These stories are not meant to imply that wellness coaching is a treatment for any condition other than stress reduction.
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.