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From the number one non-fiction bestseller, comes Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast - with everything you need to hear to get on top of your anxiety. This practical and relaxed series explores everything from what anxiety is and why it happens to us, how our brains work and why it''s actually very normal to the various tools and techniques necessary for owning it. Author Caroline Foran shares her story, along with some expert input, in an attempt to help you show your anxiety who's boss. Most importantly, this is a series that tackles the reality of anxiety from a refreshing and relatable perspective.

Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast Caroline Foran

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    • 4.5 • 41 Ratings

From the number one non-fiction bestseller, comes Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast - with everything you need to hear to get on top of your anxiety. This practical and relaxed series explores everything from what anxiety is and why it happens to us, how our brains work and why it''s actually very normal to the various tools and techniques necessary for owning it. Author Caroline Foran shares her story, along with some expert input, in an attempt to help you show your anxiety who's boss. Most importantly, this is a series that tackles the reality of anxiety from a refreshing and relatable perspective.

    Owning It: My Mother on how to support someone you love with anxiety

    Owning It: My Mother on how to support someone you love with anxiety

    For this episode I am joined by my lovely mammy Aideen to talk about what it was like for her to see me, her daughter, go through a very tough time with anxiety and help listeners when it comes to articulating their anxiety to their parents if they find that their parents don't understand. This is also a great episode to ask a family member to listen to in order to support you. She talks about what she learned about mental health, anxiety and how things have changed since her generation when anxiety was never spoken of and mental health issues were put down to 'suffering with your nerves'. I hope you find this episode helpful and thanks to my mammy for being a great sport.


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    • 58 min
    Owning It: How to help your anxious child with Dr Malie Coyne

    Owning It: How to help your anxious child with Dr Malie Coyne

    In this episode of Owning It I am joined by Dr Malie Coyne who is an incredible clinical psychologist. She is the author of Love In Love Out, which is a compassion based approach to parenting your anxious child. Whether or not you have kids it's incredibly helpful to understand how anxiety manifests in children; it helped me to understand my own childhood anxiety in terms of learning about the development of a young brain, particularly how we learn to store long term memory and our fear response in our brain long before we develop logic and reason which enables us to rationalise our fears and worries. Don't miss Malie's book, widely available in stores and online and follow her on instagram for lots of child related mental health content. Please support Owning It with a one time tip via the Acast supporter feature, or by buying my books.
     
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    • 48 min
    Owning It: Living with health related anxiety

    Owning It: Living with health related anxiety

    In this episode, I am joined by Alison Curtis, national broadcaster with Today FM here in Dublin, Ireland. Alison is Canadian but we consider her one of our own. She has a very interesting story about her experience of health related anxiety that stems back to events she remembers when she was just 7 years old. She very openly shares her struggles and how this anxiety has affected her throughout her life, losing both of her parents to illness and now as a mother to 9-year-old Joan, how she navigates her worries there. She's one of the kindest happiest people I know and proves to me that you don't have to be anxiety free to live a good life, as long as you can find ways to manage it. Which Alison has done.


    Thanks for supporting me if you already have by tipping the series so that it can keep going via my Patreon page, patreon.com/carolineforan and don't forget the books (OWNING IT and The Confidence Kit - OWN IT and You Got This if you are in the US/Canada) are widely available around the globe on Amazon or local retailers.
     
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    • 27 min
    Owning It: The Anxiety Solution with Chloe Brotheridge

    Owning It: The Anxiety Solution with Chloe Brotheridge

    Chloe Brotheridge is the host of The Calmer You podcast which I was a guest on earlier this year. She is also the author of the bestselling book The Anxiety Solution. Here she shares with me her anxiety story, her coping mechanisms, what she does to manage it these days, how she got into hypnotherapy and why that might be helpful for dealing with anxiety and her approach to social anxiety. We also talk a lot about compassion as a weapon against anxiety. Chloe's book is widely available online.
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    • 36 min
    Owning It: The Science of Self Compassion for Reducing Anxiety with TED Talker DR Kristen Neff

    Owning It: The Science of Self Compassion for Reducing Anxiety with TED Talker DR Kristen Neff

    For this episode I am joined by one of my heroes: Dr Kristin Neff. She is so ridiculously qualified there just isn't enough room in the podcast notes to fill you in on why she's the business but we do discuss her background at the beginning of this episode. Her main topic is self-compassion and when I first came across her TED Talk, it was an instant game changer for me. Here she talks me through the science of self-compassion, how to bring more of it into our life, what we get wrong about it, how it can benefit us and what exactly happens in the brain and body when we choose to take the self-compassionate route. It is my ultimate anxiety reducing tool these days and I hope, upon listening to this episode, that it's the same for you. For more on self-compassion, go to Dr Neff's brilliant website, https://self-compassion.org.


    Please support Owning It the series via either my Patreon page on www.patreon.com/carolineforan or the one-time supporter function on Acast. Thanks so much for tuning in and for all of the positive reviews.
     
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    Owning It: Angela Scanlon shares her anxiety story

    Owning It: Angela Scanlon shares her anxiety story

    This week my guest is the wonderful Angela Scanlon, tv presenter, broadcast journalist, woman with the most stunning red hair you've ever seen, and she also hosts her own brilliant podcast called Thanks a million which is all about thankfulness and gratitude and she has some epic guests on there. On this series though, the topic of conversation is Angela's experience of anxiety and I just related to her story so much. The feeling of being at odds between how we present ourselves to the world and how we view ourselves privately, an incredibly common driver of anxiety. I hope you find this episode as reassuring and familiar as I did. As always thanks for your support via www.patreon.com/carolineforan or via the acast support feature where you can give a one-time tip to the series!
     
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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

AAmandaTeacher ,

Great podcast!!!

A great podcast! Speaker very real and down to earth! I highly recommend:).

Court7096 ,

Relief

I recently found your podcast it is great to listen to while working - from home as of recent. Being home full time with everything going on has definitely caused a heightened level of anxiety for me personally but listening to your podcast has been very helpful. I can completely relate to your tummy troubles and it’s a breath of fresh air to hear of someone with the same troubles. I just started and I’m looking forward to all your tips and tricks! Thank you!

Vveyy ,

Too fast

I luv your podcast. I wonder if you can speak slow.

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