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Reclaim Your Health, Rebuild Your Life.

Imagine living each day without fear, anxiousness, and a paralysis of moving forward. You finally “got it right” and kicked all your bad habits. You learned to love yourself and understand your condition at a deeper level. And it all happened because you had the right information and support.

This is all possible. All you need is the right people. The right program. The right support.

If you are setting out your journey to recover from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Misinformation is everywhere.

There’s a lot of things you can’t change in your life. But fortunately, what you put in your mouth …. And your mind …. Can (and will) have an enormous impact on your wellbeing. And as you know…. there’s no better time than the present.

I was in terrible shape. I was borderline suicidal, extremely anxious, and felt helpless with crippling depression. Pharmaceuticals didn’t really seem to help me much.

They just made me feel numb inside… To make matters worse, I knew the relapse rate of depression was >85%. My Generalized Anxiety disorder had troubling relapse statistics as well. I knew drugs were not the long-term answer for me.

So I started to learn. I crawled through hundreds of books, peer-reviewed journals, interviews … anything I could get my hands on.

The more I learned, the more confused I became.

It seemed that everyone thought they had “the” answer to all life’s problems. But if you believe that …. You can easily become a victim of false information.

I learned that quickly as I progressed through my studies that the mind-body-spirit all must be considered for optimal health.

After becoming a Registered Nurse and Doctor Of Physical Therapy, some challenging physical traumas began to surface in my life.

I found that several of my past struggles with anxiety and depression began to resurface after my physical traumas reared their ugly heads.

So not only had I endured psychological and spiritual hardships, but physical as well. I’ve come to find there is a profound overlap between the three. Don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise.

As a result, I have been on both the patient and clinician end. I’ve seen what works … and what doesn’t work.

The Truth Is….

Everyone has an agenda… something to sell… so unless said person or health-company has training in assessment and interpreting research, you may be led on a wild goose chase. You may even be harmed.

It’s Not your Fault.

How could you possibly know how to manage stress when no one teaches meditation in school?

How could you identify obsessive thinking patterns when you are in the middle of an anxiety attack?

How could you learn what a balanced and nourishing diet is without proper training?

It’s nearly impossible to sift through the all the information and come out with a clear head as to where to go next.

So what have I done in response?

I’ve developed a comprehensive, research-based program to help manage Generalized Anxiety Disorder. It is designed to rebuild YOU from the ground up.

As I said above, I’m going to help you do this despite any circumstance. You can go big or small with your changes.

You Have More Power To Change Than You Realize…

See the full module page by clicking here.

Why am I going through such painstaking detail to build a comprehensive program suited to the individual suffering with Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

Because I believe that every person has the right and ability to achieve their greatest wellness potential, despite any circumstance. 

I’ve been on both ends of the patient-care / client model. I’ve been the patient many times.

I’ve been the practitioner. I’ve seen too many people slip through the cracks that could have been helped if they had the right information earlier on.

So there is a process that works …. It can make BIG changes through CONSISTENT, SMALL actions.

You can commit as much or as little time as you want. The rest is up to you… how far you want to go… how much time you wish to commit. I’m here to support you all along the way.

My system is based on an observational theoretical framework known as The 6 Pillars of a Healthy Lifestyle.

Essentially, I’ve have listened to some of the top experts in the fields of longevity, chronic health disorders, and lifestyle modification.

HealthyConsumer has compiled 6 common traits that overlap the lessons mutually recognized throughout these fields.

We’ve taken these traits and built with all the skills necessary to Thrive Despite Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Maybe You’re Thinking:

“I don’t have time for something this involved.”

The beauty of an online course is the flexibility. You can progress at any speed that works for your schedule. Attend as many or few of our web support groups as appropriate for you. (I encourage you to attend as many as possible for best results!)

“I can’t afford something like this.”

For the cost of a doctor’s visit or 2 co-pays to a mental health professional, you can have all the lifestyle tools necessary to Thrive Despite Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

“I’m embarrassed, ashamed, or scared to participate in an online group.”

A great part of an online program such as this is the ability to remain anonymous. You can join our support groups with an anonymous screen name. You can observe or participate to whatever degree feels appropriate to you.

“I’m not very tech savvy!”

That’s absolutely fine! All our courses come with detailed video instructions on how to navigate the website and attend our bi-weekly webinars.

“No one or no thing can help me at this point.”

There is ALWAYS room for healing. Successful recovery from GAD requires a combination of multiple different therapies to get better in the long term.

What Will I Get Out Of This Course?

  • All the lifestyle skills necessary to thrive despite a diagnosis of GAD. 
  • Downloadable resources that are yours to keep forever: 3 guided meditations (Mindfulness meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, and deep abdominal breathing), exercise guidelines for anxiety, 2-weeks full of quick whole-foods recipes, 10 tips to start feeling better today, goal planning made simple, and more.
  • Access to our private, members-only Facebook group. Ask questions and get all the answers to common anxiety-related struggles from others who are going through the same thing as you.
  • An excellent compliment to your current therapies with a mental health professional.
  • Access to my bi-weekly online support group – participate as much or as little as you want. Remain anonymous or voice your opinion!
  • Mobile friendly, fully responsive.

