In one word, what is at the ROOT of Anxiety and Depression?

If you were to ask me what is at the root, the core, the causes, and what is responsible for symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and stress – to name a few; AND, if I could only answer by using one word, what would that one word be?


The Britannica dictionary explains disempowerment to be:
: to cause (a person or a group of people) to be less likely than others to succeed: to prevent (a person or group) from having power, authority, or influence.

Now, while this definition is related to disempowering someone other than oneself, let’s go inward and have a look at what it means to disempower ourselves.

It has been quoted, “Give me a child until they’re 7, and they are mine for life”.

How is this even possible?

The brain wave of a child between 0-7 is in a Theta state, which is un-discerning and absorbing. So, if we had caregivers that spoke poorly to us, bullies in the playground telling us that we are &^%$, or even teachers that at some point humiliated us in front of the classroom – our brains, at that age, did not have the capacity to know that essentially, we did not ‘deserve’ this treatment.

Therefore, beliefs get formed; significantly, beliefs about ourselves. Beliefs such as, “I am not good enough”; “I’m &^%$ and I deserve to be treated like &^%$”; “I deserve to be punished”; “I deserve to suffer;” and, “I don’t matter”. In that moment, in those years, we gave our power away. And it’s tragic, because we had no control over doing it, simply because of the frequency of our brain at the time.

Fast forward a decade or two, and you might wonder why you are experiencing acute or chronic stress, panic attacks, insomnia, gut issues and a depression that just motors along or is so debilitating that you struggle to leave the house. It is because, through no fault of your own, you gave your power away.

Sometimes, what you went through as a child was so horrific, so on-going, and so destructive, that you were helpless to control what those around you did to you. And, that the very thing you knew you were NOT going to give away was your sense of “self-worth”. That was the one thing you could control, so cleverly, you didn’t allow yourself to have any.

Toxic relationships ensue, work-place bullying, and even your parenting, for some, become all-too-hard, because you don’t know boundaries. You see, these too, were taken away from you.

Some go on with a quest for answers of how to get “better”, or “right”, while others just don’t know any different. For some it is trying a myriad of medications until one works, or seeking the help of a counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist for on-going appointments that can take years before improvement is felt. Again, you don’t know it, but you are giving your very power away to something ‘out-there’ in the hope that it will fix you.

Is there a way out? You bet there is.

Through specific trauma therapy such as TRTP, in 3-4 sessions, you become the driver in your life again, not having life choose the poor circumstances for you, ever again. You face your past head-on and take your power back because you have made the courageous and healing choice of self-agency and self-advocacy. You can then look at what the world around you, or the people who have wronged you, from an empowered position. You might even see how your past has benefited your soul’s growth. You might even transform your fear, doubt, anxiety, sabotaging behaviours and negative beliefs into vision, faith, excitement and ultimately, fulfilment. What was I put on this planet to achieve? And you’ll start doing that – because it was NOT to suffer.

When you have mental tools AND employ them, disempowerment becomes a thing of the past. If stress arises, you know how to quickly disembark. You can expect past symptoms to be yesterday’s news – burdens such as fears & phobias, anxiety & depression, OCD & stress, addictions, including drinking & smoking; toxic relationships and low self-esteem & self-worth. This is achievable in just 3-4 sessions? Yes. There is approximately a 92% success rate (externally audited) where you can expect to thrive, and not just survive; but don’t expect your practitioner to get you better. They are just the facilitators. It’s time to get your power back.

If this resonates with you or you know of someone who could benefit from this style of process, e-mail Rachael through

Rachael is a dedicated Neurolinguistic Programmer, Hypnotherapist and Trauma Specialist (TRTP) living in Thornlands, Brisbane. She has a passion for teaching her clients how to re-code the synaptic pathways in the brain by encompassing the Mind & Body Connection, empowering your belief system and ridding debilitating conditions such as Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and C-PTSD once and for all with an incredibly successful & powerful 3-4 session process. Rachael is proficient in the language of the unconscious mind.

Rachael is also diligent in Soul Evolution and Self-Realisation, and is living her purpose of leading others to freedom from the constraints of their mind and past. This comes, first and foremost, from successfully transcending her own 3 decades of C-PTSD & traumas as well as showing great determination since 2004 to holistically heal chronic Lyme disease.

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