511: Understanding Your Nervous Systems Fear Cycle

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In today's episode, Gina discusses fear in the context of the physical nervous system.  Claire Weekes' fear-adrenaline-fear cycle is explored, as well as the understanding of anxiety as a state of over-sensitization.  Gina offers tips and suggestions to help listeners break out of this cycle and prevent it from happening.

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I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it's only a choice of attitude. -Judith M. Knowlton

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510: Anxiety Is Not A Forever Friend

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In today's episode, Gina helps shed light in the darkness that people who suffer with highly chronic anxiety often experience.  There is hope for you, even in the darkest of these times.  Through Gina's reassurance and advice, learn how to lift yourself up out of what can seem like unending despair.

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Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. -Christopher Reeve

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509: Why Does Anxiety Come Back When You're Feeling Good?

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In today's episode, Gina answers a listener question left for her on Speak Pipe, through the ACP website.  Adrianne asks about why her anxiety returns during times when she is feeling good and otherwise comfortable.  Gina answers this question and provides suggestions for how to improve one's response to the anxiety when it does happen.  Increase your understanding of why anxiety strikes by listening in to this podcast!

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What is anxiety?

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It doesn’t take a lot of strength to hang on. It takes a lot of strength to let go.
-Henry Ford

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508: Is Anxiety Telling You Who You Are?

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In today's episode, Gina discusses our conception of our personal identity and the importance of not allowing anxiety to exert excessive influence over this conception.  Ego and anxiety are closely related and get along well.  Gina shares some tools to help us transcend the influence of these forces over how we understand ourselves.

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Ego is to the true self what a flashlight is to a spotlight.
-John Bradshaw

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507: Why We Need To Avoid Avoiding

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In today's episode, Gina discusses the nature of the avoidance behavior that accompanies anxiety sufferers throughout their experience.  Gina focuses on the importance of minimizing avoidance behavior when we are experiencing anxiety and how doing so will help speed our recovery from anxiety.  Listen in for advice on how to avoid avoiding!

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Pain in this life is not avoidable, but the pain we create avoiding pain is avoidable.
-R.D. Laing

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506: Letting Fear Be Your Teacher

In today's episode, Gina shares steps for adapting to any particular fears we may have and how to become more confident and comfortable by doing so.  Through patience and self kindness, following these tips can lead to great changes in your life!

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Without darkness nothing comes to birth, as without light nothing flowers.
-May Sarton

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505: Unconscious Mind and Stress

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In today's episode, Gina shares her knowledge of the subconscious mind with listeners.  Particularly in the context of anxiety and stress, Gina describes the differences between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind.  Gina addresses the inherent capacity of the mind to process even the most uncomfortable emotions and describes how we can best allow it to do so.

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Do your best and then relax. Let things go on in a natural way, rather than force them. -Paramahansa Yogananda

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504: 4 Habits Keeping You Stuck In Anxious Behaviors

In today's episode, Gina identifies four root behaviors that cause anxiety and how you can avoid these behaviors to allow more peaceful, harmonious living.  Gina recommends benevolent, helpful behaviors you can use to replace the negative, harmful behaviors.

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.  –Aristotle

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503: Let Your Feelings Be Felt and Pass-Through

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In today's episode, Gina speaks on the importance of feeling our feelings.  Using the light of our awareness, we can bring uncomfortable emotions to the surface and keep them from infecting our psyches more deeply and causing us greater distress and other issues over time.

Link to Steve Ozanich Mind Body Syndrome Ep 266:
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No feeling is final. -Rainer Maria Rilke

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502: Alcohol Stress and Anxiety

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In today's episode, Gina discusses the role of alcohol in our experience of anxiety.  Alcohol can contribute tremendously to our experience of anxiety and can cause panic attacks.  Listen in for advice on how to limit the adverse affects of alcohol on your anxiety!

