The Anxiety Coaches Podcast (anxiety)

In today's episode Gina discusses negativity bias in the context of anxiety further (touched on in the previous podcast).  The evolutionary perspective of our history and present state of functioning are used to provide useful insights into why we can be afflicted with anxiety and how to improve the situation we find ourselves in.  The hereditary component of anxiety is also discussed.

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What is anxiety?

Quote:

Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.
-James Baldwin

Direct download: Podcast_441.1_Understanding_Negativity_Bias_And_Anxiety1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

In this episode, Gina discusses some of the basics of anxiety and anxiety diagnoses.  The pervasiveness of anxiety among the population of the contemporary world is touched on as well as the origins of anxiety from an evolutionary perspective.  Negativity bias is discussed in this context.  Gina makes the recommendation of keeping a journal of things we are grateful for on a daily basis to combat the tendency to reinforce the negativity we experience.

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What is anxiety?

Quote:

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope.
-Thomas Merton

Direct download: Podcast_440.1_Why_Is_Anxiety_So_Common1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

In this episode, Gina explores the issue of self-monitoring with health care equipment for persons with anxiety.  Anxiety and panic are thought to account for one in five visits to the emergency room and are often mistaken for heart attacks.  Gina advises on whether or not persons with anxiety should be using medical self-monitoring devices outside of that prescribed by health care professionals and recommends finding a health care provider you can trust and work with.

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What is anxiety?

Quote:

Never be so focused on what you're looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find. -Ann Patchett

Direct download: Podcast_439.2_Heart_Rate_Monitoring_and_Health_Anxiety1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

In this episode, Coach Gina shares a mini coaching session with ACP listener Jane.  Jane has been experiencing anxiety relating to loss and has been listening to the Anxiety Coaches Podcast for some time.  Gina discusses some of the specific instances of Jane's experience of anxiety as well as numerous effective coping methods and activities Jane has found helpful.

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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

Direct download: Podcast_438.1_Mini_Coaching_Session_Jane.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

In this episode, Gina describes how to use courage to guide yourself out of anxiety.  Courage is the capacity to move ahead despite feelings of despair.  Gina revisits the topic of volunteer vs victim mindset from podcast 436, and talks about how great athletes and artists still experience substantial fear.  Gina describes how to start using your courage today.

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What is anxiety?

Quote:

The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage. -Thucydides

Direct download: Podcast_437_.1_Using_Courage_To_Guide_Your_Way_Out_Of_Anxiety1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

In today's episode, Gina discusses the value of assuming a volunteer mindset in contrast to a victim mindset.  The victim mindset is characterized by the idea that the feelings, sensations and thoughts we encounter are being done to us, and that we have no choice and no power in the matter.  The volunteer mindset is characterized by a willingness to face and accept the challenges that our lives in the world bring to us.  Gina offers suggestions for making the transition from victim mindset to volunteer mindset.

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What is anxiety?

Quote:

The best way out is always through. ―Robert Frost

Direct download: Podcast_436_.1_Volunteer_VS_Victim_Mindset_And_Anxiety1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

In this episode, Gina shares with listeners an article from Rick Hanson about four different kinds of peace.  Gina describes how these different kinds of peace can be used to ease anxiety.  The four different kinds of peace Dr. Hanson describes are: the peace of ease, the peace of tranquility, the peace of awareness, and the peace of what’s unchanging.

Rick Hanson as guest on the Anxiety Coaches Podcast episode 176:

https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/8vex1wj1kmeu02w0y90n0uuwc7q0wy

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What is anxiety?

Quote:

Direct download: Podcast_435_4_Forms_Of_Peace_To_Ease_Anxiety1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

In today's episode, Coach Gina shares with listeners an example of her one-on-one coaching session with an ACP listener, Jessica.  Jessica describes her life situation, the progress she has made and the areas of her life she wants to work on.  Coach Gina sets out to work and offers Jessica a number of suggestions and insightful observations she makes during the call.  There is much wisdom and help shared here that may benefit not only Jessica, but ACP listeners as well.

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What is anxiety?

Quote:

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. -Marcel Proust

Direct download: Podcast_434_session4podcast_Jessica_8.17.18.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

In this episode, Gina shares with listeners a post from Leo Babauta: "How to Work With Whatever Come Up".  A core part of the message is that there is value (if not outright magic!) in dropping into the discomfort of anxiety-panic rather than running away from it.  Staying with the discomfort is a way to avoid feeding the fear that ultimately strengthens anxiety-panic.

Leo Babauta's post at Zen Habits:
https://zenhabits.net/always/

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What is anxiety?

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

Direct download: Podcast_433_Dropping_Into_Your_Anxiety1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

In today's episode, Gina shares with listeners the Serenity Prayer (popularized by Alcoholics Anonymous) and how it can help those of us suffering from anxiety.  Though the prayer is thought to have been written by Protestant theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, the prayer is non-denominational and even applicable for those of us who are not religious at all.  The messages contained in this prayer are both personal and universal.

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What is anxiety?

