Anxiety Slayer™ with Shann and Ananga
Transition to Calm Guided Relaxation

Transition to Calm Guided Relaxation

May 1, 2020

#495 This week we're sharing our Transition to Calm Guided Relaxation with our thanks to all medical staff and key workers serving at this challenging time. This guided meditation was inspired by a police officer who would come home from work each day and use guided meditation to transition over from his very stressful and fast-paced day to spending gentle time with his 5-year-old daughter.

Please share with anyone who you think might find it helpful.

You can find more of our guided meditations here and on our Patreon.

How music plays a role in alleviating anxiety with Cheryl B. Engelhardt

How music plays a role in alleviating anxiety with Cheryl B. Engelhardt

April 24, 2020

#494: This week Shann has the pleasure of speaking with Composer and Songwriter, Cheryl B. Engelhardt about how music plays a role in alleviating anxiety on a day-to-day basis.

Her newest record “Luminary” - piano/ambient music for mindfulness, focus, and growth - soared to #1 on the iTunes and Amazon New Age charts and is featured on the popular meditation apps Insight Timer and Simple Habit.

She is a New Yorker who earned degrees in Biology and in Music from Cornell University, studied orchestration at Juilliard, then began her tenure as a composer for films, ads, theater, and social justice choirs. And so much more…

 

Points covered in this episode:

There are not many government SCUBA divers-turned-pop-artists-turned-film-composer-female-entrepreneurs in the world!

Learn about Cheryl’s fascinating behind the scenes journey to carve out her life in music and how dealing with panic attacks inspired her to compose her new record.

  • Train your brain to look for the good

  • Create a daily gratitude practice

  • 24 Hour Moments

  • Yoga and Meditation

  • Music

 

You can get a free song from Luminary at  Cheryl’s Website www.iamaluminary.com/glistenup

Learn more at www.iamaluminary.com and follow along on Instagram instagram.com/cbemusic.

Coronavirus Self-Care: Looking after what’s inside when we can’t go outside

Coronavirus Self-Care: Looking after what’s inside when we can’t go outside

April 17, 2020

#493 This week we're talking about Coronavirus Self-Care and the importance of looking after our internal world during these challenging times.

 
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How to calm anxiety during coronavirus lockdown

How to calm anxiety during coronavirus lockdown

April 10, 2020

#492 This week we’re sharing our experiences with daily life in lockdown, and lessons we've learned about how to stay calm and positive at home.

 
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The Value of Connection During Unsettling Times

The Value of Connection During Unsettling Times

April 2, 2020

#491 This week we’re talking about the value of connection during these unsettling times. 

This week we’re talking about the value of connection during these unsettling times. How coronavirus is triggering anxiety about loved ones, and how to support yourself in making the most of each day with anxiety calming practices and opportunities for reflection.

 
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Guided Tapping Session for the Fear of Getting 
Coronavirus

Guided Tapping Session for the Fear of Getting 
Coronavirus

March 26, 2020

#490: Shann guides you through a supportive Tapping session to release health anxiety and the fear of getting Coronavirus. 

Guided Tapping sessions help you get good results from Tapping along with an experienced practitioner, but it's important to note that your own words are always the best words. As you gain experience with Tapping, please add some extra Tapping sessions using your own words and to describe your personal concerns with health anxiety.

Listen out for your own thoughts and insights arising during this Tapping session. You might choose to pause the recording and note them down for your own Tapping self-care work. Health anxiety is not the same for everyone, different people worry about different things related to their health. You might feel triggered by something you saw on the internet or heard on the news or somebody else’s experience of illness that brought up fear in you, or a family history of illness. Everyone experiences health anxiety differently according to their personal sensitivities, whatever the trigger, Tapping can help. Let’s get started with this guided Tapping session to help you feel more calm and more at ease in your body during this unsettling time.

