Anxiety Slayer™ with Shann and Ananga

Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

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. Celebrating 12 years and just shy of 9 million downloads.

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#569 In this week's podcast, we're sharing some simple tips to help you calm anxiety and improve your sleep. This episode includes a Guided Tapping Session.

Nov 26

21 min 48 sec

#567 Welcome back to the Anxiety Slayer Podcast. Today Shann is speaking with Vee Lockhard, co-creator of Snoozecast, the podcast created to help you fall asleep. As someone who has personal experience living with anxiety, Vee knows exactly how anxiety can sneak into bed with you, even if you felt ready for bed all day. Vee and her husband started Snoozecast to share their love of this simple but effective tool that helps people who have trouble falling asleep. Listen to Snoozecast at www.snoozecast.com and wherever podcasts are playing and be sure to subscribe to their snooze letter.

Nov 19

30 min 57 sec

#566 In this week's Anxiety Slayer podcast, we're talking about how feeling ungrounded increases anxiety and sharing some simple practices to help you feel more calm and rooted in your life. 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

Nov 12

23 min 16 sec

#565 In this week's Anxiety Slayer podcast, we're responding to a listener question and sharing some teachings from Ayurveda on the nature of the mind and how to calm a restless mind.   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

Nov 5

30 min 4 sec

#564 In this week's Anxiety Slayer podcast, we're talking about different practices to help calm health anxiety and send a relaxed healing intention to our areas of concern.   12th ANNIVERSARY SALE - 2 DAYS LEFT Save 50% on all Anxiety Slayer Academy Courses, including our best-selling courses on health anxiety and how to stop anxiety attacks. USE COUPON CODE: halfpricesale at anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Oct 29

17 min 48 sec

#563 In this week's Anxiety Slayer podcast, we're responding to the questions we are asked most 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: can I stop anxiety attacks for myself?   CELEBRATE OUR 12th ANNIVERSARY WITH US  Save 50% on all Anxiety Slayer Academy Courses, including our best-selling courses on health anxiety and how to stop anxiety attacks. USE COUPON CODE: halfpricesale at anxietyslayer.teachable.com    

Oct 22

15 min 24 sec

#562: In this week's Anxiety Slayer podcast, Shann is speaking with New York Times Best-Selling author, Dr. Jill Taylor Bolte about her new book, Whole Brain Living: The anatomy of choice and the four characters that drive our life. Dr. Jill is a Harvard-trained and published neuroscientist. Her memoir, My Stroke of Insight, documenting her experience with stroke in 1996 causing her to lose the ability to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life and her 8-year recovery, spent 63 weeks on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list and is still routinely the #1 book in the category Stroke in the Amazon marketplace. Jill focuses on how we can activate the power of our neuroplasticity to not only recover from neurological trauma, but purposely choose to live a more flexible, resilient, and satisfying life. During these times of increased social and economic distress, many of us are suffering from anxiety and fear that feed so much suffering. Creating our 'new normal’ is all about identifying what is possible. When we understand who we are, we are empowered to make better choices. Topics Covered What is Whole Brain Living?  How can we get acquainted with the four characters that drive our lives and how they give us the power of choice to live our best life. How can we plugin to the power of choice to access more peace?   Watch The 90-Second reset video and Get a copy of Whole Brain Living at  drjilltaylor.com   

Oct 15

35 min 20 sec

#561 In this week's Anxiety Slayer podcast, we're talking about how to adjust to the darker evenings and keep anxiety in check during what can be a challenging time of year for many anxiety sufferers. 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 8

23 min 44 sec

#560: In this week's Anxiety Slayer episode, we're talking about several ways you can build connections that help calm anxiety. We often receive emails from our listeners about how they are nervous to tell people about their anxiety because they fear being seen as irrational or weak. But, if they avoid talking about anxiety, they also feel isolated. Listen in to learn how you can create more connections in your life to ease anxious thoughts about what you are experiencing.   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 1

34 min 42 sec

#559 In this week's episode of Anxiety Slayer, we’re sharing our favorite tips from Ayurveda for calming anxious thoughts and settling in for a good night’s sleep. If you enjoyed this episode we hope you’ll consider becoming a patron! We have over 100 Anxiety Slayer downloads available on Patreon including our guided relaxations, Tapping Sessions, and extra resources for calming your anxiety.   Learn more at patreon.com/anxietyslayer

