Posts tagged rick hanson
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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176: Dr Rick Hanson from Fear and Anxiety to All is Well

Today's episode brings very special guest Dr Rick Hanson. Rick's work in neuroscience, psychology and contemplative practices brings us a well rounded look at moving from Fear and Anxiety to All is Well! 
Visit Dr Hanson's website: http://www.rickhanson.net/ for his books and  clicking here for Foundations of Well-Being Program. {This is an affiliate link. By purchasing from here you help support the Anxiety Coaches Podcast.}

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