Have you ever wondered whether what you’re feeling might be anxiety? Everybody feels anxious sometime — and everyone can benefit from listening to these tips on recognizing and managing anxiety from therapist Elizabeth Cush, host of Woman Worriers.
Maybe you struggle with chronic anxiety. Maybe you’re not an anxious person, but you feel anxious sometimes when you have a lot going on. Maybe you’re not even aware that what you’re experiencing is anxiety. Anxiety is a common natural response to stress, but we don’t always recognize it for what it is. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush, LGPC, a licensed professional therapist and founder of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., does a deep dive into the many ways that anxiety can show up in our lives and shares three powerful techniques for managing anxiety in the moment.
Listen and learn:
- Which situations can trigger anxiety even if you’re not an anxious person
- Why everyone experiences anxiety
- Why you can’t just get rid of anxiety — and what makes calling a truce on it a better option
- How anxiety can show up in subtle and surprising ways
- How to use self-compassion as a powerful grounding technique
- How the “4-7-8” technique can bring your stress down to manageable levels
- Why “belly breathing” works to calm you in the moment
> Guided meditations from Progression Counseling
> Dr. Andrew Weil’s video on “4-7-8 Breathing: Health Benefits and Demonstration”
> “Breathe Consciously and Mindfully” by Donald Altman in Creations magazine
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