Not Another Anxiety Show | Learn About Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Stress, and Being Human
About This Show
A podcast for all: from the always anxious to the occasionally overwhelmed to the painfully panicked. Join your host Kelli Walker – registered nurse, Certified Health and Wellness Coach, and former agoraphobe – on an anxiety adventure. Learn what anxiety really is, why the best of us can get caught in its web, and how to move past its sticky grip. Casual conversations with Kelli and other experts will include more than reciting daily affirmations or following "five simple steps" to overcome anxiety. Instead, you'll get practical tips, resources, and guidance while gaining a down-to-earth and deeper understanding of what it means to be human – an easily overlooked part of truly moving past anxiety. No experience in deep breathing, chakra alignment, or pescetarianism required. Listen in for a good laugh and start feeling a little more human today. If you have a question you'd like answered on the show or simply want to learn more, visit: www.notanotheranxietyshow.com.
Most Recent Episode
Ep 120. Fear vs. Anxiety
2 days ago
In this episode Kelli and Erica chat about the difference between fear and anxiety. They also chat about the purpose/benefit of both emotions. On an unrelated note, Erica shares a few tips on how to throw an Olympic-themed party, which isn't complete without a cheese ball shaped like an Eagle's head. Visit notanotheranxietyshow.com for more resources, including a free e-book when you sign up for my newsletter, courses, videos, and more! Disclaimer: Hopefully you find the information in this podcast helpful but it is not intended to replace medical advice and should not be used as such.
Rated 5 out of
Hugely helpful and hopeful
When I searched for 'anxiety podcast' I definitely wasn't expecting something as eye opening as this. I've been struggling with anxiety, in one form or another, for most of my life - at this point it's hard to imagine ever not being anxious. I've had CBT and counselling but I'm not exaggerating when I say that this (free!) podcast has made the biggest difference so far. The hosts are funny, down to earth and knowledgeable in both scientific studies and first hand experience. I've learnt so much from this podcast - such as practical ways of handling anxiety whether it's flaring up or lurking around in the background like a bad smell. Probably more importantly though it has given me a different perspective on anxiety and the human experience generally, for instance by introducing me to ideas such as neuroplasticity and people like Brene Brown (Hallowed Be Thy Name!). Every episode finishes with "Be kind to yourself" and that really is the general spirit behind it, and it's slowly making a big difference for me to hear it from people who have also been in the thick of anxiety.
I don't know if this is the right place to ask questions, but on the off chance Kelli or Erica sees: do you have any tips for avoiding the trap of compulsive reassurance seeking / apologising? I work in a busy call centre which really sets of my social anxiety. I got lucky though and some of my colleagues are more understanding and compassionate about it than I could ever have hoped. However, the flip side is I've started compulsively apologising to them literally 100+ times a day, sometimes about nothing, sometimes about an innocuous conversation several hours ago that I've been obsessing over. I've had OCD in the past and the feeling when I 'need' to apologise, explain myself or otherwise seek reassurance feels like when I 'needed' to wash or avoid a certain place - I know it's illogical but it's so intense and feels so important in the moment. Obviously it's extremely frustrating for my colleagues to deal with, which makes me more anxious and I end up in a spiral of panic and guilt every day. Also, and I know this is mega cheeky, but I'd be really interested to hear your thoughts on job seeking with anxiety if it ever comes up. No worries if you don't get a chance to answer either of these, I get that they're both sort of specific. Also apologies (ironic I know!) for being so technologically inept as to not be able to figure out how to leave an i tunes review!!
Date published: 2017-11-16