Posts tagged nerves
525: Calm anxiety By Building Adaptability

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In today's episode, Gina discusses the distinction between parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems and how to use our understanding of these systems to help us regulate our response to stress and anxiety provoking circumstances.  Gina identifies a number of symptoms associated with our sympathetic nervous system response as well as methods to get us back to our peaceful, rest and digest state.

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What is anxiety?

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True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed.
- Tom Robbins

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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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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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448: How to Ignite Peace and Calm Over Fight, Flight, Freeze

In today's episode, Gina discusses how to ignite peace and calm in our minds and bodies through activation of our parasympathetic nervous system.  When the rest and digest side of our nervous system is activated, our fight, flight and freeze side is de-emphasized, thus providing us with relief from anxiety.  Gina offers a number of ways to go about doing this, including using laughter and singing.  Listen in for more suggestions!

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What is anxiety?

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For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness. -Reba McEntire

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417: Anxiety and Unintended Weight Loss Listener Q and A

In today's episode, Gina answers a listener question about anxiety and unintended weight loss.  Gina reviews reasons for weight loss with anxiety and initially recommends ruling out medical causes (often relating to thyroid functioning).  Lack of eating, nervous movement and lifestyle changes, all relating to anxiety, are discussed.

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What is anxiety?

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No feeling is final. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

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367: 5 Easy Ways To Calm Your Anxious Mind

Sometimes we get surprised by a surge of stress or anxiety today's episode suggests 5 simple ways to reignite your parasympathetic nervous system for peace and calm!

Mentioned in today's episode:
Rick Hanson
was our guest on episode 176 and my favorite book of his is  Buddha's Brain so I highly recommend you give it a try if you are interested in neuroscience meets mindfulness! 

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Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.
-Thich Nhat Hanh

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343: 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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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.

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

 

Laughter Yoga Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HJG63EXCmw


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