September 18, 2020
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September 9, 2020
#510: Welcome to the Anxiety Slayer podcast. Today Shann is speaking Dr. Dain Heer on how we can support our youth who are struggling with depression, self-esteem, and an alarming increase in the rate of suicide.
Suicide prevention remains a universal challenge. It is responsible for over 800,000 deaths or one suicide every 40 seconds. In 2019, worrying trends in U.S. suicide rates continued as suicide ranked the 2nd leading cause of death for 10-to 34-year olds.
…From the outside, Dr. Dain had a seemingly perfect life, but what no one knew is that he had set a date to take his own life. Years later, his mission continues to save lives each year by sharing his own story and to bring hope to others battling unworthiness.
We discuss suicide as a result of feeling worthless and “wrong” in the face of societal ideals and pressures.
Dr. Dain shares some of the Access Consciousness tools that saved him from committing suicide 20 years ago.
Learn more about Dr. Dain and Access Consciousness at www.drdainheer.com
This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp.com 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.
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August 21, 2020
#507: Welcome back to the award-winning Anxiety Slayer podcast. Today Shann is speaking with Dr. Sarah McKay about the neuroscience of women's health, hormones and happiness.
Sarah is an Oxford University-educated neuroscientist, educator, media commentator, director of The Neuroscience Academy, and author of The Women's Brain Book: The neuroscience of health, hormones and happiness.
Sarah lives on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia with her Irish husband. Together they're raising two boys and a cocker spaniel, and they can be found sailing, surfing, mountain biking or skiing.
-Sarah's journey and why she wrote a book about the female brain,
-How hormones affect our brain, and in turn our emotions, behaviors, and anxiety?
-What are some of the greatest myths or misunderstandings we have about the female brain and PMS?
-What Principles of neuroscience should all of our listeners know?
-Habits, motivation, and behavior change — The struggle is real and the brain is the reason why.
-Can you really ‘think yourself’ into a healthier happier version of yourself?
Learn more about Dr. Mckay and get a copy The Woman’s Brain Book at www.drsarahmckay.com You can also download her Free Check List: 9 Daily Habits of Highly Healthy Brains
July 31, 2020
#504: Welcome back to the award-winning Anxiety Slayer podcast. Today Shann is speaking with Scout Sobel about her lifelong mental health journey.
Scout suffers from a severe case of bipolar type 2 disorder and general anxiety disorder. Her symptoms include depression, hypomania, anxiety, psychosis, suicidal ideation, harming myself, and catatonia. Scout has been hospitalized, been through outpatient twice, dropped out of college, quit internships and jobs, and was deemed "unfunctionable". Her friends and family didn't know if she would be able to ever hold a job or make something of herself.
Today Scout runs a successful PR agency. She earned over $100k in revenue in her first year AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL, SHE HAS A HANDLE ON HER mental health.
- We talk about Scout's healing journey and how we can do a better job de-stigmatizing mental health and inspire others to take control of their lives and dreams regardless of their mental health state
- What kinds of holistic and spiritual healing Scout recommends
- Not being a victim and the importance of taking action
- How to hold yourself accountable
- How entrepreneurship helps conquer anxiety
- What to do when you're feeling low and struggling with self-esteem
Learn more about Scout at https://www.scoutsagency.com/
Check Scout's podcast wherever podcasts are played.
July 24, 2020
Shann has the pleasure of introducing you to Zen Teacher and CEO, Marc Lesser. Marc is the Cofounder of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and the author of Seven practices of a mindful leader - Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen and several other books. Marc leads mindfulness and emotional intelligence programs at many of the world’s leading businesses and offers trainings and talks worldwide.
We begin our conversation by talking about the origin of and Marc's inspiration for writing his new book and the delve into the following topics.
- How Marc's book can support business leaders who struggle with anxiety.
- The Dalai Lama and Anxiety
- How to begin a mindfulness practice
- The importance of connecting to our pain
- How simplifying your life can open you to more mindfulness
You can get a copy of Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader at Amazon and wherever books are sold.
July 17, 2020
e're replaying Shann's conversation with Dr. Carolyn Dean about the benefits of magnesium for anxiety relief.
Carolyn Dean, MD, ND is a health pioneer with over 35 years of experience with stress management, sleep, and nutrition issues. She’s authored 30 books including “The Magnesium Miracle".
With over 7 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety.