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Author: Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

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With over 7.5 million downloads and hundreds of episodes, Anxiety Slayer™ is an award-winning podcast for anyone suffering from anxiety, PTSD, panic attacks, and stress. Listen in for a rich collection of supportive conversations, meditations, relaxations, and breathing techniques to help you feel calm, centered, and relaxed. Join us for weekly podcasts for your peace of mind and personal growth. AnxietySlayer.com.
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#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 social 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. **** 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   
#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   
#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 *** 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    
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.   Learn more at patreon.com/anxietyslayer
#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    
#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  
#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 from 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.
#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 
#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.  
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.  
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. 
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. 
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. 
#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.VISIT THE ANXIETY SLAYER ACADEMY NOW
#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
#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  
#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 
#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. This episode of Anxiety Slayer is brought to by TheWiseGuide app, your complete success app. With the WiseGuide app it's never been easier to improve your life!  They guide you in eliminating negative thought habits so you can establish new, productive, healthy thought habits. Visit TheWiseGuideApp.com to learn more.  The first 50 listeners to enter the code anxietyslayer at TheWiseGuideApp.com will get 50% off an annual subscription. 
#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/ 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.
#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.
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Shel Silver

7.10.18--just encountering this podcast but have gone back to the series beginning, as I'm inclined to d99so gotta recognize, & hope it may be, that comments I make re the podcast may now, 7 years later, seem (& be) long surpassed, remedied, refuted, or anyhow, somehow, substantively changed. Or not, so if I should point out an avoidably painful angle or even lolpotently contradictory loop

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Santiago Restrepo

audio is mixed...

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Robert Pace

great episode

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Darren sings

awesome

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