40 episodes

From the number one non-fiction bestseller, comes Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast - with everything you need to hear to get on top of your anxiety. This practical and relaxed series explores everything from what anxiety is and why it happens to us, how our brains work and why it''s actually very normal to the various tools and techniques necessary for owning it. Author Caroline Foran shares her story, along with some expert input, in an attempt to help you show your anxiety who's boss. Most importantly, this is a series that tackles the reality of anxiety from a refreshing and relatable perspective.

Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast Caroline Foran

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From the number one non-fiction bestseller, comes Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast - with everything you need to hear to get on top of your anxiety. This practical and relaxed series explores everything from what anxiety is and why it happens to us, how our brains work and why it''s actually very normal to the various tools and techniques necessary for owning it. Author Caroline Foran shares her story, along with some expert input, in an attempt to help you show your anxiety who's boss. Most importantly, this is a series that tackles the reality of anxiety from a refreshing and relatable perspective.

    Owning It: Stopping Social Comparison Induced Anxiety

    Owning It: Stopping Social Comparison Induced Anxiety

    This week it's just me for a brief solo episode to hone in on some of the less obvious drivers of anxiety. I'm focusing particularly on social comparison here and in future episodes will look at imposter syndrome, perfectionism, people pleasing and the likes, all of which can enhance our levels of anxiety without us really being aware. Here I offer my practical approach to handling social comparison induced anxiety, what I've done to make it a whole lot easier and why temporal comparison is more motivating than social comparison will ever be.


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    • 15 min
    Owning It: Bressie shares his anxiety story and best coping mechanisms

    Owning It: Bressie shares his anxiety story and best coping mechanisms

    This week I am so happy to be joined by the man who goes by one name only - Bressie. Bressie has been a major support for me through my own experience of owning it and getting my first book published and despite his hectic schedule and his own brilliant podcast - Where is my mind podcast - he took some time out to sit down with me and have a long chat about his own experience. What was happening in his life when his anxiety reached its apex, why he decided to share it with the world, what changed when he did, what he hopes to see changing at a wider societal level now and how he manages it to this day so that it never gets the better of him again. This episode is packed full of advice.


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    • 52 min
    Owning It: Dealing with anxiety in relationships

    Owning It: Dealing with anxiety in relationships

    Maybe you are the anxious one and you're feeling like a burden or extra anxious because of the effect you think your anxiety will have on your partner. Maybe your partner is the one struggling with anxiety and you're not sure how best to support them and you don't really understand what they're going through. Maybe you've met someone you really like and you're not sure whether or not to broach the topic of anxiety and reveal that you experience panic attacks. All of this is covered in this special episode which I originally recorded with fellow journalist and podcaster Aisling Keenan for her amazing series called Private Education. Here, Aisling interviews me about all of the above. Listen to her series over here. Sign up to my patreon page here if you'd like to support Owning It. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 45 min
    OWNING IT: Blindboy shares his anxiety story

    OWNING IT: Blindboy shares his anxiety story

    This week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Blindboy - of the very successful The Blindboy Podcast - and author of his latest book Boulevard Wren and other stories. Blindboy tells me about his experience with anxiety as a young adult, the origins of that anxiety, how he looks after himself these days and everything he learned from his psychotherapy studies. We also talk about anxiety among men and how to get comfortable with uncomfortable feelings. Blindboy has a unique way of articulating what anyone who has experienced anxiety has felt and I really enjoyed chatting with him. His book would be a great stocking filler this Christmas!


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    • 53 min
    OWNING IT: How to improve your self-talk for anxiety with Little Penny Thoughts

    OWNING IT: How to improve your self-talk for anxiety with Little Penny Thoughts

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    This week I am joined by Anette Kelly of Little Penny Thoughts (a huge online platform for positive self-talk and wellness from within workshops around Ireland and the UK) to talk about her experience of anxiety, how it was generated in the first place by poor self talk and how she turned things around to ensure her self talk was serving her well, which eventually became her most powerful tool for owning her anxiety. She now helps hundreds of thousands of people around Ireland and the UK to be more accepting of themselves and she is just the nicest woman ever. Follow her on instagram @Little_Penny_Thoughts or join her 360,000 plus community on Facebook at Little Penny Thoughts.


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    • 49 min
    OWNING IT: People pleasing and how to say no with author Sarah Knight

    OWNING IT: People pleasing and how to say no with author Sarah Knight

    People pleasing is a big driver of anxiety. For this episode of Owning It I am thrilled to be joined by New York Times Bestselling author Sarah Knight. She wrote the Lifechanging Magic of Not Giving A F**k and has gone on to write a whole series of No F***s Given Guides, the latest of which is F**k No: How To Stop Saying Yes When You Can't, You Shouldn't Or You Just Don't Want To. Sarah shares her own inspiring story of anxiety with me, how life has changed since her days as a book editor in Manhattan (she now lives in the Dominican Republic) and how she's learned the art of suiting herself and ultimately benefitting her wellbeing and her anxiety. F**k No is available in the UK and Ireland from December 12th, 2019.


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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

angel_islington ,

Great with one problem

Came across this podcast this evening. The content is great, insightful and interesting but why does there need to be a LOUD and aggressive ad at the beginning and end of each episode? Bearing in mind the topic of conversation it totally destroys the mood.

Picturethisbykelly ,

Beautiful podcast

This is a really insightful and easy to listen to podcast. The host has a beautiful voice and comes up with beautiful metaphors and imagery that enhance the great pearls of wisdom for anxiety sufferers just that bit more. As someone who has had lots of therapies and depression/anxiety and chronic health issues for years, this is a lovely little addition to my self care with advice and ideas I’ve not heard before. Thank you 🙏🏻

thewocket ,

Genuinely helpful

Listening to this podcast is now on my list of things to do to steer me out of an anxiety attack. This is the perfect antidote to the painful sense of isolation anxiety can make you feel. Plus I've learnt things about anxiety listening to this podcast which have helped me to manage anxiety better that I hadn't been aware of before. A heartfelt thank you.

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