Anxiety Slayer™ with Shann and Ananga
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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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   

How to stop being scared of anxiety

How to stop being scared of anxiety

September 18, 2020

#511: Today we’re talking about how to protect yourself from being swept away by the fear of 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   

Never Give Up, Never GiveIn, Never Quit with Dr. Dain Heer

Never Give Up, Never GiveIn, Never Quit with Dr. Dain Heer

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

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Thinking about breathing makes my anxiety worse

Thinking about breathing makes my anxiety worse

September 3, 2020
We often receive questions about how to slow anxious breathing down, or what to do when breathing exercises make anxiety feel worse. And that's what we’ll be talking about in this week’s podcast, along with some other natural ways to calm anxiety that don't involve breathing exercises.
 
Many people find breathing exercises helpful for calming anxiety, but for some, focusing on their breath becomes a trigger for anxiety.
 
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If you found this episode supportive, we hope you’ll consider becoming a patron! We have over 50 Anxiety Slayer downloads available on Patreon including our guided relaxations, Tapping Sessions and extra resources for calming your anxiety.
 

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