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The Anxious Truth - A Panic, Anxiety, and Mental Health Podcast

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Struggling with panic attacks, agoraphobia, or other anxiety problems? The Anxious Truth will educate you, empower you, encourage you, and inspire you to get your life back! Listen to the podcast, read the books, join the social media community, and get on the path to recovery.

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EP 206 - Were You Anxious Before You Were Anxious?

May 4th, 2022

18:29

"I just want my old self back!"

When wrestling with an anxiety disorder, the current state of suffering can sometimes warp the accuracy of our …

EP 205 - Is There A "Secret Sauce" In Recovery? (w/Joanna Hardis, LISW-S)

April 27th, 2022

30:15

This week I'm joined by working therapist and OCD specialist Joanna Hardis to ask the million dollar question ... "Is there a secret sauce in …

EP 204 - When Does The "White Knuckling" End?

April 20th, 2022

11:01

This week on The Anxious Truth we're talking about the concept of “white knuckling” through exposures and through anxiety and fear in general. White …

EP 203 - What Does Your Support System Look Like?

April 13th, 2022

16:54

This week on The Anxious Truth we're talking about what your anxiety support system looks like.  We'll dismantle the common misconceptions about what …

EP 202 - Panic Attacks And How To Handle Them w/ Dr. David Carbonell

April 6th, 2022

34:54

How does a highly respected psychologist approach panic attacks?  This week on The Anxious Truth we’re going to find out as we talk to Dr. Dave …

EP 201 - Depression And How I Deal With It

March 30th, 2022

20:00

Depression is a hot topic in our community.  I get asked about my personal experience with depression all the time.  It had taken me a while to get around to this but on this week's episode of The Anxious Truth I will …

EP 200 - What's Next For The Anxious Truth?

March 23rd, 2022

14:05
This is the 200th episode of The Anxious Truth podcast.

When I started this podcast in 2014 all by myself, talking to myself in my living room (it …

EP 199 - Anxiety Recovery: Crying and Expressing Emotion

March 16th, 2022

18:22

Many people get confused and worried when they cry while anxious or afraid.  Let's clear this up, because this is NOT a problem.

Highlights From This …

EP 198 - Jen Kirkman: Two Paths, Same Destination

March 9th, 2022

35:02

Jen Kirkman is a comedian, author, actor, TV writer, and podcaster that has lived through anxiety and panic for large portions of her life. I was fortunate enough to have Jen on the podcast this week to talk about her …

EP 197 - Anxiety Recovery: Comparing Success and Struggle

March 2nd, 2022

20:07

In today's episode of The Anxious Truth, we are going to talk about success and struggle within the anxiety recovery process and how, for many people, the two can look very similar at face value.

As I have said many …

EP 196 - Anxiety Recovery: It's The Process, Not The Outcome!

February 23rd, 2022

19:30

In episode 196 of The Anxious Truth, we will explore the urge to focus on the outcome in anxiety recovery rather than giving our attention to the process.

Everyone wants to feel better.  Clearly, this is the outcome we …

EP 195 - The Paradox of Letting Go: Short Term vs Long Term Relief

February 16th, 2022

20:06

Today we will tackle the paradox of letting go in the anxiety recovery process.

The concept of letting go - giving up the struggle - is a key concept in anxiety recovery.  But in the context of recovery, letting go is …

EP 194 - Making Up Recovery As You Go Along Is A Bad Idea

February 9th, 2022

17:33

Making up your anxiety recovery as you go along is not a good plan. An anxious person will wait to see how they feel before deciding what to do, so avoidance and taking the more comfortable way can accidentally become …

EP 193 - Paying Attention: Anxious Thinking Is Not The Only Thing Happening

February 2nd, 2022

22:09

So much of the anxiety and fear struggle is based on what we feel, what we think, and what we think about what we feel. What if thinking and feeling were NOT the most important things in the universe all the time?  What …

EP 192 - Exposure Is More Than Just Doing Things

January 26th, 2022

17:31

“I’m doing things, but it doesn’t seem to be working! Why?”

If you feel like you’re doing all the exposures but nothing is changing, you may be doing …

EP 191 - Social Media, Mental Health, and Anxiety Recovery W/Kimberley Quinlan, LMFT

January 19th, 2022

33:45

This week I’m joined by my friend Kimberley Quinlan to talk about responsible use of social media as it relates to mental health and anxiety recovery.  Kimberley starts from the premise that social media is neutral, but …

EP 190 - Why Is Anxiety Recovery So Damn Hard?

January 12th, 2022

26:17

“I know what I’m supposed to do, but it’s just so hard to do it!” Am too broken or too weak?

No. You are not broken or too weak. This is a difficult …

EP 189 - How To Slay Your Anxiety Dragon in 2022 (In 27,000 small steps)

January 5th, 2022

27:20

Everyone wants to "overcome anxiety" in 2022.  Totally doable, but we do not slay this dragon in one epic swing of a sword. This is a journey of …

EP 188 - The Anxious Morning Podcast/Newsletter Launches Jan 3, 2022!

December 29th, 2021

5:12

The Anxious Morning is a project I've been working on for about a year.  On January 3, the first edition of The Anxious Morning will hit the street, and the airwaves!

For all the ways to listen or to subscribe free to …

EP 187 - MATTER over MIND

December 22nd, 2021

16:45

Recovery is based so much on intentionally doing things that are scary and difficult.  This concept is often interpreted as being a “mind over …

EP 186 - Moving Away From Fear Toward A Value-Driven Life

December 15th, 2021

22:13

When gripped by an anxiety disorder, much of life is dictated and driven by fear.  We make our choices and our decisions based on what we fear in an effort to avoid feeling the things we do not want to feel. When we …

EP 185 - Finding Happiness Again Step-By-Step

December 8th, 2021

17:04

"Why can't I feel happiness and joy?!?!?!"

This question gets asked all the time.  It's a question I am personally quite familiar with.  When we are in the middle of the recovery process, still in the grips of anxiety …

EP 184 - Learning To Live Recklessly (But Not Really)

December 1st, 2021

18:32

Why on Earth am I talking about living recklessly? Most of us would agree that being reckless involves intentionally doing dangerous things and being …

EP 183 - Revisiting Positive Self-Talk

November 24th, 2021

21:41

Positive self-talk is awesome. But not in the way you may think. When I tell people that positive self-talk is bullshit, I mean that it does not …

EP 182 - Meeting Multiple Challenges At The Same Time: A Success Story

November 17th, 2021

33:43

"BUT WHAT IF THERE ARE REAL HEALTH ISSUES OR LIFE CHALLENGES????"

This is a question I get asked all the time.  In this week's episode, we find some inspiration and encouragement from the awesome Jessica Sidener. …

EP 181 - What Are Coping Skills, And Do We Want Them?

November 10th, 2021

18:12

Coping skills. This is a term heard every day in mental health circles when trying to get a handle on anxiety problems. But what are coping skills? What are they designed to do? Do we really want or need them?

EP 180 - Are You Trying To Recover BEFORE Recovery?

