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13 minutes | 11 days ago
Outsmart Your Anxiety: Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation
Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation Anxiety is an epidemic in our modern world. Almost everyone experiences anxiety at some time. But studies now show there is a direct link between anxiety and how you respond to emotions. Today, psychologist Dr. David Kelmanski, author of the audiobook Don’t Let Your Anxiety Run Your Life, talks about how to outsmart your anxiety using mindfulness and emotion regulation. Together they can provide a powerful framework for helping people gain mastery over anxiety. Today we’re sharing an excerpt fromt the audiobook Don’t Let Your Anxiety Run Your Life: Using the Science of Emotion Regulation and Mindfulness to Overcome Fear and Worry, written by psychologist Dr. David Klemanski and Joshua Curtiss. This audiobook is a groundbreaking, step-by-step guide for managing the thoughts and feelings that cause anxiety, worry, fear, and panic. Using easy, clinically proven mindfulness practices, you’ll learn to manage your emotions and lessen your anxiety. What’s in this episode? In this episode, Dr. Klemanski and Joshua Curtis explain mindfulness and emotion regulation, and how, together, they can help you outsmart your anxiety. David H. Klemanski, PsyD, MPH, is a psychologist and professor at New York University where he teaches, researches, and co-directs the Center for Counseling and Community Wellbeing. He specializes in the classification and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, and his research is focused on mindfulness and emotion regulation in anxiety and depression. Buy or download free audiobook from Audible.com (US) Audible.co.uk (UK) Audible.fr (FRANCE) Audible.de (GERMANY) Download this episode on iTunes If you truly want to outsmart your anxiety, you will find this audiobook valuable. We will teach you how and when to pay attention to your anxiety, how to react with less intensity to your anxious emotions, and what to do when you feel as if you are overwhelmed by anxiety. Dr. David Klemanski and Joshua Curtiss authors of "Don't Let Your Anxiety Run Your Life"
22 minutes | 3 months ago
Love Yourself: A Guided Meditation
A Guided Meditation to Love Yourself Today we’re sharing a guided meditation created for women to help you open your heart and attract the love you want. If you want to feel more loving, enjoy more love in your life, or attract the right romantic partner, the guided meditations in the audiobook Blissful Heart: Guided Meditations to Open Your Heart, Feel Radiant and Find Love will help you open your heart so you can feel a sense of inner optimism and receptivity towards love. What’s in this episode? In this episode we’re going to help you relax, open your heart, and go on a peaceful inner journey to experience deep self love. We’re sharing an abridged meditation from the audiobook Blissful Heart: Guided Meditations to Open Your Heart, Feel Radiant and Find Love. This audiobook, written by love and dating coach Ronnie Ann Ryan, is a collection of ten inspiring guided meditations to help you find love. If you are driving or operating machinery, please listen to this episode at another time. Listen to this meditation only when you can give it your full attention and have no other responsibilities to attend to. Love Coach Ronnie Ann Ryan, MBA, Certified Coach, works with successful women over 35 who have a hot career, but a chilly love life. She helps confused, frustrated, and timid singles build confidence and discover proven dating strategies that lead to love. The author of four books and hundreds of articles, she is sought by the media and has been interviewed or featured by the BBC, ABC, NBC, and Fox News, NPR, Fox News Magazine Online, Huffington Post, eHarmony, MORE.com, DigitalRomance.com, YourTango.com. Ronnie has helped thousands of women build confidence, feel more in control and overcome obstacles find lasting love. Visit her website to learn more. Buy or download free audiobook from Audible.com (US) Audible.co.uk (UK) Audible.fr (FRANCE) Audible.de (GERMANY) The meditations in Blissful Heart were created for women to help you clear and open your heart as much as possible, so that you cultivate a consistent sense of inner optimism and receptivity towards love. The more you live your life in a loving way, the more loving energy returns to you from the Universe, helping you to attract a loving partner. Ronnie Ann Ryan Author, Blissful Heart: Guided Meditations to Open Your Heart, Feel Radiant and Find Love
9 minutes | 6 months ago
Get Deep Sleep: A Simple Technique to Wind Down
A Technique to Help Get Deep Sleep In these challenging times, many of us are constantly engaged in difficult or stressful tasks. In order to get deep sleep, it’s important to be able to shift out of your active, goal-directed state into a relaxed, winding-down state. Psychologists Colleen Carney and Rachel Mamber, authors of the audiobook Goodnight Mind, share a powerful technique they call “the Buffer Zone.” Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook Goodnight Mind: Turn Off Your Noisy Thoughts and Get a Good Night’s Sleep. This audiobook addresses the effects of rumination―or having an overactive brain―on your ability to sleep well. Written by two psychologists who specialize in sleep disorders, the book contains helpful exercises and insights into how you can better manage your thoughts at bedtime, and finally get some sleep. What’s in this episode? In this episode Drs. Carney and Mamber offer helpful advice for how to get deep sleep by creating a “buffer zone” — deliberately shifting gears from a busy day to relaxing and winding down for sleep. Colleen E. Carney, PhD, co-author of the audiobook Goodnight Mind, is associate professor and director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. She is conducting research, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, on treating insomnia in people with depression. Rachel Manber, PhD, co-author of the audiobook Goodnight Mind, is professor at Stanford University and director of the Insomnia and Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. She has treated hundreds of patients with insomnia, many of whom also have other medical or psychiatric disorders, and has trained physicians, psychologists, and nurses to treat insomnia without medication. Buy or download free audiobook from Audible.com (US) Audible.co.uk (UK) Audible.fr (FRANCE) Audible.de (GERMANY) Have you ever thought about how your body produces deep sleep? If you seem to not get deep sleep, or enough deep sleep, perhaps you are worried that your body’s system for producing deep sleep is broken or has malfunctioned. Luckily, this is rarely the case. In fact, you will be relieved to learn that there are things that you can do to help your sleep system work better for you. Colleen E. Carney PhD & Rachel Manber PhD Authors, Goodnight Mind: Turn Off Your Noisy Thoughts and Get a Good Night's Sleep
18 minutes | 8 months ago
Emotional Self-Healing with the "Focusing" Technique
Emotional Self-Healing with the “Focusing” Technique Focusing is a gentle yet powerful self-awareness technique that lets you tap into your body’s wisdom and make positive changes in your life. It is the process of listening to your body in a gentle, accepting way, honoring the wisdom that you have inside you, and hearing the messages that your inner self is sending you. Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the popular audiobook The Power of Focusing: A Practical Guide to Emotional Self-Healing, written by Ann Weiser Cornell. This audiobook is a guide to the powerful process of focusing that taps into the body’s wisdom and helps you hear the messages from your inner self. What’s in this episode? In this episode, you’ll learn about the focusing technique and how it can help you with emotional self-healing. Buy or download free audiobook fromAudible.com (US) Audible.co.uk (UK) The Power of Focusing clarifies an essential human skill many of us have forgotten and takes it a quantum leap farther along its evolutionary path. Here are germinal teachings and deep human wisdom expressed in a way that can improve anyone’s emotions, well-being, and life. Dan Millman author of, "Way of the Peaceful Warrior" and "The Laws of Spirit "
20 minutes | a year ago
Let Go of Stress: A Guided Meditation
A Gentle, Guided Meditation to Let Go of Stress If you want to relax, let go of stress, and find a soothing sense of inner peace, we’ve got a great episode for you today.We’re sharing a gentle guided meditation for letting go from the audiobook Guided Meditations for Letting Go, by Your Great Journey. This guided meditation uses relaxation, mindfulness, and visualization to help you recover a sense of inner quiet and spaciousness, quiet a noisy mind and discover a tranquil inner oasis. This abridged guided meditation is from the audiobook Guided Meditations for Letting Go, by Your Great Journey. This audiobook is a collection of eight gentle, peaceful and restorative guided meditations, approximately 20 – 25 minutes each. They are designed to help you relax and let go and briefly slip away from life’s demands to experience a tranquil inner oasis. They are ideal for anyone who wants to: Reduce stress and anxiety Quiet a noisy mind Discover an inner sanctuary of peace and serenity What’s in this episode? In this episode, we’re going to help you relax and and let go of stress with a guided meditation that utilizes relaxation, mindfulness and visualization to help you recover a sense of inner quiet and spaciousness. This episode offers a shorter version of a meditation from the collection Guided Meditations for Letting Go. Before you begin the meditation, be sure you’re in a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Remember to turn off the phone or any other devices that might interrupt you. Do not listen to this episode while driving or operating machinery. Listen only when you can give the meditation your full attention and do not have other responsibilities to attend to. Enjoy! Buy or download free audiobook from Audible.com (US) Audible.co.uk (UK) Audible.fr (FRANCE) Audible.de (GERMANY)
8 minutes | a year ago
Anxiety Expert Dr. David Carbonell on Worry and Anxiety
Psychologist and Anxiety Expert Dr. David Carbonell on Worry and Anxiety Worry convinces us there’s danger, and then tricks us into getting into fight, flight, or freeze mode — even when there is no danger. Today, Dr. David Carbonell, clinical psychologist, anxiety expert and author of the best-selling audiobook The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It shares advice on new ways to respond to worry and anxeity, rather than trying to eliminate them. Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the popular audiobook The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It , by Dr. David Carbonell. This audiobook shows how worry and anxiety hijack the brain, and offers powerful “counter-intuitive” strategy to help you put worry in its place and break the cycle of worry, once and for all. Whats in this episode? In this episode, Dr. Carbonell discusses how easy it is to be fooled by our thoughts— especially worry and anxiety — and offers a more effective approach than trying to eliminate them. Buy or download free audiobook fromAudible.com (US) Audible.co.uk (UK)Audible.fr (FRANCE)Audible.de (GERMANY) People sometimes talk about “fear of the unknown” as if it were a special category of fear. Everything about the future is unknown! It’s not the unknown part that people find scary. It’s when they consider the future and think that they do know what will happen, and that it’s going to be bad. That’s when they get afraid. Dr. David Carbonell The Worry Trick
