Recovery from anxiety, overwhelm, stress and burnout 

At the Trauma Recovery Clinic Anne provides supported online coaching for people who are learning to thrive after emotional and psychological distress, anxiety, or burnout following prolonged stress.  

After the initial recovery from overwhelm we are often left thinking “What do I do now?  How do I live a different life, when I’ve lived my life in response to trauma?”

This is where Anne’s programmes come in.  As a fully experienced and skilled trauma therapist, she guides you through the process of getting your life back (or even living life fully for the first time!) and finding out who you really are, so you can make decisions that are right for you, and live a life that is satisfying, deep down inside.  Her programmes are all based on neuroscience, somatics, and compassion.

Our ability to live a life free from excessive doubt and anxiety, or emotional paralysis, is often hindered after traumatic stress or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or complex PTSD.  These conditions can follow events or circumstances in which grave physical, mental or emotional harm occurred or was threatened or witnessed. They include unrelenting stress, violence or abuse of any kind, accidents, disasters, medical intervention, assaults, or involvement in war or conflict.  


Overwhelm and its effects

Overwhelm from events, circumstances or unrelenting stress, even if not traumatic, can leave the brain with anxiety, high alert and survival patterns that are necessary at the time, but not useful any more.  This can create generalised anxiety, overwhelm, fear or panic, or the feeling of being stuck, frozen, or cut off and isolated.  Symptoms such as not being able to make decisions, or carry them out, and losing our sense of self, are very common. 

Whatever you are suffering, you need to know that this is not your fault, and that we can do something about it.  The various programmes, including the free ones, address different aspects of overwhelm and its aftermath.

Free programmes

Short programmes to bring you immediate help.  Please click on the links to gain access to each programme.

Morning anxiety

A free video series for everyone who battles morning anxiety and needs the tools to get their day started with confidence.  Here are five tried and tested, highly effective ways to get you up and enjoying the morning!   Click on the blue link above to access this series.

Escaping anxious thinking loops

Discover how to deal with catastrophising, generalising, labelling, personalising, and the natural negative bias, so you can feel reassured, and make the right decisions for you.  A free video series, which you can access by clicking on the blue link above.

The three most common mistakes in making big decisions

A PDF download.  Discover the three most common mistakes in making big decisions:  how and why to avoid them, and what to do instead.  Click on the blue link above for your download.

Saying “NO” like a pro

We often find it very difficult to say “no” without sounding rude, selfish, or without inviting conflict.  It helps to have the words, and to know how to say them.  With this PDF download you can discover how to hold your ground, say what you want (and what you don’t want), and how to say “No” without being rude.  Discover the rules and use the mix and match words and phrases to be gentle but firm.  Click on the blue link above.

Changing how we feel about money

This is a 21 day email challenge to root out your negative or harmful beliefs about money, wealth, and what it feels like to have money.  Each day there is a new email with a short exercise, as I guide you through rooting out beliefs and thoughts, deciding which ones you want to keep and which you want to leave behind, and, of course, which new beliefs and thoughts you want to take on.  Bit by bit you will find new beliefs to substitute for the old, unwanted ones, and you’ll also discover how to install these beliefs so they stay with you and become automatic.  There’s a video series to accompany the emails in the facebook group, which you can access when you join.  Click on the blue link above to start.

This programme is based on neuroscience and utilises current research into how we automate thoughts and beliefs (and behaviours!) so they become unconscious – a little like how we ride a bike or use our phones, without having to consciously think about how to do it.  

Anne Cheshire SEP, MNIMH

Anne Cheshire is a trauma therapist and practitioner in Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing (SE) and other trauma recovery approaches, with over15 years’ experience treating PTSD and complex PTSD (CPTSD).
She works with those suffering from anxiety, overwhelm and burnout, often still present after CPTSD, in fully supported online programmes.  

Free programme: To try out a programme for free, and to see how Anne works, here’s this week’s free video programme on dealing with morning anxiety.  Morning Anxiety


Free masterclass if you take part before Friday 21st June 2024

To access immediate help at low cost for anxiety and burnout, Anne has pulled together all the essentials in The Calm, Confident Brain online coaching programme for you to access straight away, and to use whenever you need it, in your own time, without needing to make an appointment.  The programme is ideal for those who have generalised anxiety, high levels of alert, lack of self-confidence, or overwhelm, following periods of unrelenting stress or overwhelming life events.