Committing to Balance
An evidence-based course for vestibular warriors to tame dizziness, kick anxiety, and take back control of your life.
Lifetime access to all of the behavioral health education and skills scientifically-proven to help vestibular warriors
Unlimited access to Dr. Kostelnik in the private course forum
12 downloadable meditations to take with you on-the-go (no wifi necessary!)
Handout: Kick-start healing using the vagus nerve
Handout: Exercise and the brain
Handout: Relax Your Entire Body in 10 Seconds (using classical conditioning!)
I'm Dr. Emily Kostelnik - Clinical Health Psychologist and vestibular warrior. In 2017, I was diagnosed with SCDS, underwent two surgical repairs, and subsequently developed BPPV. After the birth of my son, I developed chronic VM and PPPD.
I have seen countless conventional and functional doctors, tried many medications that gave me terrible side effects, and participated in psychotherapy with providers who knew nothing about vestibular disorders.
After making a million mistakes along the way that caused unnecessary setbacks, I have streamlined the healing process and I would love to share it with you.
I now live with very minimal dizziness and anxiety. I am a multi-business owner, mom to a toddler, and military spouse. I am thriving!
I teach other vestibular warriors how to thrive in their lives, too!
As soon as you enroll, you'll receive access to the course, paced for you week-by-week so that you will optimally benefit from the exercises
You will have immediate access to Dr. Kostelnik in the private course forum to help guide you along the way and as you cross the finish line.
to want an enjoyable life.
to stop fearing vertigo attacks.
to spend time with friends and travel.
to break the vicious dizzy-anxious-dizzy cycle.
You wake up dreading the day because of your symptoms
You're dying to regain confidence to drive, go grocery shopping, spend time with friends, and travel
You would give anything to stop obsessing about symptoms 24/7
You're desperate to stop fearing your next attack
This course will benefit anyone who experiences chronic dizziness, imbalance, or vertigo (3+ months) with medical clearance from your physician. This includes both primary and secondary vestibular concerns. It is also appropriate for individuals with episodic vestibular symptoms that negatively impact mood or anxiety and cause functional impairment. Primary diagnoses include: Vestibular Migraine (VM), Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD), Meniere’s Disease (MD), Vestibular Damage or Loss (e.g. Vestibular Neuritis/Labyrinthitis), Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome (SCDS), Chronic Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Acoustic Neuroma/Vestibular Schwannoma , Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS), Somatic Symptom Disorder with dizziness as the primary concern. Vestibular symptoms secondary to the following: Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Neck pain (e.g., Cervicogenic Dizziness), Cardiac Dysfunction, Diabetes, surgery, autoimmunity, aging, stroke.
Absolutely! Patient education is an important and empowering intervention. You will learn the latest science on behavioral health interventions for chronic vestibular symptoms as well as resources to provide patients. Moreover, there is growing evidence on historical risk factors that contribute to the experience of more severe vestibular symptoms; many of these factors can be treated. This course will teach you some important areas to screen and make appropriate referrals accordingly.
Sure! Clinical Psychologists are experts in human behavior. This captures everything from how to best use exercise, sleep, thinking patterns (among many others), to optimize health. I'm trained as a Clinical Psychologist and then pursued specialized training in health behavior change and the interplay between medical and psychological illness. Becoming a Clinical Psychologist typically requires 10+ years of higher education (bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, doctoral degree, and postdoctoral training). Clinical Psychologists are trained both to produce and critically evaluate research, work directly with patients, and in some cases, teach in higher education. With her specific professional expertise and personal patient experience, I'm well-equipped to provide the highest level of evidence-based education about various behavioral issues related to vestibular recovery.
Yes! Seeing a therapist alongside this course is perfectly appropriate to address individual aspects of mental health issues, as well as to tailor treatment to your needs. However, I have expertise in behavioral aspects of vestibular concerns that you are unlikely to find in a therapist in your community. Thus, this course will provide you with information that few therapists are equipped to provide.
This course is based only in medical and behavioral health education with research to back it. This means that I provide you with state-of-the-art information found in peer-reviewed medical journals that has been empirically proven to help individuals similar to you.
Check back in Summer 2022!
Due to the digital nature and all the high level support you’ll receive from me, refunds are not offered. If you feel there may be a reason you won’t see results, I would love to troubleshoot them with you.
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