By session 12, she had very little anxiety that was workable. She could work through it.
Anna was diagnosed with severe anxiety in 3rd grade. Her symptoms were horrible. It was instantaneous vomiting and diarrhea. It was awful. It was kind of a cyclical effect where she was so afraid to vomit in front of other people that she would end up vomiting. Then it became this huge separation issue with mom. She did not want to separate from me. Then as the years progressed, it only became worse and worse and worse and worse to the point where doing the simplest of tasks was debilitating like going to school, going to her best friend’s house. She had been there for years but just going there she couldn’t get there. She couldn’t get to birthday parties because she would spend hours vomiting. It was like in a row. It would be constant vomiting until I excused her from the activity. By 5th grade, you can imagine throwing up all the time is definitely a room clearer. She was losing her friends. She was becoming extremely depressed to the point where right before we started Brain Balance, and I may cry here, she was talking about suicide.
I had tried everything with Anna. We tried therapy. We tried massage. We tried exercise programs. We tried aromatherapy, essential oils. We tried meditation, relaxation techniques. Let me tell you how nothing was working. At one point in time, we spent thousands and thousands of dollars on therapists and it wasn’t working. It just wasn’t working. She was losing her grip on life. She’s a dear sweet child, and everybody loves her but this one thing was just so debilitating.
By session 12, she had very little anxiety that was workable. She could work through it. She is so proud of herself, and she’s constantly saying I love Brain Balance. She says “They have helped me so much, mom.” She says “I can’t believe it, how much they have helped me.”
I don’t want to pump my kid full of meds. I want to be able to enjoy the personality, and who knows what that does to a child over the long run. If anybody can resonate with my story and then they know where to get help, my job is complete right there.
- Kellie H., Brain Balance Parent