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Anxiety is deeply misunderstood. Join Russell Kennedy for a unique and powerful discussion how to truly heal your anxiety.

Anxiety Rx Russell Kennedy

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Anxiety is deeply misunderstood. Join Russell Kennedy for a unique and powerful discussion how to truly heal your anxiety.

    Understanding Anxiety in Men

    Understanding Anxiety in Men

    Hey everyone, Dr. Russ Kennedy here! Today on the AnxietyRX Podcast, we're tackling a topic that's close to my heart: anxiety in men and boys.
    We all see it, right? Guys seem to just bottle everything up. But here's the thing - anxiety doesn't discriminate! In this episode, I'm gonna explain why even though some guys might seem cool as a cucumber, they could be silently freaking out.
    We're gonna unpack how society basically tells men to "toughen up" and "be a man", not exactly helpful advice when you're feeling anxious. We'll dig into why guys might be hesitant to reach out for help, and how these patterns often start when they're just young boys.
    I'm gonna share some tips on how to build better support networks for the men in your life, and how to have real conversations that go beyond the usual "man up" routine.
    This episode is a must-listen if you want to understand the men in your life better.
    Thank you for listening and you can find me on IG: @theanxietymd if you have any questions.
    PS. If you would like to join the MBRX family of 3700+ anxiety WARRIORS who are shifting from coping with their anxiety to actually HEALING it, click the link below: https://www.theanxietymd.com/MBRX
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    TIMESTAMPS
    00:00 - Introduction
    01:08 - Early Signs of Anxiety in Males
    02:17 - Men's Avoidance of Anxiety
    03:18 - Coping Mechanisms
    04:15 - Impact of Anxiety on Men's Mental Health
    05:26 - Substance Use and Coping Strategies
    06:41 - Challenges of Seeking Help
    07:50 - Fatherhood and Anxiety
    09:06 - Men's Groups and Support
    10:13 - Addressing Male Vulnerability
    11:42 - Men's Mental Health and Connection
    13:00 - Coping Strategies and Intention for Change
    15:20 - Scatter Joy Project

    • 21 min
    Healing and Transformation with MDMA Therapy

    Healing and Transformation with MDMA Therapy

    Hey everyone, Dr. Russ here! On this episode of AnxietyRX, we're diving into some cutting-edge therapy – MDMA therapy!
    I'll be chatting with Jonathan Robinson, who's had amazing results using it to treat anxiety and past trauma.
    We'll talk about how MDMA can open you up to love, connection, and heal those deep emotional wounds way faster than traditional therapy sometimes can.
    Plus, we'll cover how to make this a safe and powerful experience, including things like integration and keeping a positive mindset.
    It's all about healing, love, gratitude, and why believing in the process is key.
    Let's unlock some amazing possibilities together!
    Thank you for listening and you can find me on IG: @theanxietymd if you have any questions.
    PS. If you would like to join the MBRX family of 3600+ anxiety WARRIORS who are shifting from coping with their anxiety to actually HEALING it, click the link below: https://www.theanxietymd.com/MBRX
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    TIMESTAMPS
    00:00 - Introduction
    00:35 - Personal experience with MDMA therapy
    02:14 - Limitations of traditional therapy
    04:43 - Benefits of MDMA therapy
    06:45 - Accessing the feeling state in therapy
    10:32 - Integration of MDMA therapy
    16:42 - Challenges of traditional therapy and medications
    22:20 - Procedure for MDMA therapy
    23:37 - Integration session after MDMA journey
    24:47 - Challenges in changing habits
    25:46 - Benefits of MDMA therapy
    30:12 - Tools for consistent well-being
    35:22 - Gratitude as an antidote for anxiety
    41:15 - MDMA therapy for couples and inner transformation
    44:22 - MDMA Therapy Benefits
    44:41 - Downsides of MDMA
    46:22 - Biochemical Effects of MDMA
    47:23 - Contradictions and Medication
    49:29 - Personal Impact of MDMA
    50:09 - MDMA Training and Community

    • 55 min
    Finding Harmony: The Impact of Sound and Vibration Therapy on Inner Calmness

    Finding Harmony: The Impact of Sound and Vibration Therapy on Inner Calmness

    Hey everyone, Dr. Russ here! In this episode, I'm teaming up with Craig Goldberg to talk about something we all deal with – anxiety and stress.
    I'm so interested in Craig's journey. He discusses his transition from a stressful lifestyle to finding solace in sound healing, explaining the science behind brainwave states and the therapeutic potential of vibration and how it connects to your whole body – mind, body, and spirit!
    We'll also talk about how our childhood experiences can shape us, and how combining what you learn with a little bit of spirituality can be a powerful recipe for inner peace.
    So, if you're ready to ditch the jitters and find your calm, this episode is for you!
    Thank you for listening and you can find me on IG: @theanxietymd if you have any questions.
    PS. If you would like to join the MBRX family of 3600+ anxiety WARRIORS who are shifting from coping with their anxiety to actually HEALING it, click the link below: https://www.theanxietymd.com/MBRX
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    TIMESTAMPS
    00:00 - Introduction
    04:44 - Connection and Isolation
    09:07 - Mind-Body Connection
    13:40 - Life Changes and Stress
    16:55 - The impact of lifestyle changes and sound therapy
    22:06 - The role of sound and vibration in relaxation
    28:59 - Connecting with the younger self through music
    31:55 - The science and impact of vibro-acoustic therapy
    35:37 - The importance of downtime and rest
    39:27 - Reflection and Integration with Sound
    41:34 - Spirituality and Healing
    44:56 - Sound Therapy and Psychedelics
    46:55 - Feeling and Resonating with Spirit

