19 episodes

The Anxiety Lab explores how the (often confusing) world of mindfulness and Buddhist wisdom can help with anxiety and possibly uncover deeper truths about the mind. Hosted by comedian and neurotic meditator Sagar Bhatt.

The Anxiety Lab Sagar Bhatt

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 55 Ratings

The Anxiety Lab explores how the (often confusing) world of mindfulness and Buddhist wisdom can help with anxiety and possibly uncover deeper truths about the mind. Hosted by comedian and neurotic meditator Sagar Bhatt.

    Episode 2.6: Mark Van Buren

    Episode 2.6: Mark Van Buren

    Author and meditation teacher Mark Van Buren enters the Anxiety Lab! Mark leads meditation workshops, silent retreats, and corporate wellness classes. He offers simple tools and practices that can reduce stress, help with anxiety and depression, manage pain, and transform the many difficult aspects of life. 

    We talked about day-to-day integration of the teachings, the important impact of meditation, the the annoying-ness of being told our awakened heart is “already there,” our subconscious sense of entitlement, opening up to our shared suffering, and so much more!

    You can find Mark (and his great books) at http://www.authormarkvanburen.com/ and his IG is authormarkvanburen

     

    As mentioned my free social gratitude app is landedapp.net. 

     

    You can also get in touch with me at theanxietylab@gmail.com or on IG @sagarbot. Music by Niall Connolly. Also, here’s MERCH: https://teespring.com/stores/anxiety-lab.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 2.5: Ashley Brooke Roberts

    Episode 2.5: Ashley Brooke Roberts

    Comedian and writer Ashley Brooke Roberts enters the Anxiety Lab! Ashley is brilliant and had plenty to offer about Anxiety. We talk about FOMO, having conflicting desires, finding that “true” inner voice/desire, clinging to selves, status anxiety, how we think that anything worthwhile should be difficult, gratitude, self-care, and so much more.  

    Check out Ashley at  https://www.ashleybrookeroberts.com/ and ashley_brooke_roberts on IG and Ashleybrookeroberts on her amazing TikTok

    As mentioned my free social gratitude app is landedapp.net. 

    You can also get in touch at theanxietylab@gmail.com or on Instagram @sagarbot. Music by Niall Connolly. Also, here’s MERCH: https://teespring.com/stores/anxiety-lab.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 2.4: Matt Sucich

    Episode 2.4: Matt Sucich

    One of my favorite musicians Matt Sucich enters the Anxiety Lab! Matt is an NYC-based singer-songwriter who has played all kinds of places including Bonnaroo, Willie Nelson’s Heartbreaker Banquet, Firefly, and Newport Folk Fest. One review said his latest album, Don't Be So Hard On Yourself, "feels like a good, honest talk with a close friend after a tough year."

    Matt was awesome and got incredibly vulnerable. We discuss intentional slowing down vs. laziness, health/unhealthy daydreaming and rockstar fantasies, expectations, being hard on yourself, embracing mistakes, how he defines connecting to an audience, and plenty more. 

    Check out MattSucich.com and esmatteo (IG) to keep up tour dates, etc., and his songs are available on all platforms.  

    You can also get in touch with me at theanxietylab@gmail.com or IG sagarbot. Music by Niall Connolly. Here’s MERCH: https://teespring.com/stores/anxiety-lab. Lasatly, my free social gratitude app is landedapp.net. 

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 2.3: Liz Moore

    Episode 2.3: Liz Moore

    Liz Moore (NYT bestselling author of Long Bright River, The Unseen World, Heft) gets out of her pre-written comfort zone and opens up about her anxiety. Whether you’re familiar with her work or not, this episode is a treat. We discuss the self-consciousness of taking up space to talk about one’s anxiety, the pressure of expectations, forming our artistic identity through adolescence, parenting, forming identities from creative succeses/failures, perfectionism vs. a deep dedication to the craft, and SO much more. You can find Liz at lizmoore.net, and her books are available everywhere. 

    As mentioned my free social gratitude app is available at landedapp.net. 

    You can also reach me at theanxietylab@gmail.com or on Instagram @sagarbot. Music by Niall Connolly. Also, here’s MERCH: https://teespring.com/stores/anxiety-lab.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 2.2: Dr. Jud Brewer

    Episode 2.2: Dr. Jud Brewer

    Dr. Jud Brewer (neuroscientist, NYT bestselling author, Director of Research and Innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center, executive medical director at Sharecare Inc.) brings so much wisdom to the Anxiety Lab. He shares his breakthrough approach to tackling anxiety using mindfulness. We talk about treating anxiety like a habit, a better way to change behavior than “I should,” mindful eating, having imaginary conversations with people in our heads, and not being able to stop worrying about something stupid even when we know it’s something stupid. We also get pretty granular about planning anxiety. You can find Dr. Jud at drjud.com, on IG (dr.jud) and twitter (judbrewer), and his incredible book is called Unwinding Anxiety. You can learn more about Sharecare here: https://about.sharecare.com/

    Get in touch at theanxietylab@gmail.com or on Instagram @sagarbot. Music by Niall Connolly. Also, here’s MERCH: https://teespring.com/stores/anxiety-lab.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 2.1: Aparna Nancherla

    Episode 2.1: Aparna Nancherla

    The Anxiety Lab is back! Season 2 starts with Aparna Nancherla (Netflix, Colbert, The Great North). We discuss defining ourselves through the eyes of others, the creative process, other people’s expectations, being an outsiders/observer, procrastination, being a performer as a defense mechanism vs as a process of healing and SO much more. You can find Aparna on IG and Twitter as aparnapkin. 

    Sagar’s new mindful social media app: landedapp.net. 

    Get in touch at theanxietylab@gmail.com or on Instagram @sagarbot. Music by Niall Connolly. Also, here’s MERCH: https://teespring.com/stores/anxiety-lab.

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Rachel Lil ,

Season 2 🔥

The much anticipated second season does not disappoint. I found myself audibly agreeing multiple times while listening to these conversations….cannot wait to learn who the guest will be for episode three! As with season one, there is so much relatability, insight, Buddhist philosophy lessons/reminders, humor (Sagar’s still got it) and pleasure found in the Anxiety Lab. I’m always happy to have spent my time listening. Kudos and gratitude 🙏🏼

cappy trish ,

A perfect listen as we emerge together

This has been a hard, unsettling, enlightening year. I saw Sagar promote his podcast at its conclusion on Facebook and immediately binged all 12 episodes over the last few weeks. It has uplifted me. It has given me so much to think about. And it has been a joy. I may even re-listen. I hope tons of people find their way to it and experience the joy too.

PHListener ,

Sagar’s Doing The Thing

Sagar’s dedication to openness and willingness to go deep with reflective self-analysis reminds me of the stories of the bodhisattvas of old that really went all-in to find the truth and be free.

You Might Also Like