Anxiety Slayer™ with Shann and Ananga
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.
Be Mighty with Jill A. Stoddard PhD
#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
Celebrate every step you take to feel better
#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
The perfect self-care blend
#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
The benefits of having an anxiety calming practice to begin the New Year
#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
Best of Anxiety Slayer: How to regain calm when anxiety hijacks your brain
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 25, 2020
25 min
How Yoga can help you make peace with stress with Stephannie Weikert
#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 18, 2020
32 min
Best of Anxiety Slayer: For freedom from anxiety, ban these words from your self-talk
Enjoy the most popular Anxiety Slayer episodes we produced in 2020! Language is the painter of our psychological experiences. If we think and talk about joy and hope, we will feel joy and hope. But if our thoughts and dialogue are rooted in anxiety and fear, that is how we feel. You can change this by banning certain words from your self-talk.
Dec 11, 2020
24 min
Best of Anxiety Slayer: Two anxiety relief practices to help you feel more calm and relaxed
Enjoy the most popular Anxiety Slayer episodes we produced in 2020! Listen in for two supportive anxiety relief practices that will help you feel more calm and relaxed.
Dec 4, 2020
18 min
Best of Anxiety Slayer: How changing your thoughts about anxiety can help you heal
Enjoy the most popular Anxiety Slayer episodes we produced in 2020!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.
Nov 27, 2020
23 min
Exploring Sacred Spaces with Michael Whalen
#520: Today on the Anxiety Slayer Podcast, Shann is speaking with Michael Whalen, a two-time Emmy® award winner, and Grammy-nominated composer and music supervisor, Michael Whalen. A veteran of more than 800 TV and film scores, thousands of commercials, and numerous TV themes and video games, Michael is also a world-renown recording artist and producer with 32 solo and soundtrack recordings to his credit since 1993.“I have been pursuing a spiritual ‘awakening’ for most of my adult life. Over the past decade, I realized that I am 100 percent responsible for whatever my relationship with a ‘higher being’ might be.” -Michael Whalen Points covered in this episode How this work represents Michael’s spiritual practiceHow Ambient music impacted his life personally and professionally?The inspiration for his album, “Sacred Spaces”Walking through the process of creating original soundsWhy listening to ambient music so beneficial when dealing with anxiety or stressThe art of mindfulness How Michael’s music has helped someone cope with anxiety or stress?   “Sacred Spaces” is an epic recording nearly ten years in the making. Filled with sonic landscapes built from hundreds of layers of sound, “Sacred Spaces” is Michael’s tour-de-force electronic project, which seamlessly blends his natural gift for melody with fresh textures and percolating rhythms. Deeply inspired by Michael’s film and TV work and his love for progressive rock, “Sacred Spaces” is a gorgeous ambient recording. Get Sacred Spaces wherever music is streaming. You can also buy on Amazon if you prefer a CD or Vinyl pressing. Also MentionedThe Pearl by Harold Budd and Brian Eno
Nov 20, 2020
34 min
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