November 3rd, 2021

16:42

One of the more common mistakes, especially in early recovery, is trying to actually reach a recovered state before you do the recovery work. If you're trying to figure out a way to not be afraid so that you can start …

EP 179 - Recovery Principles Or Recovery Instructions?

October 27th, 2021

21:08

While you may want to ask for specific instructions on exactly what to do to feel better right now, this is not always the best approach to recovery in the long term.

Asking for instructions can become a bit frustrating …

EP 178 - The Three C's Of Anxiety Recovery: Courage, Competence, and Confidence (Oct 2021)

October 20th, 2021

23:38

Everyone wants instant competence and confidence in recovery, but unfortunately it does not work that way.  Competence and confidence in recovery are things we build through doing the hard things, and the hard things …

EP 177 - The Discomfort Of Hesitation

October 13th, 2021

19:28

So much of the recovery process brings us discomfort. Discomfort is woven into everything that we talk about with anxiety, panic, exposure, and recovery. Being uncomfortable is something that we unfortunately have to …

EP 176 - Compassion And The Fear Of Fear with Joshua Fletcher

October 6th, 2021

34:17

Therapist and author Joshua Fletcher returns to the podcast this week.

In this episode, Drew and Josh talk about understanding the fear of fear, …

EP 175 - The Art and Importance of Self-Compassion w/Kimberley Quinlan

September 29th, 2021

34:44

Self-compassion.  We hear about it all the time.  It's quite a popular buzzword in mental health social media circles.  But what really is …

EP 174 - Finding Your Power In The Recovery Process

September 22nd, 2021

33:11

You may feel powerless over your anxiety, pain, and past.  But in reality, you DO have power and influence in this process.

In this episode I am joined by Dr. Bridget Cooper to discuss awareness, choice, power and …

EP 173 - Why You Need To Slow Down (Seven Percent Slower Preview Chapter)

September 15th, 2021

18:19

If you can learn to slow down, while anxiety, fear, panic, and stress are telling you to speed up, good things will happen over time.

On this podcast episode we take a look at the speed response that is baked into …

EP 172 - Not Accepting The Lessons Of Recovery

September 8th, 2021

24:27

The magic of recovery lies in allowing and passing through fear, not for fun, but so that we can learn the lessons that reality hands us afterward.  Specifically, "That was really hard and scary, but nothing bad …

EP 171 - Dealing With Unplanned Exposures and Challenges

September 1st, 2021

29:21

At some point in recovery, every one of us faces unplanned exposures and challenges that life throws at us.  This is just part of the deal, so we must accept that.  In this episode we'll answer a very common question:

EP 170 - Dean Stott from DLC Anxiety on Recovery and The Online Mental Health Community

August 25th, 2021

32:51

Today we have an anxiety success story that goes beyond just anxiety!  My friend and frequent collaborator Dean Stott from the DLC Anxiety Worldwide …

EP 169 - Anxiety Success Story: Shannon Goes From Sufferer To Teacher!

August 18th, 2021

42:05

Let's do another anxiety success story!  Today we have Shannon Jackson (AKA "ahealthypush" on Instagram).  Shannon joins us to tell the story of her anxiety journey, her recovery, and how she went from suffering to …

EP 168 - The Panic Attack Hangover And What To Do About It

August 11th, 2021

25:28

What happens AFTER a panic attack?  Do you suffer from panic attack "hangover"?  Does it impact you for hours, or even days after the attack ends?  In this podcast episode we'll look at the panic attack hangover, what …

EP 167 - Morning Anxiety and What To Do About It

August 4th, 2021

32:22

Morning anxiety.  It was a thing for me, and I know based on massive amounts of feedback on this topic that it's a thing for many others.  In this episode of the podcast, we'll look at morning anxiety and how to …

EP 166 - Finding Strength and Confidence In Playful, Empowering Ways w/ Lora Plank Cheadle

July 28th, 2021

35:07

Sometimes we take our inspiration and encouragement from outside the anxiety disorder realm.  Sometimes we find someone that had been knocked down HARD, yet found a way to stand back up and get back into the game of …

EP 165 - Winning the Anxiety Recovery War: Stop Fighting. Start Learning.

July 21st, 2021

28:37

Anxiety recovery is a strange war.  You only win it when you stop fighting.

In this episode we look at the need to stop being an anxiety warrior, and start being an anxiety student.  Learning, not fighting, is the way …

EP 164 - Lily's Anxiety Journey - Part 2 (w/ Lily Bloomberg)

July 14th, 2021

32:27

This is part 2 of my conversation with my friend and social media collaborator Lily Bloomberg. In this episode Lily talks about the process of her …

EP 163 - Lily's Anxiety Journey - Part 1 (With Lily Bloomberg)

July 7th, 2021

36:12

I had the privilege of spending an hour with my friend and some-time collaborator Lily Bloomberg.  Lily is a school psychologist and anxiety coach …

EP 162 - Listener Questions and Answers (June 2021)

June 30th, 2021

35:55

In this episode I take questions from listeners.  Some questions came in as voice messages on my Anchor podcast page.  Others were submitted on Instagram.  I wasn't able to answer all the questions because I only have …

EP 161 - Are You Choosing TEMPORARY Comfort Over Long-Term Recovery?

June 23rd, 2021

25:05

"What does it take to really recover?"

Good question.  I can tell you one thing it takes.  It takes this.

Calling out our habit of choosing temporary relief and comfort when we avoid and escape and run and refuse to …

EP 160 - How Can You Be SURE That It's Just Anxiety?

June 16th, 2021

22:19

This is a question I get asked literally every day.  The answer may not be the one you want, but it's the one you need.  In this episode we examine how we can learn to be sure (enough) that it really is just anxiety.


EP 159 - Examining Social Anxiety With Sadie Hall

June 9th, 2021

44:26
SOCIAL ANXIETY - LET’S TALK ABOUT IT

My guest today is Sadie Hall, creator and host of the Your Social Anxiety Bestie podcast and a lifelong social anxiety sufferer. Sadie was kind enough to spend some time with me to …

EP 158 - Seeing Your Anxiety Problem As "Punishment"

June 2nd, 2021

35:02

This is a theme that has come up now and then in the community surrounding the podcast.  When I asked my Instagram community how many people felt that anxiety means they are being punished in some way, I was blown away …

EP 157 - Anxiety In Children and Other Family Issues w/ Dr. Jacque Bogdanov

May 26th, 2021

36:42
ANXIETY IN CHILDREN AND OTHER FAMILY ISSUES

Today we're joined by Dr. Jacque Bogdanov, a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety and …

EP 156 - Anxiety Success Stories: Meg Learns To Roll With It!

May 19th, 2021

37:45
RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE!