    • 53 min
    Q&A with Dr.Russ Part 4/4

    Q&A with Dr.Russ Part 4/4

    Welcome to Part Four of a four-part Q&A series, where I respond to questions from my MBRX students. 
    From the most asked to the not-so-common, these answers are packed with insights that can really shift your perspective. 
    My team has created a super handy resource that lists all the questions I answered in this episode, along with their timestamps. This way, you can skip straight to the questions that interest you without having to listen/watch the entire episode. 
    To access this PDF, click the link below:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iW4d3wHbjc1ljbjP1aOaaFZ2GBRzq-e8/view?usp=sharing
    You can also watch this episode on YouTube with subtitles here:
    https://youtu.be/qWq-3LGH1pE
    Your BIGGEST supporter [after yourself],
    Dr. Russ
    Thank you for listening and you can find me on IG: @theanxietymd
    PS. These questions were from my MBRX students, if you would like to join MBRX, my program on healing anxiety permanently, click here: https://www.theanxietymd.com/MBRX
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    TIMESTAMPS
    00:00 - Introduction to Q&A
    Question 16
    00:46 - How do you truly let go of the hurt in you heart and soul from the past trauma?
    Question 17
    07:50 - I have been doing the yoga nidra practice 2-3/week for the past 2 months and only have had a roughly 10% improvement in anxiety symptoms. Is there any hope for me to improve?
    Question 18
    12:30 - Your program works very well and the more yoga nindra I do and resistance meditation the better I am. Will I always have to do it? When will I be able to stop thinking about my childhood or is that ignoring my younger self?
    Question 19
    22:05 - What are your thoughts on microdosing psychedelics over using conventional medication for anxiety work?
    Question 20
    25:22 - I feel like there is still a lack of trust in myself. How can I prepare to really go out into the world again?

    • 32 min
    Q&A with Dr.Russ Part 3/4

    Q&A with Dr.Russ Part 3/4

    Welcome to Part Three of a four-part Q&A series, where I respond to questions from my MBRX students. 
    From the most asked to the not-so-common, these answers are packed with insights that can really shift your perspective. 
    My team has created a super handy resource that lists all the questions I answered in this episode, along with their timestamps. This way, you can skip straight to the questions that interest you without having to listen/watch the entire episode. 
    To access this PDF, click the link below:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YfzGhAq8fGOC5GwCGegU1hgN4U6QRxGI/view?usp=sharing
    You can also watch this episode on YouTube with subtitles here:
    https://youtu.be/cYMTEuTsJqE
    Your BIGGEST supporter [after yourself],
    Dr. Russ
    Thank you for listening and you can find me on IG: @theanxietymd
    PS. These questions were from my MBRX students, if you would like to join MBRX, my program on healing anxiety permanently, click here: https://www.theanxietymd.com/MBRX
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    TIMESTAMPS
    00:00 - Introduction to Q&A
    Question 10
    00:46 -Are physical alarm in the body, the inner child, and the ego all the same person or different people?
    Question 11
    05:06 - The concept of 'ego' and how it seems in Buddhism and yoga to be almost a 'bad part.
    Question 12
    09:01 - You talk about needing to “process emotions”, can you talk about what exactly that means. What does that look like?
    Question 13
    20:21 - My nervous system reacts quite strongly to all the global crisis we are facing as mankind. How can I help my nervous system to still feel connected to others?
    Question 14
    24:07 - In the MBRX program, you reference the mantra sensation without explanation. Can you speak a little bit to those two approaches which seem to be radically different.
    Question 15
    29:08 - How can I heal Emetophobia?

    • 34 min
    Q&A with Dr.Russ Part 2/4

    Q&A with Dr.Russ Part 2/4

    Welcome to Part Two of a four-part Q&A series, where I respond to questions from my MBRX students. 
    From the most asked to the not-so-common, these answers are packed with insights that can really shift your perspective. 
    My team has created a super handy resource that lists all the questions I answered in this episode, along with their timestamps. This way, you can skip straight to the questions that interest you without having to listen/watch the entire episode. 
    To access this PDF, click the link below:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Flab5DI1CRXXOhB3s8nyy15wkBFe1hX8/view?usp=sharing
    You can also watch this episode on YouTube with subtitles here:
    https://youtu.be/hUoTEO8aIcw
    Your BIGGEST supporter [after yourself],
    Dr. Russ
    Thank you for listening and you can find me on IG: @theanxietymd
    PS. These questions were from my MBRX students, if you would like to join MBRX, my program on healing anxiety permanently, click here: https://www.theanxietymd.com/MBRX
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    TIMESTAMPS
    00:00 - Introduction to Q&A
    Question 4
    00:45 - Tips on calming your anxiety down in the moment?
    Question 5
    11:54 - Health anxiety is such a struggle for me. It’s a vicious cycle, please help.
    Question 6
    18:28 - Can this same approach help with OCD?
    Question 7
    24:59 - Does MBRX work for everyone?
    Question 8
    31:32 - I have been doing the various meditations, what am I doing wrong?
    Question 9
    35:00 - Do you have any suggestions for whilst I am driving to instill your advice and help me stay calm ?

    • 43 min

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