Posts tagged mindfulness
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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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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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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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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484: Stress Anxiety and Eating Habits

In today's episode Gina discusses how stress and anxiety affect our eating habits.  Along with describing some of the physiology involved in the stress response, Gina offers listeners methods and tools to bring mindfulness to bear on the situation.  Journaling in particular, guided by questions Gina offers in this podcast, can be particularly helpful.

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Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.
–Thich Nhat Hanh

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

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479: 10 Tips For Responding To Life with Gratefulness vs Fear

In today's episode, Gina shares with listeners ten tips for responding to life with gratefulness rather than fear. The source of these suggestions is an article by Kristi Nelson linked below. Using the mental state of gratitude can help extricate oneself from pain and anxiety in remarkable fashion. Listen in for these ten practical tips!

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Kristi Nelson article
Ten True Things About Gratefulness
https://gratefulness.org/blog/ten-true-things-about-gratefulness-a-conversation-with-kristi-nelson/

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The root of joy is gratefulness … For it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful. -Brother David Steindl-Rast

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477: Anxiety Blood Sugar and Nutrition

In today's episode, Gina discusses how blood sugar and nutrition influence our experience of anxiety.  Right eating, particularly a whole foods, plant based diet can do wonders for our health, in both body and mind.  Gina discusses a medicare sponsored program of Dr. Dean Ornish relating to maintaining well-being through diet and cites a pubmed article relating to plant based diet as a treatment for diabetes.

Pubmed article by McMacken and Shah:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5466941/

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Think about it: heart disease and diabetes, which account for more deaths in the US and worldwide than everything else combined, are completely preventable by making comprehensive lifestyle changes without drugs or surgery. -Dean Ornish

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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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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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474: Working With Anxiety's Roots

In today's episode, Gina discusses anxiety's roots, including the notion of signal anxiety, which involves the anxiety we experience around the content of our own minds (thoughts).  Mindfulness practices and RAIN are discussed as practices that can help us ease our experience of fear and anxiety.

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Episode 167 about RAIN: http://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/167-clearing-stress-and-anxiety-with-rain?rq=167

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Whatever our individual troubles and challenges may be, it's important to pause every now and then to appreciate all that we have, on every level.
-Shakti Gawain

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470: 4 Journal Prompts for Intrusive Thoughts and Anxiety

In today's episode, Gina reviews the many benefits of journaling and provides listeners with four journal prompts that are specifically tailored for intrusive thoughts and anxiety.  The prompts help listeners to review their thinking and reclaim the power they have to accept thoughts or dismiss them as unhelpful.  Listen in to take advantage of this powerful tool that can help you reduce and eliminate your anxiety!

Links to journaling related episodes:

http://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/311-anxiety-release-through-writing

http://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/262-journal-writing-and-gratitude-for-healing-anxiety

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Life is simple. It’s what we believe about life that complicates it. —Byron Katie

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

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463: Anxiety and Depression

In today's episode, Gina talks about anxiety and its close relative depression.  Often people suffer with both anxiety and depression simultaneously.  Though depression can be a very difficult companion condition to suffer with anxiety, these conditions can often be brought about for a higher purpose in our lives that we may only be able to see after deep self-reflection after time has passed.

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If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.
-Fred Rogers

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462: Do I need To Know The Cause Of My Anxiety Panic?

In today's episode, Gina discusses the importance, or rather the unimportance, of the idea that a person needs to know the cause of his or her anxiety-panic.  Sometimes a cause for anxiety-panic is easy to identify but this is not always the case.  Not knowing the cause of our anxiety can be a great stress.  In this podcast Gina helps enable listeners to set themselves free from this unnecessary stress.

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Hope is not dead, it is just larger than our imaginations.
-Kathy Hobaugh

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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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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.

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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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458: 3 Easy Ways To Feel Gratitude For Well Being

In today's episode, Gina offers listeners three easy methods for experiencing gratitude during the holiday season.  Gina claims Thanksgiving and the holiday season gives people a perfect opportunity to practice and benefit from mindfulness.  Often we forget to realize that the opportunity to practice mindfulness is immediately available to us.  Listen in as coach Gina reminds us how with specific techniques you can use today!

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Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. - A.A. Milne

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457: Anxiety And Living In Your Head Too Much

In today's episode, Gina discusses TMS and the work of Dr. Sarno and former ACP guest Steve Ozanich.  Many who struggle with TMS and anxiety suffer from excessively "living in the head".  Instead of doing, many will just think about it and get stuck in what-if scenarios, never acting or getting a full experience of life.  Gina recommends movement and embracing the body to get out of what can be torturous thought-cycles.

Steve was on Episode 266:
http://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/266-the-mindbody-syndrome-with-steve-ozanich


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Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are. -Rachel Naomi Remen

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

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