Anxiety Slayer™ with Shann and Ananga

de Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

Shann Vander Leek and Ananga Sivyer offer hundreds of award-winning anxiety relief podcasts to calm stress and anxiety so you can heal your mind and live your life.

Episodios

Why does eating food help calm my anxiety?

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#557: This week on the Anxiety Slayer podcast we’re responding to a question from our inbox: Why does eating help my anxiety?

  According to Ayurveda, India’s ancient science of life, our interest in food and it’s effect on how we feel after eating varies according to our body type.  

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Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is sponsored by Betterhelp

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4 Lies Anxiety Tells You (and How Not to Listen)

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#556 In this week's Anxiety Slayer podcast, we're talking about the lies anxiety tells you and how to learn not to listen.

Anxiety is sneaky in the way it affects our internal dialogue. and one of the many challenges with anxiety is that it’s so exhausting, we take it’s lies seriously. Because we’re so tired from trying to cope, when anxiety whispers in our ear we listen to it.

 

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Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is sponsored by Betterhelp

Are stress and anxiety interfering with your happiness? Have you been considering seeing a therapist but not sure where to start? Betterhelp will assess your counseling needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist so you can start getting the support you need online in under 24 hours.

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How to Stop an Anxiety Attack with EFT Tapping

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#555 This week on the Anxiety Slayer podcast, we’re talking about how to stop an anxiety attack.

We're sharing triggers to look out for that can provoke anxiety and how to use EFT Tapping to stop an anxiety attack. This episode includes a guided tapping session to help you calm the fear of an anxiety attack.

 

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From Anxiety to Love

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

Today we're sharing one of our most popular Anxiety Slayer interviews. Meet Corinne Zupko, licensed counselor, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, and author of From Anxiety to Love: A Radical New Approach for Letting Go of Fear and Finding Lasting Peace (New World Library).

 

Show Notes:

What inspired Corinne to write her book?

How a course in miracles helped her heal mental anguish?

Freeing your mind from fear and the comfort that comes with connecting to our Inner Therapist. How to listen to their inner therapist (love) vs. their inner critic (ego).

How releasing guilt and shame help calm our worries about our health

Get a copy of Corrine’s book, From Anxiety to Love where ever books are sold and at fromanxietytolove.com/book/

Anxiety Slayer Success Stories to Boost your Mood

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#553: This week on the Anxiety Slayer podcast, we’re sharing anxiety relief success stories from our private Facebook group and Anxiety Slayer Academy.

We also share our own stories and the practices that help us feel calm and present in our lives.

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Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is sponsored by Betterhelp

Are stress and anxiety interfering with your happiness? Have you been considering seeing a therapist but not sure where to start? Betterhelp will assess your counseling needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist so you can start getting the support you need online in under 24 hours.

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Why our emotional health should be our first priority

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#552 In this week’s Anxiety Slayer podcast, we’re talking about how our emotional health affects all areas of our life and why it should be our first priority.

 

"You can eat all the organic kale in the world, but if you don’t heal your mind you’re still going to feel unhealthy." Dr Caroline Leaf

 

We're talking about how our emotions color our experiences, the importance of acceptance and self-compassion, and getting support.

 

Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is sponsored by Betterhelp

Are stress and anxiety interfering with your happiness? Have you been considering seeing a therapist but not sure where to start? Betterhelp will assess your counseling needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist so you can start getting the support you need online in under 24 hours.

Special offer for Anxiety Slayer listeners - get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/slayer

3 Ways to release the hold of anxiety

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#551: In this week's episode, we're sharing our favourite ways to break free form the grip of anxiety and feel more calm and centered.

 

If you enjoyed this episode we hope you’ll consider becoming a patron! We have over 100 Anxiety Slayer downloads available on Patreon including our guided relaxations, Tapping Sessions and extra resources for calming your anxiety.   Learn more at patreon.com/anxietyslayer

Mindful Connection - Guided Relaxation

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#550: This week on the Anxiety Slayer podcast we're sharing a sweet guided calming practice from our Anxiety Slayer Starter Course.

You can get the course for FREE at the Anxiety Slayer Academy at AnxietySlayer.teachable.com

 

If you enjoyed this episode we hope you’ll consider becoming a patron! We have over 100 Anxiety Slayer downloads available on Patreon including our guided relaxations, Tapping Sessions and extra resources for calming your anxiety.   Learn more at patreon.com/anxietyslayer

Body Whispering for Anxiety Relief with Dr. Dain Heer

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

Shann shares a potent conversation with Dr. Dain Heer about his new book, Body Whispering, and his personal experience with anxiety and depression; along with how to ease the symptoms that show up in our bodies when we’re in the throes of anxiety. You will also learn more about Access Consciousness and The Clearing Statement that can be used for anxiety, body pain, and more. Get a free chapter of Body Whispering at BodyWhispererBook.com

How to soothe anxiety symptoms that show up in my body

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#548 In this week’s Anxiety Slayer podcast, we’re discussing

how anxiety can cause symptoms in your body and how you can soothe them.   Resources mentioned in this episode: Dr. Carolyn Dean's liquid magnesium anxietyslayer.com/magnesium     Please note this episode is offered for information only, please seek medical advice from your doctor if you are concerned about any symptoms.    

Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is sponsored by Betterhelp.

Are stress and anxiety interfering with your happiness? Have you been considering seeing a therapist but not sure where to start? Betterhelp will assess your counseling needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist so you can start getting the support you need online in under 24 hours. Special offer for Anxiety Slayer listeners - get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/slayer

How can I help myself when my anxiety gets triggered?

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#547 In this week's podcast we're responding to the question: "How can I help myself when my anxiety gets triggered?"

 

Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is sponsored by Betterhelp.

Are stress and anxiety interfering with your happiness? Have you been considering seeing a therapist but not sure where to start? Betterhelp will assess your counseling needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist so you can start getting the support you need online in under 24 hours. Special offer for Anxiety Slayer listeners - get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/slayer

Managing the frustration and anger that can come with anxiety

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#546 In this popular replay, we’re answering a listener question about how to manage the anger and frustration that can come along with anxiety.

 

Discussion points:

Bach Flower Remedies for irritability and frustration

The importance of transition time to wind down from stressful events

How anxiety and anger arise in the mind according to Ayurveda

The practice of switching from reacting to responding

 

If you found this episode supportive, we hope you’ll consider becoming a patron! We have over 90 Anxiety Slayer downloads available on Patreon including our guided relaxations, Tapping Sessions and extra resources for calming your anxiety. Learn more at patreon.com/anxietyslayer

 

 

 

Magnesium deficient anxiety with Dr. Carolyn Dean

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#545: This week on the Anxiety Slayer Podcast, Shann and Dr. Carolyn Dean share a potent conversation about Magnesium-deficient anxiety and how Magnesium plays an important role in our overall health and wellness.

 

Points Covered

  • How Magnesium deficiency wreaks havoc on our bodies and mental health and the symptoms that come with being it.
  • What she learned about people who suffer from anxiety from a survey on her website.
  • How Magnesium calms the nervous system.
  