Meg is a great example of someone that spirals into a full blown anxiety disorder, then works really hard to follow that spiral …

EP 155 - Death and Existential Anxiety

May 12th, 2021

34:37

For many anxiety sufferers, an obsessive and consuming fear of death and existential issues becomes a real problem. Let's talk about it in this episode of the podcast.  The most important thing to remember is that ALL …

EP 154 - LGBTQ+ Issues In Mental Health and Recovery w/ Tori Chavira

May 5th, 2021

31:51

In this issue I had the good fortune to chat with Tori Chavira about her journey through OCD and mental health issues while also handling the issues faced by a member of the LBGTQ+ community.  Tori is a strong, positive …

EP 153 - Examining Your Inner Critic w/ Joshua Fletcher

April 28th, 2021

34:29
I HATE MY INNER CRITIC!

Everyone does! Your inner critic will say all kinds of horrible things to you. This builds obstacles along the path to recovery.  In this episode I am joined again by UK psychotherapist Joshua …

EP 152 - Agoraphobia Explained

April 14th, 2021

38:41

Agoraphobia goes well beyond "can't leave the house".  In this episode, let's examine the nature of agoraphobia.  We'll talk about:

  • What …

EP 151 - Latinx Perspectives on Anxiety & Mental Health w/ Dr. Lisa Cortez

April 7th, 2021

30:23

A couple of months ago I did a "gender issues in recovery" episode with my friend Bridget Cooper.  The response was good!  ALL voices and experiences matter, so this week we chat with Dr. Lisa Cortez about anxiety and …

EP 150 - How Do I Talk TO My Anxiety?

March 31st, 2021

27:32

How do I talk to my anxiety?  This is a common question.  In this episode we'll explore why and HOW you can "talk" to your anxiety as part of an …

EP 149 - Health Anxiety Explanations and Recovery Strategies

March 24th, 2021

34:49

This is a topic that people have been asking me to talk about  lately. In the last six months, I've developed much more an interest in health …

EP 148 - Generalized Anxiety Disorders, GAD Drivers, and Recovery Strategies

March 17th, 2021

35:58

I'm asked all the time ... "Does this recovery method apply to GAD?"

The short answer is that it does, but there are extra wrinkles with GAD that we must be aware of.  We must learn to relate in a new way to anxiety and …

EP 147 - My Antidepressant Withdrawal Story (Part 3 of 3)

March 10th, 2021

41:14

I used Paxil between 1996 and 2005. This is part 3 of a 3 part series detailing my experience. My experience with SSRI withdrawal was difficult, to …

EP 146 - Part 2 - Antidpressants, Anxiety and Me

March 3rd, 2021

28:18

In this episode I finally discuss an issue so many people have been asking me to discuss for so long.  My experience with anxiety medications.  I used Paxil between 1996 and 2005. This is part 2 of a 3 part series …

EP 145 - Part 1 - Antidepressants, Anxiety, And Me

February 24th, 2021

23:23

In this episode I finally discuss an issue so many people have been asking me to discuss for so long.  My experience with anxiety medications.  I used Paxil between 1996 and 2005.  This is part 1 of a 3 part series …

EP 144 - Therapy Tips, Anxiety Recovery, And The Most Interesting Thing In The Room (w/ Joshua Fletcher)

February 17th, 2021

29:52

On this episode I was able to spend 30 minutes or so chatting with Joshua Fletcher.  Josh is a working therapist in the UK that runs a practice specializing in anxiety disorders.  Josh is also the host of The Panic Pod …

EP 143 - Hidden Gems: Starting Recovery INSIDE Your Safe Zone

February 10th, 2021

27:42

We often talk about starting recovery by taking small steps, but did you know that those small steps can often be taken right inside your "safe zone"?  It's true!  Odds are your home base - your safe zone - is chock …

EP 142 - Anxiety Success Stories: Donna Kicks Her Blood Pressure Monitor To The Curb

February 3rd, 2021

29:53

Donna grew up surrounded by discussion of cardiac health and blood pressure.  When she started experiencing panic attacks, and the blood pressure spikes that naturally come with them, her struggle with health anxiety …

EP 141 - Uncertainty, The True Path Of Recovery, and The Truth About Reassurance w/Dr. Sally Winston

January 27th, 2021

26:51

In the field of anxiety disorders and the treatment of anxiety disorders, you will not find anyone with more street cred than Dr. Winston.  Dr. Sally Winston knows what she's talking about. Today I had the privilege of …

EP 140 - We Do NOT Accept And Float Through Abuse (w/Joe Ryan)

January 20th, 2021

29:44

I am often asked an important question. "How do I learn to float and accept when one person makes me anxious?"  This question is asked by people that will often explain that they experience anxiety or even panic when in …

EP 139 - Using ALL The Recovery Resources Available To You

January 13th, 2021

22:32

Building your own personal recovery from an anxiety disorder means using ALL the resources you have available to you.  In this podcast episode I talk about combining books, podcasts, social media streams, online support …

EP 138 - Gender Issues In Mental Health and Anxiety Recovery w/ Dr. Bridget Cooper

January 6th, 2021

48:25

Today Dr. Bridget Cooper (Dr. B) and I talk about gender issues in mental health and anxiety recovery.  There are clearly differences between men and women and how we talk about mental health, think about mental health, …

EP 137 - Postpartum OCD, Anxiety, and Mental Health Issues w/ Jenna Overbaugh

December 20th, 2020

35:13

Therapists and counselors also struggle with mental health. Licensed mental health professional Jenna Overbaugh treats anxiety disorders for a living, but after the birth of her son she struggled with postpartum …

EP 136 - Orthorexia, "Proper" Eating, Diet, Fitness and Anxiety Issues w/Jenna Overbaugh

December 16th, 2020

34:11

There is a HUGE amount of discussion about "treating" anxiety problems with diet and exercise.  In some cases, diet and exercise can actually DRIVE anxiety issues and can even present obstacles to recovery.  In this …

EP 135 - Success Stories: Ben Drake Learns That "Powering Through" Is Not The Way

December 9th, 2020

25:49

Everyone loves a good anxiety success story and today we have one from our friend, and someone you hear all the time if you're a regular listener, …

EP 134 - Stages of Anxiety Recovery

December 2nd, 2020

22:38

When you interact with the number anxiety disorders that I do, you have the opportunity to see patterns emerge in a crowd.  Over years of doing this thing I do, and interacting with the large number of people that I …

EP 133 - Why "Trusting Your Gut" Is A Bad Plan

November 25th, 2020

18:16

One of the more common bits of advice passed around for the last zillion years or so is ... "trust your gut".  Regardless of the the circumstance or …

EP 132 - Christia's Emetophobia Success Story

November 18th, 2020

34:25

So, here’s some great news if you deal with emetophobia. Bet you didn’t think you’d ever hear that, did you? Well, Drew’s guest on this week’s …

EP 131 - Peter Shankman And Why His ADHD Is Actually A Superpower

November 11th, 2020

23:12

When Faster Than Normal author and podcast host Peter Shankman was officially diagnosed with ADHD, he decided that it wasn't a liability, but rather a bit of a superpower.  Peter took action to maximize the things he's …

EP 130 - Why Hasn't My Therapist Explained It Like This?

