Posts tagged brain chemistry
549: Do The Changing Seasons Make Your Anxiety Surge

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In today's episode, Gina shares her wisdom regarding the impact of changing seasons on anxiety.  Listen in for many suggestions and tips to make your transition to and endurance of the winter months more comfortable and less anxious.

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...I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal  sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air.
-Nathaniel Hawthorne

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515: First Fear Second Fear and Anxiety

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In today's episode, Gina discusses the important distinction between first fear and second fear in the realm of anxiety experience.  Sufferers of anxiety may not have total control over the first fear (initial fear-inducing stimuli) but we have much influence over our experience of the second fear (our reaction to the first fear).  Listen in for Gina's thoughts, analysis and tips to help minimize your experience of the second fear!

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What is anxiety?

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Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. —Viktor Frankl

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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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What is anxiety?

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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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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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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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481: Classic ACP Medication For Anxiety Yes or No

Medications are often the first offering to people who ask for help with anxiety and panic. Today Gina talks about the decision to use drugs and explores

  • Making an informed decision

  • How medications are not getting to the root of the problem

  • Why some patients are taken off medications for therapeutic treatment

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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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What is anxiety?

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

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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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What is 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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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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What is anxiety?

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Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.
-James Baldwin

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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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What is anxiety?

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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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307: Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve To Reduce Your Anxiety

Little changes to tone your vagus nerve &  activate your parasympathetic nervous system keeping you calm! Listen in for fun and easy additions to your day.

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Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive. -Hafiz

 

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282: Caffeine and Anxiety Awareness

March is Caffeine Awareness Month! Today Gina opens the subject up around anxiety and caffeine consumption. Learn the reasons why caffeine is not your friend while clearing your anxiety-panic. Later this month we will be exploring some amazing substitutes for the beloved caffeine :)

Links Mentioned in the Episode:
Caffeine and medications: 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzycohen/

Carolyn Dean ep 182
http://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/182-magnesium-miracle-and-anxiety-interview-with-carolyn-dean-md-nd

Neurotransmitters ep 170
http://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/170-brain-chemistry-lifestyle-tips-for-anxiety

 

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