Anxiety Slayer™ with Shann and Ananga
Mental Health Coping Strategies For Young Adults During The Pandemic

Mental Health Coping Strategies For Young Adults During The Pandemic

March 1, 2021

#530: This week on the Anxiety Slayer Podcast we’re sharing what we’ve learned from our daughters about how young people can care for themselves during this pandemic.

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Anxiety does not discriminate with Glen Tanner

Anxiety does not discriminate with Glen Tanner

February 18, 2021

#529: Today Shann is speaking with Clinical Psychologist, Glen Tanner from Sydney Australia. Glen is the host of the Mindcog podcast where he interviews experts in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, wellbeing, and high performance to break down the science behind your mind, brain, and behavior.

 

Glen is passionate about psychology, and it's his mission to help people reconnect with their values, achieve their goals, unlock their potential, and live more rich, meaningful and fulfilling lives.

 

Glen has first-hand experience with Mental Health - having lived with anxiety most of his life. Unfortunately, anxiety does not discriminate. It cuts a swathe through every level and facet of our society: men, women, children, old, young, rich, poor, black, white, and all levels of physical and educational ability -

 

Not even psychologists are immune.

 

Show Notes:

“The shoe that fits one person pinches the other, there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.” - Carl Jung 

 

Glen suffered from anxiety is entire life.

 

Glen shares the story of his transition from a winemaker to a psychologist

 

Why there is no quick- fix for an anxiety problem. It takes time and a combination of methods and lifestyle changes. 

-How Glen cared for himself after losing both his mother and father to lung cancer while he was completing his Psychology degree.

Glen believes that therapists are not and do not need to be immune to mental illness.

The benefits of a daily breathing practice for calming anxiety

The benefits of a daily breathing practice for calming anxiety

February 11, 2021

#528: This week on the Anxiety Slayer Podcast, we're talking about the benefits of a daily breathing practice for calming general anxiety and sharing a guided practice from our Transition to Calm album.

 

Looking deeper at underlying causes of anxiety: rumination vs inner conflict

Looking deeper at underlying causes of anxiety: rumination vs inner conflict

February 4, 2021

#527: This week on the Anxiety Slayer Podcast, we're responding to a message from a listener and exploring how anxiety can manifest differently for different mind types.

“Last night I realized something important. The increased anxiety I’ve felt over a lifetime is a symptom of unresolved conflicts. Can you record an episode to elaborate on the difference between ruminating anxiety vs inner conflict creating anxiety?”

 

Is Anxiety the Same for Everyone?

Is Anxiety the Same for Everyone?

January 29, 2021

#526: This week on the Anxiety Slayer Podcast we’re responding to the following question from our private Facebook Group: “Do you think there’s a general way to clear anxiety that’s applicable for everyone, or do you think everyone is different, and there're different ways that work for other people?”

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Be Mighty with Jill A. Stoddard PhD

Be Mighty with Jill A. Stoddard PhD

January 22, 2021

#525: Shann is speaking with Dr. Jill Stoddard about her new book, Be Mighty: A Woman's Guide to Liberation from Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Using Mindfulness and Acceptance.

 

Dr. Jill Stoddard’s Be Mighty leads you on a bold quest to gain a deeper understanding of your anxiety by exploring your own “origin story”—how your early experiences led to thoughts and behaviors that may have offered comfort and protection at one time, but are now keeping you from living your best life.


After reading this book you’ll learn to respond to present-day triggers in a new way, making choices from a more conscious, values-driven place.

 

Jill A. Stoddard, PhD, is founder and director of The Center for Stress and Anxiety Management, a multisite outpatient clinic in San Diego, CA. She specializes in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and related issues. She lives in San Diego with her husband, two kids, and two French bulldogs.

 

About a year ago I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Stephen Hayes, Originator of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. He pioneered ACT to help people with mental health issues feel fully, think freely, and live lives that reflect the qualities they choose.

 

Today Jill and I discuss how ACT can support women who often struggle with health anxiety and anxiety attacks.

 

We discuss the Anxiety Triumvirate  

  1. Intolerance of uncertainty
  2. A lack of perceived control
  3. An overinflated sense of responsibility

Jill shares how we can cultivate Might through mindfulness and acceptance to help us move through our anxiety

 

We explore the cycle of anxious uncertainty: uncertainty + anxiety + get my fix + temporary relief + more questions and back to the beginning of the cycle with uncertainty.

 

And finally, we dig into the questions we can ask about ourselves (and our anxiety) to help us live with more confidence

 

Be Mighty Acronym

  • Breathe
  • Explore present experience
  • Make space for feelings
  • Impartially observe thoughts
  • Give self-compassion
  • Highlight values
  • Take action
  • Yell from the rooftops

 

You can get a copy of Jill's new book, Be Mighty wherever books are sold.

Celebrate every step you take to feel better

Celebrate every step you take to feel better

January 15, 2021

#524: This week on the Anxiety Slayer Podcast we’re talking about the importance of celebrating every step you take to feel better

Anxiety is such a big issue that we sometimes forget the power of the little things - little things like your breath, meditation, and other different ways to relax. Yet, small though they are, the difference these little things can make in managing stress and anxiety is huge.

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The perfect self-care blend

The perfect self-care blend

January 8, 2021

#523: This week we're talking about the two key elements to self-care that can help us when we're struggling with anxiety or with our health.

 

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Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is sponsored by Betterhelp.

Are stress and anxiety interfering with your happiness? Have you been considering seeing a therapist but not sure where to start? Betterhelp will assess your counseling needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist so you can start getting the support you need online, in under 24 hours. Special offer for Anxiety Slayer listeners - get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/slayer   

The benefits of having an anxiety calming practice to begin the New Year

The benefits of having an anxiety calming practice to begin the New Year

January 1, 2021

#522 This week we're talking about how having a regular anxiety calming practice can help you feel calm and present as we step into this New Year.

 

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Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is sponsored by Betterhelp.

Are stress and anxiety interfering with your happiness? Have you been considering seeing a therapist but not sure where to start? Betterhelp will assess your counseling needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist so you can start getting the support you need online, in under 24 hours. Special offer for Anxiety Slayer listeners - get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/slayer   

Best of Anxiety Slayer: How to regain calm when anxiety hijacks your brain

Best of Anxiety Slayer: How to regain calm when anxiety hijacks your brain

December 25, 2020

Happy Holidays! We hope you are enjoying the season with your loved ones. Enjoy the most popular Anxiety Slayer episodes we produced in 2020!

Anxiety frequently hijacks our thinking with a fearful narrative. For example: “what if” thoughts or worst-case scenarios.

 
The body responds as if those fearful thoughts are true—because it doesn’t know the difference between a real threat and imagined scenarios. Today we share how you can regain calm when anxiety hijacks your mind.

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