Anxiety Slayer™ with Shann and Ananga

By Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

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Award-Winning Anxiety Relief Podcast with tips, tools, and practices to help you calm anxiety, stress, PTSD, and panic attacks. Give us 5 minutes and we'll give you a calmer mind.

Episode Date
Can the weather make my anxiety worse?
27:12

#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   

Oct 16, 2020
Are micro-distractions increasing your anxiety
29:09

#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   

Oct 09, 2020
Resenting Anxiety
21:52

#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   

 

 
Oct 02, 2020
Perfectly Hidden Depression with Dr. Margaret Rutherford
29:37

#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   

Sep 25, 2020
How to stop being scared of anxiety
22:10

#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   

Sep 18, 2020
Never Give Up, Never GiveIn, Never Quit with Dr. Dain Heer
43:11

#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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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.
Special offer for Anxiety Slayer listeners ...
Get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/slayer  

 

Sep 09, 2020
Thinking about breathing makes my anxiety worse
16:53
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.
 
We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who’s supported the podcast on Patreon this month, and to our new patrons Katy and April.
 
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.
 
Sep 03, 2020
What helps morning anxiety
24:35

#508: This week we're talking about how to calm morning anxiety as many of us are facing returning to work, or have children returning to school or heading off to college.

 

This episode of Anxiety Slayer is brought to you by revivingmind.com Reviving Mind offers virtual Therapy and Anxiety Support Groups facilitated by experienced licensed clinicians.

 

For a limited time, Anxiety Slayer listeners can get a FREE 15-minute consultation with a trained specialist that will guide you to your best option whether it be Individual Therapy or one of Reviving Mind's Support Groups. Learn more at https://www.revivingmind.com/find-support

 

 

Aug 28, 2020
Women’s health, hormones & happiness with Dr. Sarah McKay
39:08

#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. 

Show Notes

-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

 

Aug 21, 2020
Health Anxiety: how to stop fixating on symptoms and feel more peace
19:38

#506

This week we're talking about health anxiety and sharing some practices from Qigong and EFT Tapping to help you feel more relaxed and at peace in your body when symptoms are triggering fear.
 
If you are suffering with Health Anxiety and want some relief you can
Save $20 on our popular First Responder Series health anxiety course until August 21st at anxietyslayer.teachable.com
 
Follow our guided Tapping practices for calming anxiety about your health and learn how to make your own Bach Flower Remedies blend for peace of mind.
Aug 14, 2020
How to regain calm when anxiety hijacks your brain
25:07

#505:

Today we’re speaking about how you can regain calm when anxiety hijacks your brain.
 
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.
 
When the body reacts it makes the mind more disturbed and we get caught in this fear cycle that feels frightening and completely takes over our body and mind.
 
Here’s what happens:
 
Anxiety starts with a trigger, a symptom or sensation, a message, or news item - something that strikes a vulnerable place in us.
 
The mind zooms in on it and instantly creates an anxious narrative. A story around the trigger that makes it instantly more solid, or a potential threat.
 
As soon as the mind creates its story, and it can happen in an instant, the body reacts. Our heart beats faster, our breathing becomes shallow, we might feel lightheaded, or shaky. And these sensations in the body feedback into our mind and further disturb the mind.
 
This repeats and builds into a fear cycle that feels very real and very hard to bear.  Until we know how to stop it.
 
A mind in balance can respond calmly to incoming information, but a mind that’s already challenged by anxiety will react rather than respond. It lacks the resilience to process the incoming information and respond in a self-supporting way.
 
The good news is that we can change this. We can learn to break the fear cycle. Listen in to learn more.
 
For help with calming heightened anxiety, you can join Ananga for a new Guided Tapping Session video on Patreon at patreon.com/anxietyslayer
Aug 07, 2020
How to get a handle on your mental health with Scout Sobel
26:49

#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.

 

Show notes:

  • 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.

 

Jul 31, 2020
Best of Anxiety Slayer: How to Cultivate Mindfulness and Calm Anxiety with Marc Lesser
37:59

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.

 

Jul 24, 2020
Best of Anxiety Slayer: Magnesium Deficiency and Anxiety with Dr. Carolyn Dean
31:00

We'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. 

Jul 17, 2020
Best of Anxiety Slayer: The One You Feed with Eric Zimmer
35:47

We're replaying Shann's conversation with Eric Zimmer, host of The One You Feed.

A dad, serial entrepreneur, podcast host, behavior coach, and author, Eric Zimmer is endlessly inspired by the quest for a greater understanding of how our minds work and how to intentionally create the lives we want to live. At the age of 24, Eric was homeless, addicted to heroin, and facing long jail sentences. In the years since he has found a way to recover from addiction and build a life worth living for himself.

He currently hosts the award-winning podcast, The One You Feed, based on an old parable about two wolves at battle within us. With over 200 episodes and over 10 million downloads, the show features conversations with experts across many fields of study about how to create a life worth living.

His story and his work have been featured in the media including TedX, Mind Body Green, Elephant Journal, the BBC and Brain Pickings.

Learn more about Eric at www.ericzimmer.coach www.theoneyoufeed.net

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. 

Jul 10, 2020
Best of Anxiety Slayer: Overcoming Feelings of Unworthiness with Dr. Dain Heer
52:18

We're replaying Shann's conversation with Dr. Dain Heer. Dr. Dain is a popular speaker, author, and inviter to greatness and consciousness. He travels the world sharing his personal experiences with abuse, depression, and near suicide to assure others they have everything to live for and to bring hope to others battling “unworthiness.”

Points covered in this podcast episode with Dr. Heer

  • Learn about Access Consciousness and how can it help people who are suffering from anxiety find relief?

  • Discover the crazy clearing statement and how It works.

    – a simple tool that thousands of people around the world use every day to continually create a life of ease, joy, and glory.

    Right and Wrong, Good and Bad, POD and POC, All 9, Shorts, Boys and Beyonds.”

  • Dr. Dain shares his experience with BARS

  • How to overcome feelings of unworthiness

  • The importance of congruence.

  • Why perfection is a silent killer.

 

Learn more about Dr. Dain Heer’s offerings at www.drdainheer.com

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. 

Jul 03, 2020
How to calm anxiety when stepping back into the world after lockdown
23:01

#503: This week we're talking about how to calm the anxiety many of us are facing in returning to work or stepping back into the world after the lockdown.

While some are eager to get back to work and a sense of normalcy and structure. Many have enjoyed the quiet time and more time with family and are sad to leave that behind.
 
Anxiety about getting sick, or bringing illness home to loved ones. There is a lot to consider and be cautious about now.
 
It's helpful to examine our personal concerns and focus on supporting those.

We are Celebrating 500 episodes of our award-winning Anxiety Slayer podcast with 50% off every course we offer!
 
For a limited time, you can get 50% off ALL of our courses including EFT Tapping for Anxiety Relief, All of our First Responder courses for Overcoming Social Anxiety, Anxiety Attacks, and Health Anxiety and every course in the Anxiety Slayer Academy
 
Simply use the coupon code: “500” when you check out. Special Sale is available through June 30th.

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Jun 26, 2020
A Mother's Journey from Anxiety to Serenity with Ada Perez
30:10

#502: This week Shann speaks with Ada Perez. Ada is an author, Life strategist, and communications professional with a passion for mindful parenting. She is the author of the new book. Anxious Mom, Anxious Child: A Mother’s Journey from Anxiety to Serenity.

Points discussed in our conversation

- Ada's healing journey of self-discovery through divorce and illness that inspired the creation of Anxious Mom, Anxious Child

- How can becoming calmer can help strengthen your connection with your children

- Praying and meditating: how both practices have helped me heal from anxiety

- How can we identify and address triggers of anxiety in our day to day life

- How mindfulness can help Latina women who suffer anxiety (and everyone else, too!)

You can get Anxious Mom, Anxious Child at BreathePublishing.com, and wherever books are sold.

 

Contact Ada Perez at

www.BreatheLifeStrategies.com

Jun 19, 2020
Easing emotional pain and uncertainty with Ayurveda
23:34

#501 This week we're talking about how Ayurvedic lifestyle support can help us when we're living with emotional pain or uncertainty.

 

Points covered in this episode:

THE IMPORTANCE OF DEVELOPING SELF-UNDERSTANDING

Ayurveda teaches that everything is personal and individual. There isn’t one solution that suits everyone, because we are all made up differently and we respond differently.

So we begin by listening to the dialogue in our mind and watching how our body is responding. There are clues and messages in both our minds and body that we can note and respond.

Right now, most of us are all over the place. And it’s OK. We need to start with self-acceptance, and move into self-care and leave space for others and what they’re going through too.

 

SELF-CARE SHOULD BE OUR FIRST PRIORITY

We can’t function well, or be help others if we aren’t taking care of ourselves. This isn’t selfish, it’s a necessity, we burn out quickly when we neglect our own care.

Many who are empathetic by nature struggle with this, we might feel guilty or conflicted about eating and sleeping well when others are suffering.

Finding meaning in our self-care helps.

We might see our self-care as having a greater purpose because when we’re grounded and clear, we’re in better shape to support others.

Our self-care goes way beyond us. In our family, we will be more calm and present if we’re rested and nourished. And during unsettled times we can help and support others more when we’re taking care of ourselves.

Practicing conscious self-care gives us resilience and room to consider how we can respond and help others during troublesome times, if we’re not taking care of ourselves we will get easily overwhelmed and that can lead to feelings of helplessness. Get the rest of the notes at www.anxietyslayer.com/journal

   

Did you know that you can get access to over 40 Anxiety Slayer extras: guided relaxations, EFT Tapping sessions, resources, mini-courses and more on our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/anxietyslayer

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Jun 12, 2020
FREE Guided Relaxation for Anxiety Relief
10:22

#500 This week we’re celebrating 500 episodes of the Anxiety Slayer podcast with a FREE Guided Relaxation from our Peace album

Beyond the Clouds is a guided relaxation for anxiety relief and respite from anxious racing thoughts. This practice is lead by Shann with music by Ananga.

 

If you found this episode helpful, please consider supporting the Anxiety Slayer Podcast on Patreon at patreon.com/anxietyslayer

Friends of Anxiety Slayer will have access to extra downloads including guided meditations, Tapping Sessions, episodes from our archives, and behind the scenes conversations with Shann & Ananga 

Jun 05, 2020
When anxiety becomes the devil you know
17:36

#499 This week we’re talking about how we have a strong tendency to get stuck with what's familiar to us - even if it's hurting us. This goes for anxiety too, sometimes we're scared of what we think lies beyond anxiety, the pressure, the expectations that might be waiting for us.

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The first 50 listeners to enter the code anxietyslayer at TheWiseGuideApp.com will get 50% off an annual subscription. 

May 29, 2020
Heal Your Life with Liz Mullinar
29:42

#498: This week Shann shares a conversation with Liz Mullinar about how we can heal from childhood trauma.

Liz is a London-born former film casting consultant. She is one of the founders of Advocates for Survivors of Child Abuse and the Mayumarri Healing Centre, Liz is CEO of the Heal For Life Foundation and author of Heal for Life. Learn more about Liz and get a copy of her book at https://healforlife-book.com.au/

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Described as “essential reading” by survivors and mental health professionals alike, Heal For Life will help you understand trauma, how it creates emotional triggers, how to ‘de-trigger’ and feel safe, and how to permanently overcome and heal childhood trauma.

The Heal For Life Model has already empowered over 8,500 survivors of childhood trauma or abuse to find inner peace and hope for a brighter future.

Healing is possible for you, too.

Resource: First Responder Series Anxiety Attacks Course

Everything we've talked about today can be found in detail in our first responder series course for Anxiety Attacks. Available now for 25% off the regular course price. Learn more at anxietyslayer.teachable.com with the coupon code: mayday
 
  • Learn how to make your own personal Bach flowers blend
  • Know how to stop the fear of an anxiety attack
  • And get our guided SOS Tapping Sessions to help you stop an anxiety attack in its tracks.
May 22, 2020
How to stop the fear of an anxiety attack
27:46

#497 We're seeing many posts and receiving emails about a rise in the frequency and intensity of anxiety attacks at this challenging time. One recurring theme is the fear of anxiety or fear of an attack and that's what we're talking about today.

 

Resource: First Responder Series Anxiety Attacks Course

Everything we've talked about today can be found in detail in our first responder series course for Anxiety Attacks. Available now for 25% off the regular course price. Learn more at anxietyslayer.teachable.com with the coupon code: mayday
 
  • Learn how to make your own personal Bach flowers blend
  • Know how to stop the fear of an anxiety attack
  • And get our guided SOS Tapping Sessions to help you stop an anxiety attack in its tracks.
May 14, 2020
Breathing through lockdown: How to calm anxiety and look after your lungs
21:41

#496 This week, we're talking about how you can calm anxiety and look after your lungs and respiratory health during the lockdown.

You can follow the Guided Breathing Practices mentioned in this episode on our Patreon page at patreon.com/anxietyslayer

May 08, 2020
Transition to Calm Guided Relaxation
11:54

#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.

May 01, 2020
How music plays a role in alleviating anxiety with Cheryl B. Engelhardt
29:06

#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.

Apr 24, 2020
Coronavirus Self-Care: Looking after what's inside when we can't go outside
23:37

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

 
Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is brought to you 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
Apr 17, 2020
How to calm anxiety during coronavirus lockdown
32:55

#492 How to calm anxiety during coronavirus lockdown 

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.

 
Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is brought to you 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
Apr 10, 2020
The Value of Connection During Unsettling Times
29:47

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

 

 

Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is brought to you 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
Apr 02, 2020
Guided Tapping Session for the Fear of Getting 
Coronavirus
16:27

#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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The course also includes guided calming practices to ease your mind away from fearful thoughts into a peaceful state.
 
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Mar 26, 2020
Emotional Detox for Anxiety with Sherianna Boyle
30:19

#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. 


Mar 20, 2020
Guided meditation for challenging times
09:57

#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.

Mar 13, 2020
How to care for yourself if you are anxious about getting the Coronavirus
25:23

This week we’re talking about how to care for yourself if your scared and anxious about the Covid-19 coronavirus.

To keep informed, we recommend choosing a positive and educational source of information like Dr. Lissa Rankin's website. https://lissarankin.com/coronavirus-whats-new-an-ifs-practice-to-calm-scared-parts/ 

 

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.
 
 
Listen in for the full discussion.
 
 

 

Anxiety Slayer Academy Resource:

Today’s episode is brought to you by The Anxiety Slayer First Responder Series for Health Anxiety 
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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. So if you already have the course you can check back in and get that extra lesson.
 
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Mar 06, 2020
Getting through the things we face in life that can feel so overwhelming
20:45

#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

 

Special offer: Save 25% through the end of February with the coupon code: peace

Visit anxietyslayer.teachable.com to know more 

Feb 28, 2020
Understanding what is at the core of suffering with Dr. John Demartini
30:29

#485 This week we’re sharing a conversation that Shann had recently with Dr. John Demartini. 

Dr. Demartini is a human behavior specialist, International best-selling author, educator, founder of the Demartini Institute and the author of 40 books that have been translated into 36 languages. He has featured in films including The Secret, appearing on Larry King Live, and regularly contributes to Oprah Magazine.  

In today’s fast-paced, hyper-connected society there’s an undeniable increase in people experiencing varying degrees of anxiety. We get loads of emails from our listeners about how they are suffering from all sorts of anxiety. At the top of the list is health anxiety followed by fear of having an anxiety attack. Dr. Demartini and Shann dive into the conversation discussing the relationship between fear and anxiety.

Points covered in the episode


John shares his view about anxiety being a form of fear. 

“Fear is the assumption that you’re about to experience in the near or far future through your senses or imagination, more pain than pleasure, more negative than positive, more disadvantage than an advantage, or more challenge than support from someone, some event, or something.”

We discuss the triggers of anxiety, understanding the benefits of anxiety and the value of understanding what is at the core of suffering.

We discuss how you can dig deeper and learn to dissolve their anxiety.

“We don’t have to be victims of our history we can be masters of our destiny by taking command of our perceptions. We can make a mountain out of a molehill or a molehill out of a mountain. We can transform our once assumed hell into an opportunity if we take the time to find out what’s behind it and how it serves us.”

You can Access Daily Teachings from Dr. Demartini on Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn

View interviews and videos from Dr. Demartini on YouTube & LiveStream and at www.drdemartini.com 

Feb 21, 2020
For freedom from anxiety, ban these words from your self-talk
24:02

#484: This week we’re talking about words to ban from your self-talk to remain free from anxiety.

The words you speak become the house you live in. — Hafiz

Language is the painter of our psychological experiences. If we think and talk hope, we will feel hope. But if our thoughts and dialogue are rooted in anxiety and fear, that is how we feel. We will feel anxious, we will behave anxiously and we will further grow anxiety because we are feeding it at the root.

