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In this episode, Gina responds to a listener question about anxiety manifesting as depersonalization (the feeling of not being your self or not being in your own body or of only floating along side your body).  Gina describes how anxiety can cause depersonalization and offers a number of tips that you can use to help yourself through the experience.

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What is anxiety?

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And when the fog's over and the stars and the moon come out at night it'll be a beautiful sight.
-Jack Kerouac

Direct download: Podcast_413_Can_Anxiety_Show_Up_As_Depersonalization_Listener_Q_and_A1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

In this episode, Gina discusses the importance of being present for the process of relieving stress and anxiety.  Gina points out undesirable factors that inhibit our stress and anxiety relief, including:  attachment, excessive forward thinking (future focused), imaginary thoughts and negative expectations.

Gina suggests four action steps to be in the present and cultivate mindfulness:
1) Observe events without judging them (anxiety stems from judgment)

2) Integrate mindfulness activities into your daily life (walking dog, mowing the lawn, gardening, at work... fully immerse yourself to what you are doing)

3) Let go of expectations (expectations are often not positive)

4) Mindfulness meditation (meditation fosters new default of being present)

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What is anxiety?

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Direct download: Podcast_412_4_Ways_of_Being__Present_and_Relieving_Stress_an_Anxiety1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

In this episode, Gina answers a listener question regarding repressed emotions and anxiety thought to be related to TMS (The Mindbody Syndrome).  Gina discusses the work of Dr. Sarno and advises listeners how to go about releasing pain, anxiety and potentially any number of other symptoms that are caused by TMS.

Link to Dr Sarno's book: Healing Back Pain https://amzn.to/2Ju0xJc

Link to Steve Ozanich show: 266
https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/266-the-mindbody-syndrome-with-steve-ozanich

Link to episode listener referenced 396
https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/396-physical-pain-discomfort-and-anxiety

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What is anxiety?

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There's nothing like a little physical pain to keep your mind off your emotional problems.
― John E. Sarno


In today's episode, Gina responds to a listener question regarding grief and anxiety.  Gina offers strategies for coping with the generally disturbing combination of grief and anxiety, particularly in the case of losing someone close to you.  Gina underlines the particular emotions that are exhibited when experiencing grief as well as techniques that can be used to enhance and maintain support and self-care.

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What is anxiety?

 

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Grief and gratitude are kindred souls, each pointing to the beauty of what is transient and given to us by grace.
PATRICIA CAMPBELL CARLSON

Direct download: Podcast_410_Grief_and_Anxiety_Listener_Q_and_A_Speakpipe1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

In this episode, Gina discusses the use of mindfulness meditation for improved nightly sleep.  Gina brings to our attention an article by Dr. Joseph Mercola that covers basic meditation techniques as well as tips for making our bedtime environment as conducive to sleep as possible.  Gina highlights the best content for us and focuses in on the key points that may benefit anxiety sufferers the most.

Artlcle link
https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/04/19/insomniacs-remain-conscious-during-sleep.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20180419Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM200673&et_rid=280230630

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What is anxiety?

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Direct download: Podcast_409_Meditation_for_Better_Sleep1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

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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Direct download: Podcast_408_Pressure_and_Anxiety1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

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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Direct download: Podcast_407_Listener_Q_and_A_When_Your_Worst_Fear_Happens1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

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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Direct download: Podcast_406_Feeling_Less_Anxious_With_Change1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

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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Direct download: Podcast_405_Dealing_With_Setbacks_Listener_Audio_Q1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

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?

Direct download: Podcast_404.1_Interview_with_Meditation_Teacher_Sharon_Salzberg.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT