63 episodes

Our Anxiety Connection is where anxious people can come together for a sense of connection, understanding, and to get information on what causes anxiety and how to manage it.

Host Wendy Leeds, a three-time cancer survivor and psychotherapist, shares her personal story of life-long anxiety, how she’s dealt with cancer, and found her way through her fear. As an experienced therapist, she shares the latest research, explores ways anxiety impacts our lives and offers simple, effective tools and techniques that you can use to ease your anxiety.

Anxiety Connection Wendy Leeds

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Our Anxiety Connection is where anxious people can come together for a sense of connection, understanding, and to get information on what causes anxiety and how to manage it.

Host Wendy Leeds, a three-time cancer survivor and psychotherapist, shares her personal story of life-long anxiety, how she’s dealt with cancer, and found her way through her fear. As an experienced therapist, she shares the latest research, explores ways anxiety impacts our lives and offers simple, effective tools and techniques that you can use to ease your anxiety.

    Mapping Your Healing Journey

    Mapping Your Healing Journey

    Do you feel like you’ve taken the wrong road in life? You’ve ended up lost, afraid, and you have no clue what to do next? Join us as we explore the step-by-step process of creating a life plan that’s specifically tailored to who you really are, where you really want to go with your life, and the best way for you to get there.
     
    LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM EPISODE 63:

    DOWNLOAD: Daily Anxiety Log.pdf
    Includes 12 key questions so you can look for anxiety patterns or specific triggers.
     
    MORE RESOURCES FROM WENDY: 
    PODCAST: Anxiety Connection, hosted by Wendy Leeds
    https://wendyleeds.com/podcast

    QUIZ: Find Out the Cost of Your Anxiety 
    https://wendyleeds.com/quiz

    READ: 10 Powerful Questions to Calm Your Anxiety by Wendy Leeds for additional ways to get to calm your anxiety.
    https://www.wendyleeds.com/post/10-powerful-questions-to-calm-your-anxiety
     
    WAYS TO CONNECT:
    I respond to every message I get, so please do reach out.
     
    I send infrequent emails and I love to get replies from the community:
    EMAIL: https://wendyleeds.com/subscribe

    My Facebook page is active; Instagram less so:
    FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/wendyleedskeepingcalm 
    INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/wendyleedskeepingcalm

    I have a lot of anxiety and panic-related videos on my YouTube page:
    YOUTUBE: https://youtube.com/@wendyleedskeepingcalm

    © 2020 - 2024 Wendy Leeds

    • 19 min
    Change Your Focus to Change Your Future

    Change Your Focus to Change Your Future

    Maybe you feel like your anxiety has you trapped and there’s nothing you can do about it. Or maybe you’d like to make a change, but fear is holding you back.
    In this episode, we discuss how a simple shift of focus can get you past that fear and get you started on the road to feeling better.
    LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM EPISODE 62:
    Taking action means listening to your body and mind.
    READ: Calm & Sense: A Woman's Guide to Living Anxiety-Free by Wendy Leeds
    https://wendyleeds.com/book. All of Part 3 (Chapters 11-25) is devoted to the concept of Reframing Your Anxiety.
    DOWNLOAD: Techniques to Ease Anxiety.pdf
    https://d875ac62-c9ec-4647-9e46-6e3985079b73.usrfiles.com/ugd/d875ac_7cb34c17860b4ea9be78965ac2f080e9.pdf
    MORE RESOURCES FROM WENDY: 
    PODCAST: Anxiety Connection, hosted by Wendy Leeds
    https://wendyleeds.com/podcast
    QUIZ: Find Out the Cost of Your Anxiety 
    https://wendyleeds.com/quiz
    READ: How to Listen to Your Body and Give it What it Needs by Wendy Leeds, published by TinyBuddha
    https://tinybuddha.com/blog/how-listen-to-your-body-and-give-it-what-it-needs/
    LISTEN: Just Breathe: Controlling Anxiety from the Inside Out (Episode 12 of Anxiety Connection)
    https://wendyleeds.com/podcast/episode/1d18487c/
    READ: A Guide to EFT Tapping by Jayne Leonard in MedicalNewsToday to learn more about Tapping or Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326434#how-to-do-eft-tapping
    WAYS TO CONNECT:
    I respond to every message I get, so please do reach out.
    I send infrequent emails and I love to get replies from the community:
    EMAIL: https://wendyleeds.com/subscribe
    My Facebook page is active; Instagram less so:
    FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/wendyleedskeepingcalm 
    INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/wendyleedskeepingcalm
    I have a lot of anxiety and panic-related videos on my YouTube page:
    YOUTUBE: https://youtube.com/@wendyleedskeepingcalm
     
    Citations from Episode 62:
    Berg, Allen. (March 2023) The Basics of Driving a Race Car Fast. Allenbergracingschools https://www.allenbergracingschools.com/expert-advice/the-basics-of-driving-a-race-car-fast-2/
    McCall, Timothy, MD. 2007. Yoga as Medicine. New York: Bantam Dell. Page 35.
    © 2020 - 2024 Wendy Leeds

    • 25 min
    The Cost of Anxiety: The Price We Pay for Being Anxious

    The Cost of Anxiety: The Price We Pay for Being Anxious

    Anxiety shows up differently for all of us. Your anxiety is uniquely yours. Identifying the specific pieces of your anxiety puzzle is an important step in the healing process. Together, let’s take a look at exactly how anxiety is affecting your thoughts, your beliefs, your body, and the steep price you may be paying for all the time spent worrying.

    LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM EPISODE 61: 

    DOWNLOAD: Anxiety Symptoms Physical Emotional Cognitive.pdf
    https://d875ac62-c9ec-4647-9e46-6e3985079b73.usrfiles.com/ugd/d875ac_8670508b4237496d9d202fca8c17f44c.pdf

    DOWNLOAD: Checklist of Anxiety Symptoms Mind vs Body.pdf
    https://d875ac62-c9ec-4647-9e46-6e3985079b73.usrfiles.com/ugd/d875ac_ac89f406534a42d1b157ea43f74919cd.pdf

    READ: To learn more about Gephrophobia (a fear of crossing bridges) in this summary article:
    https://psychtimes.com/gephyrophobia-fear-of-crossing-bridges/

    MORE RESOURCES FROM WENDY: 

    BOOK: Calm & Sense: A Woman's Guide to Living Anxiety-Free 
    https://wendyleeds.com/book 

    QUIZ: Find Out the Cost of Your Anxiety 
    https://wendyleeds.com/quiz 

    MINI-COURSE: Why You're Anxious & What to Do About It
    https://wendyleeds.com/mini-course

    LISTEN: Change Your Self-Talk, Change Your Life (Episode 9 of Anxiety Connection) to learn more about your mind and anxiety.
    https://wendyleeds.com/podcast/episode/3ba67649/

    LISTEN: Anxiety: What’s Your Body Got to Do with It? (Episode 13 of Anxiety Connection) to learn more about your body and anxiety.
    https://wendyleeds.com/podcast/episode/229df522/

    LISTEN: Easing Anxiety: Interview with Martha Henry MacDonald (Episode 29 of Anxiety Connection) to learn more about how to connect the body and mind.
    https://wendyleeds.com/podcast/episode/256bb9b5/

    READ: The Power of Your Posture by Wendy Leeds.
    https://wendyleeds.com/post/the-power-of-your-posture

    LISTEN: 7 Steps to Living A Courageous Life (Episode 23 of Anxiety Connection) for the motivation to get started.
    https://wendyleeds.com/podcast/episode/2a3a0cb8/

    WAYS TO CONNECT:

    I respond to every message I get, so please do reach out.

    I send infrequent emails and I love to get replies from the community:
    EMAIL: https://wendyleeds.com/subscribe

    My Facebook page is active; Instagram less so:
    FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/wendyleedskeepingcalm 
    INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/wendyleedskeepingcalm

    I have a lot of anxiety and panic-related videos on my YouTube page:
    YOUTUBE: https://youtube.com/@wendyleedskeepingcalm

    © 2020 - 2024 Wendy Leeds

    • 23 min
    Anxiety Is an Inside Job

    Anxiety Is an Inside Job

    If it feels like anxiety is keeping you a prisoner in your own life, please join me as we explore the internal causes of that anxiety, how those fears may be keeping you trapped in a prison of your thoughts and fears, how those fears affect your life, and the key to finally setting yourself free.
     
    LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM EPISODE 60: 
    DOWNLOAD: What Is the Impact of Your Anxiety.pdf

    LISTEN: Feeling Anxious? Trust Yourself (Episode 17 of Anxiety Connection)
    https://www.wendyleeds.com/podcast/episode/32bb48bd/feeling-anxious-trust-yourself-or-ep-17
     
    MORE RESOURCES FROM WENDY: 
    BOOK: Calm & Sense: A Woman's Guide to Living Anxiety-Free 
    https://wendyleeds.com/book 

    QUIZ: Find Out the Cost of Your Anxiety 
    https://wendyleeds.com/quiz 

    MINI-COURSE: Why You're Anxious & What to Do About It
    https://wendyleeds.com/mini-course
     
    WAYS TO CONNECT:
    I respond to every message I get, so please do reach out. 

    I send infrequent emails and I love to get replies from the community:
    EMAIL: https://wendyleeds.com/subscribe

    My Facebook page is active; Instagram less so:
    FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/wendyleedskeepingcalm 
    INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/wendyleedskeepingcalm

    I have a lot of anxiety and panic-related videos on my YouTube page:
    YOUTUBE: https://youtube.com/@wendyleedskeepingcalm
     
    SOURCES:
    Mellan, Olivia, and Piskaldo, Katrina. Reviewed June 9, 2016. “Men, Women and Money.” Psychology Today. 
    Andrews, Linda, Wasmer. June 9, 2015. “Why Women Need More Me-Time – and How They Can Claim It.” Psychology Today.
    Edited by Real Simple. April 4, 2012 “How Do Women Spend Their Time?” Real Simple.
     
