Your Anxiety Toolkit - It's a Beautiful Day to Do Hard Things

Your Anxiety Toolkit - It's a Beautiful Day to Do Hard Things

With over a million downloads, Your Anxiety Toolkit Podcast delivers compassionate, science-based tools for anyone with Anxiety, Panic, OCD, and other mental health struggles.

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June 23, 2022 14 min
In This Episode, we discuss:

Is it important that you stop doing all your compulsions?
How can I practice Self-Compassion as you move through recovery?
How can you balance facing fears and also being gentle on yourself?

Links To Things I Talk About:

ERP School: https://www.cbtschool.com/erp-school-lp

Episode Sponsor:

This episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit is brought to you by CBTschool.com.  CBTschool.com is a psychoeducation platfo...

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In This Episode:
  • What is whack-a-mole obsessions? 
  • Why do my obsessions keep changing? 
  • What is the treatment for fears that keep changing? 
  • Episode Sponsor:

    This episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit is brought to you by CBTschool.com.  CBTschool.com is a psychoeducation platform that provides courses and other online resources for people with anxiety, OCD, and Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors.  Go to cbtschool.com to learn more. 

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    SUMMARY: 

    Today, I share what to do when you get “bad” news.  This episode will share a recent situation I got into where I had to use all of my mindfulness and self-compassion tools.  Check it out!

    Episode Sponsor:

    This episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit is brought to you by CBTschool.com.  CBTschool.com is a psychoeducation platform that provides courses and other online resources for people with anxiety, OCD, and Body-Focused Repet...

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    In this episode, we talk with Lisa Coyne about ACT For mental compulsions.  Lisa Coyne addressed how to use Acceptance and Commitment therapy for overcoming mental compulsions. We cover how to identify your values using a fun little trick!

    In This Episode:
  • How to use Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to manage mental compulsions
  • How to practice Willingness in regards to reducing mental rituals and mental rumination 
  • A fu...
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    In this week's podcast, we talk with Dr. Reid Wilson.  Reid discussed how to get the theme out of the way and play the moment-by moment game.  Reid shares his specific strategies for managing mental compulsion. You are not going to want to miss one minute of this episode.

    Covered in This Episode:
  • Getting your Theme out of the way
  • The importance of shifting your additude
  • Balancing “being aggressive” and implementing mindf...
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    In this weeks podcast, we talk with Dr Jon Grayson about managing mental compulsions. Jon talks about how to use Acceptance to manage strong intrusive thoughts and other obsessions. Jon addressed how to use acceptance with OCD, GAD and other Anxiety disorders.

    Covered in This Episode:
  • What is a Mental Compulsion?
  • What is the difference between Mental Rumination and Mental Compulsions?
  • How to use Acceptance for Mental Compul...
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    In this weeks podcast, we have my dearest friend Shala Nicely talking about how she manages mental compulsions.  In this episode, Shala shares her lived experience with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and how she overcomes mental rituals.

    In This Episode:
  • How to reduce mental compulsions for OCD and GAD.
  • How to use Flooding Techniques with Mental Compulsions
  • Magical Thinking and Mental Compulsions
  • BDD and Mental Compulsions
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    SUMMARY: 

    In this weeks podcast, we have my dearest friend Shala Nicely talking about how she manages mental compulsions.  In this episode, Shala shares her lived experience with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and how she overcomes mental rituals.

    In This Episode:
  • How to reduce mental compulsions for OCD and GAD.
  • How to use Flooding Techniques with Mental Compulsions
  • Magical Thinking and Mental Compulsions
  • BDD and Mental Compulsions
  • L...

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    SUMMARY: 

    In this weeks podcast, we have my dearest friend Shala Nicely talking about how she manages mental compulsions.  In this episode, Shala shares her lived experience with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and how she overcomes mental rituals.

    In This Episode:
  • How to reduce mental compulsions for OCD and GAD.
  • How to use Flooding Techniques with Mental Compulsions
  • Magical Thinking and Mental Compulsions
  • BDD and Mental Compulsions
  • L...

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    SUMMARY:

    Covered in This Episode:
  • What is a Mental Compulsion? 
  • What is the difference between Mental Rumination and Mental Compulsions? 
  • How to use Mindfulness for Mental Compulsions
  • How to “Label and Abandon” intrusive thoughts and mental compulsions 
  • How to use Awareness logs to help reduce mental rituals and mental rumination 
  • Links To Things I Talk About:

    Links to Jon’s Books https://www.amazon.com/
    Work with Jon https://www.shep...

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    SUMMARY:

    Welcome to the first week of this 6-part series on Mental Compulsions.  This week is an introduction to mental compulsions.   Ove the next 6 weeks, we will hear from many of the leaders in our feild on how to manage mental compulsions using many different strategies and CBT techniques.  Next week, we will have Jon Hershfield to talk about how he using mindfulness to help with mental compulsions and mental rituals.

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    April 22, 2022 27 min

    SUMMARY: 

    This episode addresses some common questions people have about anxiety and arousal. Oftentimes, we are too afraid to talk about anxiety and arousal, so I thought I would take this opportunity to address some of the questions you may have and take some of the stigma and shame out of discussing anxiety and how it impacts arousal, orgasm, intimacy, and sexual interactions.

    In This Episode:
  • How anxiety and arousal impact each...
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    In this week’s podcast episode, we are reflecting on the question, “Does anxiety make you need to pee or poop? Yes, you read that right! Today, we are talking ALL about how anxiety can cause frequent urination and the fear of peeing your pants.

    Have you found yourself getting anxious you might need to pee or poop in public which, in turn, makes you need to pee or poop in public?

    Bathroom emergencies are way more common than you thi...

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    In todays podcast episode, together we do a self-compassion check in.  First, we address what is self-compassion and then, we check in on our needs.  Mindful Self-Compassion involves first, being aware of what we need and what needs tending to.  In this episode, we also walk through a self-compassion meditation together.

    In This Episode:
  • What is Self-Compassion?
  • What do I need?
  • How can I give myself self-compassion right now?
  • Self-com...
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    In this week’s episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit Podcast, I share what I learned from my 3-day silent meditation retreat. This 3-day silent meditation retreat was rough, I won’t lie.  I had to ride many highs and lows, so I wanted to share them with you.

    Links To Things I Talk About:

    Tara Brach Silent Meditation Retreat home schedule
    https://www.tarabrach.com/create-home-retreat/

    Mindfulness Book
    https://www.amazon.com/

    ERP School:...

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    Common treatment of derealization and depersonalization Kimberley Quinlan

    SUMMARY:

    Derealization & depersonalization are common experiences of anxiety. In this episode, we take a look at the definition of derealization and depersonalization. We also explore the common symptoms of derealization and depersonalization and the treatment of derealization and depersonalization. I also explore mindfulness and CBT skills to help you ma...

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    SUMMARY:
    Overcoming Health Anxiety is possible! Today, we interview Ken Goodman and his client Maria on overcoming hpyochondria using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In this episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit Podcast, you will learn key concepts of health anxiety and how to overcome their health anxiety.

    In This Episode:
  • What it is like to have health anxiety
  • The key concepts of treating Hypochondria
  • Tips for managing fears of death and c...
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    SUMMARY: 

    Many people ask me, “Why do I have anxiety?” and the truth is, there is no clear-cut answer. However, in this week's episode, I give you nine possible causes of anxiety and what you can do to manage anxiety in your daily life. Some causes are in your control, and some are not.  Either way, it is important that you are super gentle with yourself as you explore some of the reasons for anxiety in your life. 

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    In today's podcast episode, we have Dean Stott from DLC Anxiety talking about his experience with Panic Disorder and Overcoming Panic Disorder.  In his upcoming book, Greater Than Panic, Dean talks about what it was like for him to experience agoraphobia, panic disorder, and other struggles after the death of his father.  Dean spread an inspiring story about overcoming panic and how he is Greater than Panic.

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    SUMMARY:

    We all know that self-compassion is am important tool for anxiety recovery.  In this weeks episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit podcast, I address a common concern; “What if I dont deserve self-compassion?”  This is such a common reason people do not provide themselves with compassion.  In this episode, review the reasons YOU DO DESERVE SELF-COMPASSION and some key concepts and self-compassion mediations to help you practice se...

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