Anxiety Slayer™ with Shann and Ananga
Best of Anxiety Slayer: How changing your thoughts about anxiety can help you heal

Best of Anxiety Slayer: How changing your thoughts about anxiety can help you heal

November 27, 2020

Enjoy the most popular Anxiety Slayer episodes we produced in 2020!

Today we're talking about how our thoughts and feelings about anxiety affect the quality of our life. We'll be looking at the benefits of clearing resistance and resentment towards anxiety, and how that frees up our energy to start taking action steps toward feeling less anxious and more hopeful.

Exploring Sacred Spaces with Michael Whalen

Exploring Sacred Spaces with Michael Whalen

November 20, 2020

#520: Today on the Anxiety Slayer Podcast, Shann is speaking with Michael Whalen, a two-time Emmy® award winner, and Grammy-nominated composer and music supervisor, Michael Whalen.

A veteran of more than 800 TV and film scores, thousands of commercials, and numerous TV themes and video games, Michael is also a world-renown recording artist and producer with 32 solo and soundtrack recordings to his credit since 1993.

“I have been pursuing a spiritual ‘awakening’ for most of my adult life. Over the past decade, I realized that I am 100 percent responsible for whatever my relationship with a ‘higher being’ might be.” -Michael Whalen

Points covered in this episode

How this work represents Michael’s spiritual practice

How Ambient music impacted his life personally and professionally?

The inspiration for his album, “Sacred Spaces”

Walking through the process of creating original sounds

Why listening to ambient music so beneficial when dealing with anxiety or stress

The art of mindfulness

How Michael’s music has helped someone cope with anxiety or stress?

 

Sacred Spaces” is an epic recording nearly ten years in the making. Filled with sonic landscapes built from hundreds of layers of sound, “Sacred Spaces” is Michael’s tour-de-force electronic project, which seamlessly blends his natural gift for melody with fresh textures and percolating rhythms. Deeply inspired by Michael’s film and TV work and his love for progressive rock, “Sacred Spaces” is a gorgeous ambient recording.

Get Sacred Spaces wherever music is streaming. You can also buy on Amazon if you prefer a CD or Vinyl pressing.


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The Pearl by Harold Budd and Brian Eno

The importance of changing your perception towards anxiety

The importance of changing your perception towards anxiety

November 13, 2020

#519 This week we're talking about how changing your perception about anxiety can help you regain energy and peace.

 

Changing the way you feel about your anxiety and switching your perspective to seeing it as an emotion, or a messenger that is trying to communicate something to you is a positive first step in regaining your power and sense of control over anxiety.

 

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FREE Guided Meditation: Oasis Calming Breathing Practice

FREE Guided Meditation: Oasis Calming Breathing Practice

November 6, 2020

This week we're sharing a guided relaxation from our Oasis album. We hope you find us supportive during these challenging times.

 

If you enjoyed this guided practice, we hope you’ll consider becoming a patron! We have over 60 Anxiety Slayer downloads available on Patreon including our guided relaxations, Tapping Sessions and extra resources for calming your anxiety.
 
The Stigma of Anxiety and Mental Health Challenges

The Stigma of Anxiety and Mental Health Challenges

October 29, 2020

#517 This week we're talking about stigma and how can it affect us when we’re living with anxiety.

 

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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   

Cultivating joy in the midst of uncertainty with Kristine Carlson

Cultivating joy in the midst of uncertainty with Kristine Carlson

October 23, 2020

#516 Today Shann is speaking with her friend and NY Times Best Selling Author, Kristine Carlson about how we can learn to cultivate joy and peace in the midst of all the chaos and uncertainty.

 

Kristine is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and host of the Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff: Live The Big Stuff podcast. She is passionate about spreading her message of returning from grief and waking up to life with more joy, mindfulness and

gratitude.

 

Her life mission expands upon the phenomenal success of she and her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson’s work in the “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” series. She continues his legacy of peaceful and mindful living through her own bestselling books, courses, and retreats.

 

Points Covered in this Anxiety Slayer Episode

 

Golden Pause Meditation

  
What we can do to stay positive right now

 

How to alter our expectations for a better experience?


Suggestions to create a more meaningful and vibrant life of joy?


Tips for listeners who feel stuck in an endless loop of fear and worry

 

Get a recording of Kristine's Golden Pause meditation at www.dontsweat.com

 

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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. Anxiety Slayer listeners can get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/slayer 

Can the weather make my anxiety worse?

Can the weather make my anxiety worse?

October 16, 2020

#515 In this episode, we are responding to the question “can the weather make my anxiety worse?” 

 
We’ll also be talking about the season that's most challenging for anxiety, and how to care for yourself so you can pass through it peacefully.

 

 

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   

Are micro-distractions increasing your anxiety

Are micro-distractions increasing your anxiety

October 9, 2020

#514 In this week’s podcast, we’re talking about how micro distractions can increase anxiety.

 

 

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   

Resenting Anxiety

Resenting Anxiety

October 2, 2020

#513 In this week’s podcast, we’re talking about how when we resent our anxiety we give it more power over us and what we can do to replace the resentment we feel with compassion.

 

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   

 

 
Perfectly Hidden Depression with Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Perfectly Hidden Depression with Dr. Margaret Rutherford

September 25, 2020

#512: Today Shann is speaking with Dr. Margaret Rutherford about the tell tale signs of perfectly hidden depression.

Margaret is a clinical psychologist with twenty-five years of experience who works with people who are battling perfectionism. She’s the host of the SelfWork Podcast and author of Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism that Masks Your Depression.

 

Show Notes

Margaret is no stranger to panic attacks and anxiety as she’s lived with them since her early 20’s.

We discuss perfectly hidden depression and the relationship between perfection, depression and shame.

We touch on why depression can be more prevalent with highly creative people.


Dr. Rutherford shares how a socia
l media-driven society contributes to depression, where everyone is trying to just live up to the "highlight" reel of their lives as opposed to the messy truth of being human.

You can get a copy of Dr. Rutherfords book, Perfectly Hidden Depression wherever books are sold.

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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   

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