Anxiety Rx

Anxiety Rx

I am an anxious doctor. Or at least I WAS an anxious doctor. After literally decades of suffering from intractable anxiety, and seeing over 50 different types of healers I found my way to heal my anxiety through very unconventional (for a medical doctor at least) means. In 2013 I was so anxious I considered suicide and a friend suggested I try LSD, and although that scared the crap out of me it showed me the path to healing. You don't have to do LSD to heal, I took it for you! I'm a medical doctor, neuroscientist and intuitive. (I know, common combination!) I found my way out and it is counterintuitive and very non conventional (but not scary!). I will show you the way out too, you just have to listen to me, dammit!

Episodes

March 3, 2024 56 mins

Hey gang! Welcome to another episode of the AnxietyRX Podcast. In the latest episode of my podcast, I had the delightful opportunity to engage in an enlightening conversation with none other than Dr. David Spiegel, a true virtuoso in the realm of hypnosis. 

Dr. Spiegel, a Wilson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, is not only a prolific author and researcher...

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Welcome to the AnxietyRx podcast. Today, I want to explore how trauma becomes entrenched in our bodies, forming the basis of an ongoing cycle of anxiety. My theory suggests that trauma isn't just a mental construct; it's physically stored in our bodies, perpetuating what I call the "alarm anxiety cycle."

Contrary to common belief, anxiety isn't just a mental issue; it's rooted in unresolved trauma. True healing requires reconnectin...

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February 18, 2024 47 mins

In this enlightening conversation with Dr. Scott Lyons, a holistic psychologist and mind-body medicine specialist, we explore the relationship between trauma, healing, and the mind-body connection.

The conversation touches on the concept of "drama bonding," where individuals find themselves drawn to relationships or situations that replicate past traumas, leading to a cycle of stress and dysfunction.

Exploring the physiological asp...

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February 13, 2024 69 mins

Today I have a very special guest, Dr. Nima Rahmany, a good friend and a retired chiropractor who now teaches people how to break free from trauma bonds.

In this episode we explore the concept of 'fawning' - a trauma response where individuals suppress their true feelings to please others, affecting their identity and mental health.

We discuss how this behavior, rooted in childhood experiences, leads to chronic anxiety and physical...

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Today, I am excited to share with you the first episode of The Manxiety Podcast, hosted by my colleague, Dr. Nima Rahmany.

As I will be an occasional guest on the show, I'm thrilled to kick off our dialogue with a deep dive into the complex topic of trauma bonds.

Join us as we chat about how these bonds from childhood impact our relationships.

Trauma bonds are like glitches from our past that mess up how we relate to others. It's a...

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In this episode of the Anxiety Rx podcast, I want to emphasize something deeply personal and transformative: the importance of reconnecting with your inner child to heal from the deep-seated wounds of anxiety, depression, and other struggles born from childhood trauma.

Using the S.H.O.U.L.D. Method (See, Hear, Open, Understand, Love, Defend), I walk alongside you, offering guidance to reconnecting with your younger self, helping yo...

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Today, I'm sharing a personal struggle – my beloved dog, Buddha, is facing health challenges, and I'm contemplating saying goodbye. The impending loss brings up past wounds, highlighting the unique bond between those with anxiety and their pets.

Pets offer a trustworthy love, a stark contrast to our struggles with self-love. As Buddha's situation unfolds, I reflect on the healing journey from anxiety, emphasizing the need to integr...

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Welcome to the AnxietyRx podcast! After a rejuvenating break, I'm thrilled to share exciting news about the revised edition of my book, Anxiety Rx.

In this upcoming edition, I've seamlessly integrated isolated points from the first version, creating a more cohesive and insightful narrative. This isn't just a book; it's a guide to reclaiming control over your anxiety, one step at a time.

In today's episode I talk about the ABCDEFGHI...

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Welcome to the Anxiety RX podcast! Today's episode features Jessica Baum, LMHC and psychotherapist.

We dive into the world of attachment, breaking down misconceptions and emphasizing its dynamic nature. Jessica shares insights on the importance of understanding our inner child and creating a safe space for healing.

We explore the connection between body and mind, urging listeners to go beyond quick-fix strategies for anxiety. The c...