November 4th, 2020

29:17

"I've been seeing my therapist for years and she never explained this the way you do!"

"How can it be that all the different counselors and doctors I've seen have never talked about my anxiety this way?"

"I've been …

EP 129 - Kyrsty's Agoraphobia Success Story In Progress

October 28th, 2020

32:05

Kyrsty spent 12 years in her house, trapped by agoraphobia and panic.  That's all changing now. In this podcast episode Kyrsty shares with us how she's been taking the core concepts of recovery and putting them into …

EP 128 - Is Anxiety Your Enemy Or Your Teacher?

October 21st, 2020

31:01

Ask yourself a question.  Is your anxiety your enemy, or is it your teacher?  Most of you are going to immediately tell me that you see anxiety as an enemy.  It lurks in the shadows, stalking you day and and day out, …

EP 127 - Accepting Anxiety Does NOT Mean Liking It

October 14th, 2020

20:47

This is common misconception for many, and it's keeping some folks stuck!  When we talk about accepting anxiety as the path to recovery, and when we …

EP 126 - Learning To Sit Still And Be Alone With Yourself

October 7th, 2020

28:20

Is your worst-case scenario being forced to sit quietly with your own thoughts and sensations?  Are you one of the many that declares that they are "OK" so long as they are up and about and occupied?  Learning to sit …

EP 125 - Surgical/Medical Procedure Anxiety w/Dr. Frank Catanzaro

September 30th, 2020

27:57

For many, having to undergo a surgical or major medical procedure is "worst nightmare" territory anxiety-wise.  There are quite a few fears at play …

EP 124 - You Can Recover No Matter How Long You've Suffered

September 23rd, 2020

27:31

I often here people saying that recovery becomes harder - or even impossible - if you've suffered too long with your anxiety problems.  This is simply not true.  In this podcast episode let's take a look at why this is …

EP 123 - Holly's Benzodiazepine Anxiety Experience

September 9th, 2020

49:39

Holly is back in this episode, sharing her long experience using benzos as part of her anxiety management strategy.  Holly shares how she started on …

EP 122- Thoughts, Memories, Sleep, Depression, Parenting and My Story - Listener Q&A Part 2

September 2nd, 2020

41:48

In this episode I answer listener questions about:

  • Returning to "normal".
  • Handling thoughts, memories and emotions.
  • Parenting issues in recovery.

EP 121 - Listener Q&A Part 1

August 26th, 2020

31:40

This week and next I will take time to answer questions submitted by by Instagram friends.  I had over 130 questions sent in for this episode so lets break it into two episodes.  This is part one.  Part two will be next …

EP 120 - An OCD Story With Shelley Hohe

August 19th, 2020

45:28

Shelley Hohe has struggled with OCD for many years.  Her contamination obsession and the accompanying compulsions drove her into a very dark place. …

EP 119 - Generalized Anxiety Disorder With Dr. Dave Carbonell

August 12th, 2020

35:08

One of the most common topics I am asked to address is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).  GAD is generally categorized with other anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, agoraphobia, OCD and social anxiety.  Today I …

EP 118 - Expecting The Struggle And Making Your Bad Day Playbook

August 4th, 2020

34:31

The recovery process will - unfortunately - include days where you still struggle.  This is to be expected.  In this episode I read lesson 5.5 from my book which discusses the struggles you will encounter.  I then …

EP 117 - Fear Is Not A Failure - With Dr. Bridget Cooper

July 29th, 2020

40:45

Recovery from an anxiety disorder gets even harder when you judge the presence of fear as an immediate failure.  Dr. B - Bridget Cooper - joined me today to talk about fear, and the misconception that the presence of …

EP 116 - Ignoring Anxiety vs. Non-Reactive Acknowledgement

July 22nd, 2020

29:10

One of the concepts that confuses people more than any other is understanding the difference between accepting and surrendering to anxiety, learning to be nonreactive to anxiety, or ignoring anxiety. Let's talk about …

EP 115 - Breaking Free From The Past w/Dr Bridget Cooper

July 15th, 2020

39:26

Dr. Bridget Cooper is a cage rattler. Her penchant for confronting old beliefs and challenging thought patterns is helping people to break from from …

EP 114 - The Paradox Of Seeking Certainty And Safety

July 8th, 2020

37:29

Here is a paradox. So much of this anxiety complex revolves around a desperate attempt to find 100 percent iron clad certainty. The search for …

EP 113 - Sarah Doan Peace Talks Medical PTSD And Overcoming Adversity

July 1st, 2020

33:09

Sarah Doan Peace is amazing.  Having been born with VATER syndrome and after 35 surgeries and years of serious medical challenges, Sarah is finding her voice as a speaker and advocate for others that share her …

EP 112 - Fearing Your Emotions And Seeing Them As Threats

June 24th, 2020

37:28

Do you fear your emotions? Do you see them as threats, or indicators that you are failing in recovery, or destined for disaster? Do you attempt to …

EP 111 - All Your Fears Are Only ONE Fear

June 17th, 2020

33:45

You may think that you are afraid of an ever-growing list of places, tasks, people and situations.  You are not.  There is only ONE FEAR driving your anxiety disorder - fear of how you feel and what you think.  …

EP 110 - Anxiety Success Stories: From Black Friday to Sunny Skies With Nick

June 11th, 2020

29:30

My friend Nick Maynard is an almost textbook example of how to recovery from panic disorder and agoraphobia.  At one point Nick was in a panic on the ground in a Costco on Black Friday.  He was then trapped in his …

EP 0109 - Relax, Breathe and Focus : A Beginner's Tutorial and Exercise

May 27th, 2020

17:43

For full show notes and a link to download this tutorial as an MP3, visit https://theanxioustruth.com/109.

HOW DO I RELAX, BREATHE, AND FOCUS????  

EP 0108 - Changing Your Reaction To Anxiety, Fear and Panic - BOOK PREVIEW - Chapter 3.6

May 19th, 2020

31:31

This Is Chapter/Lesson 3.6 from my book "The Anxious Truth". I wanted to release a chapter to give everyone a look at what the book is all about.  This is likely the most important chapter I wrote, so it seemed the the …

EP 0107 - Forgiving Yourself And Letting Go Of The Past

May 13th, 2020

40:41

For full show notes on this episode, go to https://theanxioustruth.com/107
Many people are struggling with letting go of anger, guilt and bitterness …

EP 0106 - Building A Sense of Safety and Security After Trauma or Abuse

May 6th, 2020

27:11

(For full show notes on this episode, visit https://theanxioustruth.com/106)

Today I was joined by my friend Monique Koven to discuss the concept of …

EP 0105 - Highway/Freeway Driving With Anxiety and Panic

April 29th, 2020

30:42

For many, the fear of driving on the freeway, highway, or motorway is a big problem.  Often I am told that this seems and impossible task.  A typical …

EP 0104 - Health Anxiety and Uncertainty With Dr. Ingvard Wilhemsen

April 23rd, 2020

30:44

Today I was fortunate to have spent 25 minutes on a Zoom call with Dr. Ingvard Wilhemsen, a respected expert in the field of health anxiety and hypochondriasis from the University of Bergen in Norway.  We discussed the …