 

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

 

Special offer: Save 25% through the end of February with the coupon code: peace

Visit anxietyslayer.teachable.com to know more

Feb 14, 2020
Managing anxiety when facing a serious medical test
29:59

#483 We're talking about how to manage anxiety when facing a serious medical test, like a biopsy or blood test and how to support yourself getting through the test and while waiting for results.

 

Resources for this episode:
 
The SOS Tapping Sessions and guided Quick Anxiety Stopper 3 point tapping practice for calming high anxiety can be found in our First Responder Course for Anxiety Attacks 
 
And in our First Responder Course for Health Anxiety you will find our Guided Tapping Sessions for calming the fear that there may be something wrong with you, our healing affirmations, and a lesson on the Bach Flower Remedies that help most with Health Anxiety and how to create your own supportive blend.
 
You can find both courses at anxietyslayer.teachable.com
Feb 07, 2020
Anxiety Relapse: What to do when anxiety comes back
22:37

#482 In this week's podcast, we're talking about what to do when anxiety comes back.

Points covered in this episode include:

  • What causes someone to experience an anxiety relapse?
  • How to support yourself when you're having a setback
  • How to contain and calm anxiety flare-ups

You can find the Guided EFT Tapping session that accompanies this episode on our Patreon page at patreon.com/anxietyslayer

Jan 31, 2020
How to develop resilience and live an intentional life with Neil Pasricha
38:27

#481: Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to NYT Best-selling author and speaker, Neil Pasricha.

Neil thinks, writes, and speaks about living intentionally. All of his current work focuses on the themes of gratitude, happiness, failure, resilience, and trust.  

Neil is the author of six books including The Book of Awesome, a spinning Rolodex of simple pleasures based on his award-winning blog 1000 Awesome Things, and his new book, You Are Awesome, How to Navigate Change, wrestle with Failure, and live an intentional life. Neil’s books are New York Times bestsellers and have sold millions of copies across dozens of languages. 

Points covered in this podcast

Ten years ago, Neil’s life fell apart after his marriage ended in divorce and his best friend took his life. In the ten years since those heartbreaking experiences, he worked through his suffering and has so much to celebrate.

How did you go from suffering these life-altering losses to living your life with intention?

Why do we need to learn resilience?

How can your nine steps or directional arrows help us cultivate resilience?

What can we do to support our children and adolescents who are struggling at an astronomical rate with anxiety and panic attacks?

If there was ONE thing our listeners could do today to start living more intentionally, what do you recommend?

Neil’s Two-Minute Morning Practice

Every day carve out a couple of minutes to fill in the following journaling prompts

1. I will let go of…
2. I am grateful for…
3. I will focus on…

 

Get your copy of You Are Awesome at neil.blog or wherever books are sold. You Are Awesome is packed with research-based strategies, tools, and lessons to move from thin-skinned to thick-skinned, failure-prone to failure-proof, and anxious… to awesome

You can also The Book of Awesome for free when you share your email at 1000 awesome things.


We invite you to take a look at our New Beginnings Course which is currently on sale at 30% until the end of January off with the coupon code: newyear

Thanks for listening to Anxiety Slayer.
Shann & Ananga

Jan 24, 2020
How changing your thoughts about anxiety can help you heal
23:17
#480: 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.
 
This Anxiety Slayer podcast is brought to you by New Beginnings: Daily Steps for Self-Acceptance and Peace of Mind
Save 30% for a limited time. Review the course at https://anxietyslayer.teachable.com/p/new-beginnings
 

Thoughts that keep us stuck in anxiety

 
Some thoughts we often hear are: 
 
"I will never be free from panic attacks!" 
 
"I know I'm stuck with this anxiety for life."
 
"I've tried everything and nothing works."
 
 
These are beliefs, not facts, and beliefs can be changed. Freedom from anxiety begins when we challenge those beliefs and look beyond them. 
 

Breaking through the wall of anxiety

When you see anxiety as an enemy or personalize it by saying you hate it, you are giving anxiety power over you. 
 
It becomes something you have to fight, or you resent. Feeling this way about anxiety puts you in a victim mindset. You are feeding your anxiety and exhausting yourself.
 
We’ve all done it. It's the default setting of a suffering mind. You don't like how you feel, so you declare it. I hate this. I don't want to feel this way. But anxiety isn't personal. It's not listening and it's not going to back off and leave you alone - unless you make the choice to deal with it by taking action.
 
 

Two challenges for the anxious mind

The mind tends to form grooves. Like an old record, our thoughts carve tracks that our mind falls in to and plays over and over again.
 
The mind also has a negativity bias, which means it's particularly drawn to unhelpful thoughts and beliefs and likes to replay them and ruminate on them.
 
This replaying makes the grooves of negative thought even deeper and difficult to escape, but we can, with determination and support.
 
 

Changing our mind is easier when it comes from our heart

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.
 
One way to do this is to ask yourself what would I love to do if I was free from anxiety?
 
When you practice looking for purpose and meaning in your life, anxiety becomes a hurdle between now and what you want to experience instead of a brick wall.
 

Using EFT Tapping to change unwanted thoughts 

Tapping is a quick and effective way to change our unwanted beliefs and, in doing so, change your entire experience of anxiety from feeling trapped to feeling hope and finding freedom.
 
You can try it by yourself via a book or course or work with a practitioner for support and to make sure you cover all the aspects of the thoughts that are affecting you. Read the rest of our show notes at www.anxietyslayer.com
 
 
 
This episode is brought to you by New Beginnings 
If you want to wake up each day feeling good about yourself. Energized. Happy & Peaceful. Join us on this journey of deep self-care work Special offer Save 30% for a limited time with the coupon code: newyear   Learn more at AnxietySlayer.teachable.com 
 
Jan 17, 2020
Two anxiety relief practices to help you feel more calm and relaxed in 2020
18:02

#479: We are sharing 2 anxiety relief practices to help you feel more calm and relaxed in 2020

Today's Anxiety Slayer podcast is brought to you by New Beginnings: Daily Steps for Self-Acceptance and Peace of Mind
 
If you want to wake up each day feeling good about yourself. Energized. Happy. Peaceful. If you want to shed the layers of protective armor wrapped around your heart, this supportive course is for you. 
 
Join us on this journey of deep self-care work; lighten your load, calm your anxiety and lift your spirits.
 
 
Special offer Save 30% for a limited time at anxietyslayer.teachable.com 
 
Coupon code: newyear
Jan 10, 2020
Best of Anxiety Slayer: My anxiety has left me feeling housebound
17:23

#479: We are responding to a listener question asking what helps when anxiety leads to feeling housebound or agoraphobic.

With over 6.5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety.

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today anxietyslayer.com

 

Jan 03, 2020
Best of Anxiety Slayer: Guided Relaxation for Anxiety-Free Sleep
16:28

#478: For the month of December, we're revisiting our most popular episodes and interviews from 2019. We've been receiving a lot of messages from members of our community who are finding anxiety is affecting their sleep, so in this week's podcast replay, we're sharing one of our guided relaxations for anxiety-free sleep from our popular Sleep Album. 

You can find the full Sleep album, along with our complete collection of relaxation titles HERE.

With over 6.4 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety.

Thanks for listening.

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today anxietyslayer.com

Dec 27, 2019
Best of Anxiety Slayer: How to cultivate mindfulness and calm anxiety with Marc Lesser
37:59

#477: Today Shann has the pleasure of sharing our most popular interview in 2019.

Introducing 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 mindfulness 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.

 

Dec 20, 2019
5 Common Anxiety Triggers To Watch Out For
27:17

In this episode, we’re covering five common causes of anxiety to be mindful of. Listen in to know the triggers to look out for and how to stop them from escalating your anxiety.

 

NEW COURSE! Anxiety Slayer First Responder Series: Social Anxiety

Do you dread upcoming social events?

Are you missing out on time with your family, or friends because you feel out-of-place in social situations?

We understand, Ananga suffered from severe social anxiety as a youth and Shann often experienced stress and social anxiety as a public speaker. In this course, we share the techniques we used to overcome social anxiety. And how you can too.

Learn How to Feel Calm and Confident in any Social Situation this Holiday Season.
 
Dec 13, 2019
Best of Anxiety Slayer: How to calm unwanted thoughts that often come with anxiety
15:37

#475: For the month of December, we're revisiting our most popular episodes and interviews from 2019. This week we're discussing how to calm the unwanted thoughts that often come with anxiety. Listen in and start to claim freedom from your unwanted thoughts today!

If you want to go deeper into this topic, you'll want to explore our How to Calm Your Fragile Mind Course at the Anxiety Slayer Academy.

 

Dec 06, 2019
How to Stop an Anxiety Attack with EFT Tapping
28:15

We’re talking about how to stop an anxiety attack. Learn the triggers to look out for that can provoke anxiety and how EFT Tapping is a powerful self-help tool that can help you stop anxiety in its tracks. This episode includes a guided tapping session to help you calm the fear of an anxiety attack.

 

 

Great news Anxiety Slayers!

To celebrate Shann’s birthday this week we’re offering our listeners 30% off all our First Responder Series Courses that includes our course for

Anxiety Attacks, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety

Visit The Anxiety Slayer Academy at https://anxietyslayer.teachable.com and use the coupon code: happy birthday.

This is a limited time offer available through December 1st

Nov 28, 2019
Social Anxiety: You do not have to suffer in silence
21:11

#473: This week we're talking about how to care for yourself if you suffer from social anxiety and introduce our new course designed to support anyone who suffers in social settings.

Today's Anxiety Slayer podcast is brought to you by our brand new course, The Anxiety Slayer First Responder Series for Social Anxiety

Learn how to care for yourself with guided tapping sessions, affirmations, supportive commentary and our favorite Bach flower remedies for Social Anxiety

Enroll today and get our introductory half-price offer for a limited time.

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Nov 22, 2019
Chronic illness and anxiety
21:17

#472: Today we're talking about how to support yourself if you're living with chronic illness and anxiety. Ananga shares her personal experience with long-term illness in response to a listener question.

 

With over 6 million downloads and hundreds of episodes, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 

 
For more support, you are invited to join our private Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/groups/anxietyslayer
Nov 15, 2019
Overcoming Feelings of Unworthiness with Dr. Dain Heer
52:18

#471: Today Shann has the honor of introducing you to Dr. Dain Heer. Dain is a popular speaker, author, and inviter to greatness and consciousness. It was seventeen years ago when Dr. Heer felt so hopeless and depressed that he set a date to take his own life. At the time he had two chiropractic practices, money, a wonderful girlfriend – everything he thought would constitute a perfect life. But inside, he was dying. Thankfully he made it through his dark night of the soul. Dr. Dain travels the world sharing his personal experiences with abuse, depression and near suicide to assure others they have everything to live for and to bring hope to others battling “unworthiness.”

Points covered in this podcast episode with Dr. Heer

  • Learn about Access Consciousness and how can it help people who are suffering from anxiety find relief?

  • Discover the crazy clearing statement and how It works.

    – a simple tool that thousands of people around the world use every day to continually create a life of ease, joy, and glory.
    Right and Wrong, Good and Bad, POD and POC, All 9, Shorts, Boys and Beyonds.”

  • Dr. Dain shares his experience with BARS

  • How to Overcome Feelings of Unworthiness

  • The importance of congruence.

  • Why perfection is a silent killer.

 

Learn more about Dr. Dain Heer’s offerings  at >> www.drdainheer.com

Be sure to learn more about the TASTE OF BEING with Dr. Heer later this month.

Nov 08, 2019
Guided Breathing Relaxation for Anxiety Relief: Mindful Connection
09:48

#470: This week we're sharing a guided breathing practice for calming anxiety from our free Anxiety Slayer Starter Course

 

Don't just listen to Anxiety Slayer, become an Anxiety Slayer! Join us for our free starter course including the first steps in how you can overcome anxiety. PLUS guided relaxations and EFT Tapping Sessions at anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Nov 01, 2019
Anxiety relief success stories & the power of taking action
25:56

In part two of our tenth-anniversary celebration, we’re sharing some Anxiety Slayer success stories from our community and talking about the power of taking action steps. Though anxiety may tell us otherwise, there are many ways to calm our minds and take our lives back.

This episode of the Anxiety Slayer Podcast is brought to you by the Anxiety Slayer Academy with supportive courses to help you overcome stress and anxiety.

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, ALL of our courses are 50% off through the end of October when you use the coupon code: halfpricesale at anxietyslayer.teachable.com

 

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Oct 25, 2019
Celebrate our 10th Anniversary with us!
37:47

We're sharing a conversation about our friendship and experience together over the last ten years: how we met, our podcasting journey, some of our favorite moments, recognition, and answering some of your questions about our own experiences with anxiety.

This episode of the Anxiety Slayer Podcast is brought to you by the Anxiety Slayer Academy with supportive courses to help you overcome stress and anxiety.

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, ALL of our courses are 50% off through the end of October when you use the coupon code:
halfpricesale at anxietyslayer.teachable.com

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Oct 18, 2019
Pivot toward what matters and liberate your mind with Steven C. Hayes, PhD
38:33

#467: Shann had the pleasure of sharing a conversation with Steven C. Hayes PhD. about how to pivot toward what matters in your life.

As we all know, life can sometimes throw us a curveball—or go full throttle and throw us straight towards rock bottom. And, the struggle stems from the problem-solving mind, which tells us to run from what causes us fear and hurt. However, Steven C. Hayes, author of A Liberated Mind encourages us to run towards that fear because what we may not realize is…we hurt where we care.

As a struggler himself, Steven has pioneered a successful approach, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to help those with mental health disorders feel fully, think freely, and live lives that reflect the qualities they choose. In his book, he reminds us that life is not a problem to be solved by showing us that we can live full and meaningful lives by embracing our vulnerability and turning towards what hurts.

Steven is Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of 38 books and more than 540 scientific articles, he has shown in his research how language and thought lead to human suffering and has developed “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy” a powerful therapy method that is useful in a wide variety of areas.

Oct 10, 2019
Anxiety caused by noise sensitivity
32:49

#466: We are talking about anxiety caused by noise sensitivity and sharing tips for protecting your ears and calming anxiety.

 
Today's Anxiety Slayer podcast is brought to you by our brand new course, Small Steps to Big ChangeLittle things you can do to feel better on even the most challenging days.
 
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.  
 
The intention of this offering is to support you in doing one small thing every day for 30 days to help you increase your sense of personal peace while you move forward with Slaying Your Anxiety. 
 
Special Introductory Offer: $27 for a limited time. 
Learn more at www.anxietyslayer.com and the Anxiety Slayer Academy
Oct 04, 2019
Experience the Power of Daily Steps for Anxiety Relief
40:23

#465: We are discussing the healing power of daily steps to create big change in your life and why these small steps make so much sense when we're dealing with something as overwhelming in our lives as anxiety.

 
Today's Anxiety Slayer podcast is brought to you by our brand new course, Small Steps to Big ChangeLittle things you can do to feel better on even the most challenging days.
 
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.  
 
The intention of this offering is to support you in doing one small thing every day for 30 days to help you increase your sense of personal peace while you move forward with Slaying Your Anxiety. 
 
Special Introductory Offer: $27 for a limited time. 
Learn more at www.anxietyslayer.com and the Anxiety Slayer Academy
 
 
Sep 27, 2019
Anxiety Slayer Success Stories
10:45

Enjoy this replay while Shann and Ananga take a break at the end of Summer.

We're talking about Anxiety Slayer Success Stories and how hearing how others are overcoming their anxiety helps us feel we're not alone and can encourage us to take action in overcoming our own anxiety.

 
 
Sep 20, 2019
Why Autumn can be tricky for Anxiety Sufferers
14:38

Enjoy this replay while Shann and Ananga take a break at the end of Summer.

We’re talking about why Autumn provokes anxiety and how you can protect yourself and stay calm and grounded.

Sep 13, 2019
How to overcome the fear of driving - support for a new driver’s anxiety
32:46
#464: This week we are responding to a question about how to overcome the fear of driving a car.
 
“I’m a new driver and would love to hear about tips for calming anxiety before driving as well as what to do if you start to feel panicked while driving.”  
 
 
Catch our 4 part Overcome Your Fear of Driving mini-course on our Patreon where we guide you through the steps, techniques and practical tips that can help you feel calm and in control behind the wheel.
 
 
Sep 05, 2019
Health Anxiety: Fear of not being able to breathe
20:31

#463: This week we are responding to one of the biggest concerns we hear about health anxiety: the fear of not being able to breathe.

This episode includes a Guided Tapping Session

 

Today's Anxiety Slayer podcast is brought to you by The Anxiety Slayer First Responder Series for Health Anxiety

Enroll today at anxietyslayer.com and Save 30% when you use the coupon code: health30 

Special price available through the end of August - 2 DAYS LEFT

Disclaimer: it is our duty to state that we are not qualified medical practitioners and we recommend you speak with your doctor about any symptoms that are concerning you
Aug 30, 2019
Health Anxiety: Worrying I’ll Have a Heart Attack
27:24

#462: This week we are responding to one of the biggest concerns in our private Facebook group right now. Concern about having a heart attack.