Sep 24

18 min 26 sec

#558 Welcome back to the Anxiety Slayer Podcast. Today Shann is speaking with Scott Shute, Mindfulness Teacher and author of  The Full Body Yes: Change Your Work and Your World from the Inside Out. In his recent role as Head of Mindfulness and Compassion Programs at LinkedIn, Scott’s intention was “mainstreaming mindfulness” and “operationalizing compassion.” Today we talk about what mindfulness in the workplace can be for everyone working. Points covered in this episode: How The Full Body Yes helps readers learn to mainstream mindfulness. Maximizing the things you care about in life and at work. The four steps we can take to merge work and happiness now. Questions we can ask ourselves if re-evaluating whether or not we will choose to go back to work during the pandemic. A mindfulness exercise for making it easier to make choices. How we can practice living without judgment at a time when the world is in so much chaos. Get a copy of Scott's book, The Full Body Yes wherever books are sold, and be sure to visit his website at www.scottshute.com

Sep 17

30 min 5 sec

#557: This week on the Anxiety Slayer podcast we’re responding to a question from our inbox: Why does eating help my anxiety?   According to Ayurveda, India’s ancient science of life, our interest in food and its effect on how we feel after eating varies according to our body type. 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 10

28 min 2 sec

#556 In this week's Anxiety Slayer podcast, we're talking about the lies anxiety tells you and how to learn not to listen. Anxiety is sneaky in the way it affects our internal dialogue. and one of the many challenges with anxiety is that it’s so exhausting, we take its lies seriously. Because we’re so tired from trying to cope when anxiety whispers in our ear we listen to it. 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 3

31 min 6 sec

#555 This week on the Anxiety Slayer podcast, we’re talking about how to stop an anxiety attack. We're sharing triggers to look out for that can provoke anxiety and how to use EFT Tapping to stop an anxiety attack. This episode includes a guided tapping session to help you calm the fear of an anxiety attack.   FLASH SALE: GET 30% OFF OUR ANXIETY ATTACKS COURSE Use coupon code: freedom at anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Aug 27

27 min 45 sec

Today we're sharing one of our most popular Anxiety Slayer interviews. Meet Corinne Zupko, licensed counselor, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, and author of From Anxiety to Love: A Radical New Approach for Letting Go of Fear and Finding Lasting Peace (New World Library).   Show Notes: What inspired Corinne to write her book? How a course in miracles helped her heal mental anguish? Freeing your mind from fear and the comfort that comes with connecting to our Inner Therapist. How to listen to their inner therapist (love) vs. their inner critic (ego). How releasing guilt and shame help calm our worries about our health Get a copy of Corrine’s book, From Anxiety to Love where ever books are sold and at fromanxietytolove.com/book/

Aug 20

25 min 51 sec

#553: This week on the Anxiety Slayer podcast, we’re sharing anxiety relief success stories from our private Facebook group and Anxiety Slayer Academy. We also share our own stories and the practices that help us feel calm and present in our lives. ----- 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

Aug 13

31 min 47 sec

#552 In this week’s Anxiety Slayer podcast, we’re talking about how our emotional health affects all areas of our life and why it should be our first priority.   "You can eat all the organic kale in the world, but if you don’t heal your mind you’re still going to feel unhealthy." Dr Caroline Leaf   We're talking about how our emotions color our experiences, the importance of acceptance and self-compassion, and getting support.   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  

Aug 6

21 min 21 sec

#551: In this week's episode, we're sharing our favourite ways to break free form the grip of anxiety and feel more calm and centered.   If you enjoyed this episode we hope you’ll consider becoming a patron! We have over 100 Anxiety Slayer downloads available on Patreon including our guided relaxations, Tapping Sessions and extra resources for calming your anxiety.   Learn more at patreon.com/anxietyslayer

Jul 30

27 min 28 sec

#550: This week on the Anxiety Slayer podcast we're sharing a sweet guided calming practice from our Anxiety Slayer Starter Course. You can get the course for FREE at the Anxiety Slayer Academy at AnxietySlayer.teachable.com   If you enjoyed this episode we hope you’ll consider becoming a patron! We have over 100 Anxiety Slayer downloads available on Patreon including our guided relaxations, Tapping Sessions and extra resources for calming your anxiety.   Learn more at patreon.com/anxietyslayer

Jul 23

9 min 48 sec

Shann shares a potent conversation with Dr. Dain Heer about his new book, Body Whispering, and his personal experience with anxiety and depression; along with how to ease the symptoms that show up in our bodies when we’re in the throes of anxiety. You will also learn more about Access Consciousness and The Clearing Statement that can be used for anxiety, body pain, and more. Get a free chapter of Body Whispering at BodyWhispererBook.com

