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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. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/owningittheanxietypodcast

Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast Caroline Foran

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 368 Ratings

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. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/owningittheanxietypodcast

    Millie Mackintosh talks panic attacks, social media and her experience of anxiety

    Millie Mackintosh talks panic attacks, social media and her experience of anxiety

    For this bonus episode I was so thrilled to sit down with (virtually) Millie Mackintosh. I have long been a fan of Millie's, particularly since becoming pregnant and seeing how open and honest she is about the experience. She keeps it real. Millie has had her fair share of anxiety down through the years and here she shares her story with me. We talk everything from the Made in Chelsea days when panic attacks were a common experience, to pre and postnatal anxiety, the anxiety of having millions of people watching and judging you on social media, IBS and so much more. As she's about to have her second baby, I'm so grateful to Millie for taking the time to chat and be so honest as always and allow herself to be vulnerable.


    My books: Owning It: Your BS Free Guide To Living With Anxiety / The Confidence Kit: Your BS Free Guide To Owning Your Fear / NAKED: Ten Truths To Change Your Life all available on amazon.

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    • 52 min
    Owning It: Cressida Bonas shares her experience of anxiety

    Owning It: Cressida Bonas shares her experience of anxiety

    For this final episode of season 6, I am joined by the very lovely Cressida Bonas - actor, writer and more recently podcaster. Her podcast Fear Itself is earning rave reviews and features guests such as Ellie Goulding, Sir Richard Branson, Dr Pippa Grange and many more. Her focus is on fear and how fear might actually be at the root of all of our main emotions. Joining me here she tells me her experience of anxiety - including some pretty debilitating catastrophic thinking - as well as navigating a life as a very shy person for whom much of their work is public facing.

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    • 42 min
    How To Make Catastrophic Thinking Work In Your Favour

    How To Make Catastrophic Thinking Work In Your Favour

    For this episode I am explaining a few key tools that I use again and again when feeling anxious about an upcoming event or a change of some kind. Fear hacking - using catastrophic thinking to work in your favour - followed by positive visualisation which involves a tool in itself called 'anchoring' and much more. This episode is just me and the content I'm discussing is based on what you'll find laid out in my 13 part toolkit in The Confidence Kit, my second book to have been published. Available now on audiobook and in hardback/paperback online and in book stores.

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    The Mind Gut Connection with neuroscientist/gastroenterologist Dr Emeran Mayer

    The Mind Gut Connection with neuroscientist/gastroenterologist Dr Emeran Mayer

    For this episode I am going back to where it all started for me: with gut issues. Diagnosed and plagued with IBS for most of my teenage years, I had no awareness that a lot of what I was experiencing was anxiety manifesting in this way. My tummy issues made me anxious, my anxiety made me have tummy issues. I am joined here by the world renowned author of The Mind Gut Connection, Dr Emeran Mayer. (I wrongly title it the gut brain connection in my intro so apologies for that!) He is not just a gastroenterologist but a neuroscientist too and where these two disciplines overlap, you know there is a lot to be learned. I hope you find this episode helpful and validating. Dr Emeran Mayer's new book is out now, The Gut-Immune Connection.

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    • 51 min
    Owning It: How to handle unexpected change

    Owning It: How to handle unexpected change

    Sometimes in life, things change or thing go drastically downhill, without any forewarning. For Jane Enright, author of Butter Side Up, big, negative life changes occurred to her 3 times within the space of one year. 3 changes that would leave almost anyone in the throes of anxiety, negativity and hopelessness. But Jane realised she already had a lot of the skills necessary to get through this, if she just tapped into them, now that she really needed them. In this episode she shares her story with me, and how she handled the anxiety that went along with such traumatic incidents as well as how we can better process the things in life that happen that we do not see coming, so that they don't swallow us up. Her book, Butter Side Up, is available widely now.

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    • 50 min
    Happiness anxiety: what is it, why we struggle with it and what can we do?

    Happiness anxiety: what is it, why we struggle with it and what can we do?

    Happiness anxiety sounds oxymoronic but it's a real thing: it's known as Cherophobia which sounds sinister but really it's just the anxiety that can arise intermittently (or it can also be quite all consuming) when you fear that if things are going well, something has to go wrong. For me it manifests as feeling so grateful for what I do have in life that I think it will be taken away from me or that I don't deserve it. For others it can be an actual aversion to joyful experiences which require an element of letting go and being comfortable with being vulnerable and the idea that things are transient and not everything works out. For this episode I am joined by clinical psychologist Dr Malie Coyne to unpack Cherophobia, what it is, why we might struggle with it and crucially what we can do about it.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
368 Ratings

368 Ratings

claremck ,

Brilliant

Caroline is a fantastic communicator, she speaks from the heart as she’s walked the anxiety walk but she asks the right questions and everything she does is to help others in a similar situation get an understanding of how we function and what can be going on when we get off track.
I’ve never experience debilitating anxiety but I always find this a fascinating listen x

leomcs35 ,

Great

First time listening. Very enjoyable podcast. Love that you still voice your insecurities. Pat divillys episode was just what I needed today. Looking forward to the other episodes. Thanks 🤩

RyReid ,

Lovely Listening

Such a lovely podcast! Caroline is so relatable and kind. Really helps you understand anxiety and helps break the stigmas surrounding mental health.

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