Today's Anxiety Slayer podcast is brought to you by The Anxiety Slayer First Responder Series for Health Anxiety

Enroll today at anxietyslayer.com and Save 30% when you use the coupon code: health30

Special price available through the end of August. 

Disclaimer: it is our duty to state that we are not qualified medical practitioners and we recommend you speak with your doctor about any symptoms that are concerning you
Aug 23, 2019
Four things that help when you feel stuck with anxiety
12:29

#461 In this episode, we’re sharing four things that help when you feel stuck with anxiety and you don’t know what to do.

 

We hope you found this episode supportive, and invite you to explore the 3 ways we can help you in moving forward with slaying your anxiety

REGISTER FOR ONE OF OUR ONLINE COURSES

SAMPLE OUR GUIDED RELAXATION ALBUMS

BOOK AN ANXIETY SUPPORT COACHING SESSION

 

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Aug 16, 2019
How can I calm my anxiety at night
20:31

#460: Listen in for our favorite tips for calming anxiety at night and getting a good night's rest.

We're talking about a bedtime calming drink, essential oils, and evening self-care practices.

And to accompany this episode, Ananga has created a special Guided Tapping Session for Restful Sleep on our Patreon that begins with calming restless anxiety and worrying thoughts and progresses into Tapping and breathing for deep relaxation and sleep. This Tapping audio can also be used to help you relax and get back to sleep if anxiety wakes you at night.

Anxiety Slayer is one of the most listened to resources for stress and anxiety relief and we are close to a milestone 6 million downloads and have produced over 450 free podcasts, but free podcasts aren't free to produce and each and every episode takes several hours of work.

If you are interested in becoming a patron for Anxiety Slayer and gaining access to 24-37 patron-only downloads you can find out more at the link below. We appreciate your support.

patreon.com/anxietyslayer

Aug 09, 2019
FREE Guided Meditation for sadness or low energy
10:29

#459: We hope you enjoy this Guided Relaxation from our Emotional Peace Album

Emotional Peace: Guided Meditations for Challenging Times is a collection of guided meditations created to ease stress and anxiety during challenging times. Spoken by Shann Vander Leek from the Anxiety Slayer podcast with soothing background music from Ananga at Inner Calm Audio.

If you enjoyed this meditation you are welcome to visit us on our Patreon where you can download more of our relaxing meditations to help you slay your anxiety.

Aug 02, 2019
Working with recurring thoughts of a traumatic past
24:06

#458: This week our listener question is about healing traumatic thoughts of anxiety experienced in the past.

Listen in for supportive tips and tools for calming recurring and triggering thoughts so you can free yourself from the past. 

FLASH SALE: There’s never been a better time to learn EFT Tapping to calm your anxiety - our Tapping for Anxiety Relief course is on sale for 3 days only at half price (offer ends July 28th) http://bit.ly/2tphlHd
 
Use the coupon code: TAPPING50 at checkout

 

 

Jul 26, 2019
Can meditation make anxiety worse?
18:25

#457: We're talking about meditation; can meditation make anxiety worse? Learn our favorite tips for creating a calmer mind. Shann leads you through a five senses grounding practice for calming high anxiety and settling into the present moment.

We invite you to visit our new website at anxietyslayer.com

Jul 19, 2019
Can I feel calm without medication?
29:42

We're sharing our favorite tips for feeling calm without medication; including herbal teas, mindful walking, and essential oils. 

We invite you to visit our new website at anxietyslayer.com

Jul 12, 2019
Tips for handling anticipatory anxiety
15:03

We're sharing our favorite tips for handling anticipatory anxiety. Listen in to learn about a Bach Flower remedy that's helpful for calming your nerves before an event, tips for calming stress by planning ahead and an acupressure point for calming a nervous or nauseous stomach.

We invite you to visit our new website at anxietyslayer.com

Jul 05, 2019
How to stop an anxiety attack
27:44

#454: We're talking about how to stop an anxiety attack. Learn the triggers to look out for that can provoke anxiety and how EFT Tapping is a powerful self-help tool that can help you stop anxiety in its tracks. This episode includes a guided tapping session to help you calm the fear of an anxiety attack.

 

There are only 3 days left to save $20 on our course to help you stop anxiety attacks and reclaim your life!

 

We have a special offer for you to get you started with our step-by-step course.
 
In this course, you will find everything you need to know how to stop an anxiety attack anywhere anytime, with added support for calming anxiety attacks when they strike at night and diffusing the fear of an attack.
 

Get started today with our First Responder Course for 
FREEDOM from Anxiety Attacks 

"I can’t believe how powerful Tapping is, and you both understand anxiety from the inside out which is comforting. Thank you both!“ PG
 

>>SPECIAL OFFER>> save $20 through June 30th

 

With almost 6 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 

Jun 28, 2019
The Way of Tea for Your Health with Michelle Racich
26:44

#453: Today Shann has the pleasure of introducing you to Michelle Racich. Michelle is a board certified Asian Bodywork Therapist who maintains a Zen Shiatsu clinical practice at Heart of Zen. She is also teaist who brings 38 years of martial arts, qigong, and Zen background to her training in Chado, the way of tea.

Michelle and her husband Doug own Plum Blossom Tea Company tea shop and tasting room, where they sell whole leaf organic teas, offer gong fu style tea tastings and host private Japanese tea ceremony.

During our private tea ceremony, I was surprised by the experience. I was tasting tea in a whole new way. Savoring and experiencing the different flavor profiles of each steep.

“A cup of tea is a cup of peace.” – Soshitsu Sen XV

Points Covered in our conversation:

Michelle's inspiration to learn Chado - The way of tea and how that turned into creating Plum Blossom Tea.

How drinking tea supports people who often suffer from anxiety.

Where Michelle's tea comes from and what makes it extraordinary.

How Zen Shiatsu practitioner can support people who are suffering.

 

Plum Blossom Tea Company tasting room and retail tea shop offers premium matcha, Asian teas, and teaware. Come learn how to properly whisk a bowl matcha or how to enjoy an aged pu’er Visit Michelle in person or online to expand your tea awareness and to purchase your favorites.

 

Jun 21, 2019
Learning to deal with Catastrophic Thinking
20:25

#452

With over 5.7 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 
 

In this episode, we're talking about how to handle catastrophic thoughts with breathing, creative activities and mindfulness. Listen in to hear our personal tips and tactics for calming our own unruly thoughts.

 

June is Slay Your Anxiety Attacks Month

We have a special offer for you to get you started with our step-by-step course.
 
In this course, you will find everything you need to know how to stop an anxiety attack anywhere anytime, with added support for calming anxiety attacks when they strike at night and diffusing the fear of an attack.
 

Get started today with our First Responder Course for FREEDOM from Anxiety Attacks 

"I can’t believe how powerful Tapping is, and you both understand anxiety from the inside out which is comforting. Thank you both!“ PG
 

>>SPECIAL OFFER>> save $20 through June 30th

Jun 14, 2019
The Top 5 questions we get asked about anxiety attacks
16:13

#451

With over 5.6 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 
 

In this episode, we're responding to the Top 5 questions we get asked about anxiety attacks.

  • How can I stop anxiety attacks if I don’t know what’s causing them?
  • Why do I feel unsettled for a few days after an anxiety attack?
  • How can I stop the fear of an attack? 
  • Is it normal to feel nauseous and light-head with a panic attack?
  • Can anxiety attacks be stopped without medication?

Listen in for our answers and our definite yes to the question of being able to stop anxiety attacks for yourself without medication.

 

June is Slay Your Anxiety Attacks Month

Get started today with our First Responder Course for FREEDOM from Anxiety Attacks and one-to-one Anxiety Breakthrough Coaching Sessions

>>SPECIAL OFFER>> save $20 though June 30th

 

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Jun 07, 2019
Social anxiety makes it challenging to go out with friends
17:36

#450 

 

In this episode, we're responding to listeners who've sent us messages about their challenges with social anxiety. 

With over 5.6 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 
 
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SPECIAL OFFER save $30 on our >> New Beginnings Course << for a limited time.

 

New Beginnings: A pathway to heal your past, slay your anxiety and reclaim your life.

May 31, 2019
How to cultivate mindfulness and calm anxiety with Marc Lesser
37:59

#449: Today 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.

 

May 24, 2019
I struggle with anxiety at work and don't want to lose my job
19:37

#448: We're responding to a listener who wrote in saying "Help! I struggle with anxiety at work and don't want to lose my job."

Listen in for our tips on how nutrition affects anxiety at work, plus the power of EFT Tapping for starting your day feeling calm and in control. 

With over 5.6 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 
 
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SPECIAL OFFER save $30 on our >> New Beginnings Course << for a limited time.

New Beginnings: A pathway to heal your past, slay your anxiety and reclaim your life.

May 17, 2019
The power of self-care for calming anxiety
12:07
May 09, 2019
Best of Anxiety Slayer: How to calm anxiety when it strikes at night
10:57
 
#446: Today we're talking about how to calm anxiety if it strikes at night. 
 
With over 5.5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. www.anxietyslayer.com
 
For more support, you are invited to join our private Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/groups/anxietyslayer
 
Explore our popular anxiety relief courses at anxietyslayer.teachable.com
May 03, 2019
Best of Anxiety Slayer: Getting Unstuck: How to free yourself from Anxiety’s web
16:47
#445: We're talking about how to get unstuck when you feel overwhelmed by anxiety and don't know where to start to find some relief.
 
With over 5.5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 
  

To overcome Health Anxiety, you need effective techniques for diverting and calming anxious thoughts before they spiral out of control. You also need to know how to calm your reaction to perceived symptoms and feel relaxed and at home in your body.

Learn how to calm your health anxiety and enjoy more peace of mind by enrolling in our new Anxiety Slayer First Responder Series for Health Anxiety today with our special OFFER.

Apr 26, 2019
Best of Anxiety Slayer: Simple ways to calm anxiety
05:27

#444: Ananga talks about ways to sink your mind into the present moment and escape anxiety.

To overcome Health Anxiety, you need effective techniques for diverting and calming anxious thoughts before they spiral out of control. You also need to know how to calm your reaction to perceived symptoms and feel relaxed and at home in your body.

Learn how to calm your health anxiety and enjoy more peace of mind by enrolling in our new Anxiety Slayer First Responder Series for Health Anxiety today! Save $20 for a limited time. 

Apr 19, 2019
Best of Anxiety Slayer: How to stop dwelling on unwanted thoughts and irrational fears
14:38

#443: We're sharing our favorite techniques wisdom teachings to help you stop dwelling on unwelcome thoughts.

Key points from the show:

We get into trouble when we believe the mind’s propaganda and we see its story as fact.
 
At any time we can use our intelligence to choose something different.
 

To overcome Health Anxiety, you need effective techniques for diverting and calming anxious thoughts before they spiral out of control. You also need to know how to calm your reaction to perceived symptoms and feel relaxed and at home in your body.

Learn how to calm your health anxiety and enjoy more peace of mind by enrolling in our new Anxiety Slayer First Responder Series for Health Anxiety today with our special OFFER. Save $20 for a limited time!

Apr 12, 2019
Best of Anxiety Slayer: What helps when you have an anxiety relapse?
25:40

#442: We're revisiting one of our most popular podcasts about what causes setbacks or relapses on the road to recovery from anxiety and how you can best support yourself when you hit a rough patch.

To overcome Health Anxiety, you need effective techniques for diverting and calming anxious thoughts before they spiral out of control. You also need to know how to calm your reaction to perceived symptoms and feel relaxed and at home in your body.

Learn how to calm your health anxiety and enjoy more peace of mind by enrolling in our new Anxiety Slayer First Responder Series for Health Anxiety today. Save $20 for a limited time!

Apr 05, 2019
Shann and Ananga are taking a break for the month of April
03:51

#441: Hello Anxiety Slayers! We are taking a short break from producing our podcast for the month of April. Ananga has some personal issues to get in order and will be taking extra good care of herself over our break. 

Over the next 4 weeks, we will be sharing some of our most popular episodes over the last 10 years. We hope you enjoy the replays and will be back in the studio before you know it!

Big LOVE,

Shann and Ananga

P.S. You still have two more days to get How to Calm Your Fragile Mind at a special price. 

 
In this course, you will learn
  • That you are so much more than your mind and your painful thoughts
  • How you can begin releasing negative thoughts and experience greater peace
  • Ayurveda's guidance on the nature of the mind and how to begin to calm it
  • A simple breathing practice to steady your mind when unwanted thoughts arise
 And so much more.  
 
Save $15 on this course when you enroll in How to Calm Your Fragile Mind before March 31st. Register now at AnxietySlayer.com or AnxietySlayer.Teachable.com to get started with feeling more peace of mind today! 
 
 
 
Mar 29, 2019
How do I figure out what triggered my anxiety?
11:41
#440: We are responding to a question about tips on how to deal with the question of what caused anxiety to flare up.
 
Here’s the question we received: 
 
"I have one question that has stuck with me for a very long time - I still don’t know where the first panic attack came from. As it came out of the blue, without being able to attribute it to a cause. Do you have any tips and tricks on how to deal with the question what caused anxiety?"
 
Today's Anxiety Slayer podcast is brought to you by The Anxiety Slayer Academy and our How to Calm Your Fragile Mind Course for calming painful emotions and unwanted thoughts.
 
We often receive questions in our inbox asking us to share more about working with unwanted thoughts and painful emotions, as well as regular requests for more information on Ayurveda and its teachings for calming the mind -  Our How to Calm Your Fragile Mind course is where we dig deep into both subjects.
 
In this course you will learn
  • That you are so much more than your mind and your painful thoughts
  • How you can begin releasing negative thoughts and experience greater peace
  • Ayurveda's guidance on the nature of the mind and how to begin to calm it
  • A simple breathing practice to steady your mind when unwanted thoughts arise
 And so much more.  
 
Save $15 on this course when you enroll in How to Calm Your Fragile Mind before March 31st. Register now at AnxietySlayer.com or AnxietySlayer.Teachable.com to get started with feeling more peace of mind today! 
 
 
 
Mar 21, 2019
How to calm the unwanted thoughts that often come with anxiety
16:57

#439: In this week's podcast, we're talking about how to calm the unwanted thoughts that often come with anxiety.

Discover how to release unwanted negative thoughts and feel greater peace in our How to Calm Your Fragile Mind Course with our Spring Sale - save $15 through the end of March.

Visit anxietyslayer.com and click the banner at the top of the site to get started with finding freedom from your unwanted thoughts today.

Mar 15, 2019
Be mindful of these 5 anxiety triggers
16:41

#438: We're looking at 5 anxiety triggers to look out for and how you can overcome them.

With over 5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety.

Thanks for listening.

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today anxietyslayer.com

Mar 08, 2019
What helps with releasing trauma Tapping or EMDR?
15:18

#437: We're talking about what helps with releasing trauma and discussing EMDR and EFT Tapping in response to some questions from our private Facebook Group.   

3 Ways we can help you:

Get our free Anxiety Slayer Starter Course

Enroll in the Anxiety Slayer First Responder Series - Anxiety Attacks

Schedule a private coaching session with Ananga


With over 5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. Thanks for listening.

Mar 01, 2019
Guided Relaxation for Anxiety Free Sleep
16:39
#436: We've been receiving a lot of messages from members of our community who are finding anxiety is affecting their sleep, so in this week's podcast we are sharing a special gift from us to you: one of our guided relaxations for anxiety-free sleep from our Sleep Album.
 
You can find the full album, along with our complete collection of relaxation titles, at anxietyslayer.com/meditations
Feb 22, 2019
Fear of getting a panic attack while away from home
13:25

#435: We’re answering a question from a listener who fears having a panic attack when away from home.

Thanks for listening to Anxiety Slayer and for being part of our community. 
 
Make 2019 the year your Slay Your Anxiety Attacks with our step-by-step First Responder Course for stopping anxiety and reclaiming your life. >> anxietyslayer.com
Feb 15, 2019
I want to feel like myself again
09:13

#434: We’re answering a question from a listener who feels she’s lost herself to anxiety and just wants to feel like her old self again.

Make 2019 the year your Slay Your Anxiety Attacks with our step-by-step First Responder Course for stopping anxiety and reclaiming your life. Enroll today at anxietyslayer.com 
Feb 08, 2019
Worried my anxiety is going to push friends and family away
14:49
#433: We are responding to a listener who is worried that their anxiety is going to push friends and family away.
 
Today's podcast is brought to you by The Anxiety Slayer First Responder Series for Health Anxiety. 
 
Do you find yourself repeatedly worrying that you might have a serious illness?
 
Are you missing out on time with your family, or unable to do the things you love because you find yourself frozen in fear that there may be something wrong with you?
 
Does this sound familiar?
 
