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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
    • 4.4, 110 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.

    How to regain calm when anxiety hijacks your brain

    How to regain calm when anxiety hijacks your brain

    #505:
    Today we’re speaking about how you can regain calm when anxiety hijacks your brain.
     
    Anxiety frequently hijacks our thinking with a fearful narrative. For example: “what if” thoughts or worst-case scenarios.
     
    The body responds as if those fearful thoughts are true—because it doesn’t know the difference between a real threat and imagined scenarios.
     
    When the body reacts it makes the mind more disturbed and we get caught in this fear cycle that feels frightening and completely takes over our body and mind.
     
    Here’s what happens:
     
    Anxiety starts with a trigger, a symptom or sensation, a message, or news item - something that strikes a vulnerable place in us.
     
    The mind zooms in on it and instantly creates an anxious narrative. A story around the trigger that makes it instantly more solid, or a potential threat.
     
    As soon as the mind creates its story, and it can happen in an instant, the body reacts. Our heart beats faster, our breathing becomes shallow, we might feel lightheaded, or shaky. And these sensations in the body feedback into our mind and further disturb the mind.
     
    This repeats and builds into a fear cycle that feels very real and very hard to bear.  Until we know how to stop it.
     
    A mind in balance can respond calmly to incoming information, but a mind that’s already challenged by anxiety will react rather than respond. It lacks the resilience to process the incoming information and respond in a self-supporting way.
     
    The good news is that we can change this. We can learn to break the fear cycle. Listen in to learn more.
     
    For help with calming heightened anxiety, you can join Ananga for a new Guided Tapping Session video on Patreon at patreon.com/anxietyslayer

    • 25 min
    How to get a handle on your mental health with Scout Sobel

    How to get a handle on your mental health with Scout Sobel

    #504: Welcome back to the award-winning Anxiety Slayer podcast. Today Shann is speaking with Scout Sobel about her lifelong mental health journey.  
     
    Scout suffers from a severe case of bipolar type 2 disorder and general anxiety disorder. Her symptoms include depression, hypomania, anxiety, psychosis, suicidal ideation, harming myself, and catatonia. Scout has been hospitalized, been through outpatient twice, dropped out of college, quit internships and jobs, and was deemed "unfunctionable". Her friends and family didn't know if she would be able to ever hold a job or make something of herself.
     
    Today Scout runs a successful PR agency. She earned over $100k in revenue in her first year AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL, SHE HAS A HANDLE ON HER mental health.
     
    Show notes:
    We talk about Scout's healing journey and how we can do a better job de-stigmatizing mental health and inspire others to take control of their lives and dreams regardless of their mental health state
    What kinds of holistic and spiritual healing Scout recommends
    Not being a victim and the importance of taking action
    How to hold yourself accountable
    How entrepreneurship helps conquer anxiety
    What to do when you're feeling low and struggling with self-esteem
     
    Learn more about Scout at https://www.scoutsagency.com/
    Check Scout's podcast wherever podcasts are played.
     

    • 26 min
    Best of Anxiety Slayer: How to Cultivate Mindfulness and Calm Anxiety with Marc Lesser

    Best of Anxiety Slayer: How to Cultivate Mindfulness and Calm Anxiety with Marc Lesser

    Shann has the pleasure of introducing you to Zen Teacher and CEO, Marc Lesser. Marc is the Cofounder of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and the author of Seven practices of a mindful leader - Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen and several other books. Marc leads mindfulness and emotional intelligence programs at many of the world’s leading businesses and offers trainings and talks worldwide.
    We begin our conversation by talking about the origin of and Marc's inspiration for writing his new book and the delve into the following topics. 
    How Marc's book can support business leaders who struggle with anxiety.
    The Dalai Lama and Anxiety
    How to begin a mindfulness practice
    The importance of connecting to our pain
    How simplifying your life can open you to more mindfulness
    You can get a copy of Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader at Amazon and wherever books are sold.
     

    • 37 min
    Best of Anxiety Slayer: Magnesium Deficiency and Anxiety with Dr. Carolyn Dean

    Best of Anxiety Slayer: Magnesium Deficiency and Anxiety with Dr. Carolyn Dean

    We're replaying Shann's conversation with Dr. Carolyn Dean about the benefits of magnesium for anxiety relief. 
    Carolyn Dean, MD, ND is a health pioneer with over 35 years of experience with stress management, sleep, and nutrition issues. She’s authored 30 books including “The Magnesium Miracle".  
    With over 7 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 

    • 31 min
    Best of Anxiety Slayer: The One You Feed with Eric Zimmer

    Best of Anxiety Slayer: The One You Feed with Eric Zimmer

    We're replaying Shann's conversation with Eric Zimmer, host of The One You Feed.A dad, serial entrepreneur, podcast host, behavior coach, and author, Eric Zimmer is endlessly inspired by the quest for a greater understanding of how our minds work and how to intentionally create the lives we want to live. At the age of 24, Eric was homeless, addicted to heroin, and facing long jail sentences. In the years since he has found a way to recover from addiction and build a life worth living for himself.
    He currently hosts the award-winning podcast, The One You Feed, based on an old parable about two wolves at battle within us. With over 200 episodes and over 10 million downloads, the show features conversations with experts across many fields of study about how to create a life worth living.
    His story and his work have been featured in the media including TedX, Mind Body Green, Elephant Journal, the BBC and Brain Pickings.
    Learn more about Eric at www.ericzimmer.coach & www.theoneyoufeed.net
    With over 7 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 

    • 35 min
    Best of Anxiety Slayer: Overcoming Feelings of Unworthiness with Dr. Dain Heer

    Best of Anxiety Slayer: Overcoming Feelings of Unworthiness with Dr. Dain Heer

    We're replaying Shann's conversation with Dr. Dain Heer. Dr. Dain is a popular speaker, author, and inviter to greatness and consciousness. He travels the world sharing his personal experiences with abuse, depression, and near suicide to assure others they have everything to live for and to bring hope to others battling “unworthiness.”
    Points covered in this podcast episode with Dr. Heer

    Learn about Access Consciousness and how can it help people who are suffering from anxiety find relief?


    Discover the crazy clearing statement and how It works.
    – a simple tool that thousands of people around the world use every day to continually create a life of ease, joy, and glory.“Right and Wrong, Good and Bad, POD and POC, All 9, Shorts, Boys and Beyonds.”


    Dr. Dain shares his experience with BARS


    How to overcome feelings of unworthiness


    The importance of congruence.


    Why perfection is a silent killer.

     
    Learn more about Dr. Dain Heer’s offerings at www.drdainheer.com
    With over 7 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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110 Ratings

110 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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Great

Loved the meditation on 219. Really interesting podcast

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Excellent

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