11 minutes | a year ago
Jeff Foster on Grief and Loss
Spiritual Teacher Jeff Foster on Grief and Loss We all face grief and loss, but if we can turn towards it, and listen to it, it may reveal hidden gold. Spiritual teacher Jeff Foster is the author of the popular audiobook Falling in Love with Where You Are. He studied astrophysics at Cambridge University and holds meetings, retreats, and private sessions around the world, pointing people back to the deep acceptance in this present moment. In this excerpt from his audiobook, he shares profound insights about what can be found at the very bottom of grief and loss. Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook Falling in Love with Where You Are by Jeff Foster. This audiobook invites you to discover a deep YES to your life, no matter what you are going through; to see crisis as an opportunity to heal, pain as an intelligent messenger, and your imperfections as perfectly placed. “Even in your glorious imperfection,” Jeff reminds us, “you were always a perfect expression of life, a beloved child of the universe, a complete work of art, unique in all the world…” What’s in this episode? In this episode Jeff Foster shares profound insights about the “hidden gold” that can be found at the very bottom of grief and loss. We hope you’ll find comfort in his inspirational words! Buy or download free audiobook fromAudible.com (US) Audible.co.uk (UK)Audible.fr (FRANCE)Audible.de (GERMANY) Friend, if you are experiencing stress, sorrow, physical or emotional pain in your life right now, it doesn’t mean that your life is going wrong or that you have failed. You may just be healing in your own original and unexpected way. Falling In Love With Where You Are offers a simple but radical invitation: Stop waiting for the world to make you happy. Stop making your inner joy dependent on external things that are out of your control. Discover the natural happiness that you are and have always been, that doesn’t depend on life’s ever-changing ‘content.’ Jeff Foster Author of the Audibook, "Falling in Love with Where You Are"
9 minutes | a year ago
Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks on Practicing Self-Compassion Practicing self-compassion allows you to be aware, to tune in, to be mindful of your experiences, and to provide comfort and self-nurturing when you need it. According to psychotherapist Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, author of the audiobook The Assertiveness Guide for Women, neglecting self-compassion is a mistake that many of us make; but, without self-love, we won’t be able to realize our full potential as human beings. Today we’re sharing some helpful information from psychotherapist Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, author of the popular audiobook The Assertiveness Guide for Women: How to Communicate Your Needs, Set Healthy Boundaries, and Transform Your Relationships. In this audiobook, Dr. de Azevedo Hanks helps you avoid rumination and regret when you’re unable to express yourself or even acknowledge your own needs, and learn to assert yourself and get what you want. What’s in this episode? In this episode, Dr. de Azevedo Hanks explains the many important reasons for practicing self-compassion and offers a practical exercise to help strengthen your self- compassion. Buy or download free audiobook fromAudible.com (US) Audible.co.uk (UK) Julie de Azevedo Hanks draws on her experience as a psychotherapist and clinical social worker, as well as extensive research, to show us how to…express our own voices. But at the same time that she provides us with tools for self-empowerment, she shows how we can do this without dis-empowering others. This is one of many things that makes this book special. Riane Eisler, JD, PhD Author, "The Chalice and the Blade"
7 minutes | a year ago
Small Behavior Change: A Psychologist’s Exercise
Experiment with Small Behavior Change Changing habits can be difficult, so it’s helpful to know if the benefit of a change will be greater than the effort involved. In this episode we’re sharing a simple exercise from psychologist Shawn T. Smith that will help you to experiment with small behavior change methodically and in easy steps. Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook The User’s Guide to the Human Mind: Why Our Brains Make Us Unhappy, Anxious, and Neurotic and What We Can Do about It. Written by psychologist Shawn T. Smith, this audiobook helps listeners override the mind’s natural impulses toward worry, self-criticism, and fear and act in ways that promote healthy well-being. This audiobook is filled with advice and exercises to help you overrule your thoughts and feelings and take charge of your life. What’s in this episode? In today’s episode, Dr. Smith shares an exercise that will help you learn what kind of changes will have the most benefit for you. These changes might be in the realm of diet, exercise, sleep, or any other lifestyle change you might be contemplating. The exercise helps you to experiment with small behavior change to determine if the new changes will ultimately be beneficial for you. Buy or download free audiobook fromAudible.com (US) Audible.co.uk (UK) This audiobook is about living with our minds when our minds are driving us crazy. It’s about understanding what the mind is doing, why it is doing it, and how we can live our lives anyway. It is about gently taking the reins when our minds are blocking our way. Dr. Shawn Smith The User's Guide to the Human Mind