Quote:

You can't calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass. -Timber Hawkeye

Direct download: Podcast_432_Serenity_Prayer_For_Anxiety_5_Reminders1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

In this episode, Gina discusses a phenomenon known as digital apnea and how it relates to anxiety.  Digital apnea occurs when we hold our breath during moments we are using our digital devices and looking at our screens.  Studies have shown that humans tend to do this naturally!  Gina offers some alternatives to combat the ill effects of this phenomenon, including walking and becoming more conscious of our breath and breathing patterns.

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What is anxiety?

Quote:

Meditation is the original neuroscience, the world’s oldest conscious exploitation of neuroplasticity, and it’s a twenty-five-hundred-year-old answer to the twenty-five-year-old problem of digital distraction. ~Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Direct download: Podcast_431_Digltal_Apnea_and_Anxiety1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

In this episode, Gina offers tips and steps to help you break free when feeling like you are stuck in anxiety.  Gina emphasizes that clearing anxiety is a process and not an overnight, quick fix.  Talking with family or friends, being with a pet, spending time in nature are all advisable activities to help you create space in your experience.  Ultimately, Gina advises listeners to create their own methods for providing themselves with this safe space that will help you eventually become free of anxiety.

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What is anxiety?

Quote:

In truth, the heart must crack open if the soul is to become free. And you simply cannot think your way into that. -Terry Patten

Direct download: Podcast_430_Feeling_Stuck_In_Anxiety_and_How_To_Break_Free1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

In this episode, Gina provides seven tips for those of us who are suffering from anxiety related overworking.  The tips included largely revolve around the need to improve our own self-care.  From increasing the role of rest and pleasure in our lives (at the expense of work!) to reevaluating our own needs and the needs of those around us, Gina's tips will surely help you get a hold of your work life and help you increase your experience of peace and calm.

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What is anxiety?

Quote:

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths. -Etty Hillesum

Direct download: Podcast_429.2__7_Tips_To_Move_Away_From_Anxiety_Led_Overworking1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

In today's episode, Gina shares with listeners wisdom contained in a series of quotes. These quotes are sourced from literature from Al-Anon family groups, a pamphlet entitled "Just For Today".  These quotes have had an important impact on Gina's own life and healing and she is happy to be able to share them with you in the podcast today. 

Link to Alanon document "Just For Today":

https://al-anon.org/pdf/M10.pdf

ACP Group Coaching Program:

https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/group-coaching/

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What is anxiety?

 

Direct download: Podcast_428_Just_For_Today_for_Anxiety1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

In this episode, Gina discusses a critical point within our experience of anxiety:  the gap between the anxiety stimulus (environmental factor that triggers our anxiety) and our response.  Gina argues that within this space lies the great power to choose how to interpret a stimulus and how to choose what our optimal response to this stimulus will be.  Within this response lies an opportunity to grow, to change and to step into the best version of ourself.

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What is anxiety?

Quote:

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. -Victor Frankl

Direct download: Podcast_427_Anxiety_Triggers_The_Gap_and_Your_Responses1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

In this episode, Gina covers three methods to end anxious habits and stop their future development.  The first method is building awareness of the habits.  The second method is to make periodic changes in our behavior that modifies the patterns of the habits (and generally staying flexible).  The third method is to take the opposite action to what the habitual behavior entails.

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What is anxiety?

Quote:

We don’t know what life will bring, so it is what we bring to life that matters. -Patricia Campbell Carlson

Direct download: Podcast_426_3_Ways_To_Stop_Anxious_Habits1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Morning anxiety has a myriad of causes -join in today and learn what you can do to soothe this anxiety challenge.

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What is anxiety?

Quote: Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. - Buddha

Direct download: Podcast_425_Classic_Podcast_254.1_Soothing_Morning_Anxiety.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

In this episode Gina discusses the importance of color in our environment and how it can affect our mind and anxiety.  Gina incorporates some research conducted at the University of British Columbia that indicates blue can help facilitate creative activities while red can enhance activities requiring strong focus and attention to detail.  Green can help enhance alertness and keep one aware for an extended period of time.

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What is anxiety?

Quote:

My religion is nature. That’s what arouses those feelings of wonder and mysticism and gratitude in me.
-Oliver Sacks

Direct download: Podcast_424_Color_And_Its_Strong_Influence_On_Your_Mind.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

In this episode, Gina shares five useful tips to find relief from anxiety while driving an automobile.  Gina recommends conscious breathing, being kind to oneself in thought and deed (providing yourself with what you need) and being kind to the other drivers in thought and deed(!).  Listen in for help during the stress of driving!

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What is anxiety?

Quote:

When you get out of the driver’s seat, you find that life can drive itself, that actually life has always been driving itself. Life begins to flow, and you never know where it will take you.
-Adyashanti

 
Direct download: Podcast_423__5_Ways_to_Find_Anxiety_Relief_Behind_the_Wheel1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

In this episode, Gina describes a technique in which anxiety sufferers take advantage of the discomfort they experience in order to know the constant peace resident within them.  According to this wisdom, turning toward the discomfort is where the anxiety sufferer's power lies.  Gina further advises to stay aware of the language used in self-talk, staying present and experiencing the joy in every moment, no matter what.

