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The Anxiety Coaches Podcast brings you a relaxing and inspiring show sharing lifestyle changes to calm your nervous system and help you heal Anxiety, Panic, Stress, and PTSD for life!
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The Anxiety Coaches Podcast The Anxiety Coaches

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The Anxiety Coaches Podcast brings you a relaxing and inspiring show sharing lifestyle changes to calm your nervous system and help you heal Anxiety, Panic, Stress, and PTSD for life!
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    Quieting Anxiety Through Asking Questions

    Quieting Anxiety Through Asking Questions

    In today's episode, Gina discusses the technique of reducing anxiety through asking yourself questions. Asking the right questions can help identify irrational thoughts, encourage problem solving and promote mindfulness. Find out what else asking the right questions about your situation can do for you and your anxiety clearing journey, listen in today!
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    What is anxiety?
    Quote:
    It's not the answers you get from others that will help you, but the questions you ask of yourself.
    -Unknown
    Chapters
    0:00:24 Introduction
    0:01:16 The Power of Asking Questions
    0:02:47 Reality Checking
    0:03:33 Challenging Catastrophic Thinking
    0:04:44 Encouraging Problem Solving
    0:05:46 Promoting Mindfulness
    0:06:32 Examining Assumptions
    0:07:06 Increasing Self-Awareness
    0:07:59 Practical Self-Inquiry
    0:12:54 Seeking External Support
    0:13:44 Ensuring Safety
    0:14:43 Registering Safety
    0:17:32 Cultivating Positive Self-Talk
    0:18:32 Focusing on Breath
    Summary
    In this episode of the Anxiety Coaches Podcast, we delve into the concept of quieting anxiety through the power of asking questions. By exploring how asking the right questions can combat anxious thinking, we uncover a pathway to calming our inner turmoil. Through a series of bullet points, we examine the ways in which questioning can assist in interrupting the fear-adrenaline cycle that often accompanies anxiety, leading to a more manageable and peaceful state of mind.

    One key benefit of asking questions is the ability to identify irrational thoughts that underpin anxiety. By scrutinizing our thoughts through questioning, we can distinguish between reality and distorted perceptions, thus empowering ourselves to challenge and reframe our anxious beliefs. This process of reality checking aids in evaluating situations objectively, enabling us to differentiate between genuine threats and perceived dangers.

    Moreover, questioning catastrophic thinking plays a pivotal role in combatting anticipatory anxiety. By challenging the worst-case scenarios our minds conjure, we can shift our focus towards more realistic alternatives and problem-solving strategies. Engaging in constructive questioning also steers us towards solutions rather than dwelling on problems, facilitating a proactive approach to addressing the root causes of our anxiety.
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    • 22 min
    From Anxious Distraction to Mindful Engagement

    From Anxious Distraction to Mindful Engagement

    In today's episode, Gina discusses the importance of being able to engage mindfully with others, our environment and ourselves to better be able to overcome the most challenging aspects of anxiety. The seven foundations of mindful engagement are identified and discussed. From skillful communication to empathy and love, listen in to find out what aspects of mindful engagement you may be missing and add them to your skill set today!
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    ❤ And more fun surprises along the way!
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    What is anxiety?
    Quote:
    If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.
    -Lao Tzu
    Chapters
    0:00:24 Introduction to Mindful Engagement
    0:04:36 The Seven Foundations of Mindful Engagement
    0:08:20 Active Listening and Immersion
    0:09:51 Practical Tips for Mindful Engagement
    0:11:39 Managing Overactive Thoughts with Mindfulness
    0:15:13 Enhancing Self-Compassion through Mindfulness
    0:17:11 Cognitive Flexibility and Adaptive Mindset
    0:18:36 Increasing Acceptance and Peace through Mindfulness
    0:19:20 Empowering Control with Mindfulness
    Summary
    In today's episode of the Anxiety Coaches Podcast, we delve into the concept of mindful engagement, shifting our focus from anxious distractions to being fully present in our interactions. Inspired by the work of Wendy Wood, PhD, and Thais Mazur, PhD, who outlined the Seven Foundations of Mindful Engagement, we explore key aspects such as authenticity, skillful communication, mindfulness, compassion, love, equanimity, and shared responsibility.

