476: Lake Meditation For Anxiety

In today's episode, Gina shares with listeners a new meditation for anxiety:  the Lake Meditation.  Take a moment to get comfortable and listen in as Gina guides us through a meditation with nature imagery, breath awareness, healing and peace.

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Listen to your life...touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments and life itself is grace.  -Frederick Buechner

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475: Letting Your Body Turn Down The Stress

In today's episode, Gina discusses the importance of learning to stimulate your vagus nerve, thereby enabling your body to reduce the stress and anxiety you may be experiencing.  Listen in as Gina shares more than five techniques for stimulating your vagus nerve and thereby activating your parasympathetic nervous system and entering the safe, secure, "relax and digest" state of being.

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Episode 307 on the vagus nerve:

http://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/307-stimulate-your-vagus-nerve-to-reduce-your-anxiety

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Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
-Chinese Proverb

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474: Working With Anxiety's Roots

In today's episode, Gina discusses anxiety's roots, including the notion of signal anxiety, which involves the anxiety we experience around the content of our own minds (thoughts).  Mindfulness practices and RAIN are discussed as practices that can help us ease our experience of fear and anxiety.

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Episode 167 about RAIN: http://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/167-clearing-stress-and-anxiety-with-rain?rq=167

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Whatever our individual troubles and challenges may be, it's important to pause every now and then to appreciate all that we have, on every level.
-Shakti Gawain

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473: Classic ACP S.A.D. and Anxiety

Seasonal Affective Disorder often plays a part in triggering anxiety-panic during the long dark days of winter. Find out if you have SAD triggering your anxiety and what you can do about it today!

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Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light.
-Albert Schweitzer

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472: Mini Coaching Session With ACP Listener Joanna

In today's episode, Gina conducts a mini coaching session with ACP listener Joanna.  Joanna shares her particular situation with anxiety as it relates to her life.  In particular, Joanna struggles with anxiety at night and has experienced considerable sleep disturbance around it.  Coach Gina shares a number of helpful guiding tips for Joanna and listeners sharing some of the same issues.  Listen in for the supportive guidance today!

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Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.
-Thomas Merton

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471: How Time And Acceptance Help Heal Anxiety

In today's episode, Gina reviews the importance of time and acceptance in our anxiety clearing journey.  Many people suffering from anxiety face signs and symptoms of anxiety even during periods in which they are generally feeling fine and have moved beyond their more acute anxiety stage.  It is through the passing of time, self-compassion, the understanding that anxiety symptoms are not dangerous and acceptance of what is that we can overcome the lingering symptoms that anxiety has left us with.

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Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.  -Lao Tzu

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470: 4 Journal Prompts for Intrusive Thoughts and Anxiety

In today's episode, Gina reviews the many benefits of journaling and provides listeners with four journal prompts that are specifically tailored for intrusive thoughts and anxiety.  The prompts help listeners to review their thinking and reclaim the power they have to accept thoughts or dismiss them as unhelpful.  Listen in to take advantage of this powerful tool that can help you reduce and eliminate your anxiety!

Links to journaling related episodes:

http://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/311-anxiety-release-through-writing

http://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/262-journal-writing-and-gratitude-for-healing-anxiety

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Life is simple. It’s what we believe about life that complicates it. —Byron Katie

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469: A Loving Look Back At Anxiety

In today's episode, Gina shares a guided meditation with listeners of the Anxiety Coaches Podcast.  In this meditation, Gina guides listeners through a loving look back at the past year and a hopeful look forward into the next year, all while staying centered in and aware of the present moment.  Tune in for a refreshing opportunity for contemplative meditation practice.

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I am not what happened to me. I am whatever I choose to become. —Carl Jung

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468: 9 Anxiety Reducing Ways Of Living

In today's episode, Gina presents nine anxiety reducing ways of living that Leo Babauta posted on his blog.  From setting one's intentions early on, to creating more space, and listening to what life is calling for you to do, these suggestions are sure to help you move more deliberately and regain your peace.

Link to Leo's post
https://zenhabits.net/deliberate/

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In an age of speed, I began to think, nothing could be more invigorating than going slow. In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention.— Pico Iyer

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467: These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

In today's episode, Gina gets personal and shares some of her favorite things with listeners.  From material products to digital apps and websites, most of Gina's favorite things are helpful resources that you can put to use for yourself today, for free!  Listen in as Gina talks about some of her favorite things!

