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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Friday
Mar282014

When Anxiety Makes You Scared to Stop

Photo Credit: kaneda99

You've no doubt heard that meditation and breathing exercises can help you calm your anxiety, but if you're going through a bad patch the mere thought of stopping and sitting quietly with your mind can fill you with dread.

Often, all we want to do is escape from our minds and the thought of spending time in relaxation feels highly undesirable! We might get caught up in endless chores, games, TV shows, Facebook scanning, all to escape our thoughts - and sometimes we'll do it to the point of exhaustion.

 

While this may give some temporary relief via diversion, it's hard to maintain and it's the nature of the mind to keep pushing unwanted thoughts and fears back at us when we resist taking quiet time to rest and allow our thoughts to settle.

 

Why we need to stop

  • If we don't stop, our body will do it for us. It may become exhausted, or come down with a cold or virus due to being strained by our over-exertion in trying to escape our thoughts.

When this happens anxiety can swamp us even more as we feel over-tired, unwell and unable to escape.

Three ways to stop and feel good about it

There are ways you can use active relaxation to stop and rest without increasing your anxiety. Active relaxation keeps the mind engaged and free from anxious thoughts as your body releases tension and invokes the much needed relaxation response.

Try Active Relaxation

Practices like QiGong, Yoga, or mindful walking can all help the mind settle and the body relax whiteout fear of unwanted thoughts taking over. If you can get to a Qi Gong, Tai Chi, or yoga class you can enjoy being guided through your practice which helps keep your kind engaged yet settled.

 

Get Creative

As previously mentioned, we often try to escape unwanted thoughts with busyness and diversion, but these are not healthy long-term solutions. They may keep our mind occupied, but there is little relaxation and we may run the risk of burning out if this is our preferred coping mechanism.

Instead of diverting us, creativity immerses us. We sink into the experience, we are engaged peacefully in something that will help us relax but, again, with a fully occupied mind.

You could choose painting, knitting, sewing, playing a musical instrument, pottery, poetry - anything that appeals to you as a gentle and engaging pursuit.

Gardening and cooking can be creative too, if you can practice them will full mindful attention to colours, scents and sounds, you can help yourself feel more immersed in the present moment and that will help you feel more peaceful.

 

Use guided audio

Guided relaxation recordings can help you let go and relax while occupying your mind with gentle instruction and music.

You can relax quickly, knowing you are in good hands and your mind will not be flooded by anxious or stressful thoughts because it is supported in a calming way.

 

 

Our new album Peace: Guided Meditations for Peace of Mind is available in the iTunes music store from today, with Shann's gentle guidance and the sounds of my favourite bamboo flutes we've created a collection of experiences that we hope will help you feel safe to stop and find some peace of mind.

We'd love it if you listened to a preview...

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Nice post well relaxing can help to ease a lot of daily stress and anxiety

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