EP 0103 - You Don't Have to Feel OK To Be OK

April 15th, 2020

26:38

Inspired by a post I made on Instagram, here's 25 minutes or so on the difference between feeling OK and actually being OK.  The highlights:

  • Your …

EP 0102 - Fear Of Insanity Or Going Crazy

April 1st, 2020

34:53

For full show notes on this episode:  https://theanxioustruth.com/102

One of the two most common fears of anxiety and panic sufferers is the fear of …

EP 0101 - The Selfish Nature of Anxiety and Fear

March 25th, 2020

28:27

For full show notes on this episode, go to https://theanxiousgroup.com/101

Anxiety disorders are selfish disorders.  Anxiety and fear are …

EP 0100 - Learning To Believe In Yourself

March 18th, 2020

35:41

My friend Kendra Beavis has an amazing story.  This is a story about making major life changes, solving life problems, and become a better version of …

EP 0099 - The Habit Of Words

March 11th, 2020

38:33

For full show notes on this episode: https://theanxioustruth.com/99

We naturally develop habits with respect to the way we talk about, think about, …

EP 0098 - STOP Checking In With Yourself!

March 4th, 2020

26:19

Full show notes for this episode are at https://theanxioustruth.com/98

Telling someone in the grips of a raging anxiety disorder to "check in with …

EP 0097 - Anxiety and Abusive/Controlling Relationships (w/Long Island Against Domestic Violence)

February 26th, 2020

30:10

Full show notes for this episode can be found at https://theanxioustruth.com/97

Being in an abusive or controlling relationship is difficult for …

EP 0096 - Addressing Perfectionism w/Dr Tara Sanderson

February 19th, 2020

28:30

For full show notes on this episode, visit https://theanxioustruth.com/96

Perfectionism.  It's a label I hear frequently self-applied by many going …

EP 0095: Anxiety Success Story - Martine Changes Direction

February 12th, 2020

21:01

For full show notes on this episode, visit https://theanxioustruth.com/95

Just six months ago, Martine was experimenting with medication, housebound …

EP 0094 - Anxiety and Trauma Responses Are Normal! - w/Monique Koven

February 5th, 2020

28:56

For full notes on this episode, go to https://theanxioustruth.com/94

Too often, the responses that result from anxiety disorders and/or traumatic …

EP 0093 - Dizziness and Unsteadiness Due To Anxiety

January 29th, 2020

20:56

For the full show notes on this episode including a link to the diaphragmatic breathing video I mentioned:

https://theanxioustruth.com/93

For many …

EP 0092 - Monophobia (Fear Of Being Alone)

January 22nd, 2020

21:22

Monophobia - the fear of being alone - is a common component of the panic, anxiety and agoraphobia complex.  When left unchecked, panic disorder leads to agoraphobia.  When this happens, monophobia often develops at the …

EP 0091 - Worry and Worrying

January 15th, 2020

26:22

Worry and worrying are problems that many people struggle with along road to recovering from an anxiety disorder.  I'm asked to cover this topic …

BAD THERAPISTS - An Angry Anxiety Disorder Rant in One Act

January 14th, 2020

10:35

Not really a podcast episode so much as an angry rant about a subject I feel really needed to be addressed.  If you've been seeing your "anxiety" therapist for months on end, or years on end, and your progress is kinda …

EP 0090 - What If It Comes Back? Examining The "Acceptable Bubble"

January 8th, 2020

23:25

One of the common worries while recovering from an anxiety disorder is the fear that it might "come back" after recovery.  This is something I hear from many many people.  It's also pretty common in the community …

EP 0089 - Breath and Breathing Centered Anxiety

January 1st, 2020

29:34

"What if I forget how to breathe?"

"What if I just stop breathing?"

"I can't get enough air in my lungs."

"I can't take a deep breath."

Breath and breathing focused anxiety is quite common among people that suffer from …

EP 0088 - Anxiety Success Stories : Joyce Gets Angry ... And Gets Better!

December 26th, 2019

25:03

My friend Joyce joined me to talk about her slide into severe panic disorder and agoraphobia, which was followed by an aggressive recovery and …

EP 0087 - Being Yourself Again : Hope and Help For Your Nerves Chapter 9

December 23rd, 2019

54:34

Holly and I discuss chapter 9 of Claire Weekes' "Hope And Help For Your Nerves". This chapter discusses the nature of recovery and the road to being …

EP 0086 - Stop Arguing With Your Anxiety and Trauma (w/Joe Ryan)

December 14th, 2019

40:14

When confronted with uncomfortable and scary feelings of anxiety, panic or emotions based on past trauma, the immediate response is to "talk yourself down".  Trying convince yourself that you are OK using words, phrases …

EP 0085 - Heart Anxiety Issues and Interoceptive Exposure

December 6th, 2019

33:26

If you are a regular listener of the podcast, odds are that you've had anxiety, worry and fear focused on your heart at least once or twice.  This is …

EP 0084 - Anxiety and Autism/Neurodiversity Issues w/Christa Holmans

November 26th, 2019

39:33

Today I chatted with Christa Holmans about some of the overlapping issues found in both anxiety disorders and autism and other neurodivesity …

EP 0083 - Intrusive, Unwanted, Obsessive Thoughts - w/Dr. Martin Seif

November 16th, 2019

35:06

Today I was fortunate to spend about 30 minutes with Dr. Martin Seif, a psychologist and author specializing in anxiety disorders.  Dr. Seif and I …

EP 0082 - Stop Reading. Start Doing.

October 28th, 2019

8:58

Reading, listening to podcasts, watching videos, and otherwise educating yourself about your anxiety disorder is a good idea ...until its becomes a safety and avoidance behavior  Ultimately, overcoming an anxiety …

EP 0081 - Overcoming Anxiety: Dealing With The "Inescapable" Memory of Past Trauma (w/Monique Koven)

October 4th, 2019

19:51

Today Monique and I spent some time discussing the memories of past trauma and abuse, and how the old feeling of being unable to escape can often …

EP 0080 - Anxiety Success : How Raven Got It All Together

September 20th, 2019

34:20

How my friend Raven went from homebound agoraphobic, crippled with panic and intrusive thoughts and fears, to living her life, not being afraid of anxiety, and making plans for her future.  If there was every an …

EP 0079 - Dealing With Emotions And Anxiety At The Same Time (w/Joe Ryan)

September 16th, 2019

24:11

One of the most common issues that seems to pop up for people doing the work to overcome an anxiety disorder is emotions and how to deal with them while in the recovery.  What do I do when I feel sad, or angry, or …

EP 0078 - Anxiety Recovery - What Should You Do When You "Fail"?

