Podcast Episodes Catalog

719: Anxiety And The Storm Of Trying To Control Others

May 23, 2021

In today's episode, Gina discusses the topic of trying to control others and how this tendency affects our anxiety.  Trying to control others causes us pain and frustration, exacerbating our anxiety.  Seven ways to reduce th…

718: Anxiety Stress and Distress

May 19, 2021

In today's episode, Gina describes the difference between stress and distress.  Cultivating an understanding of stress and distress can help us increase our distress tolerance over time.  Listen in for key tips to help incre…

717: 5 Tips to Help You Explain Your Anxiety to Others

May 16, 2021

In today's episode, Gina guides listeners through five tips to help you explain your anxiety to others.  Know which people to tell which level of detail to.  Learn how to help people who don't have anxiety understand it and …

716: The Benefit of Sitting With Anxious Feelings

May 12, 2021

In today's episode, Gina returns to the topic of distress tolerance and the importance of being able to sit with and endure anxious feelings.  The concept of trying too hard to feel good is covered as are a few steps for bei…

715: Three Anxiety Clearing Components Of Self Compassion

May 9, 2021

In today's episode, Gina discusses the highly important factor of self-compassion for enhancing our recovery from anxiety.  Specifically, self-kindness, our common humanity and mindfulness are described.  Eight behaviors for…

714: You Can Tolerate Anxiety

May 5, 2021

In today's episode, Gina offers the critical support anxiety sufferers need through her insistence that you too can tolerate your anxiety.  Guidance is offered on how to use your inner dialogue to your advantage and make you…

713: Is Your Headache Anxiety Related

May 2, 2021

In today's episode, Gina discusses a common physical symptom that often goes along with anxiety:  headaches.  These headaches are often caused by the build up of stress in our lives and can include a range of specific sensat…

712: Common and Uncommon Symptoms and Sensations With Anxiety

April 28, 2021

In today's episode, Gina presents an extensive list of symptoms that are both common and uncommon in her experience with clients struggling with anxiety.  Be put at ease with the notion that you are not the only one experien…

711: Mindfulness Meditation Savoring The Orange

April 25, 2021

In today's episode, Gina shares a guided meditation that extensively uses our senses.  In this case, the object of our senses is an orange or other piece of fruit.  Expand your mindfulness practice today using your sensory a…

710: Our Brains Hardwiring and Anxiety

April 21, 2021

In today's episode, Gina discusses a range of cognitive biases that may complicate and exacerbate our anxiety experience.  Our nervous systems are equipped to use these biases to make our lives easier, but we can easily fall…

709: Understand The Negativity Bias and Ease Your Anxiety

April 18, 2021

In today's episode, Gina discusses a natural process of our mind known as negativity bias and how understanding this tendency can help alleviate our anxiety.  How negativity bias produces anxiety is covered as are ways to ch…

708 Classic ACP Am I Going Crazy?

April 14, 2021

One of the most common questions asked by listeners and clients is "am I going crazy?" Listen in for the answer and what to do when that question arises. Get Tara Brach's Book (free with a free trial month!) To learn more …

707: How To Stop Judging Others And Reduce Anxiety

April 11, 2021

In today's episode, Gina discusses symptom of inner peace number three:  A loss of interest in judging self and others.  Gina breaks down the meaning of the word symptom to help describe the meaning of the third symptom of i…

706: How To Deal With Anxiety While at Work

April 7, 2021

In today's episode, Gina discusses the important topic of workplace anxiety and how to cope with it.  Topic touched on include the signs of workplace anxiety, the causes of workplace anxiety, the effects of this category of …

705: Coping With Anticipatory Anxiety

April 4, 2021

In today's episode, Gina discusses anticipatory anxiety and how to deal with it when it occurs.  Creating a plan for inducing calm and relaxation is a featured technique, and many of the familiar ACP coping practices are tou…

704: Dr Claire Weekes Face Accept Float Let Time Pass

March 31, 2021

In today's episode, Gina discusses the core treatment protocol of Dr. Claire Weekes.  The process of facing, accepting, floating and letting time pass is a highly useful key for helping unlock anxiety recovery.  Listen in fo…

703: Dr Claire Weekes Approach To Healing Anxiety

March 28, 2021

In today's episode, Gina provides listeners with a thorough introduction to Claire Weekes and her approach to healing anxiety.  Some background information about who Claire Weekes was is included as well as the primary princ…

702: Lifestyle Changes To Reduce Morning Anxiety

March 24, 2021

In today's episode, Gina discusses morning anxiety with special attention to the physiology of our anxious experience.  The symptoms of morning anxiety are covered as are several steps for treating this special category of a…

701: 4 Tips for Better Self Esteem When You Have Anxiety

March 21, 2021

In today's episode, Gina discusses self-esteem and anxiety.  The core concepts of the episode relate to self-esteem being fundamentally a thoughts-based phenomenon.  Through increased awareness we can improve our sense of se…

700: Loneliness, Covid and Health Anxiety

March 17, 2021

In today's episode, Gina discusses a listener question about loneliness and its impact on anxiety.  Particularly during the last year in which we have experienced the COVID pandemic, loneliness and health anxiety have become…

699: Self Awareness And Anxiety

March 14, 2021

In today's episode, Gina discusses the theme of self-awareness in the context of anxiety.  Recognizing you suffer from anxiety is a critical step of self-awareness that contributes much to our anxiety recovery.  A number of …

698: The Anxiety Of Waiting

March 10, 2021

In today's episode, Gina discusses the anxiety of waiting and the associated experience of uncertainty.  A number of different varieties of anxiety that occur while waiting are discussed and a number of solutions are offered…

697: Progressive Muscle Relaxation For Anxiety

March 7, 2021

In toady's episode, Gina guides listeners on a progressive muscle relaxation exercise designed to help alleviate anxiety.  The early history of progressive muscle relaxation is discussed, as are specific long-term benefits y…

696: Are You What Iffing Through Life?

March 3, 2021

In today's episode, Gina responds to a listener's poem sent in via email.  This listener struggles with "what if" thinking.  The poem sums up much of the wisdom ACP shares and trumpets the value of pausing and delighting in …