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Join Erica and her former therapist and anxiety expert, Dr. Charles Barr (licensed clinical psychologist) as we walk alongside you on your anxiety journey. They've both suffered from and overcome anxiety and panic attacks and now they want to help you do the same! Because: You're NOT broken. You're NOT alone. You're on your way to living a life FREE of anxiety!

Life Free of Anxiety, with Erica & Dr. Charles Barr Erica & Dr. Charles Barr

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

Join Erica and her former therapist and anxiety expert, Dr. Charles Barr (licensed clinical psychologist) as we walk alongside you on your anxiety journey. They've both suffered from and overcome anxiety and panic attacks and now they want to help you do the same! Because: You're NOT broken. You're NOT alone. You're on your way to living a life FREE of anxiety!

    E061 - How to Embrace Good Stress... Without it Becoming BAD Stress!! (Part Two)

    E061 - How to Embrace Good Stress... Without it Becoming BAD Stress!! (Part Two)

    PART TWO!

    There is no such thing as a life free of stress! But not all stress has to be bad.

    A wedding, a birth, a promotion, a move or any number of exciting things can cause stress. But can your body tell the difference between good and bad stress?

    In today's episode Erica and Dr. Barr discuss how good stress is in fact good, yet it can also be something that happens before a major panic attack.

    Sounds confusing right? Don't worry, we have a licensed clinical therapist who is going to break it all down for you!

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    Enjoying the Life Free of Anxiety Podcast? Can you take 10 seconds to leave a rating (or better yet, a short review!) on Apple Podcasts? It REALLY helps new people find the show.

    Simply click this link and scroll down, then hit 1 to 5 stars--it's really that easy!

    (And don't forget to subscribe if you haven't already!)

    Thank you in advance! Your kind reviews mean so much to us!
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    Useful Links:



    FreeFromFearsBook.com --Get a FREE COPY of the book today!CHAANGE.com --Join the next session of CHAANGE!Click this link to rate the podcast and make us happy! :)Have a question? Want to share how your anxiety journey is going? Need some encouragement or support? Come say hello at:

    https://www.facebook.com/lifefreeofanxiety
    and
    https://www.instagram.com/lifefreeofanxiety

    And don't forget, you can find all episodes at http://podcast.lifefreeofanxiety.com



    As always, remember that...

    You are NOT alone.
    You are NOT broken.
    You are on your way to a life FREE of anxiety!

    3

    • 10 min
    E060 - How to Embrace Good Stress... Without it Becoming BAD Stress!!

    E060 - How to Embrace Good Stress... Without it Becoming BAD Stress!!

    There is no such thing as a life free of stress! But not all stress has to be bad.

    A wedding, a birth, a promotion, a move or any number of exciting things can cause stress. But can your body tell the difference between good and bad stress?

    In today's episode Erica and Dr. Barr discuss how good stress is in fact good, yet it can also be something that happens before a major panic attack.

    Sounds confusing right? Don't worry, we have a licensed clinical therapist who is going to break it all down for you!

    ---
    Enjoying the Life Free of Anxiety Podcast? Can you take 10 seconds to leave a rating (or better yet, a short review!) on Apple Podcasts? It REALLY helps new people find the show.

    Simply click this link and scroll down, then hit 1 to 5 stars--it's really that easy!

    (And don't forget to subscribe if you haven't already!)

    Thank you in advance! Your kind reviews mean so much to us!
    ---


    Useful Links:



    FreeFromFearsBook.com --Get a FREE COPY of the book today!CHAANGE.com --Join the next session of CHAANGE!Click this link to rate the podcast and make us happy! :)Have a question? Want to share how your anxiety journey is going? Need some encouragement or support? Come say hello at:

    https://www.facebook.com/lifefreeofanxiety
    and
    https://www.instagram.com/lifefreeofanxiety

    And don't forget, you can find all episodes at http://podcast.lifefreeofanxiety.com



    As always, remember that...

    You are NOT alone.
    You are NOT broken.
    You are on your way to a life FREE of anxiety!

    3

    • 26 min
    E059 - How to Use RELAXATION to Overcome Anxiety FOREVER!

    E059 - How to Use RELAXATION to Overcome Anxiety FOREVER!

    Of all the topics we will ever discuss, this might be the one that was most important in overcoming my (Erica's) anxiety. It's why we wanted to make a short series on the topic, and hopefully encourage you to get started on your relaxation practice!

    What are the three things you should consider when choosing a relaxation exercise?

    And once you've found the perfect relaxation practice, how can you turn it into a useful tool that can benefit you for the rest of your (anxiety-free) life?

    In part two of our series, we will discuss the three things Dr. Charles Barr, licensed clinical psychologist, thinks are most important in a relaxation practice:


    The Breathing KeyProgressive Muscle RelaxationGuided ImageryAnd we also touch on a variety of other relaxation methods, including: hypnosis, pressure points (acupressure), acupuncture, massage, meditation, yoga, Tai chi, Biofeedback, Music and Art therapy, and Aromatherapy.

    This is an IMPORTANT EPISODE! Relaxation is the single greatest tool to your Life Free of Anxiety!

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    Enjoying the Life Free of Anxiety Podcast? Can you take 10 seconds to leave a rating (or better yet, a short review!) on Apple Podcasts? It REALLY helps new people find the show.

    Simply click this link and scroll down, then hit 1 to 5 stars--it's really that easy!

    (And don't forget to subscribe if you haven't already!)

