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Anxiety Slayer™ with Shann and Ananga

Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

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Anxiety Slayer™ with Shann and Ananga

Anxiety Slayer™ with Shann and Ananga

Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

157
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493
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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.

Latest Episodes

How to stop being scared of anxiety

#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

21 min6 d ago
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How to stop being scared of anxiety

Never Give Up, Never GiveIn, Never Quit with Dr. Dain Heer

#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 Conscious...

43 min2 w ago
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Never Give Up, Never GiveIn, Never Quit with Dr. Dain Heer

Thinking about breathing makes my anxiety worse

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

16 min3 w ago
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Thinking about breathing makes my anxiety worse

What helps morning anxiety

#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

24 min3 w ago
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What helps morning anxiety

Women’s health, hormones & happiness with Dr. Sarah McKay

#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 ...

39 minAUG 21
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Women’s health, hormones & happiness with Dr. Sarah McKay

Health Anxiety: how to stop fixating on symptoms and feel more peace

#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.

19 minAUG 14
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Health Anxiety: how to stop fixating on symptoms and feel more peace

How to regain calm when anxiety hijacks your brain

#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...

25 minAUG 7
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How to regain calm when anxiety hijacks your brain

How to get a handle on your mental health with Scout Sobel

#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 ...

26 minJUL 31
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How to get a handle on your mental health with Scout Sobel

Best of Anxiety Slayer: Magnesium Deficiency and Anxiety with Dr. Carolyn Dean

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". Withover 7 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety.

30 minJUL 17
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Best of Anxiety Slayer: Magnesium Deficiency and Anxiety with Dr. Carolyn Dean

How to calm anxiety when stepping back into the world after lockdown

#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 TH...

23 minJUN 26
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How to calm anxiety when stepping back into the world after lockdown

Latest Episodes

How to stop being scared of anxiety

#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

21 min6 d ago
Comments
How to stop being scared of anxiety

Never Give Up, Never GiveIn, Never Quit with Dr. Dain Heer

#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 Conscious...

43 min2 w ago
Comments
Never Give Up, Never GiveIn, Never Quit with Dr. Dain Heer

Thinking about breathing makes my anxiety worse

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

16 min3 w ago
Comments
Thinking about breathing makes my anxiety worse

What helps morning anxiety

#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

24 min3 w ago
Comments
What helps morning anxiety

Women’s health, hormones & happiness with Dr. Sarah McKay

#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 ...

39 minAUG 21
Comments
Women’s health, hormones & happiness with Dr. Sarah McKay

Health Anxiety: how to stop fixating on symptoms and feel more peace

#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.

19 minAUG 14
Comments
Health Anxiety: how to stop fixating on symptoms and feel more peace

How to regain calm when anxiety hijacks your brain

#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...

25 minAUG 7
Comments
How to regain calm when anxiety hijacks your brain

How to get a handle on your mental health with Scout Sobel

#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 ...

26 minJUL 31
Comments
How to get a handle on your mental health with Scout Sobel

Best of Anxiety Slayer: Magnesium Deficiency and Anxiety with Dr. Carolyn Dean

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". Withover 7 million downloads and hundreds of podcasts, Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety.

30 minJUL 17
Comments
Best of Anxiety Slayer: Magnesium Deficiency and Anxiety with Dr. Carolyn Dean

How to calm anxiety when stepping back into the world after lockdown

#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 TH...

23 minJUN 26
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How to calm anxiety when stepping back into the world after lockdown
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