August 19th, 2019

48:10

Recorded from YouTube Live August 19, 2019

 What do you do when you “fail” at an exposure, or when you have a particularly difficult anxiety day and …

EP 0077 - Anxiety Recovery - Common Exposure Misconceptions And Mistakes

August 15th, 2019

33:07

Today I'm joined by my friend Holly to talk about common misconceptions and mistakes surrounding exposure.  Many people are unaware of the true …

EP 0076 - I Feel OK ... And I'm Not Sure What To Do Now (w/Joe Ryan)

August 6th, 2019

32:39

You've been doing the work.  You've been working the process.  You're facing your fears and learning not to be afraid of how you feel. You're no longer crippled by panic, fear and anxiety. One day you find that that …

EP 0075 - Issues of Competence, Confidence and Self-Esteem in Anxiety Recovery (w/Joe Ryan)

August 5th, 2019

25:30

Often, issues of self-esteem, confidence and competence can get in the way when recovering from anxiety and panic issues.  If you've ever been made to feel like you're not good enough, not capable, or not competent, my …

EP 0074 - How Trauma And Pain Do NOT Have To Ruin Your Day (w/Joe Ryan)

July 31st, 2019

28:38

Its possible to work through anxiety, panic, trauma and pain without having it ruin every day.  Today I'm joined by my old friend Joe Ryan.  Joe has …

EP 0073 - Sunday Night Anxiety Q&A - July 7, 2019

July 8th, 2019

20:08

Q&A from my Facebook group including questions about dizziness, driving, doctor visits, airports, neck spasms, anticipatory anxiety and exposure …

EP 0072 - Dealing With Anticipatory Anxiety

July 5th, 2019

14:44

Anticipatory anxiety isn't a special or different kind of anxiety. It's not a mysterious external force over which you have no control. Let's define …

EP 0071 - You Do NOT Have To Follow Every Thought You Have! (w/Monique Koven)

June 25th, 2019

28:44

Many people are under the false impression that they must honor, follow and engage deeply with every thought they have.  This is simply not true.  …

EP 0070 - Finding Your Power Even In The Darkest Moments (w/Monique Koven)

June 18th, 2019

24:58

If you're in the grips of anxiety, panic, agoraphobia or PTSD you may feel powerless and incapable of doing what needs to be done to change things.  This isn't true.  Monique and I talk about how you have power and …

EP 0069 Anxiety Help - You Are NOT Responsible For The Happiness of Others (with Monique Koven)

June 5th, 2019

25:11

Do you worry that your anxiety problems are going to “ruin everything” for your friends and family? Being worried about letting people down or ruining things can seriously stand in the way of taking the steps you need …

EP 0068 - Dealing With OCD and Obsessive Thoughts (w/Kimberly Quinlan (LMFT))

April 5th, 2019

36:09

Today I had a chat with Kimberley Quinlan (LMFT) about OCD, obsessive/intrusive thoughts, and how to deal with them effectively. Lots of good information and resources in this one, along with a bunch of concepts you'll …

EP 0067 - How Should You Talk About Your Anxiety?

April 4th, 2019

15:57

The way you talk about your anxiety matters.  More than you think. Are you always speaking passively and just describing how you feel? Are you worried about what people will think about your anxiety? Do you fear that …

EP 0066 - Anxiety Success : How Sarah Overcame Her Health Anxiety

February 5th, 2019

40:23

If you’re suffering with health anxiety – no matter how severe – Sarah’s story will inspire you and give you hope. Join me as we look at Sarah’s …

EP 0065 - Anxiety Success : How Andrew Is Taking His Life Back

January 31st, 2019

54:30

My friend Andrew has gone from "contented agoraphobic" to well down the path to full recovery and was nice enough to take some time to share his …

EP 0064 - Near Panic On-Air and More Viewer Questions (w/Billy from Anxiety United_

January 27th, 2019

1:36:48

"Drew, are you cured?  Do you ever have panic attacks?"  I get this question all the time.  The answer is ... I can still experience a panic attack now and then.  So come listen to me experience near panic on-air in …

EP 0063 - Dealing With Stress (W/Billy from Anxiety United)

January 26th, 2019

1:30:44

Billy and I discuss the relationship between stress and anxiety and why stress doesn’t have to automatically become anxiety and fear. Afterward we answer a slew of great questions from the Facebook discussion group. …

EP 0062 - Part 2 : Someone I Care About Has Anxiety Problems - How Can I Help?

January 16th, 2019

51:46

If you have someone in your life that you care about that’s dealing with serious anxiety issues to the point where they can’t leave home, or be …

EP 0061 - Part 1 : Someone I Care About Has Anxiety Problems. How Can I Help?

January 15th, 2019

29:48

If you have someone in your life that you care about that’s dealing with serious anxiety issues to the point where they can’t leave home, or be …

EP 0060 - Making An Anxiety Recovery Plan (w/Billy from Anxiety United)

January 5th, 2019

1:14:04

Overcoming anxiety problems means making a good recovery plan and executing it.  In this episode I'm joined by my friend Billy from Anxiety United. We discuss the basics of a good recovery plan including breaking things …

EP 0059 - Anxiety, Sex and Relationship Issues (With Leslie Gustafson)

January 4th, 2019

24:14

A discussion of how anxiety disorders can impact sex, intimacy and relationships in general with licensed therapist and certified sex therapist Leslie Gustafson.  Leslie and I talk about the general approach to this …

EP 0058 - Overcoming Anxiety : Taking A Leap Of Faith

December 18th, 2018

35:59

At some point in this process, you MUST take a leap of faith.  All the talking and questioning and reading and learning must give way to actually …

EP 0057 - PTSD, Trauma and Anxiety w/Monique Koven

December 6th, 2018

35:25

Often there is overlap between anxiety disorders like panic disorder and agoraphobia, past trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Monique and I discuss her path to overcoming trauma and generalized anxiety …

EP 0056 - Anxiety and Dining Out / Social Situations (w/Billy from Anxiety United)

November 26th, 2018

37:22

Billy and I discuss anxiety and panic related to dining out, restaurants, bars, pubs and social situations. We talk about how to approach it, steps that can be taken to overcome this problem, and how learning cognitive …

EP 0055 - Overcoming The Fear of Panic While Driving - With Billy from Anxiety United

November 24th, 2018

45:58

In this episode Billy and I discuss driving anxiety, the fear of having a panic attack while driving, and what to do about it. We talk about specific steps that can be taken to address this fear and overcome it through …

EP 0054 - Anxiety vs Anxiety Disorders : Clarification and Different Approaches

November 11th, 2018

9:01

Lets to clarify the focus of my content on anxiety disorders as opposed to just being anxious about things. A quick chat about the difference and why my approach is what it is. I briefly discuss different classes of …

EP 0053 - Anxiety and Why Positive Self-Talk is Bullsh*t

October 21st, 2018

13:36

One of the tools I hear people talk about often is “positive self talk”. Let me tell you why this is not a good thing when you’re dealing with high …

EP 0052 - Anxiety Sucess Stories : How Jackie Got Her Mojo Back

August 20th, 2018

31:32

Jackie suffered from panic attacks and anxiety for years until she had a “lightbulb moment” and turned the corner. Join me as I chat with Jackie …

EP 0051 - The BIGGEST Panic/Anxiety Decision You MUST Make - What Nobody Wants To Hear

August 3rd, 2018

16:47

This is what nobody wants to hear when it comes to overcoming anxiety and panic related problems, because its the hard part. There’s a large scale commitment/decision you MUST make before you can start making real …

EP 0050 - Dealing With Panic : The Critical Moment of Decision

July 31st, 2018

17:29

When panic strikes, we have a critical moment of decision. What will you do? How will you handle it? What is your plan? The decision we make at that …

EP 0049 - How Can I Make My Family Understand My Anxiety?

