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Overcome!™ Program for Chronic Stress, Anxiety, & PTSD

Where natural & holistic meets evidence-based science

 

Knowledge is Power

Our focus is education because the more you know about your anxiety, the more empowered you are to change it. We meet four times over eight weeks to learn about the nervous system, how to identify when it needs extra attention (self-awareness), and techniques for self-regulation.

Live sessions are taught workshop-style, blending presentation, guided practice of the techniques, and support in applying the program to your daily life for maximum personal benefit. 

Personal Experience

The Overcome! program is designed for those who suffer with overwhelming stress, anxiety; GAD, Panic Disorder, PTSD.


Even though it is taught in a group setting, this is a personal experience; there are no group activities and you will never be asked to speak publicly.


Presentations are given with visual aids, and all work is private. The utmost care and attention is given to accommodate those that are not comfortable in social situations.

 
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Learn how to re-program your nervous system

More often than not, people who experience chronic dysregulation have compromised bodily awareness and a sense of being out of control of their body/mind. In the first class we jump right in to tools to “down-regulate” the fight or flight response or to “up-regulate” feelings of being shut down, and how to “turn on” the relaxation response. These are tools for managing difficult moments as we work on the long-term project of re-programing our neural networks to break triggers, regain control of our nervous system and our inner peace circuitry.


A take-home program with daily exercises and lifestyle suggestions will be handed out. Yoga Therapy is a blend of traditional Yoga practices, Ayurveda, alternative medicine, and modern medical science. Nutrition, aromatherapy, acupressure, and sound healing are added to help you find something that WORKS and is realistic for your every day life.


The more you know about anxiety and how to defeat it, the more empowered you become to help yourself. Not all  methods will work for everyone, but one or more methods have been shown to work for all.

 

8 weeks
4 sessions

The information given in each session is intended to be worked through in the two weeks between sessions. A daily commitment is required to defeat anxiety – it is not a quick fix because we go to the root of the problem – programming errors in the nervous system. We sense danger when none is around – typically the residue of past experiences that are locked into a mind/body connection that continues to elicit warnings that stress our nervous systems and have debilitating symptoms. You CAN change this!

 
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Full Support

Overcome! participants receive

✓ a workbook with exercises that help you self-reflect on what's holding you back

✓ a booklet with educational support materials if you want to dig-in deeper to the topics we cover in session

✓ 6 trauma-informed guided meditation recordings

✓ gentle movement practices

✓ therapeutic breathing exercises

✓ and a self-regulation toolbox to help you uncover your inner power and gain control over a run away nervous system.

+ 8 weeks of personal support from your facilitator in applying the program and designing a routine that WORKS FOR YOU

The program is designed to introduce you to a neurophysiological explanation of triggers, what is happening internally when triggered, and the process of reprogramming your responses to get rid of triggers. Conscious use of self-help tools are profoundly liberating when combating the debilitating effects of anxiety and feelings of being stuck. At the very least, knowing that there is something you can do to relieve your discomfort is reassuring all on it's own.

 
 
 
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"I can’t say enough good things about this program. I feel a big difference in the way I respond to things that used to send me into a downward spiral ….I know that these methods will be a part of my life for the rest of my life."

Gail

Program Graduate

Program Info & Topics

If you suffer from anxiety, whether situational or long-term chronic, this program will give you tools to uncover your inner power to heal from the inside out, and gradually lessen the  impact anxiety has on your mind, body, and life.


Common effects of anxiety that will be addressed in this program:

  • Panic attacks

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Difficulty controlling worry

  • Excess anxiety and worry that is out of proportion to the situation most of the time

  • Fear of death or fear of illness causing death

  • Excessive sweating, palpitations, shortness of breath, and Gastrointestinal issues

  • Fatigue

  • Irritability

  • Muscle tension — shakiness, headaches

  • Restlessness or feeling keyed up or “on the edge”

  • Sleep disturbance (difficulty falling or staying asleep; or restless, unsatisfying sleep)

 

Overcome!™ Online

100% virtual LIVE program

  • 4 Live sessions with Professional TIYT Clinical Facilitator

  • Each class is 1.5 - 2 hours

  • Access all program materials electronically and maintain access for up to one year

  • 8 Weeks of personalized support

  • Participants are not required to be on camera or mic

Overcome! In-Person

Small group experience

  • 4 Live sessions with Professional TIYT Clinical Facilitator

  • Each class is about 3 hours

  • Overcome! book with educational support materials, self-regulation toolbox, workbook for keeping you on track between sessions. and tracking charts to monitor what's working for you (nearly 100 pages!)

  • 8 Weeks of personalized support

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Specialized Groups

Specialized programs do not vary much in content, but rather in the manner in which they're presented. We discuss nuanced examples and applications.


  • Overcome! for Teens

  • Overcome! for Social Anxiety

  • Overcome! for Domestic Violence Survivors

  • Overcome! for CPTSD

  • Overcome! for Addiction

  • Overcome! for Sensory Overload

“Where do I start? Everything about this course is golden; it is real, it isn’t a quick fix, it gave me so many tools to use in my darkest moments – and I had a lot. I didn’t imagine that sobriety and an anxiety-free life was possible, but here I am 6 months later recalling those days like they were so long ago. I feel like a new person. Many blessings to all who are offering this course, it really changes lives.”

Kelly

Program Graduate

 

You don’t realize how much anxiety controls your life until you begin to defeat it. Overcoming anxiety requires a commitment of daily practice, dedication, and faith in your ability to heal.

 
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Nancy Cooke

Licensed Professional TIYT™ Clinical Facilitator & Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist

Former behavioral therapist, Nancy specializes in educating others about their nervous system health.

 

Join the next program

  • Overcome! Online Autumn Program
    Zoom
    Oct 09, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Zoom
    4 Saturdays OCT-NOV
  • Overcome! Online Winter Program
    Zoom
    Dec 04, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST
    Zoom
    4 Saturdays DEC-JAN
  • Overcome! Online Summer Program
    Tuesdays
    Aug 17, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
    Tuesdays
    AUG-SEPT
 

Scholarship Application

Need-based scholarships are available to those who wouldn't otherwise be able to join the program. To apply for a scholarship, fill out the form below and Nancy will email you with more info.

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Application received

 

If you are having suicidal thoughts, please call 1-800-273-8255 or visit The Suicide Prevention Help Line

**Medication Alert** We DO NOT recommend that you discontinue taking prescription medication without the consent and supervision of a medical professional. It is very important to be under a physician’s care if you plan to discontinue medication. Discontinuation of anti-anxiety medications can lead to severe reactions. This series is not intended as a replacement for your healthcare providers services. Many Healthcare professionals recommend our program to help clients manage withdrawal symptoms during a managed step-down program.

 
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Interested in hosting an Overcome! program? Contact Nancy