Posts tagged meditation
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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490: Guided Exercise Looking Back At A Recent Anxious Situation

In today's episode, Gina guides listeners through a contemplative meditation exercise.  In this exercise, we look back at a recent episode of anxiety and consider what thoughts and environmental factors affected us and how we reacted.  Learn more about your anxiety through self-inquiry with Gina's guidance and support.

Meditation from Ron Siegel
https://www.mindfulness-solution.com/index.html

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What is anxiety?

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We have to start teaching ourselves not to be afraid.
-William Faulkner

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486: Solitude as a Healing Salve for Stress and Anxiety

In today's episode, Gina discusses a blog post by Leo Babauta about solitude and its importance in our lives.  Using this post, Gina helps connect the dots between our cultivation and embrace of solitude and our healing and recovery from stress and anxiety.

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

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Now, more than ever, we need our solitude. Being alone gives us the power to regulate and adjust our lives. It can teach us fortitude and the ability to satisfy our own needs. A restorer of energy, the stillness of alone experiences provides us with much-needed rest. It brings forth our longing to explore, our curiosity about the unknown, our will to be an individual, our hopes for freedom. Alone time is fuel for life. —Dr. Ester Buchholz

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485: Cultivating Mindfulness To Heal Anxiety

In today's episode, Gina discusses the importance of cultivating mindfulness in order to heal anxiety using a Blinkist of Jon Kabat-Zinn's Wherever You Go There You Are.  Gina shares a number of methods for "being" in the moment rather than "doing" and thereby increasing your mindfulness and your ability to heal your anxiety.


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What is anxiety?

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Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. This kind of attention nurtures greater awareness, clarity, and acceptance of the present-moment reality. It wakes u up to the fact that our lives unfold only in moments If we are not fully present for many of those moments, we may not only miss what is most valuable in our lives but also fail to realize the richness and the depth of our possibilities for growth and transformation. -Jon Kabat-Zinn

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482: Mini Coaching Session with ACP Listener Susan

In today's episode, Gina shares a mini coaching session with listeners.  Today's client is Susan, who has suffered with anxiety for some time, observing its adverse affects on her work life and personal relationships.  While Susan has only just started with a mostly irregular meditation practice, she finds much relief in walking.  Coach Gina offers some more suggestions for Susan, including the possibility of blending both meditation and walking for beneficial repose.

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What is anxiety?

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Patience is not just the ability to wait, it’s how we behave while we’re waiting. -Joyce Meyer

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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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What is anxiety?

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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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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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What is anxiety?

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

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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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What is anxiety?

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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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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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What is anxiety?

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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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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.

Link to the 18-minute guided gratitude meditation audio
https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/gratitude

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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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456: 5 Meditation Habit Forming Tips For Anxiety

In today's episode, Gina reminds listeners of the importance of a meditation practice and shares five mediation habit forming tips.  Meditation can help us with relaxation, acceptance, distress tolerance... the list goes on and on.  Whether you are just getting started with the many guided meditations that are available or are a seasoned silent meditator, Coach Gina's tips will help you improve you mediation habits today!

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What is anxiety?

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There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
-Buddha

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454: Mini Coaching Session with ACP Listener Krystal

In today's episode, coach Gina shares a mini coaching session with ACP listener and Group Coaching mini-member Krystal.  Krystal shares with listeners some of the issues with anxiety that led her to find the podcast as well as a number of skills she has adopted since becoming a listener and a mini-member.  Meditation and caffeine reduction have played an important role in Krystal's recovery.

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What is anxiety?

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

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452: Are Meditation Distractions Causing You Stress Listener Q&A

In today's episode, Gina answers a listener question relating to meditation and experiencing distraction and interruption during this generally quiet, peaceful time.  Gina responds and allays any concerns Joanna or other listeners may have about these issues with meditation and makes a few suggestions for avoiding common causes of interruption and distraction.

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What is anxiety?

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So what is a good meditator? The one who meditates. – Allan Lokos

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428: Just For Today For Anxiety

In today's episode, Gina shares with listeners wisdom contained in a series of quotes. These quotes are sourced from literature from Al-Anon family groups, a pamphlet entitled "Just For Today".  These quotes have had an important impact on Gina's own life and healing and she is happy to be able to share them with you in the podcast today. 

Link to Alanon document "Just For Today":

https://al-anon.org/pdf/M10.pdf

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416: 4 Tips to Deal With Dizzy and Lightheaded Feelings

In this episode, Gina offers listeners advice for how to better cope with the experience of lightheaded and dizzy feelings.  Central to the experience of lightheadedness and dizziness during episodes of high anxiety is how we breathe.  Excess oxygen from increased rate of breathing, without any physical outlet, such as running, will make anxiety states more intense.  Steps to take to minimize dizziness and lightheadedness:
1) Breathing exercises (deep belly breathing)
2) Be more active
3) Meditation
4) Generally reduce overall anxiety

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What is anxiety?

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To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. ~Pema Chodron

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415: Do Your Attachments Add To Your Anxiety and Panic

In this episode, Gina guides listeners through the question of whether or not our attachment to our thoughts and desires exacerbate our experience of anxiety and panic.  Gina suggests dropping our attachment to our preferences, even if just as an experiment, and observing the impact on our anxiety.  The expected outcome is increased calmness and reduced anxiety, allowing for more substantial healing to begin.

Practice the Mountain Meditation on episode 250 to get used to watching the thoughts as not being who you are:
https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/250-guided-mountain-meditation

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What is anxiety?

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Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.
– Herman Hesse

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409: Meditation for Better Sleep

In this episode, Gina discusses the use of mindfulness meditation for improved nightly sleep.  Gina brings to our attention an article by Dr. Joseph Mercola that covers basic meditation techniques as well as tips for making our bedtime environment as conducive to sleep as possible.  Gina highlights the best content for us and focuses in on the key points that may benefit anxiety sufferers the most.

Artlcle link
https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/04/19/insomniacs-remain-conscious-during-sleep.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20180419Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM200673&et_rid=280230630

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What is anxiety?

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Sleep is the best meditation.

-The Dalai Lama

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405: Dealing With Setbacks Listener Audio Q

In today's episode, Gina answers a listener question about dealing with setbacks in the struggle with anxiety.  This listener in particular is seeking advice regarding symptoms that have become inflamed after a medication adjustment from her physician.  Additionally, the stress of impending major life events (in this case, a marriage) has this particular listener in distress.  Gina offers a number of useful tips and strategies for addressing this period of inflamed anxiety symptoms.  Some advice regarding diet is also included.

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What is anxiety?

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There is no large and difficult task that can’t be divided into little easy tasks.

BUDDHIST SAYING

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404: Interview with Meditation Teacher Sharon Salzberg

In today's episode Gina interviews author and meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg.  Sharon shares her insights into anxiety and fear and how mindfulness and meditation can be of benefit to those struggling with these forces.  There is also a brief discussion on the direction of trends in anxiety-panic, depression, self-help and treatment alternatives.

Sharon's article in OnBeing:

https://onbeing.org/blog/sharon-salzberg-what-to-do-when-anxiety-overwhelms-you/

Sharon's website:

https://www.sharonsalzberg.com

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395: Will Meditation really Help With My Anxiety

In this episode, Gina describes the immense utility of even a basic meditation practice for essentially any and all anxiety sufferers.  Gina reveals a simple process by which listeners of the Anxiety Coaches Podcast may take advantage of the help available through meditation: starting with only one minute of silent meditation each day.  Listen in for advice on how to start the process today!

 

 

Quote:  You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. —R. Buckminster Fuller

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