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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455: Pet the Lizard Brain to Calm Anxiety

In this episode, Gina discusses how different parts of the brain function differently according to their developmental age (how long ago and for what purpose various parts of the brain developed and thus continue to function) and how we can use this knowledge to reduce our anxiety.  The most ancient part of our brain, the "lizard brain", is the part of our brain associated with our basic survival functions.  Listen in as Gina describes how being aware of how this lizard brain functions and how to address it with the other parts of our brain and being can improve our struggle with anxiety.

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A calm mind releases the most precious capacity a human being can have: the capacity to turn anger into compassion, fear into fearlessness, and hatred into love. –Eknath Easwaran

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448: How to Ignite Peace and Calm Over Fight, Flight, Freeze

In today's episode, Gina discusses how to ignite peace and calm in our minds and bodies through activation of our parasympathetic nervous system.  When the rest and digest side of our nervous system is activated, our fight, flight and freeze side is de-emphasized, thus providing us with relief from anxiety.  Gina offers a number of ways to go about doing this, including using laughter and singing.  Listen in for more suggestions!

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For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness. -Reba McEntire

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441: Understanding Negativity Bias and 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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Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.
-James Baldwin

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440: Why Is Anxiety So Common?

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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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

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439: Heart Rate Monitoring and Health Anxiety

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

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432: Serenity Prayer For Anxiety 5 Reminders

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

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431: Digital Apnea and Anxiety

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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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

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424: Color And It's Strong Influence On Your Mind

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

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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.

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Link to Steve Ozanich show: 266
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Link to episode listener referenced 396
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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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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:

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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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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/

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Healing Back Pain https://amzn.to/2HhrMTV

The Divided Mind https://amzn.to/2qbCLqD

 

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388: Classic ACP Common Anxiety Behaviors

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

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

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387: Loving Kindness Meditation

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.

 

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376: Health Benefits Of Practicing Gratitude

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.

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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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DR Mercola's article on gratitude and it's health benefits http://bit.ly/2BUjZHr

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355: Healing Anxiety With Relaxation

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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341: Somatic Disorders TMS and Anxiety

How is it that our mind can cause so much pain and anxiety? Today we look at somatic disorders and TMS (The Mind-body Syndrome).

Quote: 
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.-Carl Rogers

Resources Mentioned: Dr. John Sarno's The Divided Mind

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301: Panic Attack First Aid Kit

Finding the most beneficial way out of a panic attack is finding what will be best in the long run not just to feel better in the moment. Listen in for four healing salves to apply to any panic attack!

 

Today's Quote:  Today is only a small manageable segment of time in which our difficulties need not overwhelm us. This lifts from our hearts and minds the heavy weight of both past and future. 

-Anonymous One Day at a Time in Al-Anon


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300: Aromatherapist Liz Fulcher's Anxiety Healing Journey

Gina invites aromatherapist Liz Fulcher to the show today! Liz shares her anxiety healing journey and how essential oils played a big part in healing both anxiety and depression.
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School Website: 
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266: The Mindbody Syndrome With Steve Ozanich

The Mindbody Syndrome expert Steve Ozanich joins us to shed light on pain and suffering! Steve learned from the renowned Dr. John Sarno, don't miss this episode.

 

 

Links from this episode for more information: 

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

Documentary about Dr Sarno https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ3OL7dIbmg

TMS healing wall of victory https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=tms+healing+wall+of+victory

 

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