    © 2020 - 2024 Wendy Leeds

    • 21 min
    Looking Up When Things Get You Down

    Looking Up When Things Get You Down

    In the U.S., women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety, and the reasons might surprise you. While there are all sorts of things that can make us anxious, some of those things are specific to women. In this episode we explore those causes, and I also share one of the best techniques I know to calm anxiety instantly.

    LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM EPISODE 59: 

    DOWNLOAD: What Is Making You Anxious.pdf
    https://d875ac62-c9ec-4647-9e46-6e3985079b73.usrfiles.com/ugd/d875ac_f5db810b315646b0a446332bb55178d4.pdf 

    LISTEN: Feeling Anxious? Trust Yourself (Episode 17 of Anxiety Connection)
    https://wendyleeds.com/podcast/episode/32bb48bd/feeling-anxious-trust-yourself-or-ep-17 

    LISTEN: How to Get Unstuck (Episode 6 of Anxiety Connection)
    https://wendyleeds.com/podcast/episode/2d5fd2eb/how-to-get-unstuck-or-ep-6 

    FOR REFERENCE: The 6 different categories of external causes of anxiety:
    Physical  Caffeine Genetic Hormonal Trauma Media  
    MORE RESOURCES FROM WENDY: 
    BOOK: Calm & Sense: A Woman's Guide to Living Anxiety-Free 
    https://wendyleeds.com/book 

    QUIZ: Find Out the Cost of Your Anxiety 
    https://wendyleeds.com/quiz 

    MINI-COURSE: Why You're Anxious & What to Do About It
    https://wendyleeds.com/mini-course
     
    WAYS TO CONNECT:
    I respond to every message I get, so please do reach out. 

    I send infrequent emails and I love to get replies from the community:
    EMAIL: https://wendyleeds.com/subscribe

    My Facebook page is active; Instagram less so:
    FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/wendyleedskeepingcalm 
    INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/wendyleedskeepingcalm

    I have a lot of anxiety and panic-related videos on my YouTube page:
    YOUTUBE: https://youtube.com/@wendyleedskeepingcalm
     
    SOURCES:
    Young, Joel, MD. April 22, 2015 “Women and Mental Illness” Psychology Today
    Mufson, Michael, J. MD. 2017 “Can a Traumatic Event Cause Anxiety Disorders?” Sharecare

    © 2020 - 2024 Wendy Leeds

    • 25 min
    No Two Brains Are the Same (Your Anxiety Is Unique)

    No Two Brains Are the Same (Your Anxiety Is Unique)

    While we all share important similarities, we’re also uniquely different. And it’s the same with our brains. Just the way no two of us are alike, no two brains are alike as well. Understanding these similarities and differences can offer us a new way to look at our relationship with ourselves, the people around us, and can deepen our understanding of how we respond to our anxiety.
     
    MORE RESOURCES: 


    READ: If you are interested in reading more about the differences in our brains, I highly recommend this book The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine MD https://amzn.to/41IBlod
    LISTEN: "What Fuels My Mission" (Episode 5 of Anxiety Connection) 
    https://wendyleeds.com/podcast/episode/e1c84252/
    LISTEN: "How Does Anxiety Affect Your Relationship?" (Episode 8 of Anxiety Connection) 
    https://www.wendyleeds.com/podcast/episode/30609b38
    BOOK: Calm & Sense: A Woman's Guide to Living Anxiety-Free 
    https://wendyleeds.com/book 
    QUIZ: Find Out the Cost of Your Anxiety 
    https://wendyleeds.com/quiz 
    MINI-COURSE: Why You're Anxious & What to Do About It
    https://wendyleeds.com/mini-course
     
    WAYS TO CONNECT:


    I respond to every message I get, so please do reach out.
    I send infrequent emails and I love to get replies from the community. 
    EMAIL: https://wendyleeds.com/subscribe My Facebook page is active; Instagram less so. 
    FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/wendyleedskeepingcalm INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/wendyleedskeepingcalm I have a lot of anxiety and panic-related videos on my YouTube page:
    YOUTUBE: https://youtube.com/@wendyleedskeepingcalm
    © 2020 - 2024 Wendy Leeds

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

RMSabia ,

So grateful

Wendy’s podcast and book have helped me immensely in dealing with my anxiety. She is very relatable and knowledgeable. Thank you!

cathy cares ,

Cathy

Thank you so much! You are a big help!

Kszos ,

Simple and Effective Strategies!

I’m so glad I found this podcast! Wendy has the kind of vibe I love for personal growth work — she feels like the kind of person I’d meet at a retreat or somewhere and would feel safe enough to be vulnerable with almost immediately. There’s just something about her! Her voice is very comforting, but she’s also quite practical. These podcasts are short (but still packed with legitimately helpful advice) and easy to follow (but not “dumbed down”). I so hope she continues to do more! Maybe answer listener/client questions?? Thanks so much! 5 stars!

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