    By emphasizing the importance of self-awareness, open communication, balanced awareness, compassion for others, cultivating hope, respecting all individuals, and recognizing our shared experiences, we pave the way for meaningful connections and deeper relationships. Practicing mindful engagement involves actively noticing the details of those around us, being present in conversations, actively listening without judgment, and embracing the uniqueness of each individual.

    For individuals dealing with anxiety, incorporating mindfulness techniques can be especially beneficial. By focusing on the present moment, managing overactive thoughts, building emotional resilience, reducing physical symptoms, breaking the cycle of catastrophic thinking, enhancing self-compassion, improving sleep quality, increasing cognitive flexibility, promoting acceptance, and creating a sense of control, mindfulness empowers individuals to navigate anxious situations more effectively.

    Integrating mindfulness into daily life not only alleviates immediate symptoms but also contributes to long-term mental well-being and resilience. By cultivating a more mindful approach to interactions and practicing self-compassion, individuals can develop a set of skills that enhance their overall mental state. Remember, by being present in the moment and engaging mindfully, we can create more fulfilling and connected lives, one conversation at a time.
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    • 24 min
    Unraveling the Mysteries of Persistent Anxiety Sensations

    Unraveling the Mysteries of Persistent Anxiety Sensations

    In today's episode, Gina discusses the topic of bodily sensations and the mysterious ways that anxiety can cause them. Anxiety related bodily symptoms have an uncanny capacity to move and shift around the body in ways that physical ailments do not. Learning to discern what signals coming from the body are truly urgent and which are fleeting and quite possibly anxiety related is a useful skill that can be developed. Listen in to learn more about this process today!
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    ❤ New Ad-Free episodes every Sunday and Wednesday
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    ❤ And more fun surprises along the way!
    All this in your favorite podcast app!
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    What is anxiety?
    Quote:
    Learn to differentiate between urgency and the gentle call for attention – both are valid, but one requires immediate action, the other, a moment of self-care.
    – Thich Nhat Hanh
    Chapters
    0:00:24 Welcome to the Anxiety Coaches Podcast
    0:02:57 The Lingering Effects of Long-term Anxiety
    0:05:23 Understanding the Mobility of Anxiety
    0:07:26 Acknowledge and Heal Without Judgment
    0:09:56 Embracing Patience and Compassion
    0:12:36 Give Yourself Permission for Healing
    0:14:42 Cultivating Mindfulness in Self-care
    0:16:16 Exploring Holistic Healing Modalities
    Summary
    In today's episode of the Anxiety Coaches Podcast, I, Gina Ryan, am delving into the topic of persistent anxiety sensations. Despite having touched on this subject before, I believe revisiting it is valuable as repetition often leads to fresh insights. I address the perplexing issue of experiencing lingering symptoms even when feeling fine, which can trigger fear and perpetuate the anxiety cycle. It's crucial to understand that progress is not lost during such moments, and having patience and utilizing tools can help navigate through these sensations.

    I use the analogy of walking with a sharp rock in your shoe for a year to illustrate how healing from long-term anxiety takes time. Just as removing the rock brings relief but the foot needs time to heal, addressing anxiety provides immediate relief but requires patience for the body and mind to recover fully. Acknowledging the mobility of anxiety symptoms, which can shift across the body, is essential to distinguish them from physical ailments. Embracing the body's signals without resistance fosters calmness and aids in the healing process.