12 minutes | a year ago
Neuroplasticity: Rewire the Brain to Change Habits
Dr. Amy Johnson on Neuroplasticity Do you ever feel that bad habits have taken over your life? When stress and anxiety mount, do your go-to behaviors wreak havoc on your time, relationships, work, and finances? According to Dr. Amy Johnson, psychologist and author of the popular audiobook The Little Book of Big Change, changing bad habits is far less daunting and much more simple than you might think. It relies on neuroplasticity – the brain’s ability to reorganize itself — and requires no willpower at all! Today, we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit, written by psychologist Amy Johnson, who teaches us that no matter what your bad habit is, you have the power to change it. Drawing on a powerful combination of neuroscience and spirituality, this audiobook will show you that your habits and addictions are the result of simple brain wiring that is easily reversed. What’s in this episode? In this excerpt, Dr. Johnson offers a great example to help you learn how to separate your thoughts from the reality of your situation. She also shares information about neuroplasticity — the brain’s ability to “rewire” itself. Ready to take back your life? Have a listen! Buy or download free audiobook fromAudible.com (US) Audible.co.uk (UK)Audible.com.au (AUS) Each time you feel deeply peaceful, your personal thinking is taking a relative break. Each time you’re in the throes of anxiety, urges or general uneasiness, your thinking has revved back up. This audiobook aims to point you back toward the wisdom that is already within you, so that you can use it as a guide. Dr. Amy Johnson The Little Book of Big Change
10 minutes | 2 years ago
Practicing Mindfulness to Manage Your Emotions
Practicing Mindfulness to Manage Your Emotions Does it seem as though your emotions always get the better of you? That you need more time to recover from an emotional episode than others? Mental health therapist Sheri Van Dijk is the author of the popular audiobook Calming the Emotional Storm. Today she explains how practicing mindfulness can help you to manage your emotions, enjoy a calmer relationship with the world around you, and lead to an increase in positive emotions. The audiobook Calming the Emotional Storm: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Manage Your Emotions and Balance Your Life, is your guide to coping with difficult emotions calmly and responsibly by using powerful skills from dialectical behavior therapy. This method combines cognitive behavioral techniques with mindfulness practices to change the way you respond to stressful situations. By practicing these skills, you can stop needless emotional suffering and develop the inner resilience that will help you weather any emotional storm. What’s in this episode? In this episode, you’ll learn the many ways that practicing mindfulness can improve your ability to choose your response to any situation, and bring you back from painful thoughts of the past or worries about the future to find a calmer, more empowering present. Buy or download free audiobook fromAudible.com (US) Audible.co.uk (UK) You can practice mindfulness in an infinite number of ways, because anything you do, you can bring mindfulness to―breathing, watching television or reading a book, having a conversation with someone, driving, eating, walking―the list is endless. Sheri Van Djik Calming the Emotional Storm
11 minutes | 2 years ago
How to Calm a Panic Attack
How to Calm a Panic Attack: Coping Strategies If you’ve ever experienced sudden anxiety, you may wonder how to calm a panic attack. In this episode, Dr. Catherine M. Pittman, author of the best-selling audiobook Rewire Your Anxious Brain, shares some powerful coping strategies that can help you to calm down when you need it most. Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry. Written by clinical psychologist Dr. Catherine Pittman and researcher Elizabeth Karle. This audiobook presents a greater understanding how anxiety is created in the brain, along with empowering, proven-effective techniques to overcome it. You will learn to literally “rewire” the brain processes that lie at the root of your fears. What’s in this Episode? This episode will help you learn how to calm a panic attack. You will learn about the two neurological sources of panic attacks: the amygdala and the cortex. While they are connected, each requires a different approach in order to identify the origins and manage the symptoms of panic — to put you back in control of your life. Buy or download free audiobook fromAudible.com (US) Audible.co.uk (UK) Our thoughts are not simply a result of neurological and chemical processes in the brain; they are the neurological and chemical processes in the brain. In cognitive restructuring, the thoughts you think are used to rewire your brain. Catherine M. Pittman, PhD & Elizabeth Karle Authors, "Rewire Your Anxious Brain"
10 minutes | 2 years ago
Guided Relaxation: A Gentle Meditation to Calm Stress
Today we’re sharing a soothing guided relaxation that will help you find your center in stressful moments. This relaxation is an excerpt from psychologist Ted Zeff’s audiobook "The Highly Sensitive Person's Survival Guide: Essential Skills for Living Well in an Overstimulating World." You’ll be guided through a soothing, grounding meditation, which will leave you calm, centered, and happy.