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What is anxiety?

Quote:

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. -Marcus Aurelius

Direct download: Podcast_422_How_To_Use_the_Discomfort_Of_Anxiety_To_Your_Advantage1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

In this episode, Gina discusses stress and stress overload.  The signs of stress, the sources of stress, the effects of stress and key ways to manage stress.  Everyone has exposure to stress inducing factors in their lives (money, work, relationships, etc.) and these factors exacerbate a range of symptoms (anxiety, hopelessness, loneliness, etc.).  Having a set of stress management techniques is essential to our overall well-being.

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What is anxiety?

Quote:

Great necessities call out great virtues. -Abigail Adams

Direct download: Podcast_421__Signs_Of_Stress_Overload1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

In today's episode, Gina outlines five useful ways to avoid anxiety, or in other words, to have an anti-anxiety mind.  At the core of these suggestions lies a duality of emotion that we can use to guide ourselves:  open-mindedness, flexibility and curiosity on one hand, and closed-mindedness, rigidity and frustration on the other hand.  Using the techniques suggested in this podcast, we can cultivate a flexibility and open-mindedness that can help us resolve our anxious state.

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What is anxiety?

Quote:

Hope is like a road in the country: there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence. -LIN YUTANG

Direct download: Podcast_420__5_Ways_To_Steer_Clear_Of_Anxiety1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

In this episode, Gina discusses stress and three stages by which people respond to stress, originally identified by stress researcher Hans Selye:  Alarm, Resistance and Exhaustion.  Gina goes on to describe a number of steps by which we can manage our stress mindfully.  The use of writing is noted as particularly useful in our efforts to improve our response to stress.

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What is anxiety?

Quote:

If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry. ~Dalai Lama

 

Direct download: Podcast_419.1_Understanding_Stress_and_its_Stages.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Today Gina opens the subject up around anxiety and caffeine consumption. Learn the reasons why caffeine is not your friend while clearing your anxiety-panic. Later this month we will be exploring some amazing substitutes for the beloved caffeine :)

Links Mentioned in the Episode:

Caffeine and medications: 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzycohen/

Carolyn Dean ep 182 
http://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/182-magnesium-miracle-and-anxiety-interview-with-carolyn-dean-md-nd

Neurotransmitters ep 170
http://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/170-brain-chemistry-lifestyle-tips-for-anxiety

To learn more go to: What is anxiety?

http://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/what-is-anxiety/

 Quote: We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. -Joseph Campbell 

Direct download: Podcast_418_Classic_ACP_282.1_Caffeine_and_Anxiety_Awareness.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

In today's episode, Gina answers a listener question about anxiety and unintended weight loss.  Gina reviews reasons for weight loss with anxiety and initially recommends ruling out medical causes (often relating to thyroid functioning).  Lack of eating, nervous movement and lifestyle changes, all relating to anxiety, are discussed.

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What is anxiety?

Quote:

No feeling is final. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

 
Direct download: Podcast_417_Anxiety_and_Unintended_Weight_Loss_Listener_Q_and_A1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

In this episode, Gina offers listeners advice for how to better cope with the experience of lightheaded and dizzy feelings.  Central to the experience of lightheadedness and dizziness during episodes of high anxiety is how we breathe.  Excess oxygen from increased rate of breathing, without any physical outlet, such as running, will make anxiety states more intense.  Steps to take to minimize dizziness and lightheadedness:
1) Breathing exercises (deep belly breathing)
2) Be more active
3) Meditation
4) Generally reduce overall anxiety

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What is anxiety?

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Direct download: Podcast_416__4_Tips_to_Deal_With_Dizzy_and_Lightheaded_Feelings1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

In this episode, Gina guides listeners through the question of whether or not our attachment to our thoughts and desires exacerbate our experience of anxiety and panic.  Gina suggests dropping our attachment to our preferences, even if just as an experiment, and observing the impact on our anxiety.  The expected outcome is increased calmness and reduced anxiety, allowing for more substantial healing to begin.

Practice the Mountain Meditation on episode 250 to get used to watching the thoughts as not being who you are:
https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/250-guided-mountain-meditation

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What is anxiety?

Quote:

Direct download: Podcast_415_Do_Your_Attachments_Add_To_Your_Anxiety_and_Panic1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

In this episode, Gina speaks about the benefits of reading for those of us who suffer with anxiety.  Inspired by an article by Chris Kresser, Gina describes the benefits of reading, including:  reduction of stress and increase of relaxation.  Frequent readers exhibit increased empathy.  Listen in for some tips and strategies to increase you reading and reap the benefits today!

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What is anxiety?

Quote:

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. -Richard Steele

Direct download: Podcast_414_How__You_Can_Read_Your_Way_Back_To_Peace_And_Calm1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

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?

Quote:

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?

Quote:

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?

Quote
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?

 

Quote:

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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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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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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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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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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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
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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.

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

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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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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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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!

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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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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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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.

