298 episodes

Struggling with panic attacks, agoraphobia, or other anxiety problems? The Anxious Truth will educate you, empower you, encourage you, and inspire you to get your life back!  * Featured in the New York Times: "6 Podcasts to Soothe An Anxious Mind" (April 27, 2024)* Featured in Vogue Magazine: "The 15 Best Mental Health Podcasts Recommended by Therapists" (October 2023)Listen to the podcast, read the books, join the social media community, and get on the path to recovery.

The Anxious Truth - A Panic, Anxiety, and Mental Health Podcast The Anxious Truth

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    • 4.9 • 981 Ratings

Struggling with panic attacks, agoraphobia, or other anxiety problems? The Anxious Truth will educate you, empower you, encourage you, and inspire you to get your life back!  * Featured in the New York Times: "6 Podcasts to Soothe An Anxious Mind" (April 27, 2024)* Featured in Vogue Magazine: "The 15 Best Mental Health Podcasts Recommended by Therapists" (October 2023)Listen to the podcast, read the books, join the social media community, and get on the path to recovery.

    When Panic Attacks Come Out Of The Blue | Ep 294

    When Panic Attacks Come Out Of The Blue | Ep 294

    Send in a question or comment via text.HELP! My panic attacks come totally out of the blue! I don't know how to handle that!For an anxious person struggling with the process of anxiety disorder recovery, it can sometimes seem like panic attacks strike completely randomly and "out of the blue", where no clear source of anxiety can be identified as triggering the attack. This can be frustrating, especially if you've been working overtime to manage your anxiety and prevent panic from happe...

    • 26 min
    Thinking and Feeling ... About Thinking and Feeling | EP 293

    Thinking and Feeling ... About Thinking and Feeling | EP 293

    Send in a question or comment via text.Thinking and feeling are important to humans. Thinking and feeling about thinking and feeling is important to anxious humans!In the world of recovery from disordered or chronic anxiety, what we thinking and feeling about thinking and feeling - our metacognitive beliefs - play an important role in the process but are often overlooked.This week on The Anxious Truth I'm pretty exhausted so we're going to take a look at that to highlight some important recov...

    • 24 min
    Anxiety Grounding Techniques Revisited | Episode 292

    Anxiety Grounding Techniques Revisited | Episode 292

    Send in a question or comment via text.You’re in the middle of a huge wave of intense anxiety and fear, or maybe you’re experiencing a full blown panic attack. Someone with all the best intentions and trying to be helpful instructs you to identify five things you can see, four things you can touch, three things you can hear, two things you can smell, and one thing you can taste.This is the 5-4-3-2-1 grounding exercise. If you’ve followed along with me for any length of time you know tha...

    • 14 min
    Common Themes in Anxious Fears | Ep 291

    Common Themes in Anxious Fears | Ep 291

    Send in a question or comment via text.Among people that struggle with chronic or disordered forms of anxiety, there are a wide range of individual primary fears or concerns. When you ask a large enough number of our friends what they are afraid of, you’re going to get a pretty wide range of answers primarily because everyone experiences fear, worry, concern, and anxiety in a slightly different way. But hidden within this apparently wide range of specific and individual fears are some co...

    • 14 min
    Anxious Sensory Overload & Overwhelm | EP 290

    Anxious Sensory Overload & Overwhelm | EP 290

    Send in a question or comment via text.People struggling with chronic or disordered states of anxiety often find themselves in a situation where they are hyper aware and therefore overwhelmed by sensory input. Non-anxious humans are so oblivious to what we sense that we sometimes pay to have people tell us to notice what our eyes, ears, noses, and skin are sending and perceiving. But for anxious people dealing with chronic or disordered forms of anxiety, this is not a problem at all. We ...

    • 21 min
    EP 289 - We Do Have A Choice When Triggered. Even When We Don't Believe That Yet.

    EP 289 - We Do Have A Choice When Triggered. Even When We Don't Believe That Yet.

    Send in a question or comment via text.Sometimes the toughest opponent we have in anxiety recovery is the belief we can't outrun. This episode challenges you to question the certainties that have defined your battle with anxiety. Is the intensity of our emotions a reliable compass? Is our self-knowledge as accurate as we believe? We'll explore the potential for a fleeting moment of power even amidst the storm of fear, and how reassessing our core beliefs can unlock new possibilities. The thou...

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
981 Ratings

981 Ratings

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Grateful to have found this podcast

Newbie here, but I really have to say I find Drew’s insights extremely helpful, easy to understand, and “real”. I’ve already purchased one of his books. For this illness that those of us have and are trying desperately to “cure”, this really puts things in perspective. Drew has done a great service to those of us who struggle with anxiety disorders.

I really respect him and trust his insight because 1) he is a fellow sufferer (well, was) and 2) he’s getting the cred/education to back it up as he is going to become a licensed therapist. This is the perfect combo to me and is so much more reliable and impactful than some random person on Instagram telling you that x-thing cured them.

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Very impactful

I’ve always had anxiety but recently have been dealing with panic attacks. I’ve been in therapy but not gaining progress. I’ve listened to 4 episodes and it has helped me immensely. I’ve been wondering WHY is this happening to me? So to have someone explain it feels very healing. Also comforting to hear that I am not alone. Thank you!

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I’ve never felt more seen...

I’ve been on quite a journey with anxiety… As someone who has dealt with some level of anxiety since childhood (I’m 38 now), it has, in recent years, transformed into full blow panic attacks. They seem to come in waves or seasons… I’ve sought medical help and the best they did was prescribe medication. I don’t think I’ve heard a better explanation of how I feel than what was detailed in episode 287… I often struggle to explain my “issue” to family and friends. In fact, often times I just apologize for my behavior and ask for grace as I navigate anxiety and panic. I don’t really have the budget for full-blown counseling, so I’ve looked to different avenues such as this podcast. THANK GOD for this podcast. I’ve just discovered it a day ago and now I’m several episodes in and every one has been so enlightening.
Thank you for this, Drew! Wish I could give you a hug. Ha

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