Posts tagged panic
494: Faith In The Process Of Clearing Anxiety Panic

In today's episode, Gina shares a letter sent to her by an ACP listener and former guest on the show, Michelle.  Michelle relates to Gina a success story about a recent long distance trip she took with her family by car.  Gina uses this letter as an example of the value of faith in the process of clearing anxiety and hopes this wisdom reaches all of her listeners.

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My wish is ever strong that you find enough patience within you and enough simplicity to have faith. May you gain more and more trust in what is challenging and confidence in the solitude you bear. Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right in any case. -Rainer Maria Rilke

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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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472: Mini Coaching Session With ACP Listener Joanna

In today's episode, Gina conducts a mini coaching session with ACP listener Joanna.  Joanna shares her particular situation with anxiety as it relates to her life.  In particular, Joanna struggles with anxiety at night and has experienced considerable sleep disturbance around it.  Coach Gina shares a number of helpful guiding tips for Joanna and listeners sharing some of the same issues.  Listen in for the supportive guidance today!

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What is anxiety?

Quote:

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.
-Thomas Merton

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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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465: Peaceful Reminders When Anxiety Arises

In today's episode, Gina shares statements and sayings with listeners that can help provide peace and calm when anxiety starts to intrude.  Gina recommends committing some of these peaceful, coping thoughts to memory so that they may be drawn upon in a time of panic or anxiety.  Using these statements during an anxiety or panic attack can be relaxing, reassuring and enable one to "float" through the trying time.  Write some down and start practicing today!

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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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What is anxiety?

Quote:

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

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451: 3 Tips to Help With The Anxiety of Waiting

In today's episode, Gina discusses the anxiety of waiting, such as occurs in long lines at the market or on busy city streets or the highway where traffic is congested.  Gina offers listeners three specific methods to bring mindfulness to bear on these moments when the waiting seems to last forever and help soothe the angst and discomfort that can arise.

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What is anxiety?

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Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. –Dalai Lama

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450: Circling the Wormhole of Anxiety While Healing

In today's episode Gina talks about the inevitable revisiting of the anxiety wormhole as we progress in our healing.  It is natural and common to experience temporary setbacks as we grow through our experience of anxiety-panic.  Gina discusses both less desirable defense mechanisms that can bring us back to the wormhole of anxiety as well as practices that can help us to regain the balance and peace we desire.

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What is anxiety?

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Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. -Helen Keller

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447: Decreasing Anxiety By Increasing Sacred Moments

In today's episode, Gina explores the use of realizing the sacredness of the present moment for decreasing our suffering relating to anxiety.  Gina discusses the anxiety that emanates from a focus on our mortality and individuality, and the separateness and aloneness that are associated with these issues.  Gina offers listeners a number of suggestions for cultivating sacred moments in which we can experience refreshing emotions such as gratitude and compassion.

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Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.
-Joseph Campbell

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439: Heart Rate Monitoring and Health Anxiety

In this episode, Gina explores the issue of self-monitoring with health care equipment for persons with anxiety.  Anxiety and panic are thought to account for one in five visits to the emergency room and are often mistaken for heart attacks.  Gina advises on whether or not persons with anxiety should be using medical self-monitoring devices outside of that prescribed by health care professionals and recommends finding a health care provider you can trust and work with.

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What is anxiety?

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Never be so focused on what you're looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find. -Ann Patchett

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433: Dropping Into Your Anxiety

In this episode, Gina shares with listeners a post from Leo Babauta: "How to Work With Whatever Come Up".  A core part of the message is that there is value (if not outright magic!) in dropping into the discomfort of anxiety-panic rather than running away from it.  Staying with the discomfort is a way to avoid feeding the fear that ultimately strengthens anxiety-panic.

Leo Babauta's post at Zen Habits:
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What is anxiety?

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Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle. -Phillips Brooks

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402: Hope's Role In Clearing Anxiety

In today's episode Gina describes the importance of the role of hope in our recovery from anxiety-panic.  Hope can be a fundamental tool that enables us to gather the resources it takes to make our situations improve.  Listen in as Gina describes how to use hope with our other tools such as journaling and thinking techniques to help make our lives better and begin to clear our anxiety-panic.

