Learn how to process your emotions to relieve anxiety with Michelle Chalfant



Welcome back to the Anxiety Slayer podcast. Today Shann is speaking with Michelle Chalfant, Therapist, speaker and author of The Adult Chair: A Guide to Loving Yourself and host of The Adult Chair podcast. Today's conversation is about learning how to process your emotions to relieve anxiety.

Michelle Chalfant has a practice in Nashville, TN, where she helps people relieve their emotional pain, such as anxiety, depression, codependency and relationship issues. She created and teaches a transformational process called The Adult Chair that helps people uncover and correct limiting beliefs and false stories that keep them stuck. Her podcast The Adult Chair, now on its third year on air, has been an avenue to share this message through interviews and conversations around stress, anxiety, depression, codependency, self-love, getting unstuck, removing masks, emotional balance, and how our understanding of ourselves impacts the most important relationships in our lives.



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Show Notes:

Emotional Pain and Past Wounding  - What do to about it so you can heal and move on  


  • Get to know the pain instead of running from it  
  • Become aware of childhood programming  
  • Slow down 
  • Learn to Get in touch with the part of you that is experiencing the pain 


Look into doing Inner Child Work 

  • All of our emotions can be found here.
  • Learning how to bond with your inner child will transform your life.
  • Create an Inner Child Altar by displaying a picture of yourself when you were somewhere between the ages of 2 to 6 years old. 


Two Powerful Question to ask yourself:

1. How do you feel?
2. What do you need?  

What to do if you have trouble facing emotional pain  

Listen to supportive Guided Meditations.

Michelle created two offerings for you to explore:

1. Connecting with Your Inner Child

2. Reprogramming Limiting Beliefs 

Click Here to Gain Access to Michelle's guided meditations

How to process negative emotions 

Michelle defines Anxiety as a physical manifestation of unfelt emotions

  • What emotions do you need to process?  
  • Are you Living Chin up (in your head) or Chin down (From your heart)?

Chin up = Stuck in the mind  Chin down = Ability to Process emotions   

  • Tune into your body with Somatic body work. What do you notice happening in your body?
  • Slow down
  • Get back into your body by practicing Yoga. 


 Practice Breath work   


The Adult Chair 

The Adult Chair is a self-discovery model that will take you on a journey to find your true self, a self that is buried under pain, fears, and masks that we hide behind. Along the way, you will experience relief from — and discover the root of — anxiety, depression, codependency, relationship issues, love addiction and avoidance, and so many other areas that may leave you feeling stuck in your life. 

Learn how to tell when you're in the Inner Child Chair, the Adolescent Chair, and the Adult Chair.

Your Next steps 

Give yourself credit for how far your come and how much you've grown.  

Forgive yourself for the mistakes you've made in your life. You are perfect just as you are. 


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