The Anxiety Coaches Podcast

In this episode, Gina discusses the tendency many anxiety sufferers have to place additional pressure on themselves in their lives.  Gina offers listeners the opportunity to take off this additional pressure we put on ourselves.  We have many demands on us and we have made commitments we must honor, however, there are ways to take time for yourself.  This time can be short moments interspersed throughout the day or whole weekend long retreats.  Listen in for a discussion of strategies and alternatives to improve your condition today.

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What is anxiety?

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In this episode Gina answers a listener question about what to do when you worst fear actually happens to you.  In the case of this listener, the fears in focus relate to health.  Gina recommends a few particular strategies when facing great anxiety relating to specific fears and are not limited to the domain of health anxiety.  In particular Gina goes over:  acceptance, surrender, leaning towards uncertainty rather than turning away from it, recalling your ability to overcome prior challenges, and closely examining the evidence you are facing in your current situation.  Listen in for explanation of these anxiety relieving tips.

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What is anxiety?

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In this episode, Gina talks about how to deal with an unavoidable part of our existence in the world:  change.  Many people suffer from increased anxiety relating to the uncertainty they experience when facing major changes in their lives.  Listen in for suggestions on how to minimize your fear of change and maximize your ability to cope and thrive when major changes approach you in your life.


How to use your mindful awareness during those inevitable moments of change so you can feel less anxious:

1) Ride the waves of change
Change arises naturally — but it can generate discomfort and overwhelm in the process. When we acknowledge that strong emotions are present, we have a better chance of navigating what life throws our way.

2) Bring up your resilience
When adjusting to new circumstances, it’s easy to become frustrated with ourselves. Let go of feelings of disappointment or anxiety with a gentle shift. Be kind to yourself: Remember, you are not the only person who is adapting to something new. With this resilience, we can learn, grow, and recover a sense of well-being during a time of change. One way to have a reminder of your personal resilience is to star in your journal when you have been through a challenge and found yourself on the other side intact and even better off than before

3) Soothe anxiety around uncertainty
Most of us have a list of identities we associate with — be it a job title, a family role, or a citizenship. When these things change, we often feel we are losing the characteristics that define us. Rather than getting caught in a fixed idea of who we ought to be (or used to be) be willing to have room for something new...something more. See the uncertainty as part of life that we all encounter and that it is not personal.

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What is anxiety?

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In today's episode, Gina answers a listener question about dealing with setbacks in the struggle with anxiety.  This listener in particular is seeking advice regarding symptoms that have become inflamed after a medication adjustment from her physician.  Additionally, the stress of impending major life events (in this case, a marriage) has this particular listener in distress.  Gina offers a number of useful tips and strategies for addressing this period of inflamed anxiety symptoms.  Some advice regarding diet is also included.

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What is anxiety?

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In today's episode Gina interviews author and meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg.  Sharon shares her insights into anxiety and fear and how mindfulness and meditation can be of benefit to those struggling with these forces.  There is also a brief discussion on the direction of trends in anxiety-panic, depression, self-help and treatment alternatives.

Sharon's article in OnBeing:

https://onbeing.org/blog/sharon-salzberg-what-to-do-when-anxiety-overwhelms-you/

Sharon's website:

https://www.sharonsalzberg.com

Sharon's books:

Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection
https://amzn.to/2KI0PtN

Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program
https://amzn.to/2IaqREF

Dipa Ma: The Life and Legacy of a Buddhist Master
https://amzn.to/2rwxLN6

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What is anxiety?

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In this episode Gina speaks about bumps in the road over the course of recovery and healing from anxiety. Remembering to nurture ourselves and give ourselves the space we need to recover, even during moments that seem like reversals in progress or other times that seem like we are straying off course, is very important to our long term prospects for sustained recovery and well-being. Remembering to be compassionate for ourselves can help us complete the journey of clearing our anxiety-panic.

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In today's episode Gina describes the importance of the role of hope in our recovery from anxiety-panic.  Hope can be a fundamental tool that enables us to gather the resources it takes to make our situations improve.  Listen in as Gina describes how to use hope with our other tools such as journaling and thinking techniques to help make our lives better and begin to clear our anxiety-panic.

Grab an awesome audio book for free like Hope and Help For Your Nerves by Claire Weekes http://www.anxietycoachespodcast.com/audibletrial

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What is anxiety?

Quote:  It is a huge danger to pretend that awful things do not happen. But you need enough hope to keep going. I am trying to make hope. Flowers grow out of darkness. -CORITA KENT

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In this episode Gina goes through an article by Dr. Mercola describing the many benefits of four adrenal-supporting, adaptogenic herbs.  Listen in to check whether you may benefit from adding one of these healing herbs to your anxiety-reduction toolkit.  The four herbs discussed are:  ashwagandha, rhodiola, ginseng (Asian and Siberian) and tulsi.

Link to Dr. Mercola's article:

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/04/09/adaptogens-for-adrenal-support.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20180409Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM198919&et_rid=270529057

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What is anxiety?

Quote:  The most fortunate are those who have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy. -ABRAHAM MASLOW

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In this episode Gina offers listeners a series of questions they can ask themselves and suggestions they can implement during their experience of the discomfort associated with anxiety and panic.

Turning to face the discomfort we are presented with during high anxiety moments can offer us the opportunity we are seeking to overcome the discomfort.

Questions to ask oneself:

What if there were more beyond that?
What if distracting was keeping us in the loop and holding us back from the joy in life?
What if chasing the desire to make the discomfort stop is actually keeping the pain and discomfort alive?
What if the joy was in going through vs giving in to distraction and running away from discomfort?
What if what we are looking for is in the opening of moving through the discomfort of what we think should be different than it is?

Suggestions to implement:

1.Slow down
2.Get to neutral and be curious about the situation (take the personalization out of it ...look at it as if you were a researcher without an agenda)
3.Remind yourself why you want to get to the other side of this situation and that it is joy that is found from going through the urge to fight flee or freeze when it is discomfort that you are dealing with not true danger.

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What is anxiety?

Quote:  A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

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