    Thank you in advance! Your kind reviews mean so much to us!
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    Resources are mentioned in today's episode:


    Dr. Barr's FREE Relaxation AudioUseful Links:


    FreeFromFearsBook.com --Get a FREE COPY of the book today!CHAANGE.com --Join the next session of CHAANGE!Click this link to rate the podcast and make us happy! :)Have a question? Want to share how your anxiety journey is going? Need some encouragement or support? Come say hello at:

    https://www.facebook.com/lifefreeofanxiety
    and
    https://www.instagram.com/lifefreeofanxiety

    And don't forget, you can find all episodes at http://podcast.lifefreeofanxiety.com


    As always, remember that...

    You are NOT alone.
    You are NOT broken.
    You are on your way to a life FREE of anxiety!

    3

    • 31 min
    E058 - The Anti-Anxiety Benefits of RELAXATION

    E058 - The Anti-Anxiety Benefits of RELAXATION

    Reduced Frustration? Check…
    More confidence in making decisions? Check...
    Lowered blood pressure? Check!
    A life free of anxiety? CHECK!!!
    These are just some of the surprising benefits that can come with doing breathing relaxation exercises on a regular basis.
    It’s why Dr. Barr and Erica encourage them on the show so much. We believe in the benefits of intentional relaxation so strongly, that Dr. Barr has made a digital copy of his relaxation exercise available for free at LifeFreeOfAnxiety.com/RELAX. If you don't have a good relaxation audio, please, please, please get one.

    In this episode they break down exactly what other benefits you can expect from practicing regular relaxation. We also share our personal accounts of how life changing this practice was in both of our lives.
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    Enjoying the Life Free of Anxiety Podcast? Can you take 10 seconds to leave a rating (or better yet, a short review!) on Apple Podcasts? It REALLY helps new people find the show.

    Simply click this link and scroll down, then hit 1 to 5 stars--it's really that easy!

    (And don't forget to subscribe if you haven't already!)

    Thank you in advance! Your kind reviews mean so much to us!
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    Resources are mentioned in today's episode:
    Dr. Barr's FREE Relaxation AudioUseful Links:
    FreeFromFearsBook.com --Get a FREE COPY of the book today!CHAANGE.com --Join the next session of CHAANGE!Click this link to rate the podcast and make us happy! :)Have a question? Want to share how your anxiety journey is going? Need some encouragement or support? Come say hello at:

    https://www.facebook.com/lifefreeofanxiety
    and
    https://www.instagram.com/lifefreeofanxiety

    And don't forget, you can find all episodes at http://podcast.lifefreeofanxiety.com
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    Don't forget to download your TOTALLY FREE Relaxation Audio MP3 at lifefreeofanxiety.com/RELAX

    As always, remember that...

    You are NOT alone.
    You are NOT broken.
    You are on your way to a life FREE of anxiety!

    3

    • 20 min
    E057 - Get Relief Today With This Relaxation Exercise

    E057 - Get Relief Today With This Relaxation Exercise

    Here it is, Dr. Barr's much love Relaxation Exercise. I can honestly say that this relaxation exercise changed my life! I can't overstate how important it is to practice relaxation.

    I know I used to try to pull out a relaxation exercise when I began to feel anxious, but the real secret is to practice relaxation when you're NOT feeling anxious. Get good at relaxing when you're unafraid, and you can go back to that state when fear creeps in!

    Combined with the CHAANGE Anxiety Treatment Program, I was able to overcome the anxiety that had plagued me for years. (And exciting news: the CHAANGE Program is back and available for you at home!)

    As always, remember that...

    You are NOT alone.
    You are NOT broken.
    You are on your way to a life FREE of anxiety!

    3

    Useful Links:
    FreeFromFearsBook.com --Get a FREE COPY of the book today!CHAANGE.com --Join the next session of CHAANGE!Click this link to rate the podcast and make us happy! :)Have a question? Want to share how your anxiety journey is going? Need some encouragement or support? Come say hello at:

    https://www.facebook.com/lifefreeofanxiety
    and
    https://www.instagram.com/lifefreeofanxiety

    And don't forget, you can find all episodes at http://podcast.lifefreeofanxiety.com

    • 21 min
    E056 - Erica's Anxiety Journey

    E056 - Erica's Anxiety Journey

    Meet Erica (that's me!), a client of Dr. Barr's who was able to overcome her anxiety.

    Erica came to Dr. Barr, after many years of seeing different therapists with no success. In only a few weeks, though, she overcame her anxiety by utilizing the tools Dr. Barr gave her.

    Hear Erica’s personal story of how and when anxiety took hold of her life, as well as Dr. Barr's take on medication for treating anxiety. Dr. Barr also shares other things he feels work and don’t work.

    If you have felt helpless and hopeless in your battle with anxiety this episode is for you.

    As always, remember that...

    You are NOT alone.
    You are NOT broken.
    You are on your way to a life FREE of anxiety!

    3

    Useful Links:
    FreeFromFearsBook.com --Get a FREE COPY of the book today!CHAANGE.com --Join the next session of CHAANGE!Click this link to rate the podcast and make us happy! :)Have a question? Want to share how your anxiety journey is going? Need some encouragement or support? Come say hello at:

    https://www.facebook.com/lifefreeofanxiety
    and
    https://www.instagram.com/lifefreeofanxiety

    And don't forget, you can find all episodes at http://podcast.lifefreeofanxiety.com

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

poopydoodles ,

Addicted to this podcast!

I was just introduced to this podcast and I can’t stop listening. So much useful information and from a new perspective that I haven’t heard before. So helpful for everyone, even if you don’t have anxiety. We all have fears or things to overcome.

nonamehazlett ,

Thanks!

Yay! Glad I listened. Keep up the good work, heaven knows we need some help... Dr. Barr is so calming, smart, insightful.

J Eno ,

A must listen for anyone with anxiety

I finally feel like there are people out there who understand what I am going through. The first several episodes have been great and I can’t wait to listen to more. Thank you for talking about this important topic!

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