We understand, we have both experienced health anxiety, we know how awful it feels and how it can take over your mind and cast a shadow of fear over your life. We know that you want to feel better because worrying about your health can rob you of precious time and peace of mind.
 
Over the last nine years, we've uncovered the biggest challenges our listeners face with Health Anxiety. In the Anxiety Slayer First Responder Series, we respond to these challenges with step-by-step teachings, tools, and techniques to help you stop anxious thoughts about your health.
 
 
 
 
Feb 01, 2019
The one you feed with Eric Zimmer
35:47

#432: Today Shann has the pleasure of speaking with Eric Zimmer, host of The One Your Feed.

A dad, serial entrepreneur, podcast host, behavior coach and author, Eric Zimmer is endlessly inspired by the quest for a greater understanding of how our minds work and how to intentionally create the lives we want to live. At the age of 24, Eric was homeless, addicted to heroin and facing long jail sentences. In the years since he has found a way to recover from addiction and build a life worth living for himself.

He currently hosts the award-winning podcast, The One You Feed, based on an old parable about two wolves at battle within us. With over 200 episodes and over 10 million downloads, the show features conversations with experts across many fields of study about how to create a life worth living.

His story and his work have been featured in the media including TedX, Mind Body Green, Elephant Journal, the BBC and Brain Pickings.

Learn more about Eric at www.ericzimmer.coach www.theoneyoufeed.net

With over 5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 

Jan 24, 2019
Are anxiety symptoms real or are they just in my head?
12:04

#431: This week Shann and Ananga discuss a listener question about whether or not the physical symptoms of anxiety are real or just in our heads. 

Today's Anxiety Slayer podcast is brought to you by The Anxiety Slayer First Responder Series for Health Anxiety. 
 
Do you find yourself repeatedly worrying that you might have a serious illness?
 
Are you missing out on time with your family, or unable to do the things you love because you find yourself frozen in fear that there may be something wrong with you?
 
Does this sound familiar?
 
We understand, we have both experienced health anxiety, we know how awful it feels and how it can take over your mind and cast a shadow of fear over your life. We know that you want to feel better because worrying about your health can rob you of precious time and peace of mind.
 
Over the last nine years, we've uncovered the biggest challenges our listeners face with Health Anxiety. In the Anxiety Slayer First Responder Series, we respond to these challenges with step-by-step teachings, tools, and techniques to help you stop anxious thoughts about your health.
 
 
Jan 18, 2019
My Anxiety has Left Me Agoraphobic
17:23
#430: We are responding to a listener question asking what helps when anxiety leads to feeling housebound or agoraphobic.
 
 
Jan 11, 2019
How to Calm Your Health Anxiety and Feel More Peace of Mind
15:07
#429: Today we’ll be continuing our discussion about health anxiety and introducing our new First Responder Series Course for calming Health Anxiety and feeling more peace of mind.
 
Health Anxiety is the fear that something we feel in our body is a symptom of a serious illness. Once the fear kicks in, the mind quickly creates a story that escalates our anxiety into a stream of unwanted and disturbing thoughts.
 
Often the symptoms we worry about are the symptoms of anxiety itself. Other times we may fixate on body sensations that we fear might be something but are just random aches and pains.
 
Health Anxiety thoughts usually start with “what if..”
What if thoughts are the result of a mind already troubled by anxiety creating future, fear-based events.
 
The key to overcoming Health Anxiety is to catch these thoughts and stop them spiraling out of control in our minds. To do that effectively we need tried and tested techniques. We need something that works to stop and calm anxious thoughts, and we need to know how to use it well.
 
And that is exactly what you’ll find in our new Anxiety Slayer First Responder Series for Anxiety Attacks.

Explore New Course at 
anxietyslayer.teachable.com
 
The disturbed mind will look for evidence of what we fear the most.
 
Health anxiety prompts us to Google Symptoms and keep checking our bodies, or freezing and fixating on any feelings in our body we think are causes for concern.
 

Health Anxiety is the worst use of our imagination

In a similar way to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the mind gets stuck on checking and searching. Repeatedly looking for evidence of symptoms of illness.
 
Health anxiety feels very personal as we fixate on one fear at a time. Often once one fear is relieved after a trip to the Doctor, we will move on to another. This shows that the source of our suffering is not a particular illness, but anxiety itself fixating on one thing and then the next.
 
Health anxiety puts us in an anxiety cycle that stresses our body
 
While we are worrying about our health, we aren't helping our health.
 
The First Responder Series Health Anxiety Course is designed to help you calm healthy anxiety and relax your body to support your body’s natural healing ability
  • Two benefits
  • Calm your health anxiety
  • And help your body get into rest and repair mode
 
This is an EFT Tapping based course

You will find two guided Tapping Sessions to help you calm health anxiety thoughts, and stop fear and fixation on body sensations
 

What you will learn:

How to calm Health Anxiety thoughts
 
How to stop fixating on symptoms and sensations
 
How to use EFT Tapping for stopping Health Anxiety and building peace of mind
 
You will explore 4 key teachings on bringing the mind away from fear and into the present moment.
 
A calming breathing practice for slowing racing thoughts
 
A Body Scan Practice for feeling calm and safe in your body
 
And how to practice Ayurvedic oil massage for boosting immune health and peace of mind
 
How to switch from fight or flight to rest and repair mode 
 
To overcome Health Anxiety, we need effective techniques for diverting and calming our anxious thoughts before they spiral out of control. We also need to know how to calm our reaction to perceived symptoms and feel relaxed and at home in our bodies.
 
 
anxietyslayer.teachable.com
Jan 04, 2019
What helps when anxiety makes you feel shaky?
14:02

#428: We're talking about what helps when anxiety makes you feel shaky inside.

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today at anxietyslayer.teachable.com

With over 5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 

Dec 28, 2018
Anxiety Calming Practice to Support You Over the Holidays
08:50

#427: We want to wish everyone a happy holiday with this Heart Centered Anxiety Calming Practice for you to download and keep for busy times over the holidays when you feel a bit frazzled.

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Dec 21, 2018
Emotional Peace Guided Meditation Gift
17:18

#426: In the spirit of the season, and to thank you for listening to our Podcasts, we are giving you a guided relaxation from our Emotional Peace album. You can preview and purchase our complete collection of guided meditations at anxietyslayer.com/meditations

With over 5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety.

Dec 14, 2018
Ayurveda part 2 - Understanding and Supporting Your Body Mind Type
28:12

#425: With over 5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety.

We continue to our discussion on Ayurveda (India's ancient science of life) and how to understand and support your body-mind type.

Links from this episode:

Take our quiz to discover your own body/mind type at anxietyslayer.com/discovery

Schedule a personal Ayurveda Discovery Session with Ananga at anxietyslayer.com/coaching

Dec 06, 2018
Questions and Answers about Ayurveda body types and anxiety
18:19

#424: With over 5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety.

We're answering questions from our private Facebook Group about Ayurveda (India's ancient science of life) and how the different body types experience anxiety.

 

Questions covered in this show include:

  • Can illness affect your mind/body type? 
  • Does anxiety manifest differently in different types?  
  • Does your type influence how trauma affects you?
  • Will you always be one type, or can your mind/body type change over time?

 

Links from this episode:

Take our quiz to discover your own body/mind type at anxietyslayer.com/discovery

Schedule a personal Ayurveda Discovery Session with Ananga at anxietyslayer.com/coaching

Thanks for listening. Come back next week for part II of our discussion on Ayurveda and anxiety.

Nov 30, 2018
Managing the frustration and anger that can come with feeling anxious
24:19

#423: With over 5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety.

We’re answering a listener question about how to manage the anger and frustration that can come along with anxiety.

Do you want to find freedom from your negative thoughts, and learn how to stop your mind from spinning out of control? Not sure where to start?

How to Calm Your Fragile Mind will show you how to develop a state of detached awareness where you can learn to witness your thoughts coming and going without causing you emotional pain.

In this course, we guide you through the wisdom teachings of Ayurveda, and practical exercises that will help you calm your mind.

Nov 22, 2018
Help for obsessive thoughts about health and symptoms
24:20

#422: We’re responding to a listener question about obsessive thoughts about health and symptoms.  

With over 5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, our podcast is for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 

3 Ways we can help you:

Get our free Anxiety Slayer Starter Course

Enroll in the Anxiety Slayer First Responder Series - Anxiety Attacks

Schedule a private coaching session with Ananga

Thanks for listening. Come back next week for an episode about addressing the anger and frustration caused by anxiety.

Nov 16, 2018
How to feel calm and safe again after an anxiety attack
08:59

#421: With over 5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety.

Today we're sharing a lesson from our new course - Anxiety Slayer First Responder Series: Anxiety Attacks on How to feel calm and safe again after an anxiety attack.

Preview our full course on how to free yourself from anxiety attacks at:

anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Nov 09, 2018
Can creative activities help your anxiety?
24:57

#420: Today we’re talking about how creative activities can calm your anxiety.

For more support with Slaying Your Anxiety:

Visit our website at anxietyslayer.com

Get your free Anxiety Slayer Starter Course at anxietyslayer.teachable.com

For one on one support with overcoming anxiety visit: anxietyslayer.com/coaching

Nov 02, 2018
It's our 9th Anniversary! We're sharing how we met and celebrating with a special sale
22:02

#419: With over 5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety 

We’re celebrating our 9th Anniversary of partnering together to bring you the Anxiety Slayer podcast.

Learn how we met, the backstory of Anxiety Slayer, and more about the Anxiety Slayer Academy.

 

Oct 25, 2018
How to support a loved one who's living with anxiety
23:24

#418: For the people who love someone living with anxiety. We'll be talking about what anxiety sufferers go through and how you can help.

Points discussed in this episode include:

  • What anxiety feels like and how it affects thinking and decision making
  • The importance of hearing without judgment and trying not to fix things
  • What you can do to help someone going through an anxiety episode
  • And how to use breathing techniques, the calm point and EFT Tapping to help someone you care about calm their anxiety

You can find out more about the resources mentioned in this podcast at the links below:

EFT Tapping - anxietyslayer.com/eft

Courses for anxiety relief - anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Coaching for anxiety support - anxietyslayer.com/coaching

Oct 19, 2018
How to Support Yourself when Anxiety Wakes You at Night
09:03
#417:  How to Support Yourself when Anxiety Wakes You at Night as this is something that’s coming up a lot for members of our Private Facebook Group.

For the resources mentioned in this episode:

You can find out more about EFT Tapping at anxietyslayer.com/eft

Our guided meditations and sleep album are at anxietyslayer.com/meditations

And you can find out more about Ananga's one-to-one Tapping sessions for our podcast listeners and Facebook Group Members looking for extra support with anxiety at anxietyslayer.com/coaching
Oct 11, 2018
Why Autumn can be Tricky for Anxiety Sufferers and How to Support Yourself
07:54

#416: Why autumn is the most challenging season for anxiety sufferers and how you can protect yourself and stay calm and grounded.

According to Ayurveda Autumn is Vata season

Autumn is the most challenging season for anxiety sufferers because it’s Vata season vata is one of the three body types of Ayurveda. Vata governs all movement in the mind and body. From the blinking of our eyes to the inhalation and exhalation of our breath, the movement of blood through our veins and the flow of our thoughts through our mind - vata is the governing principle for all movement.

Read on for our tips on a Calm and Healy Autumn

Get in step with the season

When we live closer to nature we naturally adjust with the seasons. Harvesting apples, nuts, pumpkins and firewood are all part of the natural transition to Autumn. But we, in our heated homes and cars, tend to move through life in an artificial climate controlled mono-season. We do the same things and eat the same things all year round.

According to Ayurveda, each season brings it's benefits and challenges and knowing them helps us keep in step with nature and take better care of our bodies and minds.

Get outside and walk, stretch and breathe. Make as much of the daylight as you can as the nights draw in.

When outside, be sure that you’re warm and keep your ears covered if the weather is windy.

Things to Avoid in Autumn Season:

Phase out cold foods:

  • breakfast smoothies
  • cold drinks (no ice)
  • salads

Avoid skipping meals or fasting

Eat seasonal foods:

The nuts, pumpkins, and squashes coming into season are rich with the properties that help us create a healthy Autumn. Baked apples with cloves and cinnamon are rich with vitamin C. Hot apple juice with ginger protects us from colds.

Avoid late nights

Make your evenings as relaxing as possible, stay away from screens and try and be in bed by 10pm.

Eat regular nourishing meals

Warm wet breakfasts are perfect for Autumn. Oatmeal with almond milk and cinnamon, or a date and almond shake made from soaked dates and hot almond milk blended together with warming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.

(Nutmeg is a natural sedative that calms the heart - so is a perfect addition for anxiety sufferers.)

Other meals perfect for calming vata include baked potatoes or sweet potato with vegetable soup. Rice with steamed vegetables with warming spices like cumin and a splash of olive oil. Mung dal with rice. Vegetable stews.

Warm, wet and slightly oily are the key words to remember for a vata-pacifying diet.

 

 

Oct 04, 2018
Breaking Free from the Anxiety Trap
19:57

#415: Over the last nine years, we've uncovered the biggest challenges people face with anxiety attacks. The three concerns we hear most include the fear of an attack, not knowing the cause of an attack, and managing anxiety.

In our new course: Anxiety Slayer First Responder Series - Anxiety Attacks, we respond to these three challenges with step-by-step teachings, tools, and techniques to help you overcome anxiety attacks.

This supportive online course is for you if you're ready to
STOP Anxiety Attacks and Reclaim Your Life 

As a special introductory offer to all our listeners, you can save $20 on the full course price when you enroll before Monday, October 1st.

You can find out more by clicking the life ring at anxietyslayer.com or following this direct link: http://bit.ly/FirstResponderSeries

With almost 5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 

Sep 27, 2018
What you need to know about magnesium deficiency and anxiety with Dr. Carolyn Dean
31:00

#414:  We'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 almost 5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 

Sep 21, 2018
Anxiety and the Caffeine Connection
18:47

#413: Did you know that caffeine is a primary culprit in provoking anxiety?

 If you have found this episode supportive, please consider supporting us on Patreon at patreon.com/anxietyslayer

We're on a mission to reach a goal of 500 active supporters. This will help us keep the podcast going and create more in-depth tutorials, mini-courses, and walkthroughs on the anxiety problems our podcast listeners are asking for help with - like how to get relief from the symptoms of anxiety, how to feel more secure in your relationships and how to stop anxiety costing you your job.

These new Anxiety Slayer Extras will all be available to everyone who supports us as a friend of Anxiety Slayer.

With almost 5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 

Sep 13, 2018
Looking beyond the discomfort of anxiety
18:34
#412: Today we’re talking about looking beyond the discomfort of anxiety and listening in to its message.
 
Due to our discomfort with anxiety, we usually try and push it away and distract ourselves. We don’t want to feel it and we don’t want to hear it. But anxiety is often a messenger and when we stop and listen, we can start taking steps in self-care that respond directly to our personal fears and begin to calm anxiety at its root.

If you find this episode supportive, please consider supporting us on Patreon at patreon.com/anxietyslayer

Your support will help us keep the podcast going and create more in-depth tutorials, mini-courses, and walkthroughs on the anxiety problems our podcast listeners are asking for help with - like how to get relief from the symptoms of anxiety, how to feel more secure in your relationships and how to stop anxiety costing you your job.

These new Anxiety Slayer Extras will all be available to everyone who supports us as a friend of Anxiety Slayer on Patreon.

With almost 5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 

Sep 06, 2018
Anxiety after a good time out with friends
09:50

#411: Feeling anxious after a good time out with friends. 

When I go out and have a really great time with friends and am laughing and having a wonderful time, the next day I'm full of anxiety. I'm not too sure why this happens maybe having such an endorphin and serotonin rush that when it drops the next day my anxiety kicks in?

Listen in for tips and tools to help you break this cycle of anxiety. 

If you have found this episode supportive, please consider supporting us on Patreon at patreon.com/anxietyslayer

With almost 5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 

Aug 30, 2018
How to reclaim your inner peace with Dr. Debra Reble
28:22

With almost 5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. www.anxietyslayer.com

Today Shann has the pleasure of speaking with her friend and colleague, Dr. Debra Reble.

C
onsciously merging her practical tools as a psychologist with her intuitive and spiritual gifts, Dr. Debra Reble helps her clients connect with their hearts and live authentically through her transformational Soul-Hearted Living program and Anxiety Prescription: Balm for the Soul offerings. Today we’ll touch upon some of the Supportive Processes, Spiritual Teachings And Expert Guidance that Dr. Debra Has Used With Her Private Practice Clients For Over 20 Years. 

Questions:

How have you come to counsel people with Anxiety.

As a psychologist, what are some of the reasons why so many people suffer from anxiety?

How do you support your clients who come to you feeling stressed and anxious? Specifically, how do you help them learn to distinguish the ‘voice of your ego’ (fear) from the ‘voice of your heart’ (love).