12 minutes | 2 years ago
Chuck Hillig: Living As the Source of Who You Are
We all sometimes wish that life could be different than it is. We'd love to wave a magic wand and fix the annoying job, the inconsiderate friend, or the distant partner. But we can’t. The good new is, we don’t need to! In this episode, Chuck Hillig, author of the audiobook "Seeds for the Soul: Living as the Source of Who You Are," inspires us to explore our vast potential, start taking ownership of our lives and live as the source of who we are.
16 minutes | 2 years ago
Anxiety Expert Dr. David Carbonell on “The Worry Trick”
Anxiety is a powerful force. It makes us question our decisions and ourselves, worry about the future, all while filling our days with dread and emotional turbulence. But are you truly in danger or has your brain simply "tricked" you into thinking you are? In today's episode, we’re offering an excerpt from the best-selling audio book "The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It," written by psychologist and anxiety expert, David A. Carbonell.
9 minutes | 2 years ago
How to Access Inner Wisdom
When we’re overwhelmed, we begin to start operating on surface levels, and lose touch with our inner wisdom. Being separated from your true nature can cause unhappiness, dissatisfaction, and cement bad habits. In this episode, psychologist Dr. Amy Johnson discusses the spiritual component of breaking a habit—though the advice she shares applies to any area of life where we need to connect with inner wisdom—the deep knowing of our true self. Dr. Johnson is the author of the audiobook “The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit.”
11 minutes | 2 years ago
Tips to Help Eliminate Anxiety and Worry: A Conversation with Psychologist Shawn T. Smith
Today we’re sharing an exclusive interview with psychologist Dr. Shawn T. Smith. He offers tips to help eliminate anxiety and worry, and discusses his audiobook "The User's Guide to the Human Mind: Why Our Brains Make Us Unhappy, Anxious, and Neurotic and What We Can Do about It." This audiobook is a road map to overriding the mind’s natural impulses toward worry, self-criticism, and fear. It offers helpful guidance for overruling your thoughts and feelings and taking charge of your mind and your life.
13 minutes | 2 years ago
Deep Inquiry and Living an Authentic Life: A Conversation with Robert Rabbin
Author and coach Robert Rabbin shares his insights about accessing the still space beyond the mind—the source of our deepest inner wisdom and clarity. In this conversation, recorded in late 2017 shortly before Robert's death, he talks about finding our way to the wisdom, clarity and authentic direction that lies inside us. He shares his thoughts on dissipating fear by getting to the root of it through the process of inquiry, and also shares an excerpt from his audiobook “The Sacred Hub: Living in the Shimmering Light of Your True Self.”
9 minutes | 2 years ago
Panic Attacks and the Panic Cycle
Many people who’ve experienced panic attacks try to protect themselves from their anxiety. They tell themselves “don’t think about it;" they resist it; they try to force themselves to feel better; they feel shame and embarrassment and try to keep it a secret from others; and they try to medicate it away with alcohol, nicotine, and other substances. These all make the anxiety worse. Psychologist and anxiety expert Dr. David Carbonell offers a way out for people with panic attacks—whether the attacks are part of panic disorder, social phobia, specific phobias, or some other anxiety disorder. Dr. Carbonell is author of the audiobook "Panic Attacks Workbook: A Guided Program for Beating the Panic Trick."
12 minutes | 2 years ago
Jeff Foster: Falling in Love with Where You Are
There are two core fears: losing what you have, and not getting what you want. According to spiritual teacher Jeff Foster, there is one solution. In this episode we offer an excerpt from Jeff's popular audiobook Falling in Love with Where You Are. Jeff helps us discover a deep YES to our lives, no matter what we're going through. He helps us to see crisis as an opportunity to heal, pain as an intelligent messenger, and our imperfections as perfectly placed.
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