The Anxiety Coaches Podcast

In today's episode Gina explores a great listener question submitted via the speak pipe on the ACP website regarding insomnia and anxiety.  Gina lays out a substantial list of helpful tips and strategies that will help you reclaim your peace and calm at one of the most important times:  bedtime.  Don't let anxiety keep you awake one more night - tune in to this episode!

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What is anxiety?

Quote:  People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself. — MARCUS AURELIUS

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In today's episode Gina reads a letter from a listener who wrote her anxiety itself a letter.  The letter describes her experience of the anxiety, the fight-or-flight response, the wise-mind and how these forces interact and influence her life.  Listen in as Gina considers the wisdom contained in the letter as well as suggestions for other listeners to write their own letters to their anxiety.

Content from today's show:

Hi, Gina,

I discovered your podcast online and have been delving into the many episodes you have made available. I really have enjoyed listening and am learning a lot. I took your advice and decided to write a letter to my anxiety. I wanted to share it with you. Thank you for your excellent program.

Dear Mr. Fight-or-flight,

We’ve been roommates for a couple of years now, although you have come to live with me periodically at different times in my life. Each time you have moved in with me, you told me you were concerned about my safety and that you felt it necessary to be my protector
I think it’s time we had a little chat.
I know you mean well, but you have gone a little haywire in your endeavors to protect me and you have some very unpleasant ways of keeping me safe. You can be extremely demanding and loud, insisting that I listen to you and pay attention to you at the most inopportune times.
If I don’t pay attention to you, you just get louder and if I try to push you away, wow, you can be a real bear! Sometimes you try to scare me into listening to you which is hardly an acceptable solution to me. I am laying down a few ground rules.
First, I refuse to let you control me and run my life. I have some good friends that I have lost touch with since you came along and I want to renew my relationships with them.
My good friend, Live-in-the-moment has been reminding me of the good times we once had together and I want to be with her more often. I guess I can’t stop you from tagging along if you must, but she will be the primary focus of my attention when I am with her.
My cousins, Goodness and Mercy have been telling me they would like to have a greater presence in my life as well and they will be shadowing me every day just so you are aware.

There are a couple of other traits you have that I find very annoying.
You are notorious for propagating fake news which I’m sure you have heard of by now.
Many of the stories you have been telling me are simply not true, and they are always so negative and judgmental! They are kind of like reading tragic fiction all day and all night.
My neighbor, Mr. Wisemind has informed me of these tendencies of yours and I intend to rewrite those tragic tales you’ve been telling me into something positive. You can be so convincing sometimes and I’ve let you take me on some pretty hellish rides. This is going to stop, maybe not all at once but it will change over time.
My Aunt Mybody has encouraged me to sit down and relax with her and take time to breathe and listen to her. She is one of the most realistic, down-to-earth relatives I have and I need to spend some quality time with her every day. I’ve also been inviting Wisdom and Favor to accompany me on my life journey.

So … I appreciate your good intentions and your desire to help and I’ll be there for you when you feel you can’t live another moment without my undivided attention.
Everyone needs a little compassion and that includes you. I’m grateful for the things I have been learning because of you. All that being said, I will not continue to reward your bullying behavior by giving into your incessant demands.
Don’t be surprised if I just watch you from a distance and separate myself from you. I have a secret place I can go where you won’t be allowed to disturb me.

Sincerely,
C. R.

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What is anxiety?

Quote:
Change your thoughts and you change the world. -Norman Vincent Peale

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Today Gina answers a question about anxiety around the opinions of others. Join in for the why and how to find peace!

Links/resources mentioned in the episode:

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Stop by the website to learn more about anxiety and to send us an audio recording or email of your Q to be played and answered on the show!

http://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com

What is anxiety?

Quote: Don't let other people's opinions burn holes in your dreams. ~Eksa Joy Bailey

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In this episode, Gina answers a listener question about persistent pain that exists despite medical reports indicating no physiological problems.  Gina delves into the work of the late Dr. Sarno and former guest Steve Ozanich concerning The Mind-body Syndrome (also known as TMS), a frequent cause of otherwise unexplainable pain in the body. Listen in as Gina strives to help shed light on how anxiety relating to past trauma or emotional disturbance can cause pain in the body and how to heal and improve the situation.

 

 

Links from today's episode:

Steve Ozanich TMS Episode 266 https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/266-the-mindbody-syndrome-with-steve-ozanich

All The Rage Saved By Sarno Documentary http://alltheragedoc.com/

Dr. Sarno Books:

Healing Back Pain https://amzn.to/2HhrMTV

The Divided Mind https://amzn.to/2qbCLqD

 

Quote:  The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep. -Rumi

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In this episode, Gina describes the immense utility of even a basic meditation practice for essentially any and all anxiety sufferers.  Gina reveals a simple process by which listeners of the Anxiety Coaches Podcast may take advantage of the help available through meditation: starting with only one minute of silent meditation each day.  Listen in for advice on how to start the process today!

 

Links to ACP meditation episodes:

Episode 309 Formal and Informal Meditations For Anxiety

https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/309-formal-and-informal-meditations-for-anxiety

Episode 164 How to Ease Into a Formal Meditation Practice

https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/164-how-to-ease-into-a-formal-meditation-practice-for-anxiety

 

Quote: You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. —R. Buckminster Fuller

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In this episode, Gina explores steps you can take to find relief from panic attacks and anxiety-panic symptoms.  Gina found these tips in a blog post from Jamie Price (see direct link below).  To summarize, the steps outlined in Jamie Price's article:

How to Curb a Panic Attack

1)  Investigate

2) Shift into taking deep, relaxed breaths

3) Connect to the senses

4) Visualize the release of anxious feelings as a cloud floating away in the sky

 

Link to Jamie Price's post: https://www.mindful.org/4-ways-curb-panic-attack/

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What is anxiety?

Quote:  We did not ask for this room or this music; we were invited in. Therefore, because the dark surrounds us, let us turn our faces toward the light. Let us endure hardship to be grateful for plenty...We did not ask for this room or this music. But because we are here, let us dance. -Stephen King

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In this episode, Gina answers a listener question relating to guilt and anxiety.  Tune in for the tips you need to strengthen your repose and enhance your capacity for enduring and limiting your experience of guilt and other adverse feelings relating to anxiety.

 

Quote:  Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry --all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence. - Eckhart Tolle

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In this episode, Gina shares with listeners the wisdom of Leo Babauta, who outlines simple steps that can be taken to become more peaceful and calm.  Leo follows the advice of his calm motto: "No big deal."  There are things we can do to change the situation and often times, we cannot act to change the situation.  Making forward progress towards our goal when we can act and accepting our limitations when we can't act can help us to find the calmness that we seek.

 

Links from today's episode:

https://zenhabits.net/becalm/

Quote:  “No big deal.” -Leo Babauta

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Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

In this episode Gina goes through ten touchstones (simple ideas) listeners of the Anxiety Coaches Podcast can use to alleviate their experience of anxiety-panic when it arises.  Staying in the present moment, allowing the future to be just that:  a distant moment only incidentally relevant to our experience in the present moment now, and reminding ourselves that we are safe, are just some of the ideas Gina shares with listeners in today's podcast.

Need a good book to read on peace? Check out http://www.anxietycoachespodcast.com/audibletrial and grab a copy of Peace Is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Quote:  Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle. -Phillips Brooks

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What is anxiety?

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Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

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