Why is learning to trust and move forward, even in times of self-doubt, a key to reducing anxiety?

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Get Dr. Rebel’s Free Anxiety SOS kit http://www.debrareble.com/anxiety-support-kit/

Learn more about her newAnxiety RX - Balm for the Soul program

Anxiety Rx" Balm for the Soul at http://www.debrareble.com/anxiety-rx-program/

Aug 23, 2018
Keep your summer calm and cool
10:27

With almost 5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 

Today we're sharing tips from Ayurveda (India's ancient science of life) on how to calm your anxiety in the Summer heat.

For more information on Ayurveda, Tapping and anxiety relief please visit us at AnxietySlayer.com

Aug 16, 2018
Help for Anxiety Brain, When Everything Seems too Much
18:19

With almost 5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. www.anxietyslayer.com

Today we’re talking about ways you can cope with anxiety brain and responding to the following listener question:
 
Q: Are there any ways to help with "anxiety brain" as I call it, where everything seems too much to process and you can't speak or coordinate things well? A lot of the times when I get like that it makes it worse for me and I get more anxious. 

 

If you have found this episode supportive, please consider supporting us on Patreon:

patreon.com/anxietyslayer

We're on a mission to reach a goal of 500 active supporters. This will help us keep the podcast going and create more in-depth tutorials, mini-courses and walkthroughs on the anxiety problems our podcast listeners are asking for help with - like how to get relief from the symptoms of anxiety, how to feel more secure in your relationships and how to stop anxiety costing you your job.


These new Anxiety Slayer Extras will all be available on Patreon page and automatically delivered to everyone who supports us as an Anxiety Slayer Activist.

Aug 09, 2018
EFT Tapping Question - Can I just tap the karate point to calm my anxiety at work?
14:34

With almost 5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. www.anxietyslayer.com

In this week's episode, we’re discussing a new listener question about EFT Tapping.

"I was curious to know is there an EFT Tapping that you can do let’s say at work using only the karate chop point. Would it have same effect as doing the entire EFT session?"

For more support, you are invited to join our private Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/groups/anxietyslayer

Aug 02, 2018
Anxiety when I'm home alone
15:35

With almost 5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. www.anxietyslayer.com

Today we discuss how you can immerse yourself in activities at home when you're alone and feel anxiety creeping up.

For more support, you are invited to join our private Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/groups/anxietyslayer

Jul 25, 2018
From Anxiety to Love with Corinne Zupko
25:51

With almost 5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. For more support, you are invited to join our private Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/groups/anxietyslayer

Today it’s an honor to introduce you to Corinne Zupko, a licensed counselor, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, and author. Corinne undertook her study of psychology out of necessity when debilitating anxiety threatened to derail her life. Seeking ways to do more than temporarily alleviate her symptoms, Corinne began to study A Course in Miracles (ACIM), mindfulness meditation, and the latest therapeutic approaches for treating anxiety.     

As Corinne healed her own mental anguish, she created the perception-shifting process she describes in From Anxiety to Love: A Radical New Approach for Letting Go of Fear and Finding Lasting Peace (New World Library).

Show Notes:

You recently published From Anxiety to Love what inspired you to write this book?

How has a course in miracles helped you heal mental anguish?

You talk about freeing your mind from fear and the comfort that comes with connecting to our Inner Therapist. How do our listeners learn to listen to their inner therapist (love) vs. their inner critic? (ego)

Many of our listeners suffer from Health Anxiety. How does releasing guilt and shame help calm our worries about our health?

“The body will remain guilts messenger and will act as it directs, as long as you believe guilt is real.” - A Course in Miracles

Affirmations: There is no guilt in me. There is no guilt in anyone else. There is only love.

Get a copy of Corrine’s book, From Anxiety to Love where ever books are sold and at fromanxietytolove.com/book/

Jul 19, 2018
Panic Attacks sometimes make me disassociate myself from people and activities I enjoy
18:56

With almost 5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. www.anxietyslayer.com

In this week's podcast, we will be discussing a listener question about what you can do if panic attacks cause you to pass out, struggle with making decisions, or dissociate yourself from the world.

Listener question: "Anxiety causes me, at its worse, panic attacks that result in me passing out. At other times, anxiety makes me question my thoughts and feelings and causes me to dissociate myself from people and activities that I enjoy.
 
For more support, you are invited to join our private Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/groups/anxietyslayer
Jul 12, 2018
Looking for a quick fix for anxiety
16:42

With over 4.7 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. www.anxietyslayer.com

In this week's show, we're responding to a question from a listener who's asking: "What do you say to people who want to try anti-anxiety medication? I need a quick fix as I feel like your remedies take time to work."

 

Discussion points from the show include:

Finding a practitioner who can support you with good information on medication

Anxiety Slayer tips you can fit into the busiest of days

How to include your kids in anxiety calming practices

 

Get your free Anxiety Slayer Starter Course at anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Jul 05, 2018
How to calm anxiety when it strikes at night
10:57
With over 4.7 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. www.anxietyslayer.com
 
We're talking about how to calm anxiety if it strikes at night. 
 
For more support, you are invited to join our private Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/groups/anxietyslayer
Jun 28, 2018
Sustainable Life Satisfaction with Dr. Jennifer Guttman
28:36

With over 4.7 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. www.anxietyslayer.com

Introducing leading clinical psychologist and cognitive-behaviorist, Dr. Jennifer Guttman.

Dr. Guttman’s mission is to use her experience and expertise to help you realize there is a path to sustainable life satisfaction through a belief in your inherent lovability.

Offering over two decades of experience in the field of mental health, she is committed to helping people, of all ages and backgrounds, realize their path to life satisfaction. This includes facing any fear by using this feeling as positive motivation to propel and compel them to move forward in enjoying the best of what life has to offer.

Questions Shann asked Dr. Guttman:

How can Cognitive Behavior Therapy help our listeners who are suffering with anxiety find relief?

You are known for creating and teaching a program called Sustainable Life Satisfaction. How can SLS help us improve our self-worth?

Will you kindly walk us through the 6 core techniques that make up Sustainable Life Satisfaction?

You said, “I  embrace and cherish human flaw as an opportunity for growth, redemption, and education.” 

Tell us about the inspiration for this quote.

Please tell us about the Free guided meditation that is available for our listeners on your website.

 

Jun 22, 2018
How can I find the cause of my anxiety and help myself feel calm?
14:21

With over 4.7 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. www.anxietyslayer.com

In response to our question what is your biggest challenge with anxiety, many listeners responded that they want help understanding what it is - finding the cause or reason for their suffering. And learning how to calm down. Learn more about anxiety’s causes and solutions from the teachings of Ayurveda - India’s ancient science of life. 

Jun 14, 2018
How to Calm Anxiety about Driving
15:46
With over 4.7 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. www.anxietyslayer.com
 
Today we’re talking about how you can calm anxiety around driving.
Jun 07, 2018
Anxiety Slayer Success Stories
10:45

With over 4.7 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. www.anxietyslayer.com

In this week's podcast, we're talking about Anxiety Slayer Success Stories and how hearing how others are overcoming their anxiety helps us feel we're not alone and can encourage us to take action in overcoming our own anxiety.

May 31, 2018
How men can reclaim their mental health and sense of purpose with Anthony Treas
27:36

With over 4.6 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. www.anxietyslayer.com

Today i have the pleasure of speaking with Men’s Health Coach, Anthony Treyas

Anthony us an Iraq War veteran, on a mission to radically change men’s mental health. His mission in Iraq was to provide personal security for U.S. generals and government officials, now his mission is to inspire men to reclaim their health, sense of adventure, and purpose.

Upon his return home, Anthony struggled with PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Desperately wanting to improve his condition, Anthony set out to rebuild his health and mental well-being. With 7 years of experience, research, study, and education, he developed the S.T.R.O.N.G. Method, a proven step-by-step process his clients use to eliminate their anxiety to regain control over their health and mental well-being to become strong men.

Most men are finding themselves frustrated with lack of success in their life. The foundational skills we disucss will allow a man to achieve renewed strength, sense of adventure, and purpose.

Show Notes/Questions

Let’s begin with your story and how you returned to civilian life and the catalyst that inspired you to rebuild your health.

How can our listeners support veterans when they come home?

As a men's health coach, what are some areas that are causing men to suffer from anxiety?

Can you tell me a little more about your STRONG coaching method and why you focus on brain health?

How men can reclaim their health for a better future.

You can reach Anthony at www.StrongMenCoaching.com

May 24, 2018
Oasis: Calming Breathing Practice
10:37

With over 4.6 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 

Enjoy this guided breathing practice from our album Oasis: A retreat from stress and anxiety.

For the full album, or to sample our other anxiety relief audios, visit our website http://www.anxietyslayer.com/meditations/ 
or CD Baby >> 
http://bit.ly/2qZweQ6

If you like our podcast and guided relaxations, please leave us some stars and a favorable review!
May 17, 2018
Anxiety Makes Me Scared that I Can’t Breathe
17:36
With over 4.6 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 
 
Learn how to calm the fear of suffocation and hyperventilation.
 
A few members of our private Facebook group have shared their fear of suffocation or hyperventilation and one shared how this fear became an anxiety trigger after suffering a panic attack where they felt they couldn’t breathe. Months later that fear of not being able to breathe is still an anxiety trigger. In this episode, we explain why the mind becomes fixated and how to overcome anxiety around breathing.
 
For more support, join our Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/anxietyslayer
 
Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course at anxietyslayer.teachable.com
 
 
May 10, 2018
The Importance of Grounding for Anxiety Relief
18:05

With over 4.6 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 

Learn our favorite grounding practices to help you feel calm and connected to the earth.

This episode of Anxiety Slayer is brought to you by Comforting Weight. 

Is your anxiety keeping you up at night? Try the calming effects of a weighted blanket from Comforting Weight. These luxury weighted blankets were designed specifically to feel like A fluffy comforter you love while providing extra weight to soothe and calm you during the night. Comforting Weight’s customers find they fall asleep faster and sleep deeper. Save $10 off your order at ComfortingWeight.com using coupon code "anxietyslayer".

Detailed show notes are available at anxietyslayer.com/journal
May 03, 2018
The Awareness Breath for Quieting the Mind
04:55

With over 4.6 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 

Enjoy this short 5-minute guided breathing practice from our album Breathe: Anxiety Relief Breathing Exercises. 

For the full album, or to sample our other anxiety relief audios, visit our website http://www.anxietyslayer.com/meditations/  or CD Baby >> http://bit.ly/2qZweQ6
Apr 26, 2018
Empowering Children and Teens to Understand and Overpower Anxiety with Sharon Selby
25:54

With over 4.6 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 

Today we are sharing a conversation with Clinical Counselor and author Sharon Selby about how to empower children and teens to understand and overpower anxiety.

Sharon is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and it’s her passion to support children, teens and families struggling with anxiety. For the last 20 years, she has accumulated over 10,000 clinical hours working with children and families experiencing diverse challenges and has a broad range of experience to draw upon. Sharon is also the author of Surfing the Worry Imp's Wave. An engaging and in-depth children’s book that teaches all about anxiety and how to overpower it.

Our intention today is to give parents a lot of valuable content about how you can support your anxious child.  

During our conversation, Sharon answers the following questions:

1. How can we help change our children’s negative thoughts which create anxiety?

2. Anxiety at school seems to be bigger than ever. Not only because of the class load, peer acceptance, and hormones but school shootings, suicide, and bullying. What can we do to support our kids when they feel the weight of the world on their shoulders?

3.How can we tell if our child is introverted or socially anxious?

4. What can parents expect from an anxious child? How far can they be pushed to move through their emotions?

5. In your experience, what is the best way we can dial into our teenagers to support them when they feel like as parents, “we just don’t get it”  It, being how they are feeling?

 

You can get in touch with Sharon at www.sharonselby.com and while you’re there, be sure to get Sharon’s free ebook: 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Your Child Is Anxious 

Apr 19, 2018
Getting Unstuck: How to free yourself from Anxiety’s web
17:15
With over 4.5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 
 
This week we're talking about how to get unstuck when you feel overwhelmed by anxiety and don't know where to start to find some relief.
 

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ - we invite you to take their quiz and get a free quote at healthiq.com/anxietyslayer

 

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course at anxietyslayer.teachable.com with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today...

Apr 12, 2018
Will I Always have to Manage My Anxiety?
19:28

With over 4.5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 

 

In this week's podcast we're responding to the question: Will I Always have to Manage My Anxiety?

 

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ - we invite you to get a free quote at healthiq.com/anxietyslayer

 

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course at anxietyslayer.teachable.com with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today...

Apr 05, 2018
Secret ways to stop anxiety when you’re around other people
19:32

With over 4.5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 

 

In this episode, we're sharing three secret ways to calm rising anxiety using acupressure points. 

 

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ - we invite you to get a free quote at healthiq.com/anxietyslayer

 

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course at anxietyslayer.teachable.com with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today...

Mar 29, 2018
Support for when you feel overpowered by negative people
28:57

With over 4.5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. 

In this week's podcast, we're talking about how to support yourself when you feel overpowered by negative people.

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ - we invite you to get a free quote at healthiq.com/anxietyslayer

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course at anxietyslayer.teachable.com with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today...

Mar 22, 2018
Learn how to process your emotions to relieve anxiety with Michelle Chalfant
31:38

With over 4.5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. For over 8 years, we've been providing a rich collection of supportive conversations, meditations, relaxations, and breathing techniques to help you feel calm and centered.

In this episode, Shann is speaking with Michelle Chalfant, Therapist, speaker and author of The Adult Chair: A Guide to Loving Yourself and host of The Adult Chair podcast. Today's conversation is about learning how to process your emotions to relieve anxiety.

Mar 14, 2018
What to do When Anxiety Flares up Unexpectedly
19:06
With over 4.5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. For over 8 years, we've been providing a rich collection of supportive conversations, meditations, relaxations, and breathing techniques to help you feel calm and centered.
 
This week we’re talking about: What you can do When Anxiety Flares up Unexpectedly 

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ - we invite you to get a free quote at healthiq.com/anxietyslayer

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course at anxietyslayer.teachable.com with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today...

Mar 09, 2018
What to do When Anxiety Flares up Unexpectedly
Mar 09, 2018
Anxiety affects my confidence and holds me back
27:26

With over 4.5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. For over 8 years, we've been providing a rich collection of supportive conversations, meditations, relaxations, and breathing techniques to help you feel calm and centered. 

In this week's Anxiety Slayer podcast, we're talking about how anxiety can affect our confidence and sharing some of our favorite lessons and tools to help build a sense of acceptance.

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ - we invite you to get a free quote at healthiq.com/anxietyslayer

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course at anxietyslayer.teachable.com with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today...

Mar 02, 2018
Moving Away From Anxiety - Gentle Exercise to Calm Your Mind
15:44

With over 4.5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. For over 8 years, we've been providing a rich collection of supportive conversations, meditations, relaxations, and breathing techniques to help you feel calm and centered. 

In this episode, we're talking about recommended exercises to help you calm your mind and soothe anxiety. 

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ - we invite you to get a free quote at healthiq.com/anxietyslayer

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course at anxietyslayer.teachable.com with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today...

Feb 22, 2018
Learn all about EFT Tapping and the Tapping World Summit
15:01

With over 4.5 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. For over 8 years, we've been providing a rich collection of supportive conversations, meditations, relaxations, and breathing techniques to help you feel calm and centered. 

In this week's show, we're talking about The Tapping World Summit a free event with over 25 presentations to help you uproot limiting beliefs, boost your confidence, dissolve stress and so much more

Claim your place here>> https://buff.ly/2F5Rj1k

 

 

Feb 15, 2018
How to Support a Teen Suffering with Anxiety
17:28

In this week's episode, we're talking about: How to Support a Teen Suffering with Anxiety

 

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Feb 08, 2018
What to do when anxiety makes you feel like hiding from the world
27:00

In this episode we're talking about how anxiety can make us want to hide away from the world and revisiting our own experiences with Susan Cain's book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Won't Stop Talking


Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today. anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Feb 01, 2018
How to Soothe Anxiety with Nourishing Food and Spices
20:09

In this week's podcast we're talking about how to soothe anxiety with nourishing food and spices.

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course at anxietyslayer.teachable.com with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today...

 

Jan 25, 2018
Interview with Mel Schwartz author of the newly released book The Possibility Principle
23:46
With almost 4.6 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. For over 8 years, we've been providing a rich collection of supportive conversations, meditations, relaxations, and breathing techniques to help you feel calm and centered. Join us for weekly podcasts for your peace of mind and personal growth. www.anxietyslaye
 
Anxiety Slayer is pleased to share a powerful interview with Dr. Mel Shwartz about his new book, The Possibility Principle: How Quantum Physics Can Improve The Way You Think, Live, and Love.”
 
