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The Anxiety Coaches Podcast brings you a relaxing and inspiring show sharing lifestyle changes to calm your nervous system and help you heal Anxiety, Panic, Stress, and PTSD for life!
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The Anxiety Coaches Podcast The Anxiety Coaches

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The Anxiety Coaches Podcast brings you a relaxing and inspiring show sharing lifestyle changes to calm your nervous system and help you heal Anxiety, Panic, Stress, and PTSD for life!
We Bring you two episodes every week. There is no need to walk this path alone. Subscribe for a relaxing, informative, and inspiring time and start your journey into more peace and calm today.
Find meditations, info about stress, anxiety, healthy living, and more at https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com
Listen Ad-Free for less than $0.17 per day! https://anxietycoaches.supercast.com 

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    How Do You Respond to Stress? Discover Why It Matters So Much With Anxiety

    How Do You Respond to Stress? Discover Why It Matters So Much With Anxiety

    In today's episode, Gina discusses how to improve your distress tolerance and thereby become more resilient in the face of stress and anxiety. A journaling exercise is included that will help you better understand how you respond to stress and where you can improve. Learning to respond to stress with better competence will help you overcome anxiety. Listen in to learn better stress coping strategies today!
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    FREE MUST-HAVE RESOURCE FOR Calming Your Anxious Mind
    10-Minute Body-Scan Meditation for Anxiety
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    Quote:
    You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them
    -Maya Angelou
    Chapters
    0:23 Introduction to Stress Responses
    3:04 Different Approaches to Stress: Escape, Distract, Solve
    7:36 Importance of Managing Stress for Success and Health
    11:49 Reducing Unnecessary Stress for Improved Well-being
    12:03 Tolerating Anxious Feelings and Managing Distress
    16:42 Recognizing When Stress Turns into Distress
    17:08 Practicing Self-Compassion in Stressful Situations
    18:21 Closing Thoughts and Maya Angelou Quote
    Summary
    In this episode of the Anxiety Coaches Podcast, the host discusses different types of anxiety and stress responses, categorizing them as escape artists, distractors, or solvers. The importance of how we respond to stress is emphasized, as it can impact our overall success and well-being. The host delves into how individuals can unknowingly mimic stress responses learned in childhood and the significance of examining and improving our stress management habits.

    Listeners are encouraged to focus on finding solutions to stressors rather than seeking short-term relief. The idea of tolerating anxious feelings and distress is explored, highlighting the correlation between anxiety and the ability to manage distress effectively. The host emphasizes the need to build resilience and inner security to navigate challenges and stressors in a healthy manner.

    Moreover, the episode touches on the concept of stress as a motivator for positive change and growth, as long as it doesn't escalate into distress. Self-compassion is proposed as a key element in expanding one's capacity to handle difficult emotions and sensations. Practical journaling prompts are suggested to help listeners identify areas of control, resilience, and self-compassion in their stress responses.

    The episode wraps up with a poignant quote from Maya Angelou about resilience in the face of adversity, reminding listeners that while they may not control all events, they can choose how to respond to them. Overall, the episode provides insightful perspectives and practical advice on managing stress and anxiety to lead a healthier, more balanced life.
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    • 21 min
    Cal Newport on Doing Less, from Say More

    Cal Newport on Doing Less, from Say More

    Sharing a preview of the Say More podcast, where, in a special series, Boston Globe columnist Shirley Leung is opening up the conversation about stress and burnout to help listeners feel less alone and inspired to get help. In this episode, computer scientist and bestselling author Cal Newport says we’ve been thinking about productivity all wrong. Shirley talks to Cal about the ways the modern office worker is primed for professional burnout, how hybrid work makes it worse, and what we can do about it. He’s not a luddite by any stretch, but he says we should quit social media, and leave our phones behind whenever possible.
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    • 28 min
    Finding Strength Within A Listeners Story Of Overcoming Anxiety with Gina's Guidance

    Finding Strength Within A Listeners Story Of Overcoming Anxiety with Gina's Guidance