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What is anxiety?

Quote:  It is a huge danger to pretend that awful things do not happen. But you need enough hope to keep going. I am trying to make hope. Flowers grow out of darkness. -CORITA KENT

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400: Finding Joy Beyond Discomfort

In this episode Gina offers listeners a series of questions they can ask themselves and suggestions they can implement during their experience of the discomfort associated with anxiety and panic.

Turning to face the discomfort we are presented with during high anxiety moments can offer us the opportunity we are seeking to overcome the discomfort.

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Quote:  A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

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398: Letter to Anxiety Listener Q and A

In today's episode Gina reads a letter from a listener who wrote her anxiety itself a letter.  The letter describes her experience of the anxiety, the fight-or-flight response, the wise-mind and how these forces interact and influence her life.  Listen in as Gina considers the wisdom contained in the letter as well as suggestions for other listeners to write their own letters to their anxiety.

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Change your thoughts and you change the world. -Norman Vincent Peale

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394: 4 Ways To Help Curb Your Panic

In this episode, Gina explores steps you can take to find relief from panic attacks and anxiety-panic symptoms.  Gina found these tips in a blog post from Jamie Price (see direct link below).  To summarize, the steps outlined in Jamie Price's article:

How to Curb a Panic Attack

1)  Investigate

2) Shift into taking deep, relaxed breaths

3) Connect to the senses

4) Visualize the release of anxious feelings as a cloud floating away in the sky

 

Link to Jamie Price's post: https://www.mindful.org/4-ways-curb-panic-attack/

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Quote:  We did not ask for this room or this music; we were invited in. Therefore, because the dark surrounds us, let us turn our faces toward the light. Let us endure hardship to be grateful for plenty...We did not ask for this room or this music. But because we are here, let us dance. -Stephen King

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389: Dealing With Anxiety Causing Situations Listener Q and A

In this episode, Gina explores solutions to a listener question about disassociating the link that forms between situations that have caused anxiety in the past and anxiety itself.  Gina's suggestions can help listeners feel safe even in environments that have triggered anxiety-panic symptoms in the past.  Listen in as Gina explores tips and tools you can use today to break the cycle of anxiety-panic.

 

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372: Anxiety and Learning to Depend On Yourself For Your Happiness

Over-dependence on another can become a bad habit when entrenched in anxiety-panic. Today Gina takes a look at changes that Matana Williams took to move out of this anxious behavior.

Today's Quote:
Suffering is not holding you. You are holding suffering. When you become good at the art of letting sufferings go, then you’ll come to realize how unnecessary it was for you to drag those burdens around with you. You’ll see that no one else other than you was responsible. The truth is that existence wants your life to become a festival.
—Osho

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Matana Williams is an aspiring writer, poet, spoken word artist, and lover of creativity. Find more about her and her work here pinkflamboyance.wordpress.com.

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361: Anxiety Exhaustion and Fatigue

Chronic anxiety and panic can be intertwined with exhaustion and fatigue. Listen in today to learn the role exhaustion and fatigue play in your anxiety.

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As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment. -Joseph Murphy

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360: 3 Ways Of Eating That Can Contribute To Anxiety

In today's episode, Gina takes a look at 3 ways of eating that can be contributing to anxiety-panic. While you may have thought of these particular ways we often need reminders to help us change our old ways to get out of an old habit!

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Never be so focused on what you're looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find.
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356: Shifting Out Of Anxiety Focused Living

Action steps to change the anxiety lens you are looking though:

1) Awareness: you need to be aware you are doing it and being so will remove the power from the lens

2) Relaxation: some kind of daily meditation or relaxation is a critical and very helpful first step that can change your brain and view your environment differently

3) Don't just take off the lens of anxiety: replace it with something better (gratitude, peace, happy thoughts)

Quote: 
I focus on perspective and gratitude. -Gary Vaynerchuk

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