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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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In today's episode Gina explores the issues surrounding anxiety and uncertainty.  Working to develop our skills of trust, surrender and self-acceptance, we can learn to release our requirement for control over our environment.  Gina explains this need for control over our environment is not founded in good reasoning.  Apply the skills described in this podcast and feel better today!

 

Link mentioned in podcast:

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_stop_being_a_control_freak

 

Quote:
I do not at all understand the mystery of grace--only that it meets us where we are but doesn't leave us where it found us. -Anne Lamott

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In this episode, Gina explores solutions to a listener question about disassociating the link that forms between situations that have caused anxiety in the past and anxiety itself.  Gina's suggestions can help listeners feel safe even in environments that have triggered anxiety-panic symptoms in the past.  Listen in as Gina explores tips and tools you can use today to break the cycle of anxiety-panic.

 

Quote:

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

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12 Common Anxiety Behaviors are the focus of Gina's episode today. Join in as the signs and red flags of anxiety are discussed.

Links/resources mentioned in the episode:              
Grab an awesome book like Destructive Emotions; A Scientific Dialogue with The Dalai Lama for free through Audible: 

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


Quote: Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes form your own actions.       ~Dalai Lama

Direct download: 388_Classic_ACP_Common_Anxiety_Behaviors_2.mp3
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In this episode, coach Gina leads a guided meditation of loving kindness.  Take a moment for yourself and enjoy the peace and joy inherently available to you at this time.

 

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:
The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another. -Thomas Merton

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Gina explores the differences between counseling, coaching and therapy.  There is not a right or wrong answer to the question of which type of professional helper you want to see.  Social workers, counselors and psychologists subscribe to the medical model and utilize DSM labeling for insurance billing purposes. Coaching is an alternative helper to those listed above.

 

The International Coach Federation (largest credentialing body for coaches) defines coaching as "partnering with clients in a thought provoking and creative process that inspires them for maximizing their personal and professional potential. Professional coaches provide and ongoing partnership designed to help clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Coaches help people improve their performance and enhance the quality of their lives. Coaches are trained to listen, they observe, and they customize their coaching approach to individual clients needs.  Coaching is largely about teaching. 

 

Steps for finding a coach, therapist, or counselor: 1) Look for an anxiety expert 2) Find someone who validates you and your feelings 3) Find someone with experience 4) Find someone who is confident 5) Find someone who is skills based (empowering)

 

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In this episode Gina Ryan answers a listener question regarding anxiety and sleep.

Insomnia is unfortunately very common in adults with one in three having occasional bouts and one in ten adults suffering with chronic insomnia. One of the problems caused by insomnia is anxiety! Regardless of which came first, anxiety or insomnia, we all do better with a good night's sleep and even one good night's sleep can put us on the road to recovery.

 

Quote:

Never be so focused on what you're looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find. -Ann Patchett

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Using a mantra can be a huge calming addition to your life! But cultivating the practice of using a mantra in your meditation or quiet moments you will find it becoming a way to find your center easily and effortlessly...it just takes time :) Listen in and find some simple words and phrases to help you get started.


Quote:
As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment. -Joseph Murphy

 

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What is anxiety?
https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/what-is-anxiety/

Direct download: Podcast_384.2_Using_A_Mantra_With_Anxiety_Panic.mp3
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Gina has an inspiring conversation with her coach George Kao! Listen in and learn how to keep your to-do list from running your life keeping you in a state of rushing, lack of self-care, and stress! George shares his wisdom on balance and joy without guilt and joyful productivity.
Follow along and learn his system of capture, categorize, and calendar your ideas and to-dos to eliminate a lot of your stress! George says "You are going to be fine even if you don't finish your to-do list. Seek balance first."

Links mentioned in the show:
George's website
https://www.GeorgeKao.com


Youtube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/georgekao/videos

Book on Amazon
Authentic Content Marketing

 

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Desensitization and progressive exposure can be an effective technique in improving anxiety. What we don't want to do is confuse this with white knuckling through things! Listen in for tips and tools to start desensitizing.

Quote:
Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.
-Brian Tracy

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What is anxiety?


A listener with health anxiety sent in a speak pipe recorded question. Shannon asks when we don't feel well what can we do to know it's OK to not feel well...how can we feel it's OK to be sick?
If you would like to send in a question to be answered on the show visit our website homepage and click the little microphone on the right!

Quote:
Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security. -John Allen Paulos

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Direct download: Podcast_381.3_Listener_Question_Answered_Health_Anxiety.mp3
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Coming to the realization that all one's thinking isn't true can be a major breakthrough for the anxiety clearing process! Anxiety is very loud and very demanding and we tend to jump when it speaks. Today Gina points the way to teasing out the anxious thoughts from the wise mind.

Quote:
When speaking about intrusive thoughts on one of our group coaching calls one member said: "Remember these are FAKE thoughts". -ACP Group Coaching Member

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What is anxiety?

 

Direct download: Podcast_380.3_Anxious_Thinking_vs_Wise_Mind_Thinking.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Gina shares an "ah-ha" moment from a client! "When the shame is taken away, a natural learning from mistakes happens anyways - so my mind doesn't need to worry about that. This is a big piece of the anxiety recovery for me, I think! Confidence + handling uncertainty".

Quote:
It was when I found out I could make mistakes
that I knew I was on to something.
-Ornette Coleman

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What is anxiety?

Direct download: Podcast_379.1__Anxiety_Recovery_Confidence_and_Handling_Uncertainty_1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Mindfulness is much bigger than you think. If you have moments or days where you feel your mind is like a snow globe of whirling glitter, have difficulty focusing or have a life that is just too full of "to dos" you are in the right place today :)

Quote:
There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind—you are the one who hears it.
-Michael Singer

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What is anxiety?

Links mentioned in today's episode:
Parenting Coach Carla Naumburg
http://carlanaumburg.com/


Has Dr. Google ever given you a sense of relief and wellbeing? Maybe it's time to let this doc go for good. Join in today's episode and find the actions you can take to end this difunctional relationship! 
Anxiety will draw you to the search bar and you will have to use your awareness and your wise mind to step away from the computer.

 

Quote:
Meditation, because some questions can't be answered by Google.
-Anonymous

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What is anxiety?

 

Direct download: Podcast_377.1___Letting_Go_Of_Dr_Google.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Gratitude isn't just a nice idea it's healthy for your mind and your body. In today's episode, Gina reviews an article by Dr. Joe Mercola and his take on all the mental and physical health benefits gratitude has to offer.

Quote:
Gratitude is so close to the bone of life, pure and true, that it instantly stops the rational mind, and all its planning and plotting.
-Regina Sara Ryan

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What is anxiety?

Links Mentioned in today's episode:
DR Mercola's article on gratitude and it's health benefits http://bit.ly/2BUjZHr

Direct download: Podcast_376.2_Health_Benefits_Of_Practicing_Gratitude_1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

If you are on off or tapering from anti-anxiety medications or antidepressants meditation you are in the right place to learn the lifestyle changes you can make for your well being! Diet, exercise, meditation, relaxation and getting reacquainted with your parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest) again are the tools we teach here and you are welcome to join us!

Quote
When you live by accident anxiety is natural -Sadhguru

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What is anxiety?

 

Direct download: Podcast_375.2__Anxiety_Medication_On_Off_Or_Taper.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Kids and adults alike exhibit many signs and symptoms when challenged with anxiety. Listen in to this episode as Gina discusses the 15 signs from an article by Karen Young on kids and anxiety. Interestingly enough these are not only experienced by kids so listen in! :)

 

Link to the article mentioned in today's episode:
https://www.heysigmund.com/anxiety-in-children-things-kids-say-that-could-mean-im-anxious/

Quote: 
If one going down into a river, swollen and swiftly flowing, is carried away by the current -- how can one help others across?
Sutta Nipāta translated by John D. Ireland

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What is anxiety?

Direct download: Podcast_374.1_15_Signs_of_Anxiety_In_Kids_And_Adults.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Action Steps to separate worry from problem-solving. Today Gina takes a look at the difference and how we can move into problem-solving when we find ourselves on the path to worrying. Use awareness, pausing at the crossroads, sorting out what we have control over and much more!

Quote: 
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.
-Corrie Ten Boom

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What is anxiety?

Direct download: Podcast_373.3_Worry_vs_Problem_Solving_and_Anxiety.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Over-dependence on another can become a bad habit when entrenched in anxiety-panic. Today Gina takes a look at changes that Matana Williams took to move out of this anxious behavior.

Today's Quote:
Suffering is not holding you. You are holding suffering. When you become good at the art of letting sufferings go, then you’ll come to realize how unnecessary it was for you to drag those burdens around with you. You’ll see that no one else other than you was responsible. The truth is that existence wants your life to become a festival.
—Osho

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What is anxiety?

Mentioned in today's show:
Matana Williams is an aspiring writer, poet, spoken word artist, and lover of creativity. Find more about her and her work here pinkflamboyance.wordpress.com.

Direct download: Podcast_372.1.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Anxiety and love and what we can do to take responsibility for our own thoughts and actions. Today Gina has returning guest Thom Rutledge for some spot-on wisdom and thoughts from Thom's new book What Love Is.
If you missed his other episodes check those out too :) 


285: LISTEN TO WHAT THE ANXIETY IS SAYING WITH THOM RUTLEDGE

and 
204: EMBRACING FEAR AND ANXIETY WITH THOM RUTLEDGE

 

Mentioned in today's episode:


Thom Rutledge Website https://www.thomrutledge.com/


His New Book What Love Is

What Love Is: Reflections on the True Meaning & Authentic Practice of Love


Available on Amazon here 

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What is anxiety?

Direct download: Podcast_371.1__Anxiety_Love_And_Responsibility_With_Thom_Rutledge.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

So many of our thoughts are subconscious or we are not aware of them and in many many ways that is a good thing. We also tend, when we are challenged with anxiety, to put many thoughts into our subconscious without any awareness of what we are thinking this is adding fuel to our anxious negative thinking. 
Today Gina talks about how to use our awareness and consciousness to help erase some of that anxious negativity.