    In today's episode, Gina shares a listener's story about her journey overcoming anxiety through the tools and processes shared here on the show. The listener "Dee", has certainly done many things right, as far as making positive changes in her life to expand and enhance her anxiety recovery journey. Listen in to hear a wonderful success story of someone who has used the tools recommended here on the Anxiety Coaches Podcast and gain insight into how you may do the same.
    Please visit our Sponsor Page to find all the links and codes for our awesome sponsors!
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    Thank you for supporting The Anxiety Coaches Podcast.
    FREE MUST-HAVE RESOURCE FOR Calming Your Anxious Mind
    10-Minute Body-Scan Meditation for Anxiety
    Anxiety Coaches Podcast Group Coaching link
    ACPGroupCoaching.com
    To learn more, go to:
    Website https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com
    Join our Group Coaching Full or Mini Membership Program
    Learn more about our One-on-One Coaching
    What is anxiety?
    Find even more peace and calm with our Supercast premium access membership:
    For $5 a month, all episodes are ad-free! https://anxietycoaches.supercast.com/
    Here's what's included for $5/month:
    ❤ New Ad-Free episodes every Sunday and Wednesday
    ❤ Access to the entire Ad-free back-catalog with over 600 episodes
    ❤ Premium meditations recorded with you in mind
    ❤ And more fun surprises along the way!
    All this in your favorite podcast app!
    Quote:
    The only way out is through.
    - Robert Frost
    Chapters
    0:23 Introduction to the Journey
    6:15 Dee's Transformation Journey
    9:40 Emphasizing Consistent Effort
    12:34 Reflecting on Personal Growth
    14:54 Embracing Self-Empowerment
    16:43 The Power of Gratitude
    Summary
    In this episode of the Anxiety Coaches Podcast, Gina Ryan discusses a heartfelt letter from a listener named Dee, who shares her journey of overcoming anxiety, fear, and panic. Dee credits the podcast for guiding her through a year of trauma and panic, leading her to discover the power of her physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. She describes adopting various practices such as healthy eating, exercise, daily meditation, and positive affirmations, emphasizing the importance of consistency in efforts.

    Dee also highlights the significance of cutting ties with negative influences that contributed to her feelings of resentment and unexpressed anger. By prioritizing self-care and nurturing relationships, she was able to achieve personal growth and a positive shift in her personality. Gina encourages listeners to reflect on their own progress and growth by journaling or mapping out their journey through anxiety.

    The episode emphasizes self-empowerment and belief in one's ability to manage stress and reactions independently. Dee's expression of gratitude towards the podcast and Gina serves as a reminder of the impact of sharing personal growth journeys and the importance of gratitude in the healing process. Gina concludes by encouraging listeners to embrace self-reflection and express gratitude, reminding them that progress is made through consistent effort and belief in their ability to create positive change.
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    • 21 min
    Causes, Symptoms and Coping With Anxious, Intrusive Thoughts

    Causes, Symptoms and Coping With Anxious, Intrusive Thoughts

    In today's episode, Gina discusses intrusive thoughts. This is a critical anxiety symptom that can often cause anxiety to become much worse as the thoughts progress and are misinterpreted by the individual experiencing them. Listen in to learn what causes intrusive thoughts and how to overcome them!
    Please visit our Sponsor Page to find all the links and codes for our awesome sponsors!
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    Thank you for supporting The Anxiety Coaches Podcast.
    FREE MUST-HAVE RESOURCE FOR Calming Your Anxious Mind
    10-Minute Body-Scan Meditation for Anxiety
    Anxiety Coaches Podcast Group Coaching link
    ACPGroupCoaching.com
    To learn more, go to:
    Website https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com
    Join our Group Coaching Full or Mini Membership Program
    Learn more about our One-on-One Coaching
    What is anxiety?
    Find even more peace and calm with our Supercast premium access membership:
    For $5 a month, all episodes are ad-free! https://anxietycoaches.supercast.com/
    Here's what's included for $5/month:
    ❤ New Ad-Free episodes every Sunday and Wednesday
    ❤ Access to the entire Ad-free back-catalog with over 600 episodes
    ❤ Premium meditations recorded with you in mind
    ❤ And more fun surprises along the way!
    All this in your favorite podcast app!
    Quote:
    You are not your thoughts; you are the observer of your thoughts.
    -Eckhart Tolle
    Chapters
    0:23 Introduction
    6:12 Understanding Intrusive Thoughts
    10:32 Dealing with Intrusive Thoughts
    13:19 Differences: Normal vs. Intrusive Thoughts
    13:48 Causes of Intrusive Thoughts
    17:04 Identifying Triggers and Patterns
    17:35 Developing a Support Network
    18:44 Coping Strategies for Intrusive Thoughts
    20:07 Closing Thoughts
    Summary
    In this episode of the Anxiety Coaches Podcast, we delve into the realm of intrusive thoughts, exploring their causes, symptoms, and coping mechanisms. Intrusive thoughts are universal; however, individuals battling anxiety may find themselves fixating on these thoughts, transforming them into anxious intrusive thoughts. The distinction lies in how much attention and significance we assign to these thoughts. By sharing personal experiences of intrusive thoughts, such as standing at the edge of a cliff and momentarily considering jumping, the host normalizes these occurrences, emphasizing that having a thought does not equate to it being true or reflective of one's desires.