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Emotional Detox for Anxiety with Sherianna Boyle

Emotional Detox for Anxiety with Sherianna Boyle

March 20, 2020

#489: Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Sherianna Boyle. Join us as we discuss her seven-step process for feeling and processing your emotions and activating joy which is the foundation of her most recent book, Emotional Detox for Anxiety: 7 Steps to Release Anxiety and Energize Joy

Sherianna is a spiritual teacher, adjunct Psychology Professor, and yogi, with a passion for writing. She has spent the last nineteen years studying and researching mindful approaches to healing the mind and body. 

Guided meditation for challenging times

Guided meditation for challenging times

March 13, 2020

#488: Shann and Ananga share a supportive and relaxing guided meditation for these challenging and chaotic times.

Listen in for a mini-retreat to calm your precious mind. Solace is one of the most popular tracks from our Emotional Peace album. Emotional Peace is a collection of guided meditations created to ease stress and anxiety during challenging times where you might be experiencing sadness or low energy.

How to care for yourself if you are anxious about getting the Coronavirus

How to care for yourself if you are anxious about getting the Coronavirus

March 6, 2020

#487: We’re talking about how to care for yourself if your scared and anxious about getting the Coronavirus.

To keep informed, we recommend choosing a positive and educational source of information like
Dr.
Lissa Rankin's website. 

 

Points covered in this episode:

 

This too shall pass

Every so often a new virus emerges that causes public concern, like avian flu in 2009, you've lived through them all so far and the chances are extremely high that you will live through this too. 
 
 

Seek out positive company

Lean towards friends or family members that tend towards a calm and positive outlook. When we feel shaken we benefit from the company of those who are grounded.
 
 

Deepen your personal spiritual and self-care practices

Take a moment to reflect on the practices that help you feel sheltered in your life and make sure you are bringing at least some of those into your day.
 

Exposure doesn't mean infection

This is very important to understand. Not everybody who is exposed to a virus gets sick.
 
Whether we get sick or not depends on our immune health, and this is something we can influence.
 
 

Ayurveda & Immunity

We are not sitting ducks, anxiety causes the mind to freeze in fear and can make us feel helpless. But this isn't reality.
 
Ayurveda teaches that we have influence over our resistance to illness by caring for our immune system.
  

Anxiety Slayer Academy Resource:

Today’s episode is brought to you by The Anxiety Slayer First Responder Series for Health Anxiety 
Know how to STOP your health anxiety and calm your mind. 
 
Learn to stop anxiously fixating on symptoms and sensations in your body and how to use EFT Tapping to dissolve Health Anxiety and build peace of mind with our Guided Tapping Sessions.
 
The course also includes guided calming practices to ease your mind away from fearful thoughts into a peaceful state.
 
Plus get our new lesson on how to make your personal Bach Flower blend for calming health anxiety. If you already have the course you can check back in and get that extra lesson.
 
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Getting through the things we face in life that can feel so overwhelming

Getting through the things we face in life that can feel so overwhelming

February 28, 2020

#486: This week on the Anxiety Slayer podcast we’re talking about getting through the things we face in life that can feel so overwhelming

When the little things feel big and too much to cope with, it’s a nudge that we need to slow down and take better care of ourselves. Overwhelm can be a response to anxiety, change, trauma, exhaustion or depression. And, while we often feel like we should push through, it’s seldom helpful.

Anxiety Slayer Academy Resources for this episode:

HOW TO CALM YOUR FRAGILE MIND: Finding freedom from unwanted thoughts

We often receive questions in our inbox asking us to teach more about working with unwanted thoughts and painful emotions. And also receive regular requests for more information on Ayurveda and its teachings on calming the mind - this is the course where we go in-depth into both subjects.

Discover how to use your senses to calm your mind

Feel the Emotional Stress Release Technique dissolving worry from the forefront of your mind

Follow a guided EFT Tapping Practice for honoring and soothing your emotions

Experience our Guided Ayurvedic Meditation for finding peace in the present moment

 

I listened to a sample of How to Calm Your Fragile Mind. I cried. I cried because it made more sense than any medical practitioner I’ve met in my 38 years. Your words instantly helped. Thank you. - Nadene

 

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