Quote: 
The biggest quality in successful people, I think, is an impatience with negative thinking...my feeling was, even if it's as bad as I think it is, we'll make it work.
- Edward McCabe

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What is anxiety?

Direct download: Podcast_370.1_4_Simple_Tips_To_Help_Erase_Anxious_Negativity.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Living in the future and in a scary anxious future robs us twice! We lose the present moment where we are safe and sound and then we also submit ourselves to a horror "what if" in the future that is not even here. 
Join in for two questions to help turn this around and get you back to present moment living.

Quote: 
The future has many names. For the weak it is unattainable. For the fearful it is the unknown. For the bold it is opportunity.
-Victor Hugo

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What is anxiety?

Direct download: Podcast_369.2__Anxiety_and_Living_In_The_Future.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Psychology Today says Agoraphobia is translated from Greek as "fear of the marketplace," agoraphobia involves intense fear and anxiety to a real or anticipated place or situation where escape might be difficult. Gina covers some steps you can take to start walking out of agoraphobia and anxiety.

Quote: 
It is true that we are called to create a better world. But we are first of all called to a more immediate and exalted task: that of creating our own lives.
-Thomas Merton

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What is anxiety?

Direct download: Podcast_368.1_Anxiety_and_Agoraphobia.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Sometimes we get surprised by a surge of stress or anxiety today's episode suggests 5 simple ways to reignite your parasympathetic nervous system for peace and calm!

Mentioned in today's episode:
Rick Hanson
was our guest on episode 176 and my favorite book of his is  Buddha's Brain so I highly recommend you give it a try if you are interested in neuroscience meets mindfulness! 

Quote: 
Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.
-Thich Nhat Hanh

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What is anxiety?

Direct download: Podcast_367.1__5_Easy_WaysTo_Calm_Your_Anxious_Mind.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

If you find yourself resistant to what is and your anxiety ramping up try these 4 tips:

1) Let it go; really like holding a hot rock...let go! surrender on a tough day; stop fighting. There is no resolution in the fight so give yourself permission to stop fighting.

2) Float; doesn't require practice, and works better with less force: like an inner inactivity. Remember how to float in the water...you have to relax your muscles and let go...this is just the same!

3) Practice Acceptance: allow the situation to be, it is what it is, it is OK if you can't control the situation. You may not like it but you can accept that it is what is happening.

4) Use the rule of opposites: take the opposite action from what your anxiety is leading you to do.

Quote: 
It may look as if the situation is creating the suffering, but ultimately this is not so - your resistance is.
-Eckhart Tolle

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What is anxiety?

Direct download: Podcast_366.1_Anxietys_Resistance_To_What_Is.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Coming to terms with the idea that we all as humans have feelings of discomfort, disappointment, and inadequacy we can begin to let go of feeling like victims and have real self-compassion which helps to interrupt the fear -anxiety-fear cycle!

Quote: 
When we’re in touch with our common humanity, we remember that feelings of inadequacy and disappointment are universal. This is what distinguishes self-compassion from self-pity. While self-pity says “poor me,” self-compassion recognizes suffering is part of the shared human experience. The pain I feel in difficult times is the same pain that you feel in difficult times. The triggers are different, the circumstances are different, the degree of pain is different, but the basic experience is the same.
-Kristen Neff

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What is anxiety?

Direct download: Podcast_365.3_Emotions_Anxiety_and_Our_Common_Humanity.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

How we look at and relate to anxiety had a profound impact on our stress levels. Today we consider bringing more compassion and acceptance to our daily dealings with Mr.Anxiety.

Quote: 
Sometimes the door closes on a relationship, not because we failed but because something bigger than us says this no longer fits our life. So, lock the door, shed a tear, turn around and look for the new door that’s opened. It’s a sign that you’re no longer that person you were, it’s time to change into who you are. It’s going to be okay.
—Lee Goff

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What is anxiety?

Direct download: Podcast_364.1_Your_Relationship_With_Your_Anxiety.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Gina takes a look at health anxiety and the challenge with the doctors not finding any physical disease or affliction. Learning that the mind is indeed causing these physical sensations is key in today's episode.

Quote: 
Live in joy even though you have all the facts.
-Mother Teresa


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What is anxiety?

 

Direct download: Podcast_363.3__Health_Anxiety.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD or simply the winter blues can exacerbate anxiety symptoms and sensations. Today Gina shares a number of ways to work around the lack of sun exposure in the winter months.


Resources:
Link to Dr. Mercola's article on SAD http://bit.ly/2k8F0Ia

Quote: 
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
-Carl Jung

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What is anxiety
?

Direct download: Podcast_362.1_SAD_and_Anxiety.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Chronic anxiety and panic can be intertwined with exhaustion and fatigue. Listen in today to learn the role exhaustion and fatigue play in your anxiety.
3 Steps To Relieve Your Anxiety Fatigue
1) Get into a regular pattern of meditation and have good sleep hygiene
2) Eat real foods, avoid refined foods and sugar
3) Do an activity, such as going for a walk, something good for the body, which will help it get back to baseline
-the exhaustion and fatigue can be a coping mechanism for the body (to avoid the stress that is bringing about the anxiety to begin with)
-being tired of the fatigue can lead to depression, thus any activity can be beneficial, such as listening to uplifting music and walking
-hobbies can be helpful in this way over time  

Quote: 
As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment. -Joseph Murphy

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What is anxiety?

