414: How You Can Read Your Way Back To Peace And Calm

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

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413: Can Anxiety Show Up As Depersonalization Listener Q and A

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

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412: 4 Ways of Being Present and Relieving Stress and Anxiety

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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The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are moments when we touch one another.
– Jack Kornfield

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411: Releasing repressed Emotions for TMS and Anxiety

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

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410: Grief and Anxiety Listener Q and A Speakpipe

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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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

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409: Meditation for Better Sleep

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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Sleep is the best meditation.

-The Dalai Lama

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408: Pressure and Anxiety

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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Quote:

Who is it that can make muddy water clear? No one. But left to stand, it will gradually clear of itself. -LAO TZU

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407: Listener Q and A When Your Worst Fear Happens

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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Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. -MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

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406: Feeling Less Anxious With Change

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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Welcome the present moment as if you had invited it. Why? Because it is all we ever have.

PEMA CHÖDRÖN

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405: Dealing With Setbacks Listener Audio Q

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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Quote:

There is no large and difficult task that can’t be divided into little easy tasks.

BUDDHIST SAYING

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404: Interview with Meditation Teacher Sharon Salzberg

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/

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https://www.sharonsalzberg.com

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403: What Anxiety Bumps In The Road Look Like

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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Occasionally we will be overwhelmed, but mostly we will be enchanted. -JEAN HOUSTON

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402: Hope's Role In Clearing Anxiety

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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401: 4 Herbs For Stress And Anxiety

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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400: Finding Joy Beyond Discomfort

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.

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

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399: Insomnia and Anxiety Listener Q and A

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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398: Letter to Anxiety Listener Q and A

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.

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

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397: Classic ACP Anxiety and The Opinions Of Others

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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What is anxiety?

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

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396: Physical Pain Discomfort and Anxiety

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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395: Will Meditation really Help With My Anxiety

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!

 

 

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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