Deb Del Vecchio-Scully, LPC, on Anxiety & Essential Oils

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How To Ease Anxiety In 15 Seconds

Could lavender or other essential oils help calm your anxiety? In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush and her guest, Deb Del Vecchio-Scully, LPC, talk about mindful breathing, brain chemistry and a unique way to feel better fast.

When the brain is anxious, hypervigilant or even escalating toward panic, it’s not online in a rational way.”
— Deb Del Vecchio-Scully, LPC

Show Notes:

In the aftermath of Sandy Hook, trauma specialist Deb Del Vecchio-Scully supported students and teachers who had survived the shootings — and tried to find effective ways to help them get their anxiety under control quickly. In this episode of Woman Worriers, the Connecticut-based trauma specialist talks with podcast host Elizabeth Cush, of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., about how incorporating essential oils with talk therapy or mindfulness and create a powerful emotional, mental and brainwave shift in as little as 5–10 seconds.

Listen and learn:

  1. What essential oils are and why they work on the brain

  2. The connection between sense of smell and the emotions

  3. Whether you can use essential oils if you have allergies or don’t like perfumes

  4. Why not everyone should reach for lavender for calming

  5. How oils from different parts of plants work differently

  6. Why essential can reground you when you feel hypervigilant

  7. Three ways to use essential oils — and which works fastest for anxiety

  8. How to use essential oils to short-circuit a meltdown

  9. How to use essential oils with breathing and mindfulness for powerful results

  10. What to consider when buying essential oils

  11. Where to learn more about essential oils

Learn More

> Deb Del Vecchio-Scully’s Empowered Entrepreneur website

> Deb Del Vecchio-Scully’s Mindfulness in Every-Moment website

> Dr. Andrew Weil’s website

> Article: Aromatherapy

> Article: How Do I Determine the Quality of Essential Oils?

> Progression Counseling


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