Jul 16

54 min 57 sec

#548 In this week’s Anxiety Slayer podcast, we’re discussing how anxiety can cause symptoms in your body and how you can soothe them.   Resources mentioned in this episode: Dr. Carolyn Dean's liquid magnesium anxietyslayer.com/magnesium     Please note this episode is offered for information only, please seek medical advice from your doctor if you are concerned about any symptoms.     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

Jul 9

39 min 48 sec

#547 In this week's podcast we're responding to the question: "How can I help myself when my anxiety gets triggered?"   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

Jul 2

26 min 38 sec

#546 In this popular replay, we’re answering a listener question about how to manage the anger and frustration that can come along with anxiety.   Discussion points: Bach Flower Remedies for irritability and frustration The importance of transition time to wind down from stressful events How anxiety and anger arise in the mind according to Ayurveda The practice of switching from reacting to responding   If you found this episode supportive, we hope you’ll consider becoming a patron! We have over 90 Anxiety Slayer downloads available on Patreon including our guided relaxations, Tapping Sessions and extra resources for calming your anxiety. Learn more at patreon.com/anxietyslayer      

Jun 25

23 min 22 sec

#545: This week on the Anxiety Slayer Podcast, Shann and Dr. Carolyn Dean share a potent conversation about Magnesium-deficient anxiety and how Magnesium plays an important role in our overall health and wellness.   Points covered in this episode How Magnesium deficiency wreaks havoc on our bodies and mental health and the symptoms that come with being it. What she learned about people who suffer from anxiety from a survey on her website. How Magnesium calms the nervous system. How can Magnesium eases anxiety symptoms, including heart palpitations, random pains, muscle cramping, and twitching, etc. The formulation of Magnesium she had created for people who are already prone to digestive upsets. Why lifelong anxiety can be reversed. We discuss RnA Reset supplements including ReMag and ReMyte. Order ReMag - The Magnesium Miracle at rnareset.com

Jun 18

28 min 55 sec

#544: Welcome back to the Anxiety Slayer Podcast. Today we’re talking about how to protect ourselves when anxiety soaks in from others.   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

Jun 11

25 min 48 sec

#543: Welcome back to the Anxiety Slayer Podcast. Today we’re responding to a question we received about how to handle catastrophic thoughts when we feel we have good reason to believe them.   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

Jun 4

27 min 6 sec

#542 This week on the Anxiety Slayer podcast we’re talking about how to use EFT Tapping to ease the pain of loss   We recently received a request from one of our Patrons who asked if we could create a Guided Tapping Session for releasing grief and easing loss. Tapping is such a supportive way to respond to grief, we decided to create a short course that, along with a Guided Tapping Session, offers 10 ways to work with Tapping to ease the pain of loss.   Grief is a very personal experience, and very complex. We grieve for the loss of our loved ones, and also for places, experiences lost.   Tapping is a compassionate self-help practice that can help ease the pain of loss and draw us peacefully into the present moment with our treasured memories held close. Discussion points Worldwide Grief from the Pandemic Tapping with Triggers How we can work with scents to ease the pain of loss Tapping for physical pain around loss Tapping for anxiety around loss There is still time to get 25% off on all of our First Responder Series courses for Anxiety Attacks, Health Anxiety, and Social Anxiety. Use the coupon code: spring2021 Explore all three courses >> www.anxietyslayer.teachable.com  

May 28

32 min 20 sec

#541: Today Shann is speaking with Cody Edner and David Gandelman from the Energy Matters Academy about the power of meditation and energy work for anxiety relief.   Cody Edner has been teaching meditation, energy healing, and intuitive awareness for over 35 years. He is the founder of IntuitiveVision.net, co-host of the Energy Matters podcast, and currently travels and teaches advanced training programs, workshops and seminars.   David Gandelman is the founder of Meditation School. He is also the co-host of the Energy Matters podcast, and teaches meditation at Cornell University and NBC Studios. He connects energetic experience, ancient wisdom traditions, and humor, to create a safe atmosphere for people interested in learning to meditate, and developing their natural spiritual abilities. Show Notes: How the pandemic has changed the way Cody and David support their students. How meditation and energy work provide relief from anxiety. The impact of intuitive awareness on our daily lives. What can our listeners do right now to improve their lives? Find + Feel + Face + Heal Listen to the Energy Matters podcast at the Energy Matters Academy.  

