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A self-help podcast offering brief tips, techniques and insights to to help you master big change. We share excerpts from inspiring self-help audio books and interviews with experts in personal growth and self-improvement.

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A self-help podcast offering brief tips, techniques and insights to to help you master big change. We share excerpts from inspiring self-help audio books and interviews with experts in personal growth and self-improvement.

    Outsmart Your Anxiety: Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation

    Outsmart Your Anxiety: Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation

    Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation













    Anxiety is an epidemic in our modern world. Almost everyone experiences anxiety at some time. But studies now show there is a direct link between anxiety and how you respond to emotions. Today, psychologist Dr. David Kelmanski, author of the audiobook Don’t Let Your Anxiety Run Your Life, talks about how to outsmart your anxiety using mindfulness and emotion regulation. Together they can provide a powerful framework for helping people gain mastery over anxiety.















    Today we’re sharing an excerpt fromt the audiobook Don't Let Your Anxiety Run Your Life: Using the Science of Emotion Regulation and Mindfulness to Overcome Fear and Worry, written by psychologist Dr. David Klemanski and Joshua Curtiss. This audiobook is a groundbreaking, step-by-step guide for managing the thoughts and feelings that cause anxiety, worry, fear, and panic. Using easy, clinically proven mindfulness practices, you’ll learn to manage your emotions and lessen your anxiety.













     

    What's in this episode?







    In this episode, Dr. Klemanski and Joshua Curtis explain mindfulness and emotion regulation, and how, together, they can help you outsmart your anxiety.







     







    David H. Klemanski, PsyD, MPH, is a psychologist and professor at New York University where he teaches, researches, and co-directs the Center for Counseling and Community Wellbeing. He specializes in the classification and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, and his research is focused on mindfulness and emotion regulation in anxiety and depression.



     



     























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    If you truly want to outsmart your anxiety, you will find this audiobook valuable. We will teach you how and when to pay attention to your anxiety, how to react with less intensity to your anxious emotions, and what to do when you feel as if you are overwhelmed by anxiety.



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    • 13 min
    Love Yourself: A Guided Meditation

    Love Yourself: A Guided Meditation

    A Guided Meditation to Love Yourself







    Today we’re sharing a guided meditation created for women to help you open your heart and attract the love you want. If you want to feel more loving, enjoy more love in your life, or attract the right romantic partner, the guided meditations in the audiobook Blissful Heart: Guided Meditations to Open Your Heart, Feel Radiant and Find Love will help you open your heart so you can feel a sense of inner optimism and receptivity towards love.









     

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    In this episode we’re going to help you relax, open your heart, and go on a peaceful inner journey to experience deep self love. We’re sharing an abridged meditation from the audiobook Blissful Heart: Guided Meditations to Open Your Heart, Feel Radiant and Find Love. This audiobook, written by love and dating coach Ronnie Ann Ryan, is a collection of ten inspiring guided meditations to help you find love.

    If you are driving or operating machinery, please listen to this episode at another time. Listen to this meditation only when you can give it your full attention and have no other responsibilities to attend to.













    Love Coach Ronnie Ann Ryan, MBA, Certified Coach, works with 
successful women over 35 who have a hot career, but a chilly love life. 
She helps confused, frustrated, and timid singles build confidence and discover proven dating strategies that lead to love.

    The author of four books and hundreds of articles, she is sought by the media and has been interviewed or featured by the BBC, ABC, NBC, and Fox News, NPR, Fox News Magazine Online, Huffington Post, eHarmony, MORE.com, DigitalRomance.com, YourTango.com.

    Ronnie has helped thousands of women build confidence, feel more in control and overcome obstacles find lasting love. Visit her website to learn more.























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    The meditations in Blissful Heart were created for women to help you clear and open your heart as much as possible, so that you cultivate a consistent sense of inner optimism and receptivity towards love. The more you live your life in a loving way,

    • 21 min
    Get Deep Sleep: A Simple Technique to Wind Down

    Get Deep Sleep: A Simple Technique to Wind Down

    A Technique to Help Get Deep Sleep

    In these challenging times, many of us are constantly engaged in difficult or stressful tasks. In order to get deep sleep, it’s important to be able to shift out of your active, goal-directed state into a relaxed, winding-down state. Psychologists Colleen Carney and Rachel Mamber, authors of the audiobook Goodnight Mind, share a powerful technique they call “the Buffer Zone.”

    Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook Goodnight Mind: Turn Off Your Noisy Thoughts and Get a Good Night's Sleep. This audiobook addresses the effects of rumination―or having an overactive brain―on your ability to sleep well. Written by two psychologists who specialize in sleep disorders, the book contains helpful exercises and insights into how you can better manage your thoughts at bedtime, and finally get some sleep.

     

    What's in this episode?

    In this episode Drs. Carney and Mamber offer helpful advice for how to get deep sleep by creating a “buffer zone” — deliberately shifting gears from a busy day to relaxing and winding down for sleep.







