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With over 7.5 million downloads and hundreds of episodes, Anxiety Slayer™ is an award-winning podcast for anyone suffering from anxiety, PTSD, panic attacks, and stress. Listen in for a rich collection of supportive conversations, meditations, relaxations, and breathing techniques to help you feel calm, centered, and relaxed. Join us for weekly podcasts for your peace of mind and personal growth. AnxietySlayer.com.

Anxiety Slayer™ with Shann and Ananga Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

    • Mental Health
    • 4.5 • 113 Ratings

With over 7.5 million downloads and hundreds of episodes, Anxiety Slayer™ is an award-winning podcast for anyone suffering from anxiety, PTSD, panic attacks, and stress. Listen in for a rich collection of supportive conversations, meditations, relaxations, and breathing techniques to help you feel calm, centered, and relaxed. Join us for weekly podcasts for your peace of mind and personal growth. AnxietySlayer.com.

    Perfectly Hidden Depression with Dr. Margaret Rutherford

    Perfectly Hidden Depression with Dr. Margaret Rutherford

    #512: Today Shann is speaking with Dr. Margaret Rutherford about the tell tale signs of perfectly hidden depression.
    Margaret is a clinical psychologist with twenty-five years of experience who works with people who are battling perfectionism. She’s the host of the SelfWork Podcast and author of Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism that Masks Your Depression.
     
    Show Notes
    Margaret is no stranger to panic attacks and anxiety as she’s lived with them since her early 20’s.
    We discuss perfectly hidden depression and the relationship between perfection, depression and shame.We touch on why depression can be more prevalent with highly creative people.
    Dr. Rutherford shares how a social media-driven society contributes to depression, where everyone is trying to just live up to the "highlight" reel of their lives as opposed to the messy truth of being human.
    You can get a copy of Dr. Rutherfords book, Perfectly Hidden Depression wherever books are sold.
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    Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is sponsored by Betterhelp…
    Are stress and anxiety interfering with your happiness? Have you been considering seeing a therapist but not sure where to start? Betterhelp will assess your counseling needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist so you can start getting the support you need online, in under 24 hours. Special offer for Anxiety Slayer listeners .. get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/slayer   

    • 29 min
    How to stop being scared of anxiety

    How to stop being scared of anxiety

    #511: Today we’re talking about how to protect yourself from being swept away by the fear of anxiety.
     
    Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is sponsored by Betterhelp.
    Are stress and anxiety interfering with your happiness? Have you been considering seeing a therapist but not sure where to start? Betterhelp will assess your counseling needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist so you can start getting the support you need online, in under 24 hours. Special offer for Anxiety Slayer listeners .. get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/slayer   

    • 22 min
    Never Give Up, Never GiveIn, Never Quit with Dr. Dain Heer

    Never Give Up, Never GiveIn, Never Quit with Dr. Dain Heer

    #510: Welcome to the Anxiety Slayer podcast. Today Shann is speaking Dr. Dain Heer on how we can support our youth who are struggling with depression, self-esteem, and an alarming increase in the rate of suicide.
    Suicide prevention remains a universal challenge. It is responsible for over 800,000 deaths or one suicide every 40 seconds. In 2019, worrying trends in U.S. suicide rates continued as suicide ranked the 2nd leading cause of death for 10-to 34-year olds.
    …From the outside, Dr. Dain had a seemingly perfect life, but what no one knew is that he had set a date to take his own life. Years later, his mission continues to save lives each year by sharing his own story and to bring hope to others battling unworthiness.
    We discuss suicide as a result of feeling worthless and “wrong” in the face of societal ideals and pressures.
    Dr. Dain shares some of the Access Consciousness tools that saved him from committing suicide 20 years ago.
    Learn more about Dr. Dain and Access Consciousness at www.drdainheer.com
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    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp.com Are stress and anxiety interfering with your happiness? Have you been considering seeing a therapist but not sure where to start? BetterHelp will assess your counseling needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist so you can start getting the support you need online, in under 24 hours. Special offer for Anxiety Slayer listeners ...Get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/slayer  
     

    • 43 min
    Thinking about breathing makes my anxiety worse

    Thinking about breathing makes my anxiety worse

    We often receive questions about how to slow anxious breathing down, or what to do when breathing exercises make anxiety feel worse. And that's what we’ll be talking about in this week’s podcast, along with some other natural ways to calm anxiety that don't involve breathing exercises.
     
    Many people find breathing exercises helpful for calming anxiety, but for some, focusing on their breath becomes a trigger for anxiety.
     

    We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who’s supported the podcast on Patreon this month, and to our new patrons Katy and April.
     
    If you found this episode supportive, we hope you’ll consider becoming a patron! We have over 50 Anxiety Slayer downloads available on Patreon including our guided relaxations, Tapping Sessions and extra resources for calming your anxiety.
     
    Learn more at patreon.com/anxietyslayer

    • 16 min
    What helps morning anxiety

    What helps morning anxiety

    #508: This week we're talking about how to calm morning anxiety as many of us are facing returning to work, or have children returning to school or heading off to college.
     
    This episode of Anxiety Slayer is brought to you by revivingmind.com Reviving Mind offers virtual Therapy and Anxiety Support Groups facilitated by experienced licensed clinicians.
     
    For a limited time, Anxiety Slayer listeners can get a FREE 15-minute consultation with a trained specialist that will guide you to your best option whether it be Individual Therapy or one of Reviving Mind's Support Groups. Learn more at https://www.revivingmind.com/find-support
     
     

    • 24 min
    Women’s health, hormones & happiness with Dr. Sarah McKay

    Women’s health, hormones & happiness with Dr. Sarah McKay

    #507: Welcome back to the award-winning Anxiety Slayer podcast. Today Shann is speaking with Dr. Sarah McKay about the neuroscience of women's health, hormones and happiness.
    Sarah is an Oxford University-educated neuroscientist, educator, media commentator, director of The Neuroscience Academy, and author of The Women's Brain Book: The neuroscience of health, hormones and happiness.
    Sarah lives on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia with her Irish husband. Together they're raising two boys and a cocker spaniel, and they can be found sailing, surfing, mountain biking or skiing. 
    Show Notes
    -Sarah's journey and why she wrote a book about the female brain, 
    -How hormones affect our brain, and in turn our emotions, behaviors, and anxiety? 
    -What are some of the greatest myths or misunderstandings we have about the female brain and PMS? 
    -What Principles of neuroscience should all of our listeners know?
    -Habits, motivation, and behavior change — The struggle is real and the brain is the reason why.
    -Can you really ‘think yourself’ into a healthier happier version of yourself? 
     
    Learn more about Dr. Mckay and get a copy The Woman’s Brain Book at www.drsarahmckay.com You can also download her Free Check List: 9 Daily Habits of Highly Healthy Brains
     

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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113 Ratings

113 Ratings

Elisa Di Napoli ,

Great resource!

What I love about this podcast is that it is so varied and has something to offer for everybody, whether you just need a quick tip or a in depth meditation. I like that the conversations are focussed and to the point, and the interviewees are always interesting. Well done, a great source of inspiration!

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