Listen in and learn how to develop a mastery of your thinking and overcome anxiety and depression through a shift of mind, and embrace uncertainty to ride the waves of personal change.
Jan 18, 2018
Physical sensations that lead to health anxiety thoughts
13:47

In this week's podcast we're responding to a question about physical sensations triggering anxiety:

Hi Anxiety Slayer, I wanted to thank you for this podcast, you guys have helped me so much over the years. I'm still on my anxiety slayer journey and like anything, there are ups and downs. However, a lot more ups these days. I'd love for you guys to talk about physical sensations which can lead to health anxiety thoughts, my biggest problem!
 
 
Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today anxietyslayer.teachable.com

 

Jan 11, 2018
Does your anxiety have a message for you?
13:02

Sometimes anxiety is a messenger. Anxiety can carry the hint that there is something deeper within us that wants to be nourished.

 

As an alternative to setting New Year Resolutions and trying to push through, as we often do when we are suffering from anxiety, this podcast is about tuning in and listening to our body and mind and making space for learning more about yourself and what you might need to feel more peace.

 

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today anxietyslayer.teachable.com

 

Jan 04, 2018
FREE Track from our Emotional Peace Album: Affirmations for Hope in challenging times
05:09

This week on Anxiety Slayer we are sharing a popular track from our Emotional Peace album: Affirmations for Hope in Challenging Times

 

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Dec 21, 2017
Can you get rid of false anxiety?
12:17
With almost 4.6 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. For over 8 years, we've been providing a rich collection of supportive conversations, meditations, relaxations, and breathing techniques to help you feel calm and centered. 

We recently recorded a podcast on F E A R - False Evidence Appearing Real - and we received this response from our Facebook page: "The worst part about false anxiety is learning that you can pretty much only manage it. I don't know, or haven’t heard, of anyone who has actually gotten rid of false anxiety.  I call it false anxiety because it's things we believe that cause our bodies to go into that mode. It's normal to have anxiety during normal situations but we get anxiety symptoms during no situations..."
 
In this episode, we're responding to this question by sharing our own experiences and recommendations for finding peace with false anxiety.
 
Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today anxietyslayer.teachable.com
 
Dec 14, 2017
5 Tips for Slaying Your Anxiety over the Holidays
10:53
One of the challenges of the Christmas Holidays is that we lose sight of ourselves. When you're low on energy it's easy to get dragged around by other people's agenda.
 
In this week's podcast Shann and Ananga share tips for taking care of yourself throughout the holidays.
 
Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today anxietyslayer.teachable.com
Dec 07, 2017
Meditation Vs Breathing Exercises for Anxiety Relief
10:19

In this week's podcast we're talking about meditation versus breathing practices for anxiety relief and sharing something of our own personal practices.

 

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Nov 30, 2017
A Holiday Gift for You - Heart Centred Anxiety Calming Practice
08:50

We would like to wish everyone a happy holiday with this Heart Centred Anxiety Calming Practice for you to download and keep for times when you might feel a bit frazzled.

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Nov 24, 2017
Why does eating help my anxiety?
18:11

In this week’s podcast, we’re responding to a question from our inbox: Why does eating help my anxiety?

 

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Nov 15, 2017
How to stop dwelling on unwelcome thoughts
15:06

In this week's podcast, we're sharing our favourite techniques and wisdom teachings to help you stop dwelling on unwelcome thoughts.

 

Key points from the show:

We get into trouble when we believe the mind’s propaganda and we see its story as fact.
 
At any time we can use our intelligence to choose something different.
 
 
Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today anxietyslayer.teachable.com
Nov 09, 2017
Anxiety made worse by darker evenings
16:54

In this week's podcast, we're talking about how to support yourself if your anxiety is made worse by darker evenings.

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Nov 02, 2017
EFT Tapping to Relieve Anxiety Chest Pain
23:44

In this week's podcast we're talking about anxiety and chest pain and sharing two techniques that can help including a guided EFT Tapping session.

 

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Oct 26, 2017
Self-Care Remedies for Life-Altering Transitions
09:31
In this week's show, we're discussing Self-Care during a job transition in response to a question we received in our inbox. 
 
Question: I will be moving to a new state in about a month and will not have a job right away. I am looking forward to this time because I feel that I can really use it to practice self-care techniques that I was not able to ever get myself to do while I worked a full-time job with a long commute. How do you suggest I use this free time to really maximize my self-care efforts?
 
Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today anxietyslayer.teachable.com
Oct 19, 2017
How can I get help for my anxiety when I don't know what's causing it?
14:55

In this week's podcast we're responding to some comments we received in response to a question Ananga posted on our Facebook page: "What is your biggest struggle with anxiety?"

We received several responses asking "How Can I get help when I don’t know why I get anxiety attacks?" “Not knowing what's causing it is the worst!" and "How can I fix myself if I can't find where I'm broken?” In this episode, Ananga's sharing how Ayurveda's understanding of the mind helped her overcome her own anxiety and sharing some teachings that we hope will support you too.

 

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today anxietyslayer.teachable.com
Oct 11, 2017
It's our 8th Anniversary and we're celebrating with a special sale
10:55

In this week's podcast, we're celebrating our 8th Anniversary and talking about some supportive practices for being with and calming emotional pain we've just added to our most popular course.

 

Catch How to Calm Your Fragile Mind at half price here: https://anxietyslayer.teachable.com/p/how-to-calm-your-fragile-mind sale ends this Friday, October 6th

Oct 04, 2017
Honouring Louise Hay
09:50

In this week's podcast, we are honouring Louise Hay and sharing our stories of how her work impacted our lives.

 

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Sep 21, 2017
Self-care for Anxiety during Autumn
07:58

The Fall / Autumn season can be tricky for anxiety sufferers. In this podcast we are sharing tips to help you transition into Fall feeling calm and protected.

For more self-care tips please visit us at AnxietySlayer.com

 

And get our FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course at anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Sep 15, 2017
What does self-care really mean for anxiety sufferers?
17:01
Anxiety is a condition that benefits from inner work and support. When we are in pain or things aren’t going well in our lives our natural inclination is to want to fix it.
 
And our tendency is to point somewhere out there” at someone, or something external that needs adjusting so we can feel more comfortable.
 
We see this happen with anxiety when we declare a dislike for it. Sometimes we say I hate my anxiety” or I just want it to go away”. Anxiety feels awful, truly terrifying on occasions and we just want it to stop.
 
The challenge is that it’s happening in our own minds and bodies - it isn’t out there”, it’s in here! So we have the uncomfortable task ahead of learning to be with ourself when we don’t feel good.
 
In this week's podcast, we're talking about some starting points for bringing self-care into anxiety recovery.
 
 
You can get our FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course at anxietyslayer.teachable.com and start your self-care today with the included Heart Centred Guided Meditation
Sep 07, 2017
Guided Breathing Practice for Anxiety Relief: Mindful Connection
09:48

This week we're sharing a guided breathing practice from our FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course.

Enroll today at AnxietySlayer.teachable.com

Aug 31, 2017
Managing Anxiety During Life Altering Transitions
24:25
Today we’re answering a listener question:
 
"I have listened to all of your podcasts, and thoroughly enjoy them. I don't recall you doing one on anxiety related to life changes, moving, new job, getting married, or all of the above. Thanks for all the wonderful support. This might be a good subject to young adults as well as others going through a change that brings unintended anxiety."
 
Get our FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course at: AnxietySlayer.teachable.com
Aug 24, 2017
Why does my anxiety make me feel so sick?
12:26

Today we’re answering the question: Why does my anxiety make me feel so sick? 

Listen in to discover two key meridian points from the EFT Tapping sequence you can use to help yourself feel less sick if it's one of the symptoms of anxiety that troubles you.

 

Get our EFT Tapping sheet at AnxietySlayer.com/EFT

 

and enroll in our FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course at AnxietySlayer.teachable.com

Aug 18, 2017
Announcing Our new FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course
02:25

Announcing Our new FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course, enroll today at AnxietySlayer.teachable.com

Don't just listen to Anxiety Slayer - become an Anxiety Slayer! We look forward to seeing you inside the course.

Aug 10, 2017
Responding to a listener with an anxiety based vestibular disorder
17:39

In this week's podcast we are responding to a listener with an anxiety based vestibular disorder and offering some self-help tips for calming anxiety induced dizziness and anxiety in general.

 

Get our new FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course at anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Aug 03, 2017
5 Anxiety Triggers to Watch out for
16:41

In this episode we're looking at 5 anxiety triggers to look out for and how you can overcome them.

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Jul 28, 2017
Waking up with panic
17:50

In this week's podcast we're responding to the following question:

 

"I wake up in such a panic, I think I subconsciously panic in the early hours of the morning because I wake up and have been worrying about something for what seems like my entire sleep, so I wake up feeling down and negative and instantly cancel my plans for the day..."

 

For support in overcoming anxiety please visit anxietyslayer.teachable.com and have a look at our online courses

Jul 14, 2017
Why comparison makes anxiety worse
13:07

Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.”

In the case of anxiety, comparison can quickly eat away at our self-confidence.

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Jul 07, 2017
How to tame your mind and experience more peace
14:56

In this week’s podcast we’re talking about an anxiety slayer skill to help you tame unwanted thoughts and feel more peaceful.

 

To learn more about working with unwanted thoughts and calming your mind take a look at our How to Calm Your Fragile Mind Course on Teachable at anxietyslayer.teachable.com

 

Jun 30, 2017
How to create an "in case of anxiety" plan
09:27

We've been talking in recent podcasts about the benefit of making your own anxiety first aid kit. In this podcast, we're talking about making a plan to keep at home for supporting yourself through anxiety flares. We will be covering what to put on your plan and why keeping it somewhere where everyone can see it is helpful for your family members and friends to know how to support you on difficult days.

 

Get your FREE Anxiety Slayer Starter Course with 4 guided anxiety relief exercises today anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Jun 23, 2017
How to avoid feeding anxiety by doing nothing!
27:49

In this week's podcast we're talking about How to avoid feeding anxiety by doing nothing!

We live in a world where we feel we always have to be saying or doing something. It’s hard for us to pause and rest and wait things out, but often that’s exactly what we need to do.

 

For detailed support on learning EFT Tapping and more to help you overcome anxiety visit us at: AnxietySlayer.teachable.com

Jun 16, 2017
How can I break the cycle of chronic anxiety?
13:03

In this week's podcast we're responding to this question from our inbox: How can I break the cycle of chronic anxiety? I feel like it keeps circling round and round and I can't get out.

 

To learn our favourite tools and techniques to slay your anxiety please visit anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Jun 09, 2017
When I try meditation to help my anxiety it makes me fall asleep. Do you have any tips?
08:26

In this week's podcast were responding to this question from our inbox: When I try meditation to help my anxiety it makes me fall asleep. Do you have any tips?

 

"Often when we feel sleepy during meditation it's because we're stepping down from the high adrenaline state of fight or flight. Meditation is very relaxing and sometimes, the body will take the time to shut down for a while when it gets the chance."

Jun 02, 2017
An Introduction to Breathing for Anxiety Relief
04:30

With your own breath, you can learn to calm the symptoms of anxiety and regain a sense of control. In this week's podcast Shann will show you how to get started and guide you through a simple breath awareness exercise.

 

May 26, 2017
How to make your own Anxiety Slayer first aid kit
17:25

In this week's podcast we're celebrating 4 MILLION downloads and replaying one of our most popular episodes: How to make your own Anxiety Slayer first aid kit.

All our courses are on sale at 40% off until May 30th - visit: anxietyslayer.teachable.com to start slaying your anxiety today.

May 19, 2017
How connection helps us heal anxiety
14:57

The stigma around anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges creates a disconnect which does great damage. We need to bridge that gap with connection.

May 03, 2017
What kind of physical activity is the best for reducing anxiety?
10:54

In this week's podcast we're responding to a listener question "What kind of physical activity is the best for reducing anxiety?"

For courses to help you slay your anxiety please visit the Anxiety Slayer Academy at anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Apr 27, 2017
How the Recent US Election has Created Anxiety for Our Children
30:00

Today Shann speaks with Steve Schlozman MD about how the recent election has created anxiety for children and how families can support their kids.

Dr. Steve is the associate director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital. The Clay Center is devoted to promoting the emotional well-being of young people by providing innovative education about mental health. He is also an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and practices child and adult psychiatry at MGH, where he is the primary consultant to the pediatric transplant service.

Dr.Schlozman’s expertise has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, NBC News, Boston Magazine, ABC News, amongst many other media outlets.

Apr 20, 2017
3 great books to help you get started with Ayurveda
10:54

In this week's podcast we're responding to a listener who wants to know more about Ayurveda.

You can find full details of our recommended reads on getting started with Ayurveda in The Anxiety Slayer Amazon Store 

 

Apr 14, 2017
3 self-care moves to help you calm your anxiety and reclaim your life
23:20

In this week's podcast we're sharing three of our favourite self-care moves to help you calm your anxiety and reclaim your life.

For courses to help you go deeper with slaying your anxiety please visit: anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Apr 06, 2017
Relaxed Awareness Breathing Practice
11:09

We hope you enjoy this full guided breathing practice from our album Oasis: A Retreat from Stress & Anxiety 

 
For the full album, or to sample our other anxiety relief audio please look for Anxiety Slayer on Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby
 
Mar 30, 2017
Anxiety made worse by pain medication and fear of broken reality
08:17

In this week's podcast we're responding to the following listener question: "A few months ago I had a bad experience with pm pain medication that caused me to wake in a strange state between waking and dreaming. That experience scared me to my core and has me questioning my reality. How can I get over this kind of fear? It has me questioning everything."

Mar 23, 2017
What you need to know about magnesium deficiency and anxiety with Dr. Carolyn Dean
31:00

Over that last couple of months, Anxiety Slayer has been teaching our listeners about the benefits of Magnesium as an essential nutrient to stave off heart disease, diabetes, asthma and of course, stress and anxiety. This week we're honored to have a conversation with Dr. Carolyn Dean to complete our series about the benefits of magnesium for anxiety relief and so much more. 

Carolyn Dean, MD, ND is a health pioneer with over 35 years of experience with stress management, sleep, aging, diet and nutrition issues. She’s authored 30 books including “The Magnesium Miracle".  

Mar 16, 2017
The importance of Taking Action to Escape Anxiety
12:58

When we talk about taking action to get free from anxiety. How many of you have a little voice in your head saying things like: "If only it was that easy?" Or "It won't work for me." Maybe your mind tells you "My anxiety is different." Or that the advice "sounds too hard" or maybe "it sounds too simple."

If you do, you sit among the majority of our listeners. Only a handful of listeners to this show take action against their anxiety. Because that's just how the mind is. It will resist taking action all day long. And then when you go to bed at night that very same mind will start berating you that you did nothing today.

Make 2017 the year you do something to escape the grip of your anxiety.

Don't let that little voice stop you and then get on your case later. Go to bed tonight knowing you did something. You took action and made a start. You became one of the empowered few that will escape the grip of anxiety this year. 

Mar 10, 2017
Our Favorite Natural Remedies to Ease Anxiety
22:36

In this week's podcast, we're talking about our favourite natural remedies to ease anxiety. Including Bach Flower Remedies, herbal tea blends, and Natural Calm magnesium drink.

 

To get your FREE sample of Natural Calm visit: www.naturalvitality.com/anxietyslayer

Mar 01, 2017
Get your FREE place at the World Tapping Summit and follow our guided tapping session for calming anxiety
18:33

It's all about EFT Tapping! Announcing the 9th World Tapping Summit and offering you a guided tapping walkthrough for calming anxiety.

 

Register for your free place here: or click the banner at AnxietySlayer.com, or on our Facebook page

Feb 21, 2017
How to sleep better and calm your anxiety
21:46

Being wired and overtired is ruining the sleep of millions of people. If you're one of them, we hope you will enjoy today's podcast on how to improve both the quality and quantity of your sleep.

Feb 15, 2017
What can I do when breathing techniques aren't working for me?
07:00

In this week's podcast we are responding to a listener question: "I have tried breathing techniques off and on now for over a year. Sad to say, I don't have the ability to slow my breathing down. However I know it must be possible because my breathing gets very shallow when I'm sleeping. I think my BP is like 80/40, just waking up. I am always a tense person. What can I do?"

Feb 10, 2017
How Magnesium Can Relieve Stress and Anxiety
16:43

In this week's podcast we're talking about the benefits of magnesium for calming anxiety and improving sleep.

For your free sample of Natural Calm magnesium supplement and anti-stress drink visit this link: naturalvitality.com/anxietyslayer/

Feb 03, 2017
Help! My anxiety makes me sick, or feel like I'm going to pass out
09:07

In this week's podcast we're responding to the following question:

I suffer from stress and anxiety and this triggers me to be sick whenever I get nervous. When I have panic attacks, it's hard for me to swallow and breathe and I feel as though I have a lump in my throat and I'm going to choke. I get really dizzy and feel like I'm going to pass out. It really affects me and I feel really down at times.

