Anxiety Relief albums

Reviews

"I am in the middle of working through The Anxiety Slayer Rescue Kit and I must say that it is enlightening and informative...I had no idea about the amount of value there is in this pack, lots of audio to listen to with practical relaxation and breathing techniques, and a fabulous information booklet/worksheet pack."

Maz Lopez

 

"I can't thank you enough for the resources you offer.  I have to say that listening to the podcasts and purchasing some of your guided meditations and kits have changed my life.  I have tried others but your products are the best!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"

Susana

 

Review from Nicola Quinn author of Life Without Panic Attacks

"Many people recovering from chronic anxiety fall into deeper despair after their first setback. "I can't do this. What's happening to me? This isn't working. I'll never be free of this." And this is where Ananga and Shann's comprehensive Anxiety Rescue Kit comes in. 

The gorgeous meditations are profoundly relaxing and suggestions are made as to when they may be used to best effect so you are not left wondering which one to use and when. The affirmations meditation is powerful and restores faith in one's ability to cope and move forward respectfully, reminding you of what awaits you if you are willing to be just a little patient.

The soothing, comforting tones of Ananga and Shann, combined with the authority and experience of these two dedicated individuals, who between them have helped many thousands of people pass through anxiety and out the other side, are always just a finger click away.

I wish I had had the Anxiety Rescue Kit when I was recovering from anxiety. A real treasure."


Nicola Quinn Author, Life Without Panic Attacks http://nicolaquinn.org



"Thank you. This really helped - I downloaded the iTunes guide and have just done it at work. Feeling much less lightheaded."

Breathe: Anxiety Relief Breathing Exercises

 

"Listening to this cd put me in a place of total relaxation and feeling very peaceful. I
felt as if I was on a journey all my own. I feel very inspired to let other people know about
this cd so they can experience the peace that I felt listening to it."


Emotional Peace Amazon Review

 

"I love Anxiety Slayer and have been waiting for this since they announced it on the podcast. Their combination of soothing music and words work for me every time. Transition to Calm is also one of my favourites and I use them a lot."

Izzy Johnson UK iTunes Review

 

 

Our guided relaxations for stress & anxiety relief are now on Amazon and in the iTunes music store

Please use the links below to listen to samples... 

 

 

I can't thank you enough for the resources you offer.  I have to say that listening to the podcasts and purchasing some of your guided meditations and kits have changed my life.  I have tried others but your products are the best!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Susana

 

Thank you. This really helped - I downloaded the iTunes guide and have just done it at work. Feeling much less lightheaded.

Breathe: Anxiety Relief Breathing Exercises

 

Listening to this cd put me in a place of total relaxation and feeling very peaceful. I
felt as if I was on a journey all my own. I feel very inspired to let other people know about
this cd so they can experience the peace that I felt listening to it.

Emotional Peace Amazon Review

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Tuesday
Sep022014

Fear of the Fear: Why Your Mind Gets Scared of Anxiety

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In this week’s podcast we’re talking about how to protect yourself from being swept away by the awful thoughts and symptoms that anxiety can suddenly manifest.

Anyone who suffers from anxiety knows that one of it’s most disturbing features is a it’s definite physical presence - the way it makes you feel.

You might be feeling fine one minute and then feel completely overwhelmed by a suddenly pounding heart or racing pulse the next.

 

How Anxiety Symptoms Cause Fear of the Fear

Some anxiety sufferers become dizzy and feel like they might feint, some have trouble catching their breath, or fear they might choke, and some fear they might loose control completely, or even die.

Anxiety causes such chaos in the body that your mind develops a strong reaction to the event and will do all it can to protect you from it happening again. Unfortunately, the way the mind often does this is by creating fear of the fear.

Fear is OK if it manifests as caution when we’re near the edge of a cliff, but it becomes a big problem when it develops in response to an internal event - which is exactly what an anxiety attack is.

 

Your mind tries to protect you - but it gets it WRONG

Once you’ve had one anxiety attack, your mind will prompt you to avoid any place or situation where you’ve experienced anxiety before.

Avoidance is your mind’s way of trying to protect you. Once you have experience intense pain or anxiety somewhere, your mind will generate an aversion to going there again.

The mind thinks “last time you went there this happened, you got scared and hurt: don’t go there again.”

It’s the nature of the mind to start avoiding any place or situation that has caused you suffering in the past. It works in a similar way to a phobia - if something scares you intensely once, your mind will make you wary of that thing in the future in an attempt to keep you safe from harm.

 

Again: the problem here is that anxiety is an inside job, it isn’t caused by being in a specific place or situation, it is caused by us experiencing intense fear and unwanted symptoms internally and randomly - and that’s what causes a big problem for the mind.


The problem with anxiety and phobias is their all pervasive nature - the mind becomes so concerned that you’re going to have that horrible experience again that it starts making anxious predictions and starts looking for potential problems everywhere.

 

Now the dreaded what if thoughts kick in

In a desperate and confused attempt to protect you, your mind starts sending you warning thoughts:

What if I have an anxiety attack here?

What if I pass out during my presentation?

What if it happens when I’m driving?


In the same way that a person who’s terrified of spiders might start fearing and avoiding all the possible places a spider could be lurking.

Instead of the anxiety incident being a contained event and the rest of your life feeling broad and positive, your mind will start feeding you anxious thoughts that soon have you boxed in by the threat and fear of repeat episodes.

 

Points covered in this podcast:

  • How changing your thoughts about anxiety can help you cope
  • Anxiety can’t hurt you
  • How to catch anxiety attacks early and take action to stop them building
  • The power of diffusing stress daily
  • Developing positive self-talk

 

 

Recommended Resources:

How to Calm Your Fragile Mind - discover how to be at peace with unwanted thoughts and anxiety

EFT for Anxiety Relief - step-by-step guided to using EFT Tapping for anxiety

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