February 24th, 2018

17:03

This is a topic I get asked about all the time, so lets talk about what to do when your anxiety has a negative impact on your relationships. How can you approach family members and friends to get them on board with what …

EP 0048 - Chap 8 : Hope And Help For Your Nerves (About Agoraphobia)

January 15th, 2018

1:10:59

Holly and I discuss chapter 8 of the Claire Weekes book "Hope and Help For Your Nerves". Dr. Weekes explains agoraphobia and walks us through how to …

EP 0047 - Chap 7 : Hope And Help For Your Nerves (Cure of Recurring Nervous Attacks)

November 26th, 2017

1:09:52

Holly and I discuss chapter 7 of Hope and Help For Your Nerves by Dr. Claire Weekes. This chapter really focuses on understanding that you are afraid …

EP 0046 - Anxiety 101 : Social Media and the Internet

November 21st, 2017

43:42

Social media and the Internet have had a major impact on those of us with anxiety disorders. In this episode Billy and I discuss different ways the Internet has influenced anxiety issues. We look at positive impacts, …

EP 0045 - Chap 6 : Hope and Help For Your Nerves (Cure of The More Constant Symptoms)

November 12th, 2017

51:49

Holly and I return for the next chapter of our series discussing "Hope and Help For Your Nerves" by Dr. Claire Weekes. In this episode we discuss …

EP 0044 - Anxiety 101 : First Exposure Challenge

November 8th, 2017

58:52

Lets take on our first 30 day exposure challenge. For the next 30 days, start by making a short list of activities you find challenging from an anxiety standpoint. Then, start working on those items. Feel free to talk …

EP 0043 - Anxiety 101 : Where Will You Find Your Spark?

October 31st, 2017

58:49

"Get busy living, or get busy dying." At some point in the journey to overcome anxiety issues, concepts and techniques and tips and tricks fall by the wayside and it becomes a matter of desire and drive and courage and …

EP 0042 - Yes, My Anxiety Was As Bad As Yours

October 25th, 2017

1:01:44

I've been asked many times over the years how bad my anxiety used to be. Yes, it was probably as bad as yours. In this episode of our Anxiety 101 series, I'll tell you all about it. Everything I've been through. The …

EP 0041 - Anxiety 101 : What Triggers Your Anxiety?

October 20th, 2017

44:14

What triggers your anxiety? Billy and I discuss anxiety triggers, how to identify your triggers, and what you can do about them. As usual, we answer listener questions near the end of the episode.

My Links

EP 0040 - Anxiety 101 : Exposure Therapy and the Need to Practice

October 10th, 2017

46:57

Following up on our initial talk about the basics of exposure therapy, Billy and talk about how repetition and practice are so important. We discuss …

EP 0039 - Anxiety 101 : Feeling Ill, Health Anxiety and Cognitive Tools

October 3rd, 2017

45:03

Billy and I were both a bit under the weather for this episode, so we thought a discussion of health anxiety and how illness impacts your anxiety was in order. We discuss health anxiety in general, our reactions when …

EP 0038 - Anxiety 101 : Exposure Therapy Basics and Expectations

September 28th, 2017

43:16

Today Billy and I talk about the basics of what exposure therapy is, how it fits into the overall scope of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and how its important to have proper expectations for what exposure can do for you. …

EP 0037 - Anxiety 101 : Panic Isn’t Always A Bad Thing

September 20th, 2017

31:02

A panic attack isn't always a bad thing. In fact, when you're doing exposure work and trying to learn how not to be afraid of panic and anxiety, having a panic attack is virtually a requirement at some point. Only be …

EP 0036 - Anxiety 101 : Viewer Questions and Answers

September 13th, 2017

1:05:17

Today Billy and I answer some of the most common questions we've received while doing the Anxiety 101 series. Did we answer your question? Tune in to find out!

My Links

https://theanxioustruth.com/links

Intro/Outro …

EP 0035 - Anxiety 101 / Lesson 10 – The Impact of Lifestyle

September 12th, 2017

48:43

Lifestyle choices can influence your panic disorder positively or negatively. Eating a healthy diet can go a long way toward making you feel better …

EP 0034 - Anxiety 101 / Lesson 9 – Therapy and Professional Help

August 30th, 2017

35:41

Today Billy and I talk about the different types of therapy and professional help available for anxiety disorders both from a US and a UK perspective. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is hands down the most effective …

EP 0033 - Anxiety 101 / Lesson 8 – Finding the Root of the Problem

August 24th, 2017

19:45

Finding the causes of your panic attacks is a good thing, but not by itself. Stress, negative thinking, reactions to past traumas and emotional issues are just some of many possible panic and anxiety triggers. We’re all …

EP 0032 - Anxiety 101 / Lesson 7 – Theres NO Comfortable Way

August 15th, 2017

26:15

There is no comfortable way to recover from panic disorder. The very heart of recovery lies in learning not to be afraid of panic. The only way to do …

EP 0031 - Anxiety 101 / Lesson 6 – Reacting to Symptoms

August 9th, 2017

31:25

Learning to not fear how you feel is a huge part of truly overcoming your anxiety and panic issues. Its important to not react physically to the …

EP 0030 - Anxiety 101 / Lesson 5 – Avoiding Avoidance

July 18th, 2017

21:53

Lets talk about avoidance and safety behaviors and how they're a bad thing when it comes to dealing with anxiety and panic issues. Avoidance and safety rituals reinforce the mistaken belief that you need to be "saved" …

EP 0029 - Anxiety 101 / Lesson 4 – Coping Techniques

July 12th, 2017

24:51

Billy and I discuss the role of coping techniques in dealing with anxiety and panic issues. We touch on breathing, muscle relaxation and meditation …

EP 0028 - Anxiety 101 / Lesson 3 – The Fear Cycle – W/Anxiety United

June 27th, 2017

21:22

When it comes to anxiety, fear feeds the beast! We discuss the idea that symptoms and sensations are not anxiety. Rather, your reaction - the fear you create in your own head- fuels the cycle of anxiety.