    The podcast highlights that intrusive thoughts are unwelcome mental interruptions that can evoke discomfort and anxiety, especially for those already struggling with high stress levels or anxiety. Discussing the characteristics of intrusive thoughts, including their intrusive, disturbing, persistent, and mood-altering nature, the host offers insights into managing and addressing these thoughts effectively. Emphasizing the importance of recognizing triggers and patterns through journaling, building a supportive network, and implementing lifestyle changes to maintain mental equilibrium, the podcast aims to empower listeners to navigate intrusive thoughts with resilience and awareness.

    By encouraging listeners to distinguish between normal fleeting thoughts and intrusive thoughts that can feel overwhelming and irrational, the host underscores the role of awareness in mitigating the impact of intrusive thoughts. Through introspection, self-compassion, and adopting healthy coping strategies, individuals can cultivate a better relationship with their thoughts, understanding that they are not defined by the thoughts passing through their minds. Ultimately, by promoting a sense of detachment from intrusive thoughts and fostering acceptance, the podcast advocates for reclaiming control over mental well-being and fostering peace amidst the chaos of intrusive thoughts.
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    • 23 min
    Melodies of Emotion: Using Singing as an Expressive Outlet for Stress Relief

    Melodies of Emotion: Using Singing as an Expressive Outlet for Stress Relief

    In today's episode, Gina shares with listeners a helpful tool for stress and anxiety relief: singing. From singing along to your favorite feel-good music while walking or in the car to taking lessons or joining a choir, there is very likely a singing solution that fits your personal preferences. Listen in and learn how singing can improve your mental wellness and how you can get started with this wonder form of self-expression!
    Please visit our Sponsor Page to find all the links and codes for our awesome sponsors!
    https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/sponsors/
    Thank you for supporting The Anxiety Coaches Podcast.
    FREE MUST-HAVE RESOURCE FOR Calming Your Anxious Mind
    10-Minute Body-Scan Meditation for Anxiety
    Anxiety Coaches Podcast Group Coaching link
    ACPGroupCoaching.com
    To learn more, go to:
    Website https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com
    Join our Group Coaching Full or Mini Membership Program
    Learn more about our One-on-One Coaching
    What is anxiety?
    Find even more peace and calm with our Supercast premium access membership:
    For $5 a month, all episodes are ad-free! https://anxietycoaches.supercast.com/
    Here's what's included for $5/month:
    ❤ New Ad-Free episodes every Sunday and Wednesday
    ❤ Access to the entire Ad-free back-catalog with over 600 episodes
    ❤ Premium meditations recorded with you in mind
    ❤ And more fun surprises along the way!
    All this in your favorite podcast app!
    Quote:
    When I'm feeling stressed or overwhelmed, I turn to singing. It's my way of finding peace amidst the chaos.
    -Unknown
    Chapters
    0:23 Introduction to Melodies of Emotion
    6:20 Harnessing the Power of Singing for Stress Relief
    12:05 Singing as an Expressive Outlet
    12:45 Physical Benefits of Singing for Stress Reduction
    16:27 Finding Community Through Singing
    17:52 Practicing Mindful Singing for Stress Relief
    18:31 Creating Your Personal Singing Playlist
    19:05 Exploring Different Genres of Singing
    19:31 Making Singing a Joyful Part of Your Life
    Summary
    In this episode of the Anxiety Coaches Podcast, the host Gina Ryan discusses the therapeutic benefits of singing for stress relief and emotional expression. Gina shares her personal experiences of using singing as a tool for relaxation, recalling how she would sing while driving to ease her fears. She highlights the power of singing to release pent-up energy, free oneself from burdens, and improve mood.