    Granting oneself permission for the healing process without imposing deadlines is crucial, along with differentiating between urgent signals and those seeking attention. Cultivating mindfulness through practices like meditation and yoga allows for a deeper connection with the body and fosters detachment from persistent sensations. Exploring holistic healing modalities such as massage therapy and acupuncture can complement conventional medical care and support overall well-being.
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    • 21 min
    Using The Power Of Awe To Overcome Anxiety

    Using The Power Of Awe To Overcome Anxiety

    In today's episode, Gina discusses a book she recently read that contains tools that can help you overcome anxiety. Specifically, these tools are designed to help empower individuals to discover a sense of awe in their life, practically at will. Being able to touch into the power of the state of awe can be a great benefit to those on the anxiety clearing journey. Listen in and find out how to harness the power of awe and expand your healing journey today!
    The book referred to in today’s episode
    The Power of Awe: Overcome Burnout & Anxiety, Ease Chronic Pain, Find Clarity & Purpose―In Less Than 1 Minute Per Day Hardcover
    by Jake Eagle LPC and Michael Amster MD
    https://amzn.to/42Pjxsc
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    What is anxiety?
    Quote:
    People say that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” but I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder.
    -Salma Hayek
    Chapters
    0:00:24 Introduction to The Power of Awe
    0:06:47 Link to The Power of Awe in Show Notes
    0:12:43 Awe as an Effective Tool
    0:17:42 The AWE Method Explained
    0:20:36 Finding Joy and Presence Through Awe
    Summary
    In this episode, I share insights from the book "The Power of Awe," authored by Jake Eagle and Michael Amster, MD. The book introduces the AWE method, which stands for Attention, Wait, Exhale, and Expand. This method is a simple 3-step process that can be practiced in 5 to 15 seconds to induce awe, a powerful emotion with several benefits. Awe can be experienced at any moment throughout the day, making it a practical tool for enhancing mindfulness and promoting wellness. The authors highlight how awe can alleviate depression and anxiety by shifting one's perspective and fostering a positive feedback loop. They also discuss the limitations of traditional treatments like medication and therapy, emphasizing the importance of integrating practices like the AWE method into mental health care. By focusing on being present and appreciating the wonders around us, individuals can cultivate a sense of awe and tap into its transformative potential.
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    • 25 min
    Wise Words On Handling The Frantic Anxious Mind

    Wise Words On Handling The Frantic Anxious Mind

    In today's episode, Gina discusses the wisdom of author and spiritual teacher Eknath Easwaran. These teachings helped Gina improve her skill set for handling the wild anxious mind she was suffering with, and she hopes to impart this knowledge on her listeners. Embracing mindfulness and incorporating mantra into your daily practice will serve you well in your anxiety recovery journey. Listen in for Eknath Easwaran's ancient wisdom on this and enhance your practice today!
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    ❤ New Ad-Free episodes every Sunday and Wednesday
    ❤ Access to the entire Ad-free back-catalog with over 600 episodes
    ❤ Premium meditations recorded with you in mind
    ❤ And more fun surprises along the way!
    All this in your favorite podcast app!
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    What is anxiety?
    Quote:
    It is the mind that makes one wise or ignorant, bound or emancipated.
    -Sri Ramakrishna
    Chapters
    0:00:24 Finding Peace and Calm in the Frantic Mind
    0:01:08 Inspiration from Eknath Eswaran: A Spiritual Teacher's Wisdom
    0:02:16 Slowing Down the Mind for Deep Relaxation and Concentration
    0:07:42 One-Pointed Attention: Unifying Consciousness and Deepening Concentration
    0:09:24 The Power of Mantras: Transforming Consciousness through Repetition
    0:12:26 Discovering the Power of Mantras
    0:13:17 Exploring the Teachings of Akhenath Aswaran
    0:14:42 Embracing Ancient Wisdom for a Calm and Peaceful Life
    0:17:03 The Power of the Mind in Wisdom and Freedom
    Summary
    In this episode of the Anxiety Coaches Podcast, we explore the wisdom of spiritual teacher Eknath Eswaran. Eswaran, founder of the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation and meditation instructor at the University of California, Berkeley, emphasizes the power of slowing down the mind to reduce stress and tension. By practicing meditation and slowing our pace of life, we can cultivate resilience and make choices with clarity. Eswaran's book, "Words to Live By," provides daily guidance and inspiration, outlining his eight-point program that includes practices such as meditation, mantra repetition, and focused attention.

