I was not sleeping well. I was overextended, trying to organize too many things but not doing anything well, along with all the guilt of that. I had anger issues, panic attacks, and a general sense of gloom and anxiety about things like the wind. You know when you see trees moving? I was very fearful of that. I was afraid to go out of the house, so I wasn’t volunteering at school anymore. It was hard for me to go out and visit my mom. I couldn’t drive over bridges; my husband had to drive while I was planning, ”Keep the seat belt on until after impact with water. When can I get my kids out?”
Something that I really loved about when I started sessions with Montgomery was that I didn’t know what was wrong, but the biofeedback system could tell us stuff. So as I worked with my therapist and came to sessions at Breathing Space, the biofeedback helped me identify some things to talk to my therapist about. Montgomery gave me the analogy about being under water. In hindsight, I realize that I was under water. I couldn’t get a breath. Now I feel like I am skipping along a beach kicking up the water for the fun of it.
Montgomery also told me that there was stress in my jaw. I had it checked, and my doctor found an infection and a cyst. After more sessions with Montgomery, I went back to have the cyst removed. My doctor couldn’t believe how it had shrunk. The infection had been contained, and I attribute that shrinking to sessions with Montgomery. I truly feel like Montgomery cares and is invested in my well being. I feel like he just wants to help me be the best mom, daughter, and sister that I can be — to let me be the person that I am designed to be.
Well, I have been coming to Montgomery for at least 4 years and it has helped me save my life. I was in really bad shape. I’ve had some emotional problems; specific emotional incidences in my life. And I think that coming here has really helped me get on the right course.
Sometimes I feel guilty that I feel really good, better than I have felt in a long, long time, but I have really worked at it. I think it goes back to balance. We do physical balance. We do emotional balance. It is all kind of interconnected.
We do biofeedback and a foot bath detox. All of this garbage comes out of my body. It’s amazing. I always get lots of stuff out. My body has just learned how to let stuff go.
I just relax and look out the window at the chrysanthemums. It has been wonderful to watch the seasons change through his window. I get centered. I walk out feeling much better. I don’t know how else to describe it. It is kind of a balancing act. I am balancing my body and spirit.
I can remember going back to work after my second or third session. Someone at work asked, “What are you doing?” I was like, “What do you mean?” She was like, “You look awfully happy.” I was happy, but I don’t think it registered with me yet. I remember thinking, “Wow. This is really doing something.” I thought it was interesting that I hadn’t really noticed, but someone else had. Each session after that, I felt better and better. It got harder to go back to work because of all the stress I knew was going on there.
I tell people that Montgomery is a wealth of knowledge.
During the sessions, I talk the whole time. I don’t know if other people talk or don’t talk. I just enjoy the conversation. Good energy in the room. I wish I could do it every day.