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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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502: Alcohol Stress and Anxiety

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In today's episode, Gina discusses the role of alcohol in our experience of anxiety.  Alcohol can contribute tremendously to our experience of anxiety and can cause panic attacks.  Listen in for advice on how to limit the adverse affects of alcohol on your anxiety!

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What is anxiety?

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You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.
-Timber Hawkeye

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497: Classic ACP 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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What is anxiety?

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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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496: Aromatherapy for Anxiety

In today's episode, Gina shares her knowledge and experience of aromatherapy and essential oils in the context of anxiety.  Gina suggests a whole range of oils you can try today and gets specific with five oils.  Additionally, Gina describes how you can go about using these oils to help improve your experience today!

ACP episode 300 with Aromatherapist Liz Fulcher:

http://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/300-aromatherapist-liz-fulchers-anxiety-healing-journey

PubMed article mentioned:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19962288

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What is anxiety?

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Healing begins with an aromatic bath and daily massage.
— Hippocrates

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488: Why Avoidance and Aversion Don't Help With Anxiety

In today's episode, Gina discusses avoidance and aversion in the context of anxiety.  Included in this discussion is an emphasis on the importance of how we interpret signals and information that we are perceiving and how very often we are able to choose whether or not we are threatened by a particular thing.  Anxiety sufferers tend to be biased toward overestimating the threat of things.  Listen in for tips on how to overcome this tendency.

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What is anxiety?

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Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
-Marie Curie

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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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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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473: Classic ACP S.A.D. and Anxiety

Seasonal Affective Disorder often plays a part in triggering anxiety-panic during the long dark days of winter. Find out if you have SAD triggering your anxiety and what you can do about it today!

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What is anxiety?

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Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light.
-Albert Schweitzer

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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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What is anxiety?

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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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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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What is anxiety?

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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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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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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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441: Understanding Negativity Bias and Anxiety

In today's episode Gina discusses negativity bias in the context of anxiety further (touched on in the previous podcast).  The evolutionary perspective of our history and present state of functioning are used to provide useful insights into why we can be afflicted with anxiety and how to improve the situation we find ourselves in.  The hereditary component of anxiety is also discussed.

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What is anxiety?

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Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.
-James Baldwin

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424: Color And It's Strong Influence On Your Mind

In this episode Gina discusses the importance of color in our environment and how it can affect our mind and anxiety.  Gina incorporates some research conducted at the University of British Columbia that indicates blue can help facilitate creative activities while red can enhance activities requiring strong focus and attention to detail.  Green can help enhance alertness and keep one aware for an extended period of time.

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What is anxiety?

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My religion is nature. That’s what arouses those feelings of wonder and mysticism and gratitude in me.
-Oliver Sacks

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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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288: 5 Calming Reminders to Help Engage Your Parasympathetic Nervous System

Learning to live with both the gas pedal and the brake.Today Gina talks about the Parasympathetic nervous system and how you can engage this calming part of your system today!


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282: Caffeine and Anxiety Awareness

March is Caffeine Awareness Month! Today Gina opens the subject up around anxiety and caffeine consumption. Learn the reasons why caffeine is not your friend while clearing your anxiety-panic. Later this month we will be exploring some amazing substitutes for the beloved caffeine :)

Links Mentioned in the Episode:
Caffeine and medications: 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzycohen/

Carolyn Dean ep 182
http://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/182-magnesium-miracle-and-anxiety-interview-with-carolyn-dean-md-nd

Neurotransmitters ep 170
http://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/episodes/170-brain-chemistry-lifestyle-tips-for-anxiety

 

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254: Soothing Morning Anxiety

Quote: Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. - Buddha

Morning anxiety has a myriad of causes -join in today and learn what you can do to soothe this anxiety challenge.

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188: The Brain in Your Gut--And Anxiety

Join in as Gina discusses the "second brain"...the brain in your gut and how it influences your anxiety. Included are probiotics, prebiotics and all the foods that bring them to your gut!

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170: Brain Chemistry Lifestyle Tips For Anxiety

In today's episode Gina discusses some of the lifestyle tips that are recommended for increasing the brains own production of the neurotransmitter serotonin and decreasing the neurotramsmitter dopamine.  Optimal brain chemistry combined with insight is the real healer!

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