Posts tagged stress
534: Rethinking Stress and How It Affects Anxiety

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In today's episode, Gina discusses stress and how it can be interpreted as being both helpful and harmful.  Research shows that people's beliefs about stress affect how stress impacts their lives and health.  Reframing stress as a positive force in our lives can make a big difference in how stress affects you.  Gina describes these research findings and offers advice on how to make stress a more welcome guest in our lives.

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What is anxiety?

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It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
-Lou Holtz

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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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521: Situational Anxiety

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In today's episode, Gina reviews a number of different life situations and circumstances that often contribute to stress and anxiety.  Gina discusses some of her own personal experiences with stressful situations in this episode and shares with listeners how to cope with the need for control and the common reality of so many things in our situation being beyond our control.

Listen to Episode 279 and 406 for more help with change and anxiety
ep 279
https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/279-4-tips-to-get-through-the-anxiety-of-change
ep 406
https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/406-feeling-less-anxious-with-change

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What is anxiety?

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Your hope lies in accepting your life as it now lies before you, forever changed. If you can do that, the peace you seek will follow.
– Jennifer Niven

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519: How Much Reassurance Will It Take To Satisfy Your Anxiety

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In today's episode, Gina discusses reassurance and how useful it can be to drop any need for reassurance from others.  Anxiety and stress can lead to disturbing sensations and after getting checked by our health care provider, getting comfortable with the idea that stress and anxiety are causing these sensations will be highly useful in overcoming them.  Listen in for suggestions on how to do this today!

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What is anxiety?

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Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it. -Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

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505: Unconscious Mind and Stress

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In today's episode, Gina shares her knowledge of the subconscious mind with listeners.  Particularly in the context of anxiety and stress, Gina describes the differences between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind.  Gina addresses the inherent capacity of the mind to process even the most uncomfortable emotions and describes how we can best allow it to do so.

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What is anxiety?

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Do your best and then relax. Let things go on in a natural way, rather than force them. -Paramahansa Yogananda

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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.

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https://zenhabits.net/nonsolitude/

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What is anxiety?

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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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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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What is anxiety?

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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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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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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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421: Signs of Stress Overload

In this episode, Gina discusses stress and stress overload.  The signs of stress, the sources of stress, the effects of stress and key ways to manage stress.  Everyone has exposure to stress inducing factors in their lives (money, work, relationships, etc.) and these factors exacerbate a range of symptoms (anxiety, hopelessness, loneliness, etc.).  Having a set of stress management techniques is essential to our overall well-being.

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What is anxiety?

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Great necessities call out great virtues. -Abigail Adams

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419: Understanding Stress And Its Stages

In this episode, Gina discusses stress and three stages by which people responds to stress, originally identified by stress researcher Hans Selye:  Alarm, Resistance and Exhaustion.  Gina goes on to describe a number of steps by which we can manage our stress mindfully.  The use of writing is noted as particularly useful in our efforts to improve our response to stress.

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What is anxiety?

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If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry. ~Dalai Lama

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412: 4 Ways of Being Present and Relieving Stress and Anxiety

In this episode, Gina discusses the importance of being present for the process of relieving stress and anxiety.  Gina points out undesirable factors that inhibit our stress and anxiety relief, including:  attachment, excessive forward thinking (future focused), imaginary thoughts and negative expectations.

Gina suggests four action steps to be in the present and cultivate mindfulness:
1) Observe events without judging them (anxiety stems from judgment)

2) Integrate mindfulness activities into your daily life (walking dog, mowing the lawn, gardening, at work... fully immerse yourself to what you are doing)

3) Let go of expectations (expectations are often not positive)

4) Mindfulness meditation (meditation fosters new default of being present)

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What is anxiety?

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The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are moments when we touch one another.
– Jack Kornfield

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