Have you ever experienced anxiety? A feeling of worry, nervousness, some people feel like some event might be coming up, and they have no control over it. It is frightening and stressful. In some worst-case scenarios, you end up having panic attacks.
We have had different experiences with anxiety. Today, we are at a point where we can comfortably say we know how to handle our anxieties. Lili's anxiety started back when she was a child. She grew up in an environment that didn’t give her many options. She was always anxious and had butterflies in her stomach. When she moved to the US, her anxiety didn’t get any better. She was in survival mode, and her anxiety hit its peak. At some point, her anxiety could cause panic attacks. She never sought any professional help, but she came across meditation which came in as a savior for her.
For Shannon, she has had social anxiety for the better part of her life. She recalls in high school; she liked a guy who wasn’t serving her. It caused her anxiety which was characterized by stomach aches with bad gas. Recently, she went out with one of her friends, and her social anxiety hit her. Some people kept staring at them, making her feel like her childhood anxiety was creeping back.
In this episode, we share our experiences with anxiety and how we are handling it now.
Listen in and learn.
Key Talking Points of the Episode:
[00:21] What is anxiety?
[01:03] Lili’s experience with anxiety
[08:37] Shannon’s experience with anxiety
[25:03] How Shannon deals with her anxiety
[27:59] Calling back your energy and power
[30:45] Getting to know yourself and your triggers
[34:41] Dealing with negative thoughts
Magical Quotes from the Episode:
“I think the more you get to know what triggers you and what does anxiety look like to you? What does it feel like in your body, and then you start catching that? You are becoming more aware.”
“If you’re paying attention to something, you’re going to manifest it even further and to some degree.”
Note: This podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only
School for Meditation and Healing
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
American Psychological Association
Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Support Groups
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: Anxiety