May 21

40 min 20 sec

#540: Welcome back to the Anxiety Slayer Podcast. Today we’re responding to a question we get asked frequently - can anxiety cause random pains?   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

May 14

36 min 46 sec

#539: Welcome back to the Anxiety Slayer Podcast. Today we’re discussing the first mistake we make when anxiety strikes and what you can do to calm your mind and get back to living your life.   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

May 7

19 min 28 sec

#538 This week on the Anxiety Slayer podcast, we are discussing how you can support your anxious mind when it always brings up the worst case scenarios.

Apr 30

19 min 44 sec

Enjoy this popular replay where we share our favorite natural remedies to ease anxiety and calm your mind. Learn about our go-to Bach Flower Remedies, herbal tea blends, and magnesium drinks.  

Apr 23

19 min 26 sec

#537: Shann is speaking with Michelle Chalfant, therapist, coach, popular podcaster, and author of The Adult Chair: A Guide to Loving Yourself. Listen in for a discussion about Michelle's revolutionary 3-step Adult Chair model that is helping millions of people all over the globe transform their lives from the inside out. If you love what you heard, be sure to explore the Adult Chair website to listen to Michelle's podcast and check out her special membership offer for only $1 for the rest of April! www.theadultchair.com/membership Coupon code: Slayer2021  

Apr 16

33 min 24 sec

#536 In this week’s Anxiety Slayer podcast we’re talking more about working with unwanted thoughts and sharing a practice to help you work with your mind to grow more peace.   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

Apr 9

19 min 12 sec

#535 Today we're talking about the choices and changes we can make to protect ourselves from stress. 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

Apr 2

30 min 37 sec

#534 One of the questions we are asked the most, is how to work with unwanted thoughts. Especially thoughts about health anxiety. In this episode, we'll be sharing two key approaches to calming intrusive thoughts. ----- 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   Announcing the Anxiety Slayer Spring Self-Care Sale!  We want to help you spring into Full Bloom by offering 25% off our most popular online courses. Including our two courses that support unwanted thoughts: our First Responder Course for Health Anxiety and How to Calm your Fragile Mind   Simply use the coupon code: fullbloom when you check out at anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Mar 26

29 min 4 sec

#533 Today Shann is sharing a conversation with Personal Trainer, Author, and Thought Leader, Sam Morris.   Sam is on a mission to help 1 billion humans save themselves, get out of suffering and walk through their fires. He helps men feel safe to heal from the things that scare them to talk about. Sam has been in recovery for 8 years.  Learn more about Sam and his supportive offerings for men at www.SamGibbsMorris.com

Mar 18

22 min 10 sec

#532 For sleep awareness week we’re sharing a conversation about the power of guided relaxations for a good night’s sleep. We’ll walk through several different options to help you find the best choice for you. ----- 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  

Mar 12

19 min 42 sec

#531 The feeling of waiting for something bad to happen often comes when the anxious mind pulls us outside the present moment. Today we discuss why this happens and share self-care practices into your daily routine to help settle your mind.   If you love our podcast, please consider exploring our Patreon for loads of Anxiety Slayer Extras for calming anxiety including exclusive posts, guided meditations, Tapping sessions, popular episodes from our archives, and behind-the-scenes conversations. Learn more at patreon.com/anxietyslayer

Mar 5

30 min 32 sec

#530: This week on the Anxiety Slayer Podcast we’re sharing what we’ve learned from our daughters about how young people can care for themselves during this pandemic. If you love our podcast, please consider exploring our Patreon for loads of Anxiety Slayer Extras for calming anxiety including exclusive posts, guided meditations, Tapping sessions, popular episodes from our archives, and behind-the-scenes conversations. Learn more at patreon.com/anxietyslayer

Mar 1

23 min 10 sec

#529: Today Shann is speaking with Clinical Psychologist, Glen Tanner from Sydney Australia. Glen is the host of the Mindcog podcast where he interviews experts in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, wellbeing, and high performance to break down the science behind your mind, brain, and behavior.   Glen is passionate about psychology, and it's his mission to help people reconnect with their values, achieve their goals, unlock their potential, and live more rich, meaningful and fulfilling lives.   Glen has first-hand experience with Mental Health - having lived with anxiety most of his life. Unfortunately, anxiety does not discriminate. It cuts a swathe through every level and facet of our society: men, women, children, old, young, rich, poor, black, white, and all levels of physical and educational ability -   Not even psychologists are immune.   Show Notes: “The shoe that fits one person pinches the other, there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.” - Carl Jung    Glen suffered from anxiety is entire life.   Glen shares the story of his transition from a winemaker to a psychologist   Why there is no quick- fix for an anxiety problem. It takes time and a combination of methods and lifestyle changes.  -How Glen cared for himself after losing both his mother and father to lung cancer while he was completing his Psychology degree. Glen believes that therapists are not and do not need to be immune to mental illness.

