Melanie Wingate

Traditional Naturopathy

Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety and depression are conditions that are occur all too often in todays society. When feelings of inadequacy, sadness, fear and/or grief take over, we can be left feeling completely out of control of our own lives.


Anxiety


Physical - Anxiety is the expression of irrational fear, meaning that the person is feeling afraid where there is no sense of real danger present. It is a state of fearing the future based on past experiences, thus living life in a painful state of waiting for some unknown and unseen danger.

Anxiety can be experienced due to a number of reasons. You may be feeling nervous about confronting a certain issue or event, or perhaps you feel a little inadequate about your appearance, you may even feel a sense of fear having to step outside your front door. 


Anxiety can manifest physical symptoms, some of which may include: 

  • Skin disorders
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Immune impairment or imbalance
  • Headaches
  • Digestive disorders including IBS
  • Nutritional deficiencies

A certain level of fear is necessary for human survival, it tells us if we should stay and fight or if we should run away from danger. However, experiencing fear for irrational reasons creates an imbalance in your health, preventing the mind and body from functioning optimally.


Metaphysical - Metaphysically, anxiety indicates that we are out of flow with life and not trusting the process. When we place such harsh judgement on ourselves and we don't live up to our expectations we loose faith in our abilities to perform at a certain level, this brings about fear of life in general. Anxiety clouds our thoughts and locks us in to a state of negativity, thus sabotaging any ability to get ahead in life. It prevents us from taking action, reading goals and trusting themselves. 

When we are deeply connected to our mind and body, we are able to feel if we are on the right path or if we are off track. However, when we allow anxiety to be in control, it is merely impossible to tell the difference between fear of the unknown and your "gut" telling you this is a bad idea. 

The following guided healing helps you to get in touch with your mind and body, thus allowing you to release the anxiety so you can lead your life from clear and grounded perspective. 



Depression


Physical - Depression can be as severe as a clinically diagnosed case that involves many years of unpleasant symptoms, or it can describe someone whom just is not feeling themselves lately. There are numerous reasons why someone may experience depression, generally each case is quite unique to the next, and therefore each case requires an individualised assessment and treatment plan.

Melanie Wingate can treat depression with a combination of natural therapies including natural medicines, highly effective mind coaching, counselling, massage and reiki. Your treatment plan will vary according to your requirements and your case will be handled with the highest level of sensitivity and confidentiality.