Direct download: Podcast_361.1_Anxiety_Exhaustion_and_Fatigue.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

 

In today's episode, Gina takes a look at 3 ways of eating that can be contributing to anxiety-panic. While you may have thought of these particular ways we often need reminders to help us change our old ways to get out of an old habit!

Quote: 
Never be so focused on what you're looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find.
-Ann Patchett

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What is anxiety?

http://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/what

Direct download: 360.1_3_Ways_Of_Eating_That_Can_Contribute_To_Anxiety.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

 

Ever wonder how long it is going to take to clear your anxiety-panic or recover?  Listen in to today's episode and discover how anxiety has many phases and how to stay the course for fully clearing it!

Quote: 
The beliefs, thoughts, ideas, and emotions you bring to every moment influence those moments in wholly unpredictable ways. In lieu of certainty in the recovery pro­cess, develop certainty in how you show up for it.
-Michele Rosenthal

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What is anxiety?

Direct download: 359.1_Phases_Of_Clearing_Anxiety.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

 

Many will be traveling this holiday season. if you find this extra stressful or ramping up your anxiety join in and listen to today's episode for some awesome mindful travel tips!

Quote: 
People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.
-St. Augustine

5 Tips to Practice While Traveling 
Take your time
Be with and feel each step
Savor the moment(s)
Get some rest and relaxation
Bounce back ...it really is all OK

Mindful Link https://www.mindful.org/how-to-be-a-mindful-traveler/

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What is anxiety?

Direct download: 358.1_Anxious_vs_Mindful_Travel.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Today, Coach Gina takes a look at how we drop into isolation and how it can work against us as we move through the phases of clearing anxiety-panic. 

Today's tip for making progress is to go on a weekly adventure: museum, zoo, train ride, etc, over time you can go to bigger things (such as a concert). A part time job, a church, a hobby, all could be useful.

 

Quote: 
It is true that we are called to create a better world. But we are first of all called to a more immediate and exalted task: that of creating our own lives.
-THOMAS MERTON

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Direct download: Podcast_357.1_Are_You_Isolating_With_Anxiety.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

In this episode, Coach Gina explores the importance of shifting out of anxiety focused living.  If you are seeing things through an attitude of gratitude lens, your experience of the world is by default much more peaceful.  Your thoughts can act as self-fulfilling prophecies, especially with expectations of anxiety (based on plans for future actions or environments).  Not everyone is aware of their expectations for anxiety and that they help precipitate anxious states.

Action steps to change the anxiety lens you are looking though:

1) Awareness: you need to be aware you are doing it and being so will remove the power from the lens

2) Relaxation: some kind of daily meditation or relaxation is a critical and very helpful first step that can change your brain and view your environment differently

3) Don't just take off the lens of anxiety: replace it with something better (gratitude, peace, happy thoughts)

Quote: 
I focus on perspective and gratitude. -Gary Vaynerchuk

 To learn more go to: What is anxiety?

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Direct download: 356_Shifting_Out_Of_Anxiety_Focused_Living.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

 

Relaxation! If you think you can't do it listen in for some super easy ideas for relaxing no matter where you are. Using your body as the means to convey the message that all is well.

Quote: 
Without giving up hope—that there’s somewhere better to be, that there’s someone better to be—we will never relax with where we are or who we are.
-Pema Chödrön

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Direct download: Podcast_355.2_Healing_Anxiety_With_Relaxation.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

 

What to do when you are faced with your medications no longer working? Everything we do here at Anxiety Coaches Podcast can be done if you are on or not on medications. Today Gina answers a question a listener sent to us on the Send Us a Voicemail Tab on the website.
Send us YOUR question and Gina may answer it on the show!

Resource Mentioned: Hope and Help For Your Nerves
http://amzn.to/2zBLury

Quote: 
The hope that is left after all your hopes are gone -- that is pure hope, rooted in the heart.
-BR. DAVID STEINDL-RAST

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Direct download: Podcast_354.2_Listener_Q_and_A_Medication_No_Longer_Working.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Where is your focus? Listen in today and hear how a focus on gratitude can be a salve to your soul and move you away from fearful thinking.

-Four action steps to take to use gratitude to help with anxiety
1) Journaling
2) Be consistent (make a good habit out of it)
3) Be easy on yourself
4) Don't be superficial

Quote: 
Gratitude brings us home to ourselves.
-Guri Mehta

Resource Mentioned:
Joy On Demand
 http://amzn.to/2yxu38v

 

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Direct download: Podcast_353.4_Gratitude_As_A_Healing_Salve.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Today's episode we have a listener question from the Send Voicemail Tab on our website. Kellie asks about how to deal with building anxiety when in a social setting.

If you would like to leave a question or a comment go to the homepage of our website and tell us!

