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Everything you thought you knew about dealing with panic, anxiety and agoraphobia is probably wrong! The Anxious Truth will educate, empower and inspire you to get your life back! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theanxioustruth/support

    EP 133 - Why "Trusting Your Gut" Is A Bad Plan

    EP 133 - Why "Trusting Your Gut" Is A Bad Plan

    One of the more common bits of advice passed around for the last zillion years or so is ... "trust your gut".  Regardless of the the circumstance or problem to be solved, if you ask enough people for advice the odds are high that you will have someone ask you what your "gut" is telling you to do, or just telling you to "trust your gut".  Sometimes this is good advice.  Sometimes it is absolutely horrible advice.

    If you're working on solving the problem of an anxiety disorder, trusting your gut is exactly the opposite of what you should be doing.  Your gut, and your intuition, are steering you wrong on the daily so it's time to recognize this and clear up some confusion.

    For full show notes on this episode: https://theanxioustruth.com/133

    My books, podcast, and social media links: https://theanxioustruth.com/links

    Music Credit: "Afterglow" by Ben Drake (https://facebook.com/BenDrakeMusic) with permission


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    • 17 min
    EP 132 - Christia's Emetophobia Success Story

    EP 132 - Christia's Emetophobia Success Story

    So, here’s some great news if you deal with emetophobia. Bet you didn’t think you’d ever hear that, did you? Well, Drew’s guest on this week’s episode is here to spread some great news, and her energy is absolutely infectious! Christia was emetophobic for decades, and she ran from any sort of incidents or fear of incidents so often...until she got tired of it and decided to make a change.

    Now, she is sharing her story to spread her hope to other people. As she tells it, she is 100% over it and has no fear of vomiting or being around someone who is. What is even cooler is that she didn’t need to know her triggering event; she could still use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and other therapies to overcome the fear that was controlling her life.

    If emetophobia is ruining your life and if you see no way out, this episode is for you. You too can overcome emetophobia.

    For full show notes on this episode:

    https://theanxioustruth.com/132

    My books, podcast, social media, and other links:

    https://theanxioustruth.com/links

    Music credit: "Afterglow" by Ben Drake (https://facebook.com/BenDrakeMusic) with permission


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    • 34 min
    EP 131 - Peter Shankman And Why His ADHD Is Actually A Superpower

    EP 131 - Peter Shankman And Why His ADHD Is Actually A Superpower

    When Faster Than Normal author and podcast host Peter Shankman was officially diagnosed with ADHD, he decided that it wasn't a liability, but rather a bit of a superpower.  Peter took action to maximize the things he's really good at, while outsourcing and minimizing the negative impacts of the things he's traditionally not been so good at.  This is a lesson on how to find the silver lining in a mental health issue!

    For full show notes on this episode visit theanxioustruth.com/131

    Find Peter, his podcast, and his book at https://fasterthannormal.com

    My books and social media links: theanxioustruth.com/links

    Music Credits: "Afterglow" by Ben Drake (facebook.com/BenDrakeMusic) with permission


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    • 22 min
    EP 130 - Why Hasn't My Therapist Explained It Like This?

    EP 130 - Why Hasn't My Therapist Explained It Like This?

    "I've been seeing my therapist for years and she never explained this the way you do!"

    "How can it be that all the different counselors and doctors I've seen have never talked about my anxiety this way?"

    "I've been through countless therapists over the years.  None of them explained this problem the way you do!"

    These are statements and questions I encounter on a regular basis from podcast listeners and members of my social media community.  If you've ever wondered why none of your doctors, therapists or counselors have ever talked about your anxiety problems the way I do, then this podcast episode is for you.

    For full show notes on this episode visit theanxioustruth.com/130

    My books and social media links: theanxioustruth.com/links

    Music Credits: "Afterglow" by Ben Drake (facebook.com/BenDrakeMusic) with permissions


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    • 28 min
    EP 129 - Kyrsty's Agoraphobia Success Story In Progress

    EP 129 - Kyrsty's Agoraphobia Success Story In Progress

    Kyrsty spent 12 years in her house, trapped by agoraphobia and panic.  That's all changing now. In this podcast episode Kyrsty shares with us how she's been taking the core concepts of recovery and putting them into practice on a daily basis.  Her progress thus far has been faster than she expected, and with a growing number of victories under her belt and an amazing recovery mindset, the sky is the limit!

    For full show notes on this episode, visit theanxioustruth.com/129



    My social media and other links: theanxioustruth.com/links

    Music Credit: "Afterglow" by Ben Drake (facebook.com/BenDrakeMusic) with permission.






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    • 31 min
    EP 128 - Is Anxiety Your Enemy Or Your Teacher?

    EP 128 - Is Anxiety Your Enemy Or Your Teacher?

    Ask yourself a question.  Is your anxiety your enemy, or is it your teacher?  Most of you are going to immediately tell me that you see anxiety as an enemy.  It lurks in the shadows, stalking you day and and day out, always ready to attack.  Your anxiety drives you to do things you do not want to do.  It drives you to eliminate and avoid parts of your life that desperately want back.  Anxiety is clearly your enemy, right?

    (For full show notes on this episode visit theanxioustruth.com/128)

    It is not.  Anxiety  - when dealing with the anxiety disorders I am always addressing - has never been your enemy regardless of how much you may hate and fear it.

    How do we learn once and for all to “believe” that we are safe even when afraid?  By allowing the fear and the anxiety themselves to be your teachers.  That’s right.  Anxiety and fear MUST be your teachers if you are to achieve true and lasting recovery.  We must be willing to face our anxiety and the associated fear, building a new relationship with it based on dropping all the old fight or flight responses.  When we face it fully and allow it to do the worst we can imagine, we learn through real experience that it cannot.  When we do this, anxiety becomes our teacher.  It teaches us clearly that he has no teeth.  The lesson we must learn is that the dragon breathes no fire and cannot kill us.  We can only learn this lesson by letting the dragon show us.  The dragon - your anxiety - must teach you how to recover.  You must embrace it as your teacher and stop declaring it your enemy.

    Takeaways:


    You’ve positioned fear as a threat that you need to run from or fight, but there is a third option--embracing it and learning from it.

    Your fear is real; the basis for it is not.  This is why anxiety is NOT your enemy and never has been.

    Do not try to erase your fears. It is human to fear, and you will never succeed in erasing fear from your life! Our goal here is not to become fearless, but to learn that the fear you’ve been hiding from and fighting has been baseless.


    My books, social media, and other links: theanxioustruth.com/links

    Music Credit: "Afterglow" by Ben Drake (facebook.com/BenDrakeMusic) with permission


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    • 30 min

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