Some of Gina's favorite "digital things":

Panda Planner https://pandaplanner.com/
Insight Timer https://insighttimer.com/
Br David's Gratefulness https://gratefulness.org/

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Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. —Lao Tzu

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466: Mini Coaching Session with ACP Listener Michelle

In today's episode, Gina invites ACP listener Michelle onto the show to share her struggle with anxiety and to receive some personal attention and support from coach Gina herself.  Michelle has experienced anxiety-panic for some time and has particular trouble with traveling on airplanes and other forms of public transportation.  Gina shares a number of thoughtful recommendations for helping Michelle to soothe the anxiety beast, not least of which is instruction to develop a regular meditation practice.  Listen in for all the details!

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How many times have you noticed that it's the little quiet moments in the midst of life that seem to give the rest extra-special meaning?
-Fred Rogers

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465: Peaceful Reminders When Anxiety Arises

In today's episode, Gina shares statements and sayings with listeners that can help provide peace and calm when anxiety starts to intrude.  Gina recommends committing some of these peaceful, coping thoughts to memory so that they may be drawn upon in a time of panic or anxiety.  Using these statements during an anxiety or panic attack can be relaxing, reassuring and enable one to "float" through the trying time.  Write some down and start practicing today!

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464: Getting Back To Normal Are We There Yet

In today's episode, Gina discusses the idea of "getting back to normal".  Gina recommends that we do not focus solely on our anxiety but additionally, what we want our lives to look like when we achieve this "normal" state of being.  Fixating on anxiety only exacerbates the anxiety.  Gina provides steps you can take to minimize the power of anxiety over your life.

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Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
-Louisa May Alcott

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463: Anxiety and Depression

In today's episode, Gina talks about anxiety and its close relative depression.  Often people suffer with both anxiety and depression simultaneously.  Though depression can be a very difficult companion condition to suffer with anxiety, these conditions can often be brought about for a higher purpose in our lives that we may only be able to see after deep self-reflection after time has passed.

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If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.
-Fred Rogers

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462: Do I need To Know The Cause Of My Anxiety Panic?

In today's episode, Gina discusses the importance, or rather the unimportance, of the idea that a person needs to know the cause of his or her anxiety-panic.  Sometimes a cause for anxiety-panic is easy to identify but this is not always the case.  Not knowing the cause of our anxiety can be a great stress.  In this podcast Gina helps enable listeners to set themselves free from this unnecessary stress.

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Hope is not dead, it is just larger than our imaginations.
-Kathy Hobaugh

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461: Physical Advantages of Meditation

In today's episode, Gina explores the wide ranging physiological benefits of meditation.  Three types of meditation practice are identified and discussed:  focused attention, open monitoring and self-transcending.  Publicly sponsored, peer-reviewed research studies pertaining to the physical benefits of meditation are reviewed.

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We do not receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness which no one else can make for us, which no one can spare us. -Marcel Proust

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460: Mini Coaching Session with ACP Listener Laurie

In today's episode, Coach Gina shares with listeners a mini coaching session with ACP listener Laurie.  Laurie has been struggling with anxiety with some time and experiences the most acute episodes around driving.  Coach Gina offers a range of suggestions in this session, including using a physiological tactic to initiate a break in the anxiety panic cycle in its early stages.  Listen in for Coach Gina's wisdom and advice!

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We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny, but what we put into it is ours.
-Dag Hammarkskjold

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459: 10 Ways to Greater Gratitude and Peace Of Mind

In today's episode, Gina shares a set of steps from Robert Emmons to increase the level of gratitude in your life and thereby increase your peace of mind.  In addition to these steps, Gina is offering listeners of the ACP a free guided gratitude meditation available at the acp website.  Be peaceful this holiday season.

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Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. -Melody Beattie

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458: 3 Easy Ways To Feel Gratitude For Well Being

In today's episode, Gina offers listeners three easy methods for experiencing gratitude during the holiday season.  Gina claims Thanksgiving and the holiday season gives people a perfect opportunity to practice and benefit from mindfulness.  Often we forget to realize that the opportunity to practice mindfulness is immediately available to us.  Listen in as coach Gina reminds us how with specific techniques you can use today!

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Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. - A.A. Milne

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457: Anxiety And Living In Your Head Too Much

In today's episode, Gina discusses TMS and the work of Dr. Sarno and former ACP guest Steve Ozanich.  Many who struggle with TMS and anxiety suffer from excessively "living in the head".  Instead of doing, many will just think about it and get stuck in what-if scenarios, never acting or getting a full experience of life.  Gina recommends movement and embracing the body to get out of what can be torturous thought-cycles.

Steve was on Episode 266:
http://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/266-the-mindbody-syndrome-with-steve-ozanich


Steve Ozanich's website: http://www.steveozanich.com

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Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are. -Rachel Naomi Remen

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