Anxiety; Triple Energizer case study
So this was a patient I saw, gosh, I don’t know, four or five years ago, something like that, 36 years old, sorry. That was really loud. Now his chief complaint was concussion and he had had multiple concussions. So he was having all sorts of concussive symptoms. He was getting nauseous, he would get dizzy, but really what he came in for was he was having a lot of nerve pain and getting headaches just in the back of his head. And I’ll show you a Meridian picture in a second, his secondary complaint was stress. And he noticed that all of the symptoms became a lot worse with stress. So this was just sort of the very first layer on this onion. There was a lot of, I’m not going to go into all of this, the things of his case, but yeah, there was, there was a lot to work with her. Um, now stress and symptoms being worse with stress isn’t necessarily related to fire itself. That’s more wood and we’re going to get into that next week and the week after however, the concussion symptoms, it was interesting.
It was interesting because he had had multiple concussions. And even in the time that I was treating him, he had had another concussion just from like something silly, like tripping over, you know, something in his bedroom or whatever it was. And I just thought to myself from a metaphorical perspective or place, why, why is it that life keeps hitting him over the head? Why is it, what is it that he keeps kind of running into? So had to dig deeper with this one. Um, and I’m going to tie into some concussion symptoms and whatnot, but, and he had a ton of anxiety that he didn’t even bring up, but it was a major, major, underlying factor. And I say that because as I dug deeper, very, very active social life, like insanely active social life. My sense was that he did not have a lot of downtime or a lot of time without people, and this can be classic, triple Energizer.
They, because it’s that outer border. Um, they’re all about kinda what if I want to say keeping things on the surface? I don’t think that’s totally accurate. They’re all about connecting though, with other connecting with others, connecting with others. The thing is in that outer border, when we’re connecting there constantly the fear when there’s issues with the triple enters rise or the fear is letting anyone in. And the minute we start to let anyone in, that’s when we start to feel unsafe, we start to get confused about what is actually say from what is not safe. That’s when anxiety and torment and turmoil just arise so deeply within. So he would keep people here. And he was really good at knowing a lot of people, but not necessarily really good at letting anybody go in deep. And he had a pattern of, um, being, getting into intimate relationships and only being within them for a short period of time.
Again, this is because once you start to peel back those layers in an intimate relationship, and you start to see the person for who they really are, and they start to see you for who you really are. And you get to a point where there’s, it’s inevitable that you’re going to connect with your heart. If you do want to go deeper, then the freak out happens, right? So you’re just like, Nope, this is not right. And, and the interesting thing with this is that one of the sayings that can be really common is when we have this experience of someone kind of pushing, not pushing, that’s not the word moving past our boundaries. So let’s even say that we do an, we do something that is vulnerable for us. Like we extend an invitation, or we invite them into our lives in a deeper way, something like that when there’s issues with the triple Energizer pericardium that act opens up and then becomes threatening.