    Colleen E. Carney, PhD, co-author of the audiobook Goodnight Mind, is associate professor and director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. She is conducting research, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, on treating insomnia in people with depression.



    Rachel Manber, PhD, co-author of the audiobook Goodnight Mind, is professor at Stanford University and director of the Insomnia and Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. She has treated hundreds of patients with insomnia, many of whom also have other medical or psychiatric disorders, and has trained physicians, psychologists, and nurses to treat insomnia without medication.























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    Have you ever thought about how your body produces deep sleep? If you seem to not get deep sleep, or enough deep sleep, perhaps you are worried that your body’s system for producing deep sleep is broken or has malfunctioned. Luckily, this is rarely the case. In fact, you will be relieved to learn that there are things that you can do to help your sleep system work better for you.







    Colleen E. Carney PhD & Rachel Manber PhD

    Authors, Goodnight Mind: Turn Off Your Noisy Thoughts and Get a Good Night'...

    • 9 min
    Emotional Self-Healing with the "Focusing" Technique

    Emotional Self-Healing with the "Focusing" Technique

    Emotional Self-Healing with the "Focusing" Technique













    Focusing is a gentle yet powerful self-awareness technique that lets you tap into your body's wisdom and make positive changes in your life. It is the process of listening to your body in a gentle, accepting way, honoring the wisdom that you have inside you, and hearing the messages that your inner self is sending you.  



    Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the popular audiobook The Power of Focusing: A Practical Guide to Emotional Self-Healing, written by Ann Weiser Cornell. This audiobook is a guide to the powerful process of focusing that taps into the body’s wisdom and helps you hear the messages from your inner self. 





     

     

    What's in this episode?







    In this episode, you’ll learn about the focusing technique and how it can help you with emotional self-healing.





























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    The Power of Focusing clarifies an essential human skill many of us have forgotten and takes it a quantum leap farther along its evolutionary path. Here are germinal teachings and deep human wisdom expressed in a way that can improve anyone’s emotions, well-being, and life.

    Dan Millman

    author of, "Way of the Peaceful Warrior" and "The Laws of Spirit "

    • 18 min
    Let Go of Stress: A Guided Meditation

    Let Go of Stress: A Guided Meditation

    A Gentle, Guided Meditation to Let Go of Stress











    If you want to relax, let go of stress, and find a soothing sense of inner peace, we’ve got a great episode for you today.We’re sharing a gentle guided meditation for letting go from the audiobook Guided Meditations for Letting Go, by Your Great Journey. This guided meditation uses relaxation, mindfulness, and visualization to help you recover a sense of inner quiet and spaciousness, quiet a noisy mind and discover a tranquil inner oasis.

    This abridged guided meditation is from the audiobook Guided Meditations for Letting Go, by Your Great Journey. This audiobook is a collection of eight gentle, peaceful and restorative guided meditations, approximately 20 – 25 minutes each. They are designed to help you relax and let go and briefly slip away from life’s demands to experience a tranquil inner oasis. They are ideal for anyone who wants to:











    * Reduce stress and anxiety

    * Quiet a noisy mind

    * Discover an inner sanctuary of peace and serenity



     







    What's in this episode?

    In this episode, we’re going to help you relax and and let go of stress with a guided meditation that utilizes relaxation, mindfulness and visualization to help you recover a sense of inner quiet and spaciousness. This episode offers a shorter version of a meditation from the collection Guided Meditations for Letting Go.

    Before you begin the meditation, be sure you’re in a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Remember to turn off the phone or any other devices that might interrupt you. Do not listen to this episode while driving or operating machinery. Listen only when you can give the meditation your full attention and do not have other responsibilities to attend to.

    Enjoy!

     























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    • 19 min
    Anxiety Expert Dr. David Carbonell on Worry and Anxiety

    Anxiety Expert Dr. David Carbonell on Worry and Anxiety

    Psychologist and Anxiety Expert Dr. David Carbonell on Worry and Anxiety







    Worry convinces us there's danger, and then tricks us into getting into fight, flight, or freeze mode — even when there is no danger. Today, Dr. David Carbonell, clinical psychologist, anxiety expert and author of the best-selling audiobook The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It shares advice on new ways to respond to worry and anxeity, rather than trying to eliminate them.







    Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the popular audiobook The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It , by Dr. David Carbonell. This audiobook shows how worry and anxiety hijack the brain, and offers powerful "counter-intuitive" strategy to help you put worry in its place and break the cycle of worry, once and for all.













    Whats in this episode?







    In this episode, Dr. Carbonell discusses how easy it is to be fooled by our thoughts— especially worry and anxiety — and offers a more effective approach than trying to eliminate them.





























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    People sometimes talk about “fear of the unknown” as if it were a special category of fear. Everything about the future is unknown! It’s not the unknown part that people find scary. It’s when they consider the future and think that they do know what will happen, and that it’s going to be bad. That’s when they get afraid.



    Dr. David Carbonell

    The Worry Trick

    • 7 min

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