Feeling Anxious, Overwhelmed or
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Stress, anxiety & worry can dramatically affect your health and reduce your quality of life.
Relationships are everywhere. We are interconnected. It is your birthright to have a relationship with your Self and with others. When past or current life events get in your way, there are obstacles that are keeping you from living fully. Whether it’s the past, racing thoughts, big emotions, or patterns that are keeping you stuck, these things aren’t happening because there is something wrong with you. They are happening because everything is right with you. Science backs this up.
I know what you are experiencing. I have been there. Things are getting in the way of you creating positive change for yourself. And yes, the following things are true and hard to swallow: life is hard sometimes, things don’t always go according to plan, and unexpected things do come your way. But this is also true: you can create change and make life a whole lot better than you realize.
Social isolation, loss, the past, or changes in relationships are just a few examples of life events that can lead to changes in your behaviours, body, thoughts, and feelings. These are normal responses to stressful situations and can feel scary and uncertain. More importantly, feeling stuck gets in the way of your well-being and quality of life.
You are not alone being stuck.
19% of Canadian adults screened positive for major depressive disorder in spring 2021
15% of Canadian adults screened positive for generalized anxiety disorder in spring 2021
70% of mental health problems have their onset during childhood or adolescence.
Young people aged 15 to 24 are more likely to experience mental illness and/or substance use disorders than any other age group.
The economic burden of mental illness in Canada is estimated at $51 billion per year. This includes health care costs, lost productivity, and reductions in health-related quality of life.
~ CAMH, 2022
"Most people do not recognize their anxiety for what it is and instead think something is wrong with them. Therefore, the first step to successfully managing anxiety is to learn to understand and recognize it.
Self-awareness is essential."
What if there was an effective way to help you get unstuck and feeling better?
What if there was a way to stop all of it? Struggling with your mind, emotions, and body each day can feel so endless and heavy... and life is just too short for that. If it feel like you are stuck - "This is just the way I am," I want you to know that is not true. There are ways to get unstuck.
You can heal, feel grounded, and overcome the battles with your mind & body. You can be in charge of your life and feel capable and confident. You can have fulfilling relationships, starting first with the relationship with your Self. You can walk through your life feeling strong, empowered, and invigorated.
Let's work together. I know the way to lead you through your struggles, insecurities, overthinking, and difficult past to your birthright: a deep and healthy relationship with your Self and others. I can teach you how to create connection, deepen your skills to understand patterns in your mind & body, and help you learn practical tools to respond to life events.
If you are ready to make positive shifts in your life, I am here to help.
“Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives.”
Bessel Van der Kolk
Taylor, a new university graduate, was in their first big corporate job, and was paralyzed with anxiety. They were full of self-doubt, worried about not doing their fair share in the office, questioning what their colleagues were thinking of them, and dealing with racing thoughts that would not stop, making it difficult for them to focus or get tasks done. Taylor knew anxiety was affecting other areas in their life: they wanted to stop feeling so anxious, accept uncertainty, and lean into discomfort.
Using MindAware 360™, Taylor learned essential information to understand anxiety, identify how it was showing up in their life, and follow a process to manage it better. They were committed to their transformation and as a result, took systematic steps to start managing the thoughts, emotions, and body sensations differently, which led to a change in self-defeating beliefs.
Taylor described their anxiety at a 80% when they attended the first session and now rates it at 10%. A profound transformation! Taylor is more productive at work, sets boundaries in relationships, and feels more confident in their abilities to communicate what they really want or need without being riddled with anxiety.
Knowing she had childhood trauma, Jay wanted to heal wounds that were making it impossible for her to move forward without jumping from relationship to relationship, using substances, and living life on an emotional yo-yo string. She found it difficult to keep her thoughts out of the past, feel emotions without being overwhelmed, or take care of herself in a loving way.
Slowly and gently, Jay courageously worked through the steps of MindAware 360™ to assess where she needed change right away. Then, she learned essential information about the mind-body connection and was able to take steps to lean into the discomfort and do the work necessary to be feel regulated, calm, and safe in relationships with Self and others.
With a commitment to making many small steps, Jay now has an understanding of her nervous system and secure attachment that has led to the beginning of feeling loved, valued, and welcomed. She is able to move forward into the life she was meant to live. Jay understands old stuck patterns and has knowledge, awareness, and tools to bring connection and compassion into her world.
On stress leave from work, feeling depressed and stuck, Sherry was sleeping away her days, in her pajamas, unable to organize any tasks, and feeling bombarded by hopelessness. She was so tired of being in this place, and didn’t know how to help herself. She felt unable to navigate life.
Sherry identified and explored the pieces that were keeping her stuck and took steps to implement new tools and strategies in her relationship with herself and others. Over time, she experienced peace of mind as she implemented small shifts and changes that ultimately led to her feeling confident and empowered.
Today, Sherry feels like she has lifted a ton of bricks off her shoulders and life is much more manageable. She now feels like she can move through life with ease and contentment, Sherry knows the signs of burnout, has a toolbox of strategies to recognize burnout and manage stress, and trusts herself. She has a new job and a new way of looking at life!
(17 years old)
You provided such a welcoming environment where I was able to work through things and change how I saw myself in a positive way and in the process, you were so insightful and empowering. You helped me become confident in my ability to manage stress and reach my goals. I would highly recommend you because our work has changed my life. :)
(Mother of a 7 year old)
Working with you Rolynda has helped me immeasurably. Her insight and support kept me moving forward through several life transitions I experienced last fall. She made me feel comfortable to share my whole self without judgment, helped me realize my buried potential, encouraged me to revise unhealthy perspectives and ultimately supported me in building a happier life for myself. You are a caring professional who go the extra mile, sharing resources to help me navigate difficult conversations. I wholeheartedly recommend working with Rolynda. She will change your life!
I really like how at home your space feels and how relaxed you remain throughout our appointments. Nothing about our visits seemed clinical or buttoned up. I also love the way you describe things visually. Because I am a visual learner, I’ve very much internalized a lot of the charts and pictures you’ve drawn out for me. And, most importantly, I really do feel like my relationship has improved in all the ways I hoped it would by dealing with my trauma. I legitimately feel like my shame has been squashed and boy is it freeing. I never thought I’d be at this place within 6 months, but I am, thanks to you :)