Dr. Ellis Edmunds on Mindfulness, Anxiety and Relationships

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Grow Your Relationship Through Mindfulness

Women aren’t the only worriers. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush interviews Dr. Ellis Edmunds, a clinical psychologist who often treats men with anxiety, about how practicing mindfulness can help you enrich and grow your relationships.

Anxiety actually points us to our values in a lot of ways.
— Ellis Edmunds, PsyD

Show Notes:

Worry isn’t just a problem for women. Despite cultural “be strong” messages, men also experience anxiety. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush, of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., interviews Ellis Edmunds, Psy.D., a psychologist from Oakland, Calif., who helps men manage their anxiety. They talk about his unique MAGIC framework and how the practice of mindfulness can help individuals regardless of gender to enrich their relationships and live with more peace.

Listen and learn:

  • The 5 elements of MAGIC and how they can help you manage anxiety

  • How anxiety affects men and their relationships

  • How our cultural messages affect men who experience anxiety

  • How men typically deal with anxiety

  • What mindfulness looks like in real life

  • Why denying anxiety or running away from it won’t work

  • Why dealing with anxiety is difficult — and what helps

  • The value of self-compassion rather than self-criticism

  • How being aware of your anxiety can help you grow

  • What it means to be mindful in a relationship

  • Quick Tip: The power of finding a mindfulness practice and a support system

Learn More

> Dr. Ellis Edmunds’ website

> The Mindful Bus board game

> Drop the Rope card game

> Free Monthly Mindfulness newsletter

> Books by Thich Nhat Hanh

> Progression Counseling


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