Anxiety & Depression
You Deserve to Feel Content
You call it anxiety or depression, yet you know it's more than that. It's an overall emptiness in your life.
You see people who seem confident and fulfilled and assume they’re either faking it, won the genetic lottery, or have figured out some secret formula you’ll never discover. For as long as you can remember you’ve felt inadequate, like you’re not enough. Not a good enough kid, not a good enough parent, not a good enough spouse, or student, or employee or whatever.
You look around and everyone else seems to have either more or better. More money, better vacations, kinder partner, more successful children, more talents, a better body. It’s all a bit nauseating, yet you can’t not care. You can’t help but notice all the ways in which you aren’t measuring up. You try your best to keep up - you work out, go on the right trips, live in the right neighborhood - yet the feeling of emptiness keeps growing. You’re exhausted from thinking about this all the time, yet it’s all you’ve ever known. Will you ever feel good enough?
On top of all that, life doesn’t seem fair. Given all the time you spend trying to meet others needs, isn't it only fair that you have more friends? You sacrifice so much for your family, yet they take you for granted. You resent that, and hold them responsible for your feelings of unworthiness. You’re angry at them a lot, even though deep down you know it likely isn’t their fault. You felt some version of this even before you were married or had kids.
You’re both a people pleaser who will do anything to keep people from being mad at you, yet at the same time have unrealistically high standards for yourself and others, and you’re often angry with others when they fail to meet those standards. Which they ultimately never do. You know you push people away a lot, but in some ways that’s more comfortable than having them get close. At least when you’re pushing them away you’re in control.
But you’re also lonely. And tired. Trying to hang onto all that control is getting exhausting.
And you’ve developed some pretty unhealthy coping mechanisms to try to handle it all. Your sleep is shot, and your diet and exercise is spotty. The glances from your friends or partner tell you you’re drinking too much wine lately, and deep down you suspect they’re right. Your flirtation with the guy at your kids school is exciting, but also a disaster waiting to happen.
Bottom line, you’re exhausted.
You don’t want to feel angry anymore.
You’re tired of feeling inadequate, unnoticed, unimportant. Like nobody cares enough to understand you. Worn out from the pointless control. Something needs to change, yet you don’t know where to start.
Life shouldn’t be this hard! You shouldn’t have to sacrifice so much of yourself for so little in return.
You deserve meaningful relationships.
You deserve to feel content.
You deserve to be understood.
Now, picture a life where you are understood. Where you know, deep in your bones, that you’re a good person.
You’ve learned how to get your needs met, and as a result your relationships are easy, deep, without expectation, and meaningful. You’re genuinely excited with your friend’s successes, as they are with yours. You’re genuinely excited about each day when you get out of bed. You have a deep acceptance of where you are at this point in life regardless of how that compares with your friends.
You can get there. We will help you:
- Develop a deeper understanding and acceptance of yourself
- Grow in confidence and self-worth
- Feel content
- Develop truly equal, intimate relationships with friends and family
- Meet the needs of others without losing yourself along the way
- Learn to trust yourself and others
- Learn how to get your needs met
- Make peace with your past
- Find peace in your life regardless of what is happening around you
- Learn to understand and manage strong emotions so they don’t hijack you
- Build a meaningful life
Meet Dr. Sean Davis & Kelsey Harter
Dr. Sean Davis is The Davis Group's life satisfaction expert. He has helped hundreds of people break through the many faces of this core issue and go on to live more fulfilling, meaningful lives.