24 episodes

You're NOT broken. You're NOT alone. You're on your way to living a life FREE of anxiety! Join Erica and Dr. Charles Barr (licensed clinical psychologist and anxiety specialist) as we walk alongside you on your anxiety journey. We've both been where you are and can't wait for you to finally live YOUR life FREE of anxiety!

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

    • Mental Health

You're NOT broken. You're NOT alone. You're on your way to living a life FREE of anxiety! Join Erica and Dr. Charles Barr (licensed clinical psychologist and anxiety specialist) as we walk alongside you on your anxiety journey. We've both been where you are and can't wait for you to finally live YOUR life FREE of anxiety!

    BONUS: Dr. Charles Barr on Los Angeles's Morning Answer Radio Show

    BONUS: Dr. Charles Barr on Los Angeles's Morning Answer Radio Show

    We'll be back early next week with a regular episode, but in the meantime, here's a replay of Dr. Barr joining Brian Whitman and Jennifer Horn on The Morning Answer show (870AM in Los Angeles). Oh, and another fun fact: Erica actually used to work in the same Salem studio as this station. It's a small world!

    • 15 min
    How to Help Your Kids Manage Anxiety with Faison Covington

    How to Help Your Kids Manage Anxiety with Faison Covington

    ANXIETY AND CHILDREN: This episode is a MUST listen for any parent. If you know a parent who could benefit from this, please share it with them. This is an especially difficult time for parents with young kids. How do you help your child not fall into a "worry trap" during these anxiety provoking times? Faison Covington, a childhood anxiety specialist (and founder of the CHAANGE program, which Erica and Dr. Barr both used to cure their anxiety), returns to talk about tips and tricks for discussing stressful topics with children. In this VERY IMPORTANT episode, we discuss: How to discuss COVID-19 with under 10 and over 10 years olds How to ask your kids about their worries Ways to alleviate children's worries How your behavior affects a child's perception of the world And, of course, a reminder about why caffeine makes anxiety worse! If you have kids, we hope this episode will help answer some of your burning questions. If not, please send questions our way, because we're pretty sure that Faison will be back soon! :)

    • 21 min
    How Faison Covington Overcame Anxiety and Started a Movement

    How Faison Covington Overcame Anxiety and Started a Movement

    When Dr. Charles Barr and I overcame our anxiety, it was largely due to the pioneering work of Faison Covington. She truly is one of the pioneers in the field and helped to change the way anxiety is diagnosed and treated, and has helped countless people to find their Life Free of Anxiety. Faison's journey is truly inspirational. After 13 years suffering from severe anxiety, she discovered the secret to helping her mind and body heal. She then went on to spend over 4 decades (so far!) helping others do the same. Along the way, she's been a guest on Oprah's show (twice), been interviewed by a skeptical Larry King and appeared on countless TV and radio programs, helping spread hope, encouragement and truth about overcoming anxiety. Her message that anxiety is NOT a mental illness, that it IS curable, and that NO ONE needs to suffer is more important than ever in today's topsy-turvy world!

    • 25 min
    Get Relief Today With This Relaxation Exercise [Life Free of Anxiety #20]

    Get Relief Today With This Relaxation Exercise [Life Free of Anxiety #20]

    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 Program, I was able to overcome the anxiety that had plagued me for years. (And exciting news: we're bringing the CHAANGE Program back, sooner than planned!)

    • 26 min
    The Relaxation Series Pt. 2: How to Use Relaxation to Overcome Anxiety Forever! [Life Free of Anxiety #19]

    The Relaxation Series Pt. 2: How to Use Relaxation to Overcome Anxiety Forever! [Life Free of Anxiety #19]

    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!

    • 29 min
    The Relaxation Series Pt. 1: The Incredible Benefits of Relaxation [Life Free of Anxiety #18]

    The Relaxation Series Pt. 1: The Incredible Benefits of Relaxation [Life Free of Anxiety #18]

    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 digitial 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.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

Titoness ,

Amazing!

This podcast is awesome! Great info!

Pammy D from CA ,

Very eye opening show

❤️❤️❤️ I love this podcast... it’s so great to learn more about what is happening in the body and hear that anxiety CAN be fully overcome. Learning that physical symptoms are a result adrenaline and that responses can be unlearned and relearned has been so comforting

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Love this show!

Such an informative and enjoyable show to listen to. Lots of great info. Very helpful.

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