659: Why Do We Continue Following Anxious Fearful Thoughts
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In today's episode, Gina discusses the ancient brain and how it uses anxiety and other distressing feelings to protect us from harmful things in our environment.  The tool of acceptance is discussed as a critical help in our management of our anxiety experience.  The role of False Evidence Appearing Real (FEAR) in exacerbating our anxiety and how to handle it is also discussed.

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Your Anxiety Toolkit
Your Anxiety Toolkit
Kimberley Quinlan, LMFT
Ep. 167: Using Poetry to Turn Pain into Beauty w/ Georgia Lock
Welcome back to another episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit. Today on the podcast, I am so thrilled to have such an amazing and talented guest, Georgia Lock, on with us. Georgia is an actor, presenter, OCD advocate, and poet. She lives in London and has so much wisdom and beauty to share with us. Georgia is here to share how she has used poetry to turn the pain of her experience with OCD into beauty. Georgia shares her OCD story and recovery journey with us. We also have a great conversation about shame, guilt, and grief. Georgia shares several of her poems with us and you will see why she is an award winning poet. Her poetry explains so well what it is like to live with mental illness, anxiety, and OCD. I just love when people can use words to perfectly describe what it is like to experience something, whether that be really joyful or really, really painful. Her poetry takes the pain that she has experienced and wraps it in such beauty. I truly hope you enjoy this conversation. It is a lovely story about someone who has struggled so deeply, but who also has done the work and is now moving on in her recovery journey in such a beautiful way. Follow Georgia on Instagram @georgia_nathalie Click here to purchase Georgia's book of poetry, With Every Wave ERP School, BFRB School and Mindfulness School for OCD are open for purchase. Click here for more information. Additional exciting news! ERP School is now CEU approved which means that it is an accredited course for therapists and mental health professionals to take towards their continuing education credit hours. Please click here for more information.
40 min
The Adult Chair
The Adult Chair
Michelle Chalfant
239: Guilt from The Adult Chair
It can be really tough to talk about guilt. No one wants to focus on a mistake they’ve made, and it can be especially hard to own and admit when we’ve done something wrong if we’re wracked with shame and beating up on ourselves. But guilt can be a very healthy emotion when it comes from The Adult Chair — when it’s a path to healing rather than self-shaming. In this episode, I walk through the ways guilt serves us and how it can be a tool to let us know when we need to repair relationships. I’m also breaking down how you can tell when guilt is irrational or unnecessary and how to release guilt once you’ve made amends. Listen to discover: * The difference between shame and guilt * When guilt is healthy and when it is unhealthy * Steps for working through guilt * How to (truly) apologize and repair a relationship * How to stop ruminating on guilt and move forward * Recognizing false guilt I see so many people who struggle with unhealthy guilt, whether they feel guilty for something they didn’t do or can’t forgive themselves when they’ve done something wrong...especially during the holidays and this pandemic. Guilt should never be all-consuming like this...and it doesn’t have to be when you: * Own it * Apologize * Take action and * Let it go from your healthy Adult Chair "There's a big difference between guilt and shame. People often fall into shame and label it as guilt." - Michelle Chalfant "It's a choice to continue to beat up on self." - Michelle Chalfant "It's ok if other people are upset and disappointed if you're making a choice to protect yourself and your family." - Michelle Chalfant Resources StoryWorth Storyworth.com/adult $10 off your first purchase More Adult Chair The Adult Chair Website https://theadultchair.com The Adult Chair Membership https://theadultchair.com/membership/ The Adult Chair Workshop https://theadultchair.com/events/ The Adult Chair Coaching Certification https://theadultchair.com/certification-program/ Stay Connected Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michelle.chalfant Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichelleChalfantFanPage/ The Adult Chair Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theadultchair/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Michellechalfant *** EPISODE CREDITS: If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment. He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com
22 min
Daily Meditation Podcast
Daily Meditation Podcast
Mary Meckley
Forgiveness Affirmation
"Peace is the greatest weapon for development that any people can have." ~ Nelson Mandela Inner peace can be your haven from the current uncertainty in the world these days. Your inner peace is powerful. The more you share your peace with others, the more grounded in peace you become. This week, you'll explore different meditation techniques to help you cultivate deep inner peace. This is part 2 of a 7-part Inner Peace meditation series, episodes 2173-2179. THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE: You're invited to take part in a Peace Quest. Every day this week, focus on cultivating peace within yourself and then share your peace with others. THIS WEEK'S MEDITATION TECHNIQUES: Day 1: Reverse Negative Thoughts Visualization Day 2: Affirmation "I seek to understand." Day 3: Inhale + allow peace to flow through you, Exhale + become a channel of peace for others Day 4: Aatmanjali Mudra technique Day 5: Fourth Chakra Focus Day 6: Layer the week's techniques together Day 7: Weekly Reflection Meditation LET'S SUPPORT EACH OTHER - WANT TO SHARE YOUR MEDITATION RITUAL WITH YOUR FELLOW MEDITATORS? Let's connect and inspire each other! Please share a little about how meditation has helped you by reaching out to me at Mary@SipandOm.com or direct message me on https://www.instagram.com/sip.and.om. We'd love to hear about your meditation ritual! SUBSCRIBE, LEAVE A REVIEW + TAKE OUR SURVEY SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode. Consistency is the KEY to a successful meditation ritual. SHARE the podcast with someone who could use a little extra support. I'd be honored if you left me a podcast review. If you do, please email me at Mary@sipandom.com and let me know a little about yourself and how meditation has helped you. I'd love to share your journey to inspire fellow meditators on the podcast! SURVEY: Help us get to know more about how best to serve you by taking our demographics survey: https://survey.libsyn.com/thedailymeditationpodcast FOR DAILY EXTRA SUPPORT OUTSIDE THE PODCAST Each day's meditation techniques shared at: * sip.and.om Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sip.and.om/ * sip and om Facebook * https://www.facebook.com/SipandOm/ JOIN OUR FREE FACEBOOK GROUP Connect with other meditators on the Daily Meditation Podcast private Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/thedailymeditationpodcast/ SIP AND OM MEDITATION APP Join Mary for deeper, longer daily 30-minute guided meditations on the Sip and Om meditation app. Give it a whirl for 2-weeks free! Receive access to 2,000+ 30-minute guided meditations customized around a weekly theme to help you manage emotions. Receive a Clarity Journal and a Slow Down Guide customized for each weekly theme. 2 weeks for access to the iOS version: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sip-and-om/id1216664612?platform=iphone&preserveScrollPosition=true#platform/iphone 2 weeks free access to the Android version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sipandom.sipandom All meditations are created by Mary Meckley and are her original content. Please request permission to use any of Mary's content by sending an email to Mary@sipandom.com. Resources: Music by Christopher Lloyd Clarke and Greg Keller.
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