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Welcome to another episode of The AnxietyRX Podcast. Today's special guest is Vienna Pharaon, an experienced marriage and family therapist from New York City. Vienna combines clinical expertise with personal experience in her work and her insightful book, "The Origin of You".

In this episode we explore the power of psychological blind spots and the importance of trust and safety in therapy which allows people to face challenging tr...

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December 10, 2023 22 mins

In this thought-provoking podcast episode, I dive deep into the impact of faith and trauma in our lives.

Childhood trauma often shakes our faith in the world, burdening us with a belief that everything relies on our shoulders, especially for sensitive individuals.

The central message revolves around faith as an antidote to worry and anxiety.

I discuss the tendency to lose our authentic selves while trying to protect others, even if...

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November 20, 2023 21 mins

In this episode, I want to introduce you to an acronym I've created called JABS: Judgment, Abandonment, Blame, and Shame, primarily directed inward.

These emotional punches not only impact us but reverberate through our relationships and daily lives.

Anxiety often has roots in unresolved childhood trauma stored in our bodies, not just our thoughts. Self-judgment can activate a cycle of self-criticism, hindering our nervous system r...

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November 12, 2023 66 mins

Welcome to another enlightening episode of the AnxietyRx podcast!

In this episode, we meet Dr. Lorne Brown, a fertility specialist with a unique blend of traditional Chinese medicine and clinical hypnotherapy.

Together, we explore the intricate relationship between physical and emotional health.

We discuss how anxiety can have a bidirectional impact on our well-being and how it's often rooted in our subconscious programming.

Dr. Br...

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Welcome back to another episode! In my most vulnerable moments, battling with the crippling grip of anxiety, the thought haunted me: "Is this it? Is this life?". It was a cycle of fear that I lived in, punctuated only by fleeting moments of happiness. Traditional therapies, while helpful, often fell short. They didn't heal; they offered temporary relief. Join me this week where I reveal the transformative essence of MBRX—Your...

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October 29, 2023 28 mins

In today's episode, I share an intimate reflection on my own journey through understanding my avoidant attachment style, the challenges of truly connecting, and the pervading sense of loneliness that can shadow success. Drawing from my own experiences, I uncover the roots of our human tendency to both crave and fear connection and how our past shapes our present behavior. I delve into the power of self-soothing, the dangers of ...

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Dive into the intricate dance between our primal instincts and modern anxieties. In this week's episode, my friend Arash Javanbakht, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist, and I unpack how our 'animal brains' still dictate much of our reactions, particularly fear - a survival tool turned complex emotion. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. We'll journey through the intriguing landscape of human emotion, discussing how our past...

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Welcome to another episode of the AnxietyRx podcast. Today I dive into the roots of anxiety.

Dr. Gordon Neufeld once said, "All anxiety is separation anxiety," and I couldn't agree more. Anxiety often comes from two key separations.

First, there's the disconnect between our mind and body. When we get stuck in our heads, we lose touch with our bodies and the calming sensations of the present moment.

The second separation is between ...

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In this enlightening episode, join me and my friend Payam - a globally renowned psychedelic-assisted therapy expert - as we dive deep into the realms of healing through psychedelic-assisted therapy and internal family systems.

My own harrowing yet enlightening experiences with psychedelics like LSD and Ayahuasca carved a path to understanding anxiety not just mentally, but physically.

We share our insights on dealing with internal ...

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I'm beyond excited to introduce you to our special guest on this week's podcast episode - Kyle Cease!

Kyle and I may approach our professional focus from slightly different angles, but at our core, we're both aligned with the same universal truths.

With Kyle's presence, we're kicking off a series of extraordinary guests who are about to join the podcast in the upcoming weeks, and he's setting an incredible tone for what lies ahead!

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September 25, 2023 27 mins

I'm back from my six-week hiatus from the podcast, following a much-needed month-long vacation in August!

In this episode we'll unravel the intricate relationship between the brain, body, and emotions, explore nurturing our inner child with self-compassion to achieve profound healing and wholeness. 

This conversation sheds light on how unresolved childhood traumas manifest as persistent background alarms stored within our bodies, i...

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