Catch the notes and recommended resources for this show at AnxietySlayer.com

Jan 27, 2017
Walk away from your anxiety
04:49

In this podcast we’re talking about building the simple practice of mindful walking and how it can help you calm anxiety.

Jan 20, 2017
How to Enjoy a Full and Magical Life even when you Struggle with Anxiety - Featuring Leonie Dawson
36:41

In this week's podcast, Shann had the pleasure of interviewing Leonie Dawson, founder of The Amazing Life and Biz Academy and creator of 2017 My Shining Year.

Shann and Leonie discuss her anxiety journey that began shortly after the birth of her daughter, almost 6 years ago. Since then she's learned that anxiety runs deep in her family and that after trying absolutely everything to calm her mind without medication, she surrendered got some counseling and filled a prescription and finally got the support she needed. Today, Leonie is enjoying a full life with much less suffering due to generalized anxiety and tells us that she views her anxiety as a gift.

Jan 12, 2017
Help for bad dreams and anxiety that strikes as soon as you wake up
11:53

This week we’re responding to a question about calming bad dreams and anxiety that strikes as soon as you wake up and before you even open your eyes. 

Jan 06, 2017
Wishing you a gentle and happy New Year
03:10

In this podcast Shann encourages us all to start the year with extre self-kindness, gentle pacing and free from stressful expecations.

 

To go deeper with overcoming anxiety visit us as AnxietySlayer.com/support

Dec 30, 2016
The Power of Rituals for Healing Anxiety and Emotional Pain
16:09

In this week's podcast, we're talking about the power of daily healing rituals to help calm anxiety and emotional pain.

To go deeper, and receive detailed guidance on working with emotional pain and unwanted thoughts please take a look at our How to Calm Your Fragile Mind Course in the Anxiety Slayer Academy at: https://anxiety-slayer.teachable.com/

 

Dec 23, 2016
5 Tips for Slaying Your Anxiety over the Holidays
10:53

Thanks for listening to Anxiety Slayer! In this week's podcast, we're sharing our favourite tips for keeping calm and centered over what can be a couple of quite challenging weeks for anxiety sufferers.

 

To go deeper with overcoming anxiety please visit the Anxiety Slayer Academy at: https://anxiety-slayer.teachable.com

Dec 16, 2016
FREE Track from our Emotional Peace Album: Affirmations for Hope in challenging times
05:09

This week on Anxiety Slayer we are sharing a popular track from our Emotional Peace album: Affirmations for Hope in Challenging Times

 

You can buy Emotional Peace on Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes simply search for the words "emotional peace"

Dec 02, 2016
3 Ways fighting your anxiety makes it worse
16:26

In this week's podcast we're talking about three ways fighting your anxiety makes it worse... and the unglamorous truth about making it better!

 

To go deeper with slaying your anxiety please visit: AnxietySlayer.com/support

 

 

Nov 25, 2016
5 Habits to help you overcome anxiety
20:36

In this week's podcast we're talking about five simple habits that can help you overcome anxiety. Based on the principle that small steps every day really can make a difference to your life.

 

Oasis: A retreat from Stress and Anxiety

You can find our Albums for anxiety relief at: Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby - just search for "Anxiety Slayer" and you will see our full catalogue of breathing exercises, grounding techniques, and guided relaxations to help you slay your anxiety. 

 

 

Nov 18, 2016
How can I stop my anxiety pushing my partner away?
14:29

In this week's podcast we are responding to the following question: "How does one with anxiety not give stress and anxiety to their significant other? Are there any tactics or methods of handling anxiety and bad thoughts after a bad break up?"

Nov 11, 2016
How to help yourself if your anxiety makes you feel faint
09:36
In this week's episode we are responding to a listener question from our Facebook page: "Can anxiety make you feel faint?"
Faintness is certainly a possible symptom of anxiety, in this podcast we explain why and offer two ways you can help yourself feel more calm, clear-headed and grounded.

For more information please visit: www.AnxietySlayer.com/EFT

Our collection of grounding techniques for calming anxiety is available at iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby - just search for Anxiety Slayer.


Nov 04, 2016
Quick tips to help lift your mood if darker evenings affect your anxiety
11:40
In this week’s podcast we are responding to a question from an anxiety sufferer who says :the dark evenings make my anxiety worse, can you help?”
Oct 28, 2016
Do you need a media break?
16:34
In this week's podcast we're talking about how negative media can increase anxiety.

Points covered in the podcast include:

 - Upgrading our sources of information

- Seeking real connection

and a tip from Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Our How to Calm Your Fragile Mind Course for overcoming negative thoughts is on sale until October 31st  - you can enroll and participate today at: 
Oct 21, 2016
Celebrating 7 Years of Anxiety Slayer and Speaking Out Against the Stigma around Anxiety
18:26
In this week's podcast we're celebrating 7 years of producing Anxiety Slayer for you and speaking out against the stigma around anxiety.

We would like to thank old listeners and new for tuning in to Anxiety Slayer and hope you find this podcast supportive.

You can enroll in our How To Calm Your Fragile Mind course at a special offer price until October 31st at:
Oct 14, 2016
Tips for Calming Anxiety Storms
08:03
In this week's podcast we're talking about why your mind gets scared of anxiety and how to change your thinking to help you feel more calm and in control when you're suffering from anxiety attacks.
Oct 06, 2016
How to calm physical anxiety: muscle tension and a sore jaw
13:38
In this week's podcast we are responding to a question from our inbox: "Any more suggestions to overcome physical pains of anxiety? Muscle tightness and a sore jaw?"

In the podcast we cover: 
  • Three helpful practices from Ayurveda
  • and the benefits of EFT Tapping to get to the root of the tension
Sep 29, 2016
4 joy crushing habits to let go now
16:30
In this week's podcast we're talking about developing increased awareness of the things that can make us feel stressed and low and how to weed them out and develop supportive self-care habits.

Catch the notes for this week's podcast here: http://www.anxietyslayer.com/journal/4-joy-crushing-habits-to-let-go-now.html
Sep 16, 2016
Can the Weather Affect My Anxiety? Yes, and Fall is the Season When You Might Need Extra Support
07:58

The Fall / Autumn season can be tricky for anxiety sufferers. In this podcast we are sharing tips to help you transition into Fall feeling calm and protected.

For more self-care tips please visit us at AnxietySlayer.com

Sep 07, 2016
6 Ways to help an anxious child ease back into school
16:22
In this week's podcast we're sharing 6 ways to help an anxious child ease back into school. If you know someone this podcast might help please share it.

To go deeper with Slaying your Anxiety please visit AnxietySlayer.com/support

Sep 02, 2016
Discovering the Real You with Kute Blackson
33:13
This week on Anxiety Slayer, Shann had the pleasure of sharing time with Kute Blackson to discuss his new book, You Are The One and talk about some of the adversity he’s overcome on his journey and how you can discover the real you. 


Buy your copy of You Are The One at www.KuteBlackson.com


Aug 25, 2016
What makes Health Anxiety Worse? And How Gratitude can Help it get Better
18:05
In this weeks podcast we're talking about what makes health anxiety worse, and what you can do to cultivate the attitude of gratitude that shrinks anxiety and leaves us free to make supportive choices for our body, mind and soul.

For help with going deeper into slaying your anxiety, visit us at: AnxietySlayer.com/support


This week's podcast is brought to you by Inspiration for a Woman's Soul; Opening to Gratitude and Grace
Aug 17, 2016
One way your anxiety will always try to hold you back
16:20
In this week's podcast we're talking about a trick of the mind that can stop us Slaying our Anxiety.

Aug 12, 2016
How to Overcome Health Anxiety
24:17
Health anxiety is one of anxiety's most painful and difficult manifestations.

In this week's podcast we're sharing our favourite tips and techniques for keeping calm when we get anxious about our health.


Aug 05, 2016
Guided EFT Tapping Session: Finding Hope for Overcoming Your Anxiety
16:55
We get a lot of questions about EFT Tapping. Questions like does it really work? How can it help me? And where can I learn how to do it?

In this week's podcast we're sharing a guided tapping session on using EFT Tapping for overcoming anxiety's tricks of the mind. If you've been wondering about trying EFT for your anxiety, you can do it with us today. If you haven't heard of EFT Tapping we hope you'll join us and try it too.

For more information and the tapping diagram you'll need for this episode please visit: AnxietySlayer.com/EFT

You can find our step-by-step EFT for Anxiety Relief Course at AnxietySlayer.com/support
Jul 27, 2016
How Summer can escalate anxiety and what you can do to find relief
09:15
In this week's podcast we're sharing some of our favourite tips for keeping cool and calm in the summer heat.
Points covered include:

cooling and calming herb teas
a cooling breathing technique
the benefits of coconut oil and more...

To go deeper with slaying your anxiety visit the Slayer Academy at AnxietySlayer.com/support
Jul 15, 2016
Support Plan for Recovering from Shock or Trauma
21:33
In this week's podcast we're sharing a simple support plan for recovery from shock or trauma.

Jul 08, 2016
Is this really anxiety, or is there something wrong with my health?
06:24
We get a lot of questions about health anxiety and anxiety symptoms so for this week's podcast we're replaying one of our most popular episodes:
"When physical side effects of anxiety kick in there's always a niggle of doubt - what if it's something else?"

Visit www.AnxietySlayer.com/support for step-by-step support with tools and skills to help you slay your anxiety.


Jul 01, 2016
4 Gentle ways to support yourself when anxiety flares up
17:07
In this week's podcast we're sharing four gentle ways to support yourself when anxiety flares up
To go deeper with the practical skills and tools that can help you slay your anxiety please visit us at: www.AnxietySlayer.com/support
Jun 24, 2016
Have you heard of anyone experiencing burping with anxiety?
13:34
In this week's podcast we are responding to the question: "Have you heard of anyone experiencing burping with anxiety?"


Jun 17, 2016
Difficulty with Patience After a Recent Episode with Anxiety
15:25
In this week's podcast we are responding to a listener's question about anxiety and patience:

"Since my most recent episode of anxiety and depression I have experienced difficulty with patience. I find I am now quicker to anger and easily become frustrated or overwhelmed. My fiancee and my Mom try to help me maintain calm, but I feel like it is easier to lose my patience than step back from whatever is causing me problems..."

Visit www.AnxietySlayer.com/support for step-by-step support with tools and skills to help you slay your anxiety.
Jun 09, 2016
Why does anxiety cause awful thoughts and how can we stop them?
16:13
In this week's podcast we're responding to this question from our inbox: "Why does anxiety cause awful thoughts and how can we stop them?"
Jun 03, 2016
You Can Thrive After PTSD with Navjit Kandola
42:53
In the 300th episode of Anxiety Slayer, Shann interviews Navjit Kandola of Tender Logic about her brush with death 6 years ago and how she learned to thrive while healing and suffering with post traumatic stress.  Learn more about Navjit at www.Tenderlogic.com.
May 21, 2016
5 Steps to Create a Calm and Relaxing Living Space
08:56
In this episode Shann walks you through 5 simple steps to create a calm and relaxing living space.
May 13, 2016
How we became Anxiety Slayers and how you can too!
16:57
In this week's podcast we are replaying one of our most popular episodes. Listen in as we openly share our own experiences with anxiety and how we learned to overcome them. Learn more about our mission and popular offerings at www.anxietyslayer.com. Thanks for listening!
May 06, 2016
How to deal with depersonalization and anxiety
15:15

In this week's podcast we're responding to a question from our inbox on depersonalization and anxiety:

"How do you slay depersonalization? This is the worst symptom of anxiety that I deal with."


Points covered in the podcast:

During anxiety induced depersonalisation we can feel as if our thoughts and actions are not our own, we might feel as if we are not fully present in our body, or as if we are watching ouselves from the outside.  

For support please visit: www.AnxietySlayer.com

Apr 29, 2016
Free Guided Mindful Breathing Practice
05:49

This week we are sharing the Awareness Breath from our album Breathe: Anxiety Relief Breathing Exercises

If you find this practice helpful, please have a listen to our other anxiety relief guided meditations on Amazon and in the iTunes music store - just look for Anxiety Slayer.

Apr 22, 2016
4 Lies Anxiety Likes to Tell You
19:38
In this week's podcast we're talking about 4 lies anxiety likes to tell you and how you can break free from their grip.

If you would like to master the anxiety slaying skills covered in this podcast please visit: www.AnxietySlayer.com/support
Apr 15, 2016
Tips for handling fixation on noise
15:52
In this week's podcast we are responding to a question about fixation on external noise:

"Have you any techniques to help stop fixation? I tend to do this and it leads to anxiety and sometimes a panic attack. A recent example occurred at a loud ice hockey match..."


To find out more about the resources covered in this podcast please visit: http://www.anxietyslayer.com/journal/help-for-fixation-and-noise-increasing-anxiety.html
Apr 07, 2016
Help with Anxiety around Eating
14:23
In this week's podcast we're responding to a question about anxiety at meal times. We hope you find it supportive and invite you to join us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/anxietyslayer 
Mar 31, 2016
7 Easy Ways to Manage Your Anxiety When Travelling
14:15

In this week's podcast we're covering seven easy ways to support yourself and manage anxiety when travelling.

Today's Anxiety Slayer podcast is brought to you by audible.com - get a FREE audiobook download and 30-day free trial at www.audibletrial.com/anxietyslayer. Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player.

For the notes and resources covered in this podcast please see: http://www.anxietyslayer.com/journal/7-easy-ways-to-manage-your-anxiety-when-travelling.html
Mar 24, 2016
Do these 3 Fears Stop You Asking for Help?
16:19
In this week's podcast we're talking about 3 fears that can stop you asking for help and how you can overcome them.

For more information on the resources mentioned in this episode please see: http://www.anxietyslayer.com/journal/3-fears-that-stop-you-asking-for-help-and-how-you-can-overco.html

To go deeper with slaying your anxiety take a look at the new Anxiety Slayer Academy: http://anxiety-slayer.teachable.com/

Mar 18, 2016
How to Manage Anxiety In the Workplace
15:03
In this week's podcast we're talking about anxiety at work and how you can manage it.
For more in-depth guidance on EFT Tapping and Mindfulness for Anxiety Relief please visit: www.AnxietySlayer.com/support
Mar 10, 2016
Can a weighted blanket help your anxiety?
10:14
In this week's podcast we're talking about weighted blankets and how they can help calm anxiety.

Mar 04, 2016
2 Invisible ways to handle anxiety on public transport
09:23
In this week's podcast we're responding to a question about dealing with anxiety on public transport.

For the notes and resources covered in this podcast please see: http://www.anxietyslayer.com/journal/2-invisible-ways-to-handle-anxiety-on-public-transport.html
Feb 18, 2016
Breathe your anxiety away with this free guided relaxation
11:08
We hope you enjoy this full guided breathing practice from our album Oasis: A Retreat from Stress & Anxiety 

For the full album, or to sample our other anxiety relief audio please look for Anxiety Slayer on Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby

Feb 12, 2016
What helps when you have an anxiety relapse?
25:58

In this week's episode we're revisiting one of our most popular podcasts about what causes setbacks or relapses on the road to recovery from anxiety and how you can best support yourself when you hit a rough patch.

For more tips and techniques on slaying your anxiety please visit us at www.AnxietySlayer.com 

Feb 05, 2016
Concern about a friend with anxiety who has become distant
14:32
In this week's podcast we are responding to a question from a concerned friend of an anxiety sufferer.



Jan 22, 2016
When we fear our repetitive thoughts
16:26
In this week's podcast we are responding to a question asking for strategies for dealing with fearfulness around repetitive thoughts and constantly having anxiety on your mind.


For in-depth guidance on this issue please see our How to Calm Your Fragile Mind course at AnxietySlayer.com/support
Jan 15, 2016
Creating an Anxiety Slayer care kit
17:29
The New Year can be tough for anxiety sufferers as it often comes with a host of expectations and the inclination to make resolutions which often just increase our stress.

Instead of piling on, we recommend taking extra care and would like to share some tips for carrying an anxiety slayer care kit...
Jan 07, 2016
How we became anxiety slayers and how you can too
17:41
In this week's podcast we are sharing our own experiences with anxiety and how we learned to overcome it.

All our support packs are on sale at 50% off until midnight tonight. Wishing you a happy and anxiety free New Year

Dec 31, 2015
The importance of some quiet time during the holidays
09:01
In this week's podcast we're sharing our holiday survival tips and talking about the importance of daily quiet time.
Dec 18, 2015
Why does my mind get stuck on the bad thoughts?
16:02
This week's podcast is in response to the following question: "As soon as I think of something wrong, my thoughts get out of control and the anxiety overrides everything." 




Dec 10, 2015
The secret to overcoming anxiety that's seldom talked about
11:55
In this week's podcast we're talking about an essential key to overcoming anxiety that is often overlooked.


Dec 03, 2015
Holiday Survival: Calming Guided Breathing Practice
05:38
The holiday season can be hard for anxiety sufferers. Here's a simple calming breathing practice to help you calm anxiety and support yourself during the busy days ahead.