    Gina emphasizes the importance of incorporating singing into self-care routines, suggesting listeners create playlists of feel-good songs to uplift their spirits. She explains how singing releases endorphins, improves breathing, promotes mindfulness, and provides a sense of social connection. By expressing emotions through singing, individuals can cope with stressors in a healthy way and enhance their overall well-being.

    Furthermore, Gina recommends joining choirs, taking singing lessons, attending karaoke nights, or engaging in mindful singing as ways to incorporate singing into daily life. She encourages listeners to experiment with different genres of music to discover what brings them joy and relaxation. By making singing a regular practice filled with joy and openness, individuals can harness the therapeutic benefits of music for managing stress and finding peace amidst chaos.
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    • 23 min
    Listener J Shares Her Media Fast Journey

    Listener J Shares Her Media Fast Journey

    In today's episode, Gina shares a listener email about implementing a media fast in her life. J describes the journey of undergoing a media fast, cutting out a number of social media sites and streaming services, and adding others. The benefits of this practice are discussed. Listen in and discover some unexpected strategies and benefits of media fasting and progress in your own anxiety clearing journey today!
    Please visit our Sponsor Page to find all the links and codes for our awesome sponsors!
    https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/sponsors/
    Thank you for supporting The Anxiety Coaches Podcast.
    FREE MUST-HAVE RESOURCE FOR Calming Your Anxious Mind
    10-Minute Body-Scan Meditation for Anxiety
    Anxiety Coaches Podcast Group Coaching link
    ACPGroupCoaching.com
    To learn more, go to:
    Website https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com
    Join our Group Coaching Full or Mini Membership Program
    Learn more about our One-on-One Coaching
    What is anxiety?
    Find even more peace and calm with our Supercast premium access membership:
    For $5 a month, all episodes are ad-free! https://anxietycoaches.supercast.com/
    Here's what's included for $5/month:
    ❤ New Ad-Free episodes every Sunday and Wednesday
    ❤ Access to the entire Ad-free back-catalog with over 600 episodes
    ❤ Premium meditations recorded with you in mind
    ❤ And more fun surprises along the way!
    All this in your favorite podcast app!
    Quote:
    The best things in life aren’t things.
    -Art Buchwald
    Chapters
    0:23 Introduction
    6:14 Jay's Email Journey
    13:17 Impact of Social Media and Netflix
    13:35 Audible Subscription Switch
    16:02 Embracing Minimalism
    16:43 Softening Viewing Boundaries
    17:34 Conclusion and Call to Action
    Summary
    In this episode of the Anxiety Coaches Podcast, Gina Ryan revisits the topic of reducing anxiety by quieting unnecessary noise in our lives. She shares a listener's email detailing their journey of implementing a media fast to manage anxiety and OCD. The listener cut out Facebook and Netflix, opting for an Audible subscription instead to reduce toxic noise and tune in compassionately to their symptoms. By embracing minimalism and selective media consumption, the listener found mental clutter reduced by 60%, leading to improved sleep hygiene and overall well-being.

    Gina reflects on the importance of making personal choices based on the information gathered from podcasts like hers and The Minimalists. She highlights the significance of taking in information, adapting it to individual needs, and implementing changes that support healing journeys. By sharing the listener's story, Gina emphasizes the value of self-discovery through mindful media consumption and intentional living choices.

    The listener's decision to soften viewing boundaries and prioritize mental and emotional freedom resonates with Gina, encouraging listeners to reassess their media habits. Gina underscores the impact of technology on mental health, urging listeners to find a balance that works for them. She stresses the benefits of mindful consumption, whether through ad-free podcast subscriptions, audiobooks, or limiting social media usage to improve overall well-being.

    Closing the episode with a quote by Art Buchwald, Gina emphasizes that the best things in life aren't material possessions but rather internal peace and genuine connections. She invites listeners to share their experiences and ideas, fostering a supportive community focused on holistic well-being. As the episode comes to an end, Gina encourages listeners to be mindful of their media consumption and prioritize mental health in their daily lives.
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    • 20 min

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