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With almost 8 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, expert interviews, 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

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With almost 8 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, expert interviews, 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.

    Best of Anxiety Slayer: How changing your thoughts about anxiety can help you heal

    Best of Anxiety Slayer: How changing your thoughts about anxiety can help you heal

    Enjoy the most popular Anxiety Slayer episodes we produced in 2020!Today we're talking about how our thoughts and feelings about anxiety affect the quality of our life. We'll be looking at the benefits of clearing resistance and resentment towards anxiety, and how that frees up our energy to start taking action steps toward feeling less anxious and more hopeful.

    • 23 min
    Exploring Sacred Spaces with Michael Whalen

    Exploring Sacred Spaces with Michael Whalen

    #520: Today on the Anxiety Slayer Podcast, Shann is speaking with Michael Whalen, a two-time Emmy® award winner, and Grammy-nominated composer and music supervisor, Michael Whalen.




    A veteran of more than 800 TV and film scores, thousands of commercials, and numerous TV themes and video games, Michael is also a world-renown recording artist and producer with 32 solo and soundtrack recordings to his credit since 1993.“I have been pursuing a spiritual ‘awakening’ for most of my adult life. Over the past decade, I realized that I am 100 percent responsible for whatever my relationship with a ‘higher being’ might be.” -Michael Whalen
    Points covered in this episode
    How this work represents Michael’s spiritual practiceHow Ambient music impacted his life personally and professionally?The inspiration for his album, “Sacred Spaces”Walking through the process of creating original soundsWhy listening to ambient music so beneficial when dealing with anxiety or stressThe art of mindfulness
    How Michael’s music has helped someone cope with anxiety or stress?








     
    “Sacred Spaces” is an epic recording nearly ten years in the making. Filled with sonic landscapes built from hundreds of layers of sound, “Sacred Spaces” is Michael’s tour-de-force electronic project, which seamlessly blends his natural gift for melody with fresh textures and percolating rhythms. Deeply inspired by Michael’s film and TV work and his love for progressive rock, “Sacred Spaces” is a gorgeous ambient recording.
    Get Sacred Spaces wherever music is streaming. You can also buy on Amazon if you prefer a CD or Vinyl pressing.
    Also MentionedThe Pearl by Harold Budd and Brian Eno

    • 34 min
    The importance of changing your perception towards anxiety

    The importance of changing your perception towards anxiety

    #519 This week we're talking about how changing your perception about anxiety can help you regain energy and peace.
     
    Changing the way you feel about your anxiety and switching your perspective to seeing it as an emotion, or a messenger that is trying to communicate something to you is a positive first step in regaining your power and sense of control over anxiety.
     
    If you enjoyed this episode we hope you’ll consider becoming a patron! We have over 60 Anxiety Slayer downloads available on Patreon including our guided relaxations, Tapping Sessions and extra resources for calming your anxiety.
     
    Learn more at patreon.com/anxietyslayer
     
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    • 21 min
    FREE Guided Meditation: Oasis Calming Breathing Practice

    FREE Guided Meditation: Oasis Calming Breathing Practice

    This week we're sharing a guided relaxation from our Oasis album. We hope you find us supportive during these challenging times.
     
    If you enjoyed this guided practice, we hope you’ll consider becoming a patron! We have over 60 Anxiety Slayer downloads available on Patreon including our guided relaxations, Tapping Sessions and extra resources for calming your anxiety.
     
    Learn more at patreon.com/anxietyslayer

    • 11 min
    The Stigma of Anxiety and Mental Health Challenges

    The Stigma of Anxiety and Mental Health Challenges

    #517 This week we're talking about stigma and how can it affect us when we’re living with anxiety.
     
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    Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is sponsored by Betterhelp.
    Are stress and anxiety interfering with your happiness? Have you been considering seeing a therapist but not sure where to start? Betterhelp will assess your counseling needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist so you can start getting the support you need online, in under 24 hours. Special offer for Anxiety Slayer listeners - get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/slayer   

    • 18 min
    Cultivating joy in the midst of uncertainty with Kristine Carlson

    Cultivating joy in the midst of uncertainty with Kristine Carlson

    #516 Today Shann is speaking with her friend and NY Times Best Selling Author, Kristine Carlson about how we can learn to cultivate joy and peace in the midst of all the chaos and uncertainty.
     
    Kristine is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and host of the Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff: Live The Big Stuff podcast. She is passionate about spreading her message of returning from grief and waking up to life with more joy, mindfulness and
    gratitude.
     
    Her life mission expands upon the phenomenal success of she and her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson’s work in the “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” series. She continues his legacy of peaceful and mindful living through her own bestselling books, courses, and retreats.
     
    Points Covered in this Anxiety Slayer Episode
     
    Golden Pause Meditation
      What we can do to stay positive right now
     
    How to alter our expectations for a better experience?
    Suggestions to create a more meaningful and vibrant life of joy?
    Tips for listeners who feel stuck in an endless loop of fear and worry
     
    Get a recording of Kristine's Golden Pause meditation at www.dontsweat.com
     
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    Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is sponsored by Betterhelp…
     
    Are stress and anxiety interfering with your happiness? Have you been considering seeing a therapist but not sure where to start? Betterhelp will assess your counseling needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist so you can start getting the support you need online, in under 24 hours. Anxiety Slayer listeners can get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/slayer 

    • 33 min

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