We are celebrating our 6th Anniversary by offering 50% off EVERYTHING in the Anxiety Slayer Store 
visit: AnxietySlayer.com/store now to claim our popular anxiety support packs at half price until 31st December.
Nov 27, 2015
Dark evenings make my anxiety worse - what can I do about it?
11:03
In this week's podcast we're talking about how the longer evenings of fall and winter can make  anxiety worse and what you can I do about it.


We are celebrating our 6th Anniversary with a 50% sale of EVERYTHING in the Anxiety Slayer Store visit: AnxietySlayer.com/store now to claim our popular anxiety support packs at half price until 31st December.

Nov 19, 2015
5 Quick and Easy Ways to Calm Down When You Feel Anxious
12:52
In this week's podcast we are sharing our favourite 5 Quick and Easy Ways to Calm Down When You Feel Anxious

We are also offering our EFT Tapping anxiety relief support pack at 50% off until November 20th to celebrate our 6th Anniversary.

Find out more about our special offer here:www.AnxietySlayer.com/store
Nov 05, 2015
Tips for working with a mental healthcare professional
07:45
In this week's podcast we're responding to the following question from our inbox:

"Lately I feel even more beat down by my anxiety than usual. I wonder if some time you could talk about knowing when it's time to seek face to face care with a mental health professional? Maybe the broad strokes of what different kinds of care are available."
Oct 29, 2015
How to get clear when stress messes with your emotions
15:11
Stress brings an internal chaos that can cause us to loose sight of ourselves. In this week's podcast we're talking about how to regain a sense of calm and clarity when stress messes with your emotions 
Oct 22, 2015
Panic Attacks at School
08:00
In this week's podcast we're responding to a message from our inbox on panic attacks:

"I have experienced two panic attacks at school during my math class. The class is really noisy and I have trouble listening to the teacher and focusing on a subject that I sometimes struggle with. Things get really intense before a test. I’ve asked to leave the classroom and have tried to breathe deeply when I start feeling maxed out. Is there anything you recommend to help me stay calm and relaxed."


Oct 16, 2015
How to calm anxiety after a panic attack while driving
10:37
In this week's podcast we're responding to the following question from our inbox:

"About a month ago I had a panic attack while driving. I have been very much anxious and scared everyday now since. I have to drive so I can work. I see a psychiatrist and have a new appointment for cognitive behavioral therapy. I am at a loss and hoping that perhaps you have some advice or something to pull me through this until I can handle this on my own."

Find out how EFT Tapping can help here: http://www.anxietyslayer.com/eft


Oct 02, 2015
A Simple Breathing Practice to Help You Control Your Anxiety
04:12
With your own breath, you can learn to calm the symptoms of anxiety and regain a sense of control. In this week's podcast Shann will show you how to get started with a simple breath awareness exercise.


Sep 18, 2015
5 causes of anxiety to watch out for
27:17
in this week's podcast we're talking about five things that can trigger anxiety and how to overcome them.
Sep 10, 2015
How being kind to yourself can help you calm your anxiety
11:34

Join us for this episode where we discuss how you can help yourself overcome anxiety by being kind to yourself.

For the resources mentioned in this podcast, please visit: http://www.anxietyslayer.com/journal/how-being-kind-to-yourself-can-help-you-calm-your-anxiety.html

Sep 04, 2015
Watch your anxiety as we enter Autumn
08:01
The Fall / Autumn season can be tricky for anxiety sufferers. In this podcast we are sharing tips to help you transition into Fall feeling calm and protected.

For more self-care tips please visit us at AnxietySlayer.com
Aug 27, 2015
How To Calm Your Mind When You Have a Health Scare
09:00
In this episode Shann and Ananga help a listener manage her anxiety about a strange phenomenon she is experiencing after a having her first panic attack.
Aug 20, 2015
3 Supportive Grounding Techniques
04:52
In this week's podcast, Shann shares 3 of her favorite grounding techniques.
Aug 13, 2015
How to Get a Good Night's Sleep
14:03
In this week's episode, Shann and Ananga discuss how to get a good night's sleep. Be sure to check out their popular Sleep Album on iTunes and Amazon.
Aug 06, 2015
What To Do When It's All Too Much
06:43
In this week's episode, Shann shares some tips for how to care for yourself when you're feeling maxed out.
Jul 30, 2015
Teas for Anxiety Relief
12:05
In this week's podcast, Shann and Ananga share their favorite teas for anxiety relief.
Jul 23, 2015
Help for anxiety setbacks and flare ups
25:42
In this week's podcast we're talking about anxiety setbacks and flare ups, why they happen and what you can do to help yourself through it.
Jul 17, 2015
Help accepting an anxious past
09:29
In this week's podcast we're responding to the following message from our inbox: I have been having a very unsettled mind as of lately, with anxiety creeping back in. Do you have any tips or podcasts you can point to that help with accepting the past, to not let it inhibit the present moment of happiness, and to calm those train wrecks of thoughts that start going?
Jul 09, 2015
3 Things that make anxiety worse
11:49
In this week's podcast we're talking about 3 things that make anxiety worse and what you can do instead to help yourself feel more calm and in control when anxiety strikes.


Jul 02, 2015
How can I help myself when my anxiety gets triggered
09:03
In this week's podcast we're responding to the question: "How can I help myself when my anxiety gets triggered?"

Jun 19, 2015
How to Calm Down when You Feel Anxious
08:09
In this week's podcast we're answering a question about quick and easy ways to calm down when anxiety spikes.
Jun 11, 2015
Grounding Techniques for Anxiety plus a FREE Gift
08:00
Grounding techniques are very helpful for helping anyone suffering from anxiety to feel safe and settled.

This week we have a FREE gift to help you try grounding techniques for yourself - it's the title track of our album Resonance: Grounding Techniques for Anxiety Relief and you can download your copy here: www.tinyurl.com/grounding101

May 28, 2015
Anxiety and Me: I freak out when I try and relax
09:12
In this week's podcast we are responding to a question from our inbox:

"When I finally sit or lay and try to relax, I get a freaked out feeling, because I don't have something to keep me busy. My body is so tense and when I try to relax I can't! I'll get the release of tension or feel a pain and then I freak out."

- See more at: http://www.anxietyslayer.com/journal/anxiety-and-me-i-freak-out-when-i-try-and-relax.html

Join Shann for Pulling the Plug on Panic -- a free online event that will help you to break the cycle of stress and anxiety, so you can live a life you love. You will receive tips, resources and powerful tools to support you on your journey to anxiety free living. Register Today!  http://www.pullingtheplugonpanic.com/ShannV

May 21, 2015
EFT Tapping: Getting stuck on self-acceptance
09:46
In this week's podcast we are answering a question from our inbox on EFT Tapping and Anxiety and getting stuck on  the words on love and acceptance in the set-up statement:

“Much of my anxiety is related to guilt over past actions where I was selfish and put my own needs before my family. In unexpected moments, when I think of what I did, the anxiety beast rises and sits in my solar plexus hot and alive and can spiral into panic if I let it. In those moments, I use EFT to calm down, but can’t get past the words ”….love myself deeply and completely“. How can I love myself when I feel guilty?”

- See more at: http://www.anxietyslayer.com/journal/eft-tapping-getting-stuck-on-self-acceptance.html



May 15, 2015
Getting started with breathing techniques to calm anxiety
05:57
In this week's podcast we are responding to a question we received about where to find information on getting started with using breathing techniques to calm stress and anxiety.

For more information and a list of the resources mentioned in this podcast please see:

Resources for getting started with breathing techniques to calm anxiety

Direct link: http://www.anxietyslayer.com/journal/resources-for-getting-started-with-breathing-techniques-to-c.html
May 01, 2015
Anxiety and me: just when I thought I was doing OK
12:39
In this week's podcast we are responding to the following question: "I have suffered from different types of anxiety off and on for 10 years. Every time I feel like I'm getting a handle on it, it smacks me right in the face again. How do I get past the constant awareness of my own heart beat as well as retraining my brain to not dwell or grip onto negative and irrational thoughts? I feel like I'm always expecting the worst. And have a hard time just enjoying myself.


We are celebrating our podcast passing a landmark 2 million listens, with a sale offering 20% off EVERYTHING in the Anxiety Slayer Store. Visit us at AnxietySlayer.com to find out more.
Apr 23, 2015
Sometimes it's not anxiety and we just need to be quiet
14:38
In this week's podcast we're talking about Susan Cain's excellent book Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking.

We are also celebrating our podcast passing a landmark 2 million listens, with a sale offering 20% off EVERYTHING in the Anxiety Slayer Store. Visit us at AnxietySlayer.com to find out more.
Apr 20, 2015
Journaling to help your anxiety
08:25
In this week's podcast we're responding to a question about journaling to help anxiety:

 "I have listened to your podcast on changing or overcoming negative thoughts a few times now. You mention journaling as a good tool. Do you have any suggestions on what to write in the journal?"
Apr 08, 2015
How your imagination affects your anxiety
13:29
In this week’s podcast we’re talking about how your imagination affects your anxiety and how you can harness the power of your imagination to help you heal your anxiety versus letting your imagination run wild and making your anxiety even worse.
Apr 03, 2015
I just want to curl up and hide. Am I going crazy?
11:30
In this week's podcast we're talking about the benefits of listening to your body and making a space where you feel safe to curl up and rest.
Mar 27, 2015
How to break free from negative thoughts
16:44

In this week's podcast we're talking about how you can help yourself break free from negative thoughts.

For further information and details of the resources covered in this podcast please see: http://www.anxietyslayer.com/journal/how-to-break-free-from-negative-thoughts.html
Mar 19, 2015
Why being kind to yourself helps your anxiety
11:16
In this week's podcasts we're talking about the importance of self compassion in recovering from anxiety.
Feb 28, 2015
Sudden anxiety makes me scared I'm losing my mind
12:03
Sudden anxiety makes me scared I'm losing my mind and it comes from nowhere.

The World Tapping Summit starts tomorrow - Monday 23rd February - visit us at AnxietySlayer.com to reserve your free place now...
Feb 22, 2015
FREE EFT - The World Tapping Summit 2015
05:10
We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 World Tapping Summit. This event is a great opportunity for learning to use EFT for all kinds of issues: chronic pain, phobias, finding strength to say no, and improving your sleep.


Visit us at AnxietySlayer.com to reserve your free place now.
Feb 14, 2015
I had my first panic attack - please help
08:38
In this week's podcast we're responding to the following question:

"I had my first anxiety attack a month ago. I have been suddenly feeling heat in my body, and sometimes I actually start sweating, I feel shaky and my chest feels tight. My mind races and I feel really scared. I’ve started listening to your podcasts but would appreciate your advice too."

The self-help technique we recommend for panic attacks is the Quick Anxiety Stopper - please visit us at AnxietySlayer.com to find out more about how you can use this simple technique to stop panic attacks escalating and get yourself calm again.
Feb 06, 2015
Feeling stuck with anxiety? Here's what helps
12:14
In this week's podcast we're sharing four things that help when you feel stuck with anxiety and you don’t know what to do.
- See more at: http://www.anxietyslayer.com/journal/4-things-that-help-when-you-feel-stuck-with-anxiety.html
Jan 28, 2015
Can't get back to sleep after waking at 1am
12:11
In this week's podcast we're responding to a listener question about waking up and not being able to get back to sleep.

For further information and access to the resources mentioned in this podcast please see: http://www.anxietyslayer.com/journal/cant-get-back-to-sleep-after-waking-at-1am.html

Our Guided Relaxations for Sleep are available on Amazon and iTunes - just search for Anxiety Slayer.



Jan 24, 2015
How to Ease Anxiety in the New Year
03:09
In this podcast Shann talks about the importance of self-care and pacing yourself in the New Year.
Jan 16, 2015
Anxiety has ruined my relationships
08:31
In this week's podcast we're responding to the following question from our inbox:

Since I have really begun to come to terms with life-long anxiety, I have been haunted with the ways in which it has compromised (sometimes ruined) situations and relationships. I feel as if I have not been fully present for so much joy and have not been able to fully receive love...


For access to the resources discussed in this podcast, please see: http://www.anxietyslayer.com/journal/anxiety-has-ruined-my-relationships.html

Jan 02, 2015
Will the fear of anxiety ever go away?
07:18
In this week's podcast we're answering the question: do you two still have fear of anxiety?

We're happy to say we don't - and we would like to share why.

Please visit our new Slayer Store at www.AnxietySlayer.com/store to find out more about the tools recommended in this podcast.
Dec 24, 2014
Wishing You a Stress Free Holiday
09:14
As we enter the holiday season it's easy to get out of step with ourselves and get swept along with the expectations of others. In this week's podcast we're sharing tips for self-care and cultivating peace of mind.
Dec 20, 2014
Anxiety Slayer Received an Award from Psych Central
03:02
We are delighted to share that Anxiety Slayer has just received an award from as one of the Top 10 Anxiety Blogs of 2014 and is listed as an invaluable resource for dealing with anxiety.


Dec 17, 2014
What can I do to combat my fear of driving?
12:30
In this week's podcast we are responding to the question: "What can I do to combat my fear of driving? I have my worst panic attacks when I know I have to drive for 30 minutes or more."

For more detailed help and step-by-step support on how to use EFT Tapping to dissolve driving anxiety have a look at our new Overcome Your Fear of Driving support pack at: http://tinyurl.com/drive-calm

Dec 12, 2014
Will I Always Have Panic Attacks?
06:47
This week's question: I have always suffered with anxiety but recently had my first full blown anxiety attack. I couldn’t breathe properly and felt sure I would end up in the hospital. I had another attack last week and I’m so scared it’s going to happen again. Once anxiety attacks start do you always get them, or can they stop?

- For more information and to look up the resources covered in this podcast please see: http://www.anxietyslayer.com/journal/will-i-always-have-panic-attacks.html
Dec 05, 2014
The importance of feeling grounded and safe
06:10
In this podcast we're talking about ways to feel grounded and safe when anxiety is running high.
Nov 27, 2014
I have anxiety about leaving my home
08:47
In this week’s podcast we’re responding to the question: How does one who has anxiety issues and has problems leaving their home learn how to handle the anxiety enough so they stop isolating from it?

For further support and details of the resources covered in this podcast, please follow this link: http://www.anxietyslayer.com/journal/anxiety-about-leaving-my-home.html


Nov 21, 2014
3 Things to Try When You Hyperventilate When Anxious
06:01
In this week's podcast we're responding to the following question: "How do you do breathing exercises when you hyperventilate when anxious?"

For the notes and resources to go with this episode please see: http://www.anxietyslayer.com/journal/3-things-to-try-when-you-hyperventilate-when-anxious.html
Nov 14, 2014
Anxiety and Chronic Pain
11:42

In this week's podcast we are responding to the following question from our inbox: "I was wondering if your anxiety help could combine with help dealing with physical pain. There must be others who have anxiety due to accidents and trauma to the body, and who are dealing with chronic pain, chronic pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, dizziness and so on, I thought this would be an interesting tangent."

For further information on the resources covered in this podcast please visit us at: http://www.anxietyslayer.com/journal/anxiety-and-chronic-pain.html
Oct 31, 2014
Dark Evenings Make My Anxiety Worse
11:02
In this week’s podcast we are responding to a question from our inbox: “the dark evenings make my anxiety worse, can you help?”

For further tips and resources related to this podcast please see: Dark Evenings Make My Anxiety Worse
Oct 17, 2014
EFT Tapping for Painful Emotions
11:47
In this week's podcast we're talking about the simple and surprising effectiveness of EFT for catching and clearing those painful moments where our anxious thoughts float to the surface and cause us pain.

Notes and resources for this podcast can be found at: http://www.anxietyslayer.com/journal/eft-tapping-for-painful-emotions.html

Oct 08, 2014
Anxiety Makes Me Mean
13:40
In this week's podcast we're responding to the following message from our inbox: "I would like to know if you have any suggestions for not being a mean person when you’re anxious. I feel like everything and everyone is against me when I feel anxious. When I finally calm down and think back on things I always feel like I need to apologize for my behavior. I don’t want to leave a trail of broken hearts whenever I have anxiety. Can you help?

See more at: http://www.anxietyslayer.com/journal/anxiety-makes-me-mean.html

Oct 01, 2014
Anxiety Before Business Meetings
08:24
In this week's podcast we're responding to the following question: "My husband has been getting very anxious before big business meetings lately, to the point where he’s been getting stomach aches and a racing heart beat. Now he’s starting to worry about the anxiety, which causes more anxiety (as we all know). Do you have any prevention strategies that I can share with him?"
Sep 25, 2014
Health worries trigger my anxiety
09:27

In this week's podcast we're responding to a message we received about health anxiety:

I find concerns about health are a big trigger for my anxiety. In fact, I often wonder if it is the other way round i.e. that in me, anxiety caused by stress, work and life in general, manifests as anxiety about health.