My Links

EP 0027 - Anxiety 101 /Lesson 2 – No Real Danger w/Anxiety United

June 20th, 2017

22:46

Today Billy and I discuss the fact that the fear we feel when dealing with panic and anxiety is real, but the danger is not. There's no real danger underneath that fear. Understanding that this is false danger is a key …

EP 0026 - Anxiety 101 / Lesson 1 – An Introduction w/Billy from Anxiety United

June 16th, 2017

33:22

Lets look at the basics of recovering from anxiety, panic and agoraphobia related issues. First in a series. Billy (from Anxiety United) and I talk about the need to accept that the recovery process will include feeling …

EP 0025 - Why Does Exercise Make My Anxiety Worse? - Part 2

May 20th, 2017

22:00

Once you understand that exercise isn't really making things "worse", you can work on solving this common problem.  Lets review what's really going …

EP 0024 - Chap 5: Hope and Help For Your Nerves (Cure For The Commonest Type of Nervous Illness )

August 17th, 2016

31:21

Holly and I discuss chapter 5 of Hope and Help For Your Nerves. The cornerstone principles of Facing, Accepting, Floating and Letting Time Pass are …

EP 0023 - Chap 4: Hope And Help For Your Nerves (The Commonest Simplest Forms Of Nervous Illness)

August 8th, 2016

45:26

Holly and I go through chapter 4 of the Claire Weekes Hope and Help For Your Nerves book. This chapter is entitled "The Commonest Simplest Forms of …

EP 0022 - Chap 3: Hope and Help For Your Nerves (What Is Nervous Breakdown)

July 31st, 2016

25:57

In this episode Holly and I go through chapter 3 of the Claire Weekes Hope and Help For Your Nerves book. This chapter is entitled "What Is Nervous …

EP 0021 - Chap 2: Hope And Help For Your Nerves (How Your Nervous System Works)

July 6th, 2016

21:53

In this episode, Holly and I review chapter 2 of Claire Weekes' Hope and Help For Your Nerves. We discuss the fight or flight response, its …

EP 0020 - Chap 1: Hope And Help For Your Nerves (The Power Within)

June 26th, 2016

24:32

Holly and I review chapter 1 of Hope and Help For Your Nerves by Dr Claire Weekes.  This book is what I consider to be the gold standard when it …

EP 0019 - Why Does Exercise Make My Anxiety Worse? - Part 1

November 9th, 2015

18:18

For many dealing with anxiety and panic issues, exercise can be a real struggle because it may lead to INCREASED anxiety or even full-blown panic. …

EP 0018 - Anxiety and Depersonalization

July 16th, 2015

18:43

Depersonalization is one of the most disturbing and hard to grasp anxiety symptoms. If you're dealing with panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder or agoraphobia it really is just another anxiety symptom and we …

EP 0017 - Anxiety and Derealization

May 16th, 2015

19:55

The dissociative states - derealization and depersonalization - are possibly the most common yet misunderstood and under-discussed anxiety symptoms. …

EP 0016 - Overcoming Anxiety: Don’t Be A Paper Tiger

May 10th, 2015

12:54

Confidence is essential when overcoming anxiety disorders but false confidence doesn't really help. Learn to walk the walk if you're gonna talk the talk!

My Links

https://theanxioustruth.com/links

Intro/Outro Music: …

EP 0015 - Overcoming Anxiety: Do The Opposite

May 3rd, 2015

18:10

Overcoming anxiety disorders often means doing the opposite of what your instincts are telling you to do. This is a challenge, but you can do it if you try.

My Links

https://theanxioustruth.com/links

Intro/Outro Music: …

EP 0014 - Overcoming Anxiety Disorders – The Long And Winding Road

April 26th, 2015

17:36

The path to overcoming anxiety disorders can be winding and unpredictable. Knowing what to expect and how to judge progress makes the process a bit easier.

My Links

https://theanxioustruth.com/links

Intro/Outro Music: …

EP 0013 - Common Exposure Therapy Mistakes and Misconceptions

April 19th, 2015

18:42

While many dealing with panic and anxiety have had success with exposure therapy, some call it ineffective. Often this is due to simple mistakes and misconceptions.

My Links

https://theanxioustruth.com/links

Intro/Outro …

EP 0012 - Why Is EVERYTHING A Panic Trigger?

April 12th, 2015

16:44

For people dealing with panic disorder and agoraphobia, a common complaint is that virtually anything can be a panic trigger. There's a reason for that.

My Links

https://theanxioustruth.com/links

Intro/Outro Music: …

EP 0011 - Overcoming Anxiety: The ACTIVE Process

April 3rd, 2015

16:14

Recovery from anxiety, panic and agoraphobia is an ACTIVE process. Nothing will improve if you just wait passively, so lets go!

My Links

https://theanxioustruth.com/links

Intro/Outro Music:  "Afterglow" by The Ben Drake …

EP 0010 - Anxiety Disorders and Relationships

March 22nd, 2015

22:02

Understanding how our anxiety disorders impact our relationships and knowing what steps we can take to address that can help improve our situation.

My Links

https://theanxioustruth.com/links

Intro/Outro Music: …

EP 0009 - Just The Facts Please

March 15th, 2015

17:49

Facing your fear without fighting or fleeing is a skill that requires practice. Before we get started, we have to get into an objective frame of mind. Learning to assess your physical and mental state objectively - …

EP 0008 - Anxiety & Panic - Check Your Body Language

March 15th, 2015

16:00

Your body language is a very strong indicator of how you're reacting to your anxiety symptoms.  Since our goal is to learn to be non-reactive and not …

EP 0007 - Lets Make An Anxiety Recovery Plan

March 8th, 2015

20:58

Lets make an anxiety, panic and agoraphobia recovery plan. We'll lay out five general strategy points, then we'll put a broad action plan in place.

My Links

https://theanxioustruth.com/links

Intro/Outro Music: …

EP 0006 - How Panic Attacks Become Panic Disorder

March 1st, 2015

16:22

Panic disorder and panic attacks are related but different. How do panic attacks become panic disorder? Here's a hint: Its more cognitive than physical!


My Links

https://theanxioustruth.com/links


Intro/Outro Music: …

EP 0005 – Tips on Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

February 23rd, 2015

13:50

Therapy for anxiety disorders is a not a generic thing. There are different types of therapies and not all are equal when it comes to anxiety …

EP 0004 – The Power of Memory

February 20th, 2015

13:48

Memory has the power to trigger anxiety symptoms and sensations. Understanding this powerful process can go a long way toward helping you make …

EP 0003 – Courage

March 3rd, 2014

9:02

Overcoming anxiety, panic and agoraphobia starts with the courage to face your fears. In this episode we talk about courage, why its so important, and how you can find it inside you.  You were born with all the courage …

EP 0002 – Its Really NOT Okay

February 28th, 2014

9:08


Overcoming anxiety, panic and agoraphobia requires the motivation to be active in your recovery. In this episode we’ll look at how the motivation to begin your recovery derives from personal responsibility and …

EP 0001 – Anxiety Is Physical. Anxiety Disorders Are Cognitive.

February 27th, 2014

10:15

In this episode we’ll look at the difference between the physical nature of anxiety and the mental/cognitive nature of anxiety disorders. Understanding this concept and incorporating it into your approach to anxiety is …

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February 26th, 2014

0:52

A quick intro to the podcast and what we’re all about.

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