62 episodes

You do not end an anxiety problem by trying to be calm. You end it by acting bravely!Break free from anxiety and panic attacks and get back to living your life to its fullest with the help of DARE - Amazon's #1 best-selling anxiety book and one of the highest-rated anxiety apps.Learn more about DARE here: www.dareresponse.com

DARE: Panic & Anxiety Relief Podcast DARE Response

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 55 Ratings

You do not end an anxiety problem by trying to be calm. You end it by acting bravely!Break free from anxiety and panic attacks and get back to living your life to its fullest with the help of DARE - Amazon's #1 best-selling anxiety book and one of the highest-rated anxiety apps.Learn more about DARE here: www.dareresponse.com

    When Anxiety Doesn't Equal Danger | EP 062

    When Anxiety Doesn't Equal Danger | EP 062

    In this podcast episode, DARE coaches Michelle Cavanaugh and Aida Beco's discussion emphasized the importance of distinguishing between calmness and safety, challenging the misconception that not being calm equates to danger. They covered topics such as trauma, the coexistence of anxiety with conditions like eating disorders, and the application of DARE principles to daily challenges.

    Michelle and Aida also shared insights on handling memories of dark times, reframing thoughts, and providing a lighter touch to anxiety-related issues, offering practical advice to listeners on navigating recovery.

    We hope you find this podcast episode helpful.

    Learn more about DARE here: www.dareresponse.com

    Note: This podcast was recorded last January 10, 2024.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Navigating Panic Attacks and Cultivating Acceptance in the Anxious Mind | EP 061

    Navigating Panic Attacks and Cultivating Acceptance in the Anxious Mind | EP 061

    In this podcast episode, DARE coaches Michelle Cavanaugh and Aida Beco took on the challenge of navigating panic attacks, urging listeners to embrace acceptance instead of struggling to force calmness. They delved into the concept of anxiety recovery, advocating for a shift from frenetic activity to mindful presence and a willingness to allow sensations to arise and fade without resistance.

    Aida and Michelle also explored the role of urges and willingness in breaking the cycle of anticipatory anxiety. Overall, the episode provides insights into a holistic approach to anxiety recovery, encouraging acceptance and breaking ingrained cycles.

    We hope you find this podcast episode helpful.

    Learn more about DARE here: www.dareresponse.com

    Note: This podcast was recorded last December 20, 2023.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    How to Embrace the Discomfort to Empower Anxiety Recovery | EP 060

    How to Embrace the Discomfort to Empower Anxiety Recovery | EP 060

    In this podcast episode, DARE coaches Michelle Cavanaugh and Aida Beco touched on various topics, including the challenge of seeking support for panic attacks. They emphasized the importance of community and shared insights on handling anxiety, addressing questions about depersonalization and driving.

    Michelle and Aida encouraged a gradual shift towards self-reliance and discussed the dynamics of thoughts in anxiety recovery. The key takeaway of this podcast episode was to accept discomfort and develop healthier relationships with emotions.

    We hope you find this podcast episode helpful.

    Learn more about DARE here: www.dareresponse.com

    Note: This podcast was recorded last December 06, 2023.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Embracing Discomfort: Navigating Anxiety's Physical Sensations | EP 059

    Embracing Discomfort: Navigating Anxiety's Physical Sensations | EP 059

    In this podcast episode, DARE coaches Michelle Cavanaugh and Aida Beco will guide you through understanding physical sensations associated with anxiety. They advocate for accepting discomfort, letting go of the "why" spiral, and practicing mindfulness and defusion techniques.

    Michelle shared a personal experience of physical discomfort, emphasizing the importance of accepting heightened states and avoiding pre-involvement.

    Together with Aida, they discussed the impact of sensitivity, rationality in anxiety, and the need to feel bothered. They also touched on the challenge of accepting bodily sensations and the importance of shifting focus.

    We hope you find this podcast episode helpful.

    Learn more about DARE here: www.dareresponse.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Overcoming Anxiety and Adrenaline Surges Through Acceptance | EP 058

    Overcoming Anxiety and Adrenaline Surges Through Acceptance | EP 058

    In this podcast episode, DARE coaches Michelle Cavanaugh and Aida Beco addressed one DARE community member's question about experiencing random adrenaline surges, attributing it to sensitization rather than panic disorder. They stressed the significance of normalization and encourage tuning in or out of sensations rather than obsessing over why they occur.

    Michelle and Aida also highlighted the core principle of DARE - accepting uncomfortable feelings instead of seeking to eliminate them, ultimately empowering individuals to conquer anxiety and regain control.

    We hope you find this podcast episode helpful.

    Learn more about DARE here: www.dareresponse.com

    • 57 min
    Living with Anxiety: Embracing What Is and Letting Go of Control | EP 057

    Living with Anxiety: Embracing What Is and Letting Go of Control | EP 057

    In this podcast episode, DARE coaches Michelle Cavanaugh and Aida Beco discussed anxiety and how to deal with it effectively. They emphasized that anxiety is not a problem that needs to be fixed, but rather a normal human experience that can be handled with the right approach. They introduced the concept of "defusion," which involves stepping back from your thoughts and feelings and observing them without judgment. This allows you to accept anxiety as simply a part of your experience, without getting caught up in the struggle to control it.

    Aida and Michelle also talked about the importance of "internal exposure therapy," which involves exposing yourself to the thoughts and feelings that you fear in a safe and controlled environment. This can help you to learn that these thoughts and feelings are not actually dangerous and that you can tolerate them without experiencing any negative consequences.

    Overall, this podcast episode offered a helpful and encouraging perspective on anxiety. By learning to accept anxiety and manage it effectively, you can live a happier and more fulfilling life.

    We hope you find this podcast episode helpful.

    Learn more about DARE here: www.dareresponse.com

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

HWHenry ,

Thank you guys so much

Thanks for making this available. Really valuable content. God bless you!

AG11423 ,

This podcast is not for everyone

If you appreciate a blunt, tell it like it is approach, then you may find this podcast helpful. I think the app is great where Barry records all of the audio and has a much more calming, empathetic way with words. The two women who lead this podcast make great analogies and metaphors for handling anxiety and panic but it often feels like they are shouting at you or are dismissive of your feelings. This may be hard for someone who is in the middle of their struggle because there is a lack of compassion and empathy in the way they talk about handling and coping with anxiety. I found their audio to be more agitating to my anxiety and I always feel discouraged because they make sitting in your discomfort sound easier than it is. When you are in extreme distress and discomfort, it’s not easy to just ignore or go about living your life. They fail to capture and address how difficult and excruciating that is and I think you are better off working directly with a licensed practitioner, preferably a psychologist. If this podcast is helpful for others, that is wonderful, but I’d like to share the other side of that because it may not be helpful for everyone.

ALeighM☮️ ,

Eye-Opening and SO Helpful!

I’ve struggled with overwhelming anxiety for years, but dealt with a serious setback back in April. The DARE app was a lifesaver at that time, but this podcast has provided me with plenty of “aha!” moments. Episode 49 has been the most helpful yet - the only podcast episode saved on my account! Thank you for all of your insight. 🙏

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