    The idea of having a mantra resonates deeply with me personally. I have found that listening to podcasts while driving and focusing on a chosen mantra helps me stay present and attentive. Eswaran's second point in his program is the repetition of a mantra, or what he refers to as a mantram. These powerful spiritual formulas can transform consciousness when silently repeated in the mind. Every religious tradition has its own mantras, such as the name of Jesus, Hail Mary, Blessed art thou, Allah, and Om Mani Padme Hum. It is important to choose a mantra that deeply appeals to us and to stick with it, as changing mantras may hinder the deep benefits they can provide. Repeating our chosen mantra silently throughout the day, during activities like walking, waiting, or doing chores, can help us stay relaxed and alert. The calming effect of the mantra can also alleviate negative emotions such as anger, fear, and worry.

    From my personal experience, I have been using the same mantra since the mid-90s and have found it to have a profound impact on my life. It pops up unexpectedly and grounds me in moments when I need it most. I highly recommend exploring Eknath Eswaran's teachings and reading his other books, including "The Unstruck Bell."
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    • 19 min
    Sacred Resilience: The Spiritual Thread in Overcoming Anxiety

    Sacred Resilience: The Spiritual Thread in Overcoming Anxiety

    In today's episode, Gina discusses the usefulness of integrating some form of spirituality into our lives for helping us overcome anxiety. A most effective way to do this is to begin to cultivate stillness and sacred moments in our lives. Listen in for tips on how to begin to discover sacredness in your own life and jump-start your anxiety healing journey today!
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    Here's what's included for $5/month:
    ❤ New Ad-Free episodes every Sunday and Wednesday
    ❤ Access to the entire Ad-free back-catalog with over 600 episodes
    ❤ Premium meditations recorded with you in mind
    ❤ And more fun surprises along the way!
    All this in your favorite podcast app!
    To learn more go to:
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    Join our Group Coaching Full or Mini Membership Program 
    Learn more about our One-on-One Coaching
    What is anxiety?
    Quote:
    The most beautiful and profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science.
    -Albert Einstein
    Chapters
    0:00:24 Introduction to the concept of sacred resilience
    0:02:03 Exploring the spiritual side of anxiety
    0:05:53 Incorporating practices to address spiritual disconnection
    0:14:26 Finding Stillness and Transforming Through Sacred Moments
    0:15:26 Sprinkling Sacredness into Your Healing Journey
    0:16:31 Closing Thoughts and Today's Quote
    0:16:37 The Profound Sensation of the Mystical
    Summary
    In this episode of the Anxiety Coaches Podcast, I discuss the concept of sacred resilience as a way to overcome stress and anxiety. Many people focus on treating the mind and body through stress reduction and mindfulness techniques, but they often overlook the spiritual aspect of anxiety. I want to emphasize that I'm not talking about religion or dogma, but rather the spiritual side of being.

    When anxiety is rooted in spiritual concerns, it can lead to a heightened awareness of mortality and a sense of separation in the universe, which can contribute to panic attacks. This form of anxiousness is often disregarded, and I want to bring attention to it. It's important to cultivate everyday sacredness by celebrating each moment, connecting to something greater than ourselves, and prioritizing our lives according to our values.

    In the next segment, I introduce an exercise to write your own obituary. This exercise is not meant to make you feel bad, but rather to help you reflect and get back on track if you feel lost. When we are grounded in our values and actively working towards our goals, our nervous system feels less on edge. We can cultivate sacred moments filled with gratitude, awe, compassion, and inner peace. These moments are precious and essential to our healing.

    By creating stillness and taking mini timeouts from our daily busyness, we can add sacredness to our routine and transform our lives. It's important to be aware and involve our hearts in our lives. By dedicating time to the spiritual dimension of our existence, we can witness the awe-inspiring journey of our healing process.

    The topic of sacredness and spirituality is often overlooked, but it can bring joy and help on our healing journeys. If you have anything to share on this subject, I'd love to hear from you. As Albert Einstein said, "The most beautiful and profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical." Stay well, and I'll be back with another podcast soon.
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    • 19 min

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