterns - survival patterns - which our unconscious brains are really reluctant to let go of. This is not your fault! Our brains are doing their best to keep us safe.
It's possible you've tried everything there is, and nothing has really worked. And you are left feeling as if there is something wrong with you (there's not!). You've even read books and gone to classes. Let's be frank - you know that if you were able to think your way out of high alert and anxiety, you would have done it by now!
This can leave us feeling useless
- stuck, as if there is no way out
- always on the alert for the next dreadful thing to happen
- paralysed, unable to take action or to think clearly
- deeply despondent or even depressed
- permanently on edge, and anxious, whilst others sail through life, self-assured and in charge
The cost can be even greater, and we find ourselves here:
- going round and round in our thoughts and wasting time
- numbing out on Netflix and FaceBook
- feeling exhausted with nothing to show for it, and wondering whether something is really wrong with us
The physical effects of overwhelming stress can be equally distressing:
- heart pounding and increased heart rate
- tight jaw, headache or eye strain
- digestive problems like bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, nausea and IBS symptoms
Here's the thing! It doesn't have to be like that! There's not something wrong with you, and there is a way out, a new way.
If you're like most people with anxiety and high alert, or unable to feel truly confident, chances are you didn't even know it's not your fault, that your brain was trying to keep you safe. But now you can learn to use a system based on neuroscience which gives you simple, easy tools to be calm and self-assured, and live your life with inner confidence.
The old way... or a totally different new way
If you are ready to say goodbye to the old way of always being on red alert, then you are probably asking "how"?
Say hello to the new way in The Calm, Confident Brain, a programme in which we show your unconscious brain how to be calm and confident without expensive therapy or digging into the past.
It's not a course or a diploma, and you don't "think about" how you feel, it's a system where you DO quick, simple things to change the way your brain responds.
Your brain learns new patterns effortlessly with repetition.
The Calm, Confident Brain
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I would love to join you on your journey to a calm and confident brain
I'm Anne Cheshire, and I'm the creator of this programme The Calm, Confident Brain. Here's what it's all about.
It's been a difficult time recently, for everyone. Since early 2020 we have been managing unprecedented stress and, for some, there's been real hardship and heartache. I have hardly been able to see my children in London, including my beautiful, tiny grandchilden. A visit from my son and his wife from New Zealand was cancelled, and I miss them all. But I have been one of the lucky ones, in that I have managed to keep heathy, and keep working. In fact my job as a trauma therapist has never been more in demand.
And that's what made me rethink, and go deep into what I can offer to many, not just on a one-to-one basis. What could I offer, which would help anyone, anywhere, calm their brain activity and improve their confidence and their mental health. What could I give, that would help people manage the incredibly difficult circumstances we are all going through, and that on top of 'normal' life?
This programme is the outcome of that rethink. I have distilled from two decades of private practice, what it takes to calm the brain and gain confidence. The result is this six-part programme, including essential first-aid for right now. I've created videos of how I teach this to my one-to-one clients, which you can replay again and again, do it with me, and feel your brain calming. It is the crucial foundation for making life decisions with ease and confidence, and for feeling good in your own skin. And it's a stand-alone programme which you can use at any time, in any place.
I would be honoured if you were to join us.
Who is this programme for?
A quick check to see if this is right for you. This programme is for you if you want this:
- You want to discover how to take charge of your own brain for ever, and calm its reactions.
- You want to make deep-down fundamental changes in the way you respond to life.
- You want super-simple, quick and easy steps to follow so you can begin to feel calm and confident from the start.
- You want the power to decrease anxiety and high alert in your own brain, in the part of the brain where it is actually happening.
- You want clear understanding about how our brains work to keep us safe, and how they become stuck in survival patterns.
- You want support and encouragement along your journey, as well as expert advice and help.
- You want instant access to a programme which enables you to discover how to gain calm and confidence, step by step.
- You want to make the discoveries alongside others on this journey in our optional supportive private Facebook group.
Who this programme is not for:
It's really important to know what this programme does not do, and if you want any of these, this programme is probably not for you:
- This is not a quick fix. After years and maybe decades of unconscious brain patterns, the change doesn't happen overnight. But, however long these unhelpful patterns have been there, you CAN change them, step by step.
- This is not something which happens TO you. You follow along, and do the exercises yourself, because that's what changes your brain. It doesn't work if you just think about it!
- This is not therapy - it's coaching. So it's not about digging into the murky past or retelling your story over and over (that will make it worse). It's about you changing how your brain responds right now so that you can live life the way you want to.
What you get with the Calm, Confident Brain programme
Help for right now: 7 quick, easy, super-simple things to do anywhere for anxiety or panic. The video shows you how, and you follow along with it to decrease activation and steer your brain towards a calmer state.
Crystal clear explanations from an expert in the field on how the unconscious brain responds to threat or uncertainty, and creates patterns that stay in place, whether we want them or not. You'll discover what happens and how to change the patterns.
Easy videos with super-simple follow-along exercises for changing the unwanted patterns step by step, and restoring calm in the brain so you feel safe and confident.
Module 1: First Aid for Right Now - super-simple things to do, which you can return to whenever you want.
Module 2: Why Does the Brain Make us Anxious? - The nerdy, theory part with clear explanations. Discover exactly why the exercises work, and how to make them most effective.
Modules 3 and 4: Change your brain's settings to calm awareness and feeling safe rather than being on red alert, or not knowing what is going on.
Module 5: Discover calm, confident 'get up and go' which allows us to get things done. It's about confident motivation, not about being hostile or aggressive.
Module 6: Ditch that feeling of being trapped or fearful,and switch on feeling safe, knowing deep down inside there is always a way forwards.
PLUS AMAZING BONUSES
Bonus 1: Coming out of Freeze and Dissociation - crucial if you ever find yourself freezing or spacing out when overwhelmed.
Bonus 2: Taking it further - discover how to connect with your sense of self and trust your gut instincts - vital for making good decisions.
Bonus 3: Only available with this edition. 10 super-quick ways to ground and centre yourself using your new skills - just what you need if you find yourself knocked off kilter.
PLUS: Membership of the Calm, Confident Brain insiders' private FaceBook group for questions and support. I'll be hanging out there to answer your questions and cheer you on.
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