Feb 18

29 min 56 sec

#528: This week on the Anxiety Slayer Podcast, we're talking about the benefits of a daily breathing practice for calming general anxiety and sharing a guided practice from our Transition to Calm album.  

Feb 11

21 min 44 sec

#527: This week on the Anxiety Slayer Podcast, we're responding to a message from a listener and exploring how anxiety can manifest differently for different mind types. “Last night I realized something important. The increased anxiety I’ve felt over a lifetime is a symptom of unresolved conflicts. Can you record an episode to elaborate on the difference between ruminating anxiety vs inner conflict creating anxiety?”  

Feb 4

29 min 55 sec

#526: This week on the Anxiety Slayer Podcast we’re responding to the following question from our private Facebook Group: “Do you think there’s a general way to clear anxiety that’s applicable for everyone, or do you think everyone is different, and there're different ways that work for other people?” ----- 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  

Jan 29

26 min 56 sec

#525: Shann is speaking with Dr. Jill Stoddard about her new book, Be Mighty: A Woman's Guide to Liberation from Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Using Mindfulness and Acceptance.   Dr. Jill Stoddard’s Be Mighty leads you on a bold quest to gain a deeper understanding of your anxiety by exploring your own “origin story”—how your early experiences led to thoughts and behaviors that may have offered comfort and protection at one time, but are now keeping you from living your best life. After reading this book you’ll learn to respond to present-day triggers in a new way, making choices from a more conscious, values-driven place.   Jill A. Stoddard, PhD, is founder and director of The Center for Stress and Anxiety Management, a multisite outpatient clinic in San Diego, CA. She specializes in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and related issues. She lives in San Diego with her husband, two kids, and two French bulldogs.   About a year ago I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Stephen Hayes, Originator of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. He pioneered ACT to help people with mental health issues feel fully, think freely, and live lives that reflect the qualities they choose.   Today Jill and I discuss how ACT can support women who often struggle with health anxiety and anxiety attacks.   We discuss the Anxiety Triumvirate   Intolerance of uncertainty A lack of perceived control An overinflated sense of responsibility Jill shares how we can cultivate Might through mindfulness and acceptance to help us move through our anxiety   We explore the cycle of anxious uncertainty: uncertainty + anxiety + get my fix + temporary relief + more questions and back to the beginning of the cycle with uncertainty.   And finally, we dig into the questions we can ask about ourselves (and our anxiety) to help us live with more confidence   Be Mighty Acronym Breathe Explore present experience Make space for feelings Impartially observe thoughts Give self-compassion Highlight values Take action Yell from the rooftops   You can get a copy of Jill's new book, Be Mighty wherever books are sold.

Jan 22

32 min 26 sec

#524: This week on the Anxiety Slayer Podcast we’re talking about the importance of celebrating every step you take to feel better 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. ----- 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   

Jan 15

26 min 18 sec

#523: This week we're talking about the two key elements to self-care that can help us when we're struggling with anxiety or with our health.   ----- 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   

Jan 8

34 min 3 sec

#522 This week we're talking about how having a regular anxiety calming practice can help you feel calm and present as we step into this New Year.   ----- 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   

Jan 1

25 min 56 sec

Happy Holidays! We hope you are enjoying the season with your loved ones. Enjoy the most popular Anxiety Slayer episodes we produced in 2020! 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. Today we share how you can regain calm when anxiety hijacks your mind.

Dec 2020

25 min 7 sec

#521: Welcome back to the Anxiety Slayer podcast. Today Shann is speaking with Stephannie Weikert. Stephanie is a Certified Yoga Therapist, mentor, teacher, and speaker. She teaches individuals and organizations to use challenges as catalysts for growth with the time-tested wisdom of yoga.   We begin our conversation with the story of Stephannie's decade-long battle with stress that manifested itself as overwhelm, anxiety, worry, and exhaustion.   How her experience informed the changes she made that led to her personal growth. The yoga pose that helped Stephannie reduce the overwhelm when nothing else seemed to work.   We hope you come away from this conversation feeling inspired and will consider a simple yoga practice as a starting point to managing your own stress.   Get the intro of Stephannie's new book, Make Peace with Stress at www.makepeacewithstress.com

Dec 2020

32 min 56 sec