 

Quote: 
We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. -Marcel Proust

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Direct download: Podcast_352.2_Listener_Q_and_A_How_to_Relax_in_a_Social_Situation.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Use your digital detox as an awareness practice! We love our screens and they serve us well let's keep it that way with awareness. 

Article mentioned in today's episode Digital Detox 

Quote: 
One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.
– Viggo Mortensen

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Direct download: Podcast__351.2_Digital_Detox_For_Anxiety.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

 

Many people do not understand anxiety, even anxiety sufferers do not understand anxiety.  In this episode, Gina discusses this issue and how to bring the topic up with friends and family.

Seven action steps you can take when telling people about your anxiety:

1) Don't be afraid to tell people

2) Be clear that you are not seeking help from people

3) Don't be too serious about it

4) Let them know you realize it will be hard for them to understand

5) Reassure them that the anxiety does not mean you are fragile and must be excluded from activities

6) Be open to questions

7) Let them know nobody would choose to live this way and that you do not want to live with anxiety

Quote: 
What a wonderful privilege to have the weaknesses of a man and the serenity of a god!  -Seneca

 To learn more go to: What is anxiety?

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Direct download: 350.2_Friends_and_Family_How_to_Talk_about_Anxiety.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

We have more access to media today than ever before. It's up to us to decide what we let in and what we believe!  The negative bias of most media is anxiety producing, to say the least, listen in and take control over your media.

How to avoid catastrophic reactions:

1) Limit how often we watch news reports

2) Look at reputable information (not just any and all press)

3) Base things on truth and not just your feelings

Quote: 
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.
-Jim Morrison

 To learn more go to: What is anxiety?

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Direct download: Podcast_349.1_The_Medias_Stressful_Effect_on_Your_Mind.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Negative and anxious thoughts can be dealt with by bringing happiness into the equation! Today Gina reviews a post by Dr Joe Mercola on how to be happier.

Quote: 
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Links Mentioned In Today's Episode: Dr. Joe Mercolas' post on happiness http://bit.ly/2igXHrk

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Direct download: Podcast_348.1_Dealing_With_Negative_and_Anxious_Thoughts.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

 

You have anxiety moving through you, you feel anxiety! You are not anxiety.

-Action steps to not define yourself by anxiety and maintain your self
1) Acceptance of the anxiety state: its ok and you're allowed to experience it, and eventually move on
2) Mindfulness: using relaxation and meditation to improve your state
3) To actually take and make a process out of the differentiation between "I am anxious" and "I feel anxious"
4) Spend time laughing, petting your pets, being grateful (do something to remind yourself that you are more than your anxious state)

Quote: 
Never confuse yourself with visions of an entire lifetime at once.
-Marcus Aurelius

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Direct download: Podcast_347.1_You_Are_So_Much_More_Than_Anxiety.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Which came first the anger or the anxiety. Calm them both with these 5 tips.

5 tips for how to handle calming down anger and anxiety:

1) Accept reality

2) Allow others to be who they are and don't try to force them to be who you think they should be

3) Don't let your happiness depend on other people and situations that you cannot control

4) Put on the brakes (count slow breaths, or take a timeout)

5) Change your inner dialog: what are you saying to yourself? Stay positive!

Quote: 
Anger and fear are often expressed in our attempts to control something.
-Thom Rutledge

 To learn more go to: What is anxiety?

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Direct download: 346.1_5_Tips_To_Calm_Anger_And_Anxiety.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

A short meditation to use whenever you need a mindful check-in. This is also a great meditation to use as you increase your time during your practice.

Quote: At the end of the day, I can end up just totally wacky, because I've made mountains out of molehills. With meditation, I can keep them as molehills.
- Ringo Starr

 

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Direct download: 345.1_Short_Meditation_to_Use_As_A_Daily_Check_In.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Calm your Dr Office visit anxiety with these 5 tips. White Coat Syndrome is that uneasy feeling and spike in stress hormones while to anticipate your physician appointment.

Quote: 
As a doctor, let me tell you what self-love does: It improves your hearing, your eyesight, lowers your blood pressure, increases pulmonary function, cardiac output, and helps to wire the musculature. So, if we had a rampant epidemic of self-love then our healthcare costs would go down dramatically. So, this isn’t just some little frou-frou new age notion, oh love yourself, honey. This is hardcore science.
-Dr. Christiane Northrup

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Direct download: 344.1_5_Tips_To_Calm_White_Coat_Syndrome.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Being awake in the middle of the night can be unnerving. There are 7 tips in today's episode to help you get the best rest possible even if you wake and can't get back to sleep!

Quote: 
It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
John Steinbeck

To learn more go to: What is anxiety?

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Direct download: 343.1_How_To_Reduce_Anxiety_And_Enjoy_Better_Sleep.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

One of the most asked questions in the group is will the panic attacks make me go crazy? The good news is No! Listen in and find out why.

Quote: 
The best cure for the body is a quiet mind - Napoleon Bonaparte

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Direct download: Podcast_342.4_Panic_Attacks_Wont_Make_You_Crazy.mp3
Category:anxiety -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT