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109 {Georgie Dent} How a nervous breakdown physically halted a lawyers life

Season 1, Ep. 109

We’ve spoken before about what happens when High Performers push themselves so hard that they break down. But what happens when the physical break down symptoms occur, but you don’t realise it is because of your anxiety and mind?

That’s the position Georgie Dent found herself in when her anxiety and stress sent her into a physical breakdown that took her over 4 months to recover from.

Now she is the CEO at The Parenthood, ad writer and public speaker, but the journey to all of that was full of false starts and a lot of wrong answers that she had to overcome.


In this episode she shares:


  • Her life before her breakdown
  • What happened at the moment of the breakdown
  • What happened the day after the breakdown
  • How living with her health conditions showed up as anxiety and a constant negative scared mental loop
  • Why thinking the symptoms were in her head sent her into a spiral
  • Why she hated people being supportive and checking in with her
  • What the 4 months after the breakdown were like
  • The mental drain of continuously not finding a diagnosis
  • The appointment that was her turning point
  • Her experience going to a psychiatric hospital
  • What her life is like now and whether the anxiety remains
  • What happens when her health dips now and how she manages that
  • What it was like integrating back into society as she recovered

 

Key Quotes

 

“So much was making sense to me about how unforgiving I had been to myself for so long.”

 

“I was living in a state of constant panic and anxiety that I didn’t realise.”

 

“I had internalised this idea that because I had these medical issues I was deficient in some way.”


More about Georgie


You can find out more about Georgie and her projects here: https://georgiedent.com/

Info on The Parent Hood is here: https://www.theparenthood.org.au/

The two programs that make Georgie laugh are Schitts Creek and VEEP.



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If you want to contact the podcast, email us here: support@challengesthatchangeus.com

Or check out our website: www.Challengesthatchangeus.com

 

If you want to find out more about what Ali does, check out her business via the website:

http://www.trialtitudeperformance.com.au

 

For her other business you can find it through the websites:

www.altitudefitnessarmidale.com.au

@trialtitudeperformance

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