What Are Others Saying?

“I am thankful to Chris for putting together the Thrive course and also for his bi-weekly support group meetings. It is great to learn information that has been useful to someone who has GAD and has overcome those issues with these techniques.

We can meet with social workers or therapists, but unless they have or are actually dealing with these issues, they cannot fully understand what we are going through.”

Shellie K.
Chris Sovey’s website is a valuable resource for coping with anxiety and depression. I was initially attracted to this site after finding how open Chris was about his own experience with anxiety and depression. He had tried various sources of help, without much improvement. I was impressed that he had gone to great lengths to change, work through all this and finally incorporate what he had learned from his own experience as well as research into a website which could help others.

After I purchased the GAD course from the website and began participating in the online support group, I found doing so had many positive effects. First of all, Chris’ low-key and congenial style is very conducive to feeling comfortable with him and taking him seriously—totally different from other self-help online sites I’ve encountered.

What I find most helpful about Chris’ approach is that it is so practical—meant to help people who are not able or willing to spend great amounts of time and energy on working out their problems with anxiety and depression, at least not at first. None of his approach sounds overwhelming and in fact it’s not. It helps that Chris’s explanations are very clear and not off-putting. All of his modules suggest small steps which don’t take too much time but which if done consistently and incrementally over time can produce very positive effects. This is not only Chris’ opinion but supported by research evidence and by my own experience as well.

Meditation is central to his approach but he doesn’t ask people to spend so much time on this that they will lose patience and give up before they realize the benefits. Aerobic exercise is cited as a another practice with a quick payoff in terms of reducing anxiety. Chris also encourages taking it slow and easy when changing dietary habits to support recovery. Chris has motivated me to form productive habits in several areas of my recovery.

Not that forming such habits is easy, but they are easier to form if you follow Chris Sovey’s advice, starting with small steps and just keeping at them. This is one of the big lessons of the GAD course. I also enjoy the online support group that meets every two weeks. It’s a good opportunity to get to know Chris and others in a more personal way, ask him questions, make suggestions, talk about your own experience, and learn from what others have to offer.

In conclusion, I think many people would enjoy and benefit from this site. For those who experience difficulties with anxiety and/or depression but who are not ready or able to seek professional help, it is a great resource. And for others who have access to professional psychological or counseling services, it is a splendid supplement in helping to form constructive habits which are bound to add to and increase the benefits of professional help.

Jack S.

I have recommended that many of my clients visit “Thrive Despite”.  Dr. Chris Sovey offers a refreshing and flexible approach to anxiety, depression and overall health, much of which can be accessed from the ease and comfort of one’s own home. There are many resources to learn about your symptoms, and how you can get help, and help yourself.  There is also an opportunity for an online support group, which I love, as many of my clients (and others out there) can feel like they are alone in their symptoms or experiences.  The group experience helps them to learn from others’ experiences, and helps them learn to talk about their own.  This can open more pathways to deeper healing.  “Thrive Despite” goes beautifully with the work we are doing in my office with Neurofeedback.  The Neurofeedback can help lessen the severity and physiological aspect of a person’s pain, anxiousness, or mood issues, so that they are better able to utilize and benefit from the self-help and online group experiences.  Thank you, Chris, for making these resources available!

-Gretchen Morse, DMA, BCNS, Owner/Clinician at Mid-Michigan Neurofeedback

The Course In Depth

A basic explanation of the purpose of the course, some important notes you should know before starting, what to expect from this course, and setting expectations for yourself.
Here we take some baseline measurements to determine the severity of your GAD to compare after the completion of this course.
In this module, we set 1-2 initial goals for this course to help you hone in on what’s really important to you.
We want to give you some quick action-steps to start feeling better before getting into the “meat and potatoes” of the course.
In module 5, we introduce you to the 6 Pillars of a Healthy Lifestyle. This model will be used to organize our content and prioritize the components necessary to effectively cope with GAD.
Learn to cut out background “noise” in your daily life, repetitive stressors, and other distractions. We will learn 3 types of research-based meditation to help cope with GAD. This course includes 3 recorded meditations for your own personal use.
Learn the how and why of physical/mental wellbeing through intelligent exercise.
We explore how diet plays a large role in your mood, and what you can do about it.
This module focuses on the essential skills necessary to improve your productivity and reduce anxiety triggers through modifying your environment.
How to cultivate joy and meaningful experiences, even when dealing with GAD.
Other alternative research-based therapies I have found helpful with my own GAD.
Learn how to recognize obsessive thought patterns, and how to stop them dead in their tracks.
We go through how to recognize activities, substances, or other detrimental lifestyle choices when coping with GAD.
Learn how to identify underlying panic attacks or depression that are concurrent with your GAD and when to seek help.
We discuss important considerations when building your support system.
Explore how to integrate the previous lessons into your daily life and make behaviors into habits.

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