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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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501: 4 Tips For Using a Mindfulness Mantra For Anxiety

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In today's episode, Gina discusses using a mindfulness mantra for anxiety.  Mantra can be used during our mindfulness practices and can also be used throughout the day to help regain composure and comfort during the most difficult moments we may experience.  Gina offers four useful tips for using a mantra to help ease anxiety.

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Mantra 'a word or group of words that are believed by someone to have spiritual or psychological power. It is described as "That which protects the mind".'
-Jan Gonda

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500: Easing Anxiety with Renewal and Replinishment

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In today's episode, Gina uses the season of Spring to discuss renewal and replenishment as a strategy to ease anxiety.  Gina suggests allying with nature and nurturing ourselves through a number of activities detailed in the episode.  Learn how to better nurture yourself today!

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The body must be nourished, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We're spiritually starved in this culture -not underfed but undernourished.
-Carol Hornig

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499: Indecision and Your Anxiety

In today's episode, Gina discusses the issue of decision making and anxiety.  Indecision is common among those who experience anxiety and Gina recommends a few steps for limiting indecision in your life.  Become more comfortable making decisions today!

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It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions. -Jim Rohn

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498: Mini Coaching Session with ACP Listener Lindsay

In today's episode, Gina shares a mini coaching session with ACP listener Lindsay.  Lindsay describes her own personal struggle with anxiety, how she came to find the podcast and how the tools she has learned has helped her overcome much of her struggle with anxiety.  Listen in for a sample of what Gina has to offer!

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Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.  -Helen Keller

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497: Classic ACP How To Reduce Anxiety And Enjoy Better Sleep

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!

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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

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496: Aromatherapy for Anxiety

In today's episode, Gina shares her knowledge and experience of aromatherapy and essential oils in the context of anxiety.  Gina suggests a whole range of oils you can try today and gets specific with five oils.  Additionally, Gina describes how you can go about using these oils to help improve your experience today!

ACP episode 300 with Aromatherapist Liz Fulcher:

http://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/300-aromatherapist-liz-fulchers-anxiety-healing-journey

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Healing begins with an aromatic bath and daily massage.
— Hippocrates

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495: Listener Q and A Breathing and Anxiety

In today's episode, Gina shares a question from a listener in Russia relating to the breath and anxiety.  Gina speaks about her own experience with the breath during the anxious period of her life and how we can use the breath to help control and ameliorate our anxiety.  Gina recommends using our meditation time to focus on the breath and take advantage of its powerful influence on our overall experience.

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When your chest is open and you're breathing deeply, it lifts your spirits. -Mandy Ingber

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494: Faith In The Process Of Clearing Anxiety Panic

In today's episode, Gina shares a letter sent to her by an ACP listener and former guest on the show, Michelle.  Michelle relates to Gina a success story about a recent long distance trip she took with her family by car.  Gina uses this letter as an example of the value of faith in the process of clearing anxiety and hopes this wisdom reaches all of her listeners.

Episode 466: Mini Coaching Session with ACP Listener Michelle:
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My wish is ever strong that you find enough patience within you and enough simplicity to have faith. May you gain more and more trust in what is challenging and confidence in the solitude you bear. Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right in any case. -Rainer Maria Rilke

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493: Nutrition and Herbs for Anxiety

In today's episode, Gina shares her knowledge of nutrition and herbs in the context of anxiety.  Gina recommends foods and herbs to use that help alleviate and reduce anxiety while also indicating what foods and herbs to avoid to keep from making anxiety worse.  The foods and herbs are discussed not only in the context of anxiety but how they can benefit overall health.

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Bodies always tell the truth. They give us hints of how to listen for it, and to recognize it when we hear or see it.
―Robin Rose Bennett

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492: Laughter to Help Ease Your Anxiety

In today's episode, Gina shares her knowledge and wisdom of laughter.  Laughter has numerous health benefits for all people can can be especially important for people suffering with anxiety.  Gina shares a number of these physical and psychological benefits of laughter, as well as how to bring more laughter into your life.

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 Laughter is carbonated holiness. -Anne Lamott

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