The Spin Cycle

The Spin Cycle

Podcast by The Anxiety Sisters

Episodes

May 12, 2022 27 min
In our last BFF-cast of Season 5, Mags and Abs tackle shame and its effect on our mental health. We talk about how shame and anxiety are related and what to do to manage both. As usual, we get up close and [too] personal...? You be the judge!
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Meet Dr. Ellen Vora--holistic psychiatrist, yoga teacher, acupuncturist, self-proclaimed "witch" and all-around fantastic human. If only all of our psychiatrists (and doctors) thought like she does! You do not want to miss this episode in which we discuss her own healing journey as well as her new book, The Anatomy of Anxiety. Our convo is funny, poignant, and very thought-provoking.
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April 15, 2022 40 min
Join us as we talk with two of our favorite anxiety sisters: Colleen Rosenblum and Bridgett Biagi Garratt--the women behind the popular podcast Hot Flashes & Cool Topics, which focuses on women in midlife and beyond. We learned so much that our doctors never told us such as the difference between peri-menopause, menopause, and post- menopause and the surprising factors that influence happiness in midlife. Colleen and Bridgett ...
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March 30, 2022 40 min
We loved speaking with Michelle Chalfant, the woman behind The Adult Chair--a model that explains how we move in and out of our child, our adolescent, and our adult selves. It is an experiential and fascinating way of learning to witness and change how we think and how we respond to situations in our lives. And it is a wonderful tool for managing anxiety. Michelle has so much wisdom to share. Join us for our conversation (and a spe...
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March 17, 2022 35 min
Join us as we chat with Jen Kirkman--podcaster, television writer, comedian, author, actor, and proud Anxiety Sister. In addition to making us laugh(a lot), Jen talks to us about childhood anxiety, phobias, and health anxiety. She also explains how our imaginations can actually help us manage our anxiety through creative storytelling.
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February 24, 2022 31 min
Join us in our conversation with Stephanie Foo about childhood trauma, Complex PTSD, and anxiety treatments. We learned so much from her about healing from prolonged trauma and her new book, What My Bones Know, is outstanding.
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January 27, 2022 25 min
On this episode, our first BFF-cast of the year, we are talking about social connection and its effect on our mental health. We discuss what the research says and, of course, talk about practical ways to increase our connection in small but meaningful ways. Join us!
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January 6, 2022 40 min
Welcome to Season 5 of the Spin Cycle! We are kicking off 2022 with a very special guest--Dr. Dan Peters of the Parent Footprint podcast. Our convo gets right into it--COVID and kids, social media, anxious parents, neurodiverse kids and perfectionists just to name a few of our topics. Don't miss Dr. Dan answering the million dollar question (you'll have to listen to find out!)...
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November 23, 2021 32 min
This is a must-hear episode for anyone who is feeling anxious about those holiday gatherings coming up. We get it and we know how to make it easier! Join us as we discuss real-world ways to manage difficult people and your anxiety during the holiday season.
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October 26, 2021 37 min
Join Abs and Mags in their fascinating conversation with neuroscientist and fellow Anxiety Sister Dr. Wendy Suzuki about “good anxiety.” Learn new techniques to manage anxiety such as “joy conditioning” as well as how to give your brain a neurochemical “bubble bath” and make your hippocampus “bigger and fluffier.” Not sure what a hippocampus is? Tune in to find out!
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September 22, 2021 31 min
Join Abs and Mags in their conversation with self-compassion pioneer Dr. Kristin Neff, author of the new book Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power and Thrive. In this episode, you will learn the difference between tender self-compassion and fierce self-compassion, and why both are necessary in a balanced, happy life. We also talk about gender roles and anxiety, and why anger can be s...
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August 4, 2021 28 min
Anxious about going back to work, school or just out in the world after spending a year in isolation? We get it. We feel it too. So many of our community members have reached out to us about their "re-entry" fears and anxieties that we felt we should interrupt our planned schedule and do a podcast about it. No guests, no fuss--just 2 BFFs talking about why we are feeling so anxious about getting back to "normal" and...
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June 9, 2021 42 min
If you or someone you care about has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD), you do not want to miss this episode where Abs & Mags chat with Shala Nicely, OCD Sister and licensed therapist specializing in the treatment of OCD and other anxiety disorders. Their conversation goes from the tame (types of OCD) to the wild (fecal transplants as a future treatment!) and everywhere in between.
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May 18, 2021 34 min
Today's episode features Dr. Jud Brewer, psychiatrist, habit change specialist, bestselling author of Unwinding Anxiety and all-around great guy. You do not want to miss Dr. Jud's convo with Abs and Mags in which they discuss how anxiety is actually a habit and strategies to manage it accordingly. And, if you get panic attacks, there's some really helpful info for you in this show. As always, there's a lot of laughi...
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April 20, 2021 39 min
You probably know Joey Pantoliano (aka, Joey Pants) from his roles in blockbuster movies such as The Matrix, Memento, and Risky Business or for his award-winning portrayal of Ralph in The Sopranos, but after this episode, you will remember him as unflinchingly honest in his role as mental health advocate. Together with his daughter Daniella--who is also in the film industry and an Anxiety Sister--Joey joins us to discuss his own jo...
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March 23, 2021 33 min
In this episode, Abs & Mags are joined by Dr. Robert C. Smith--University Distinguished Professor and a Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at Michigan State University. With many publications, awards, and strong grant support, he has been involved in teaching and research in patient-centered communication and in primary care mental health since 1985. Our sometimes shocking conversation about "How Medicine Has Lost Its Min...
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February 15, 2021 31 min
Join the Anxiety Sisters in their deeply personal conversation with Alison Malmon, the Founder and Executive Director of Active Minds, the largest nonprofit mobilizing young adults to change the conversation about mental health in America. As a suicide loss survivor, Alison is determined to normalize and destigmatize the subject of mental health so that young people struggling with anxiety, depression and other issues can receive t...
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October 28, 2020 25 min
Join Abs, Mags and their special guest, Dr. Aron Tendler (Chief Medical Officer of Brainsway)as they discuss Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) which is a relatively new treatment for depression and now Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Learn how it works and if you may be a good candidate for the treatment.
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September 30, 2020 30 min
We are back!! After a long pandemic-induced hiatus, we are beginning Season 4 of The Spin Cycle with a very appropriate topic:  catastrophizing. Our special guests are 2 of the world's most celebrated catastrophizers (us!). Join us for our conversation about what causes catastrophizing and how to manage it. We guarantee you will laugh!
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March 19, 2020 21 min
In response to the current public health crisis, we are interrupting our regular monthly episodes to bring you 2 "mini-pods" each week. This first mini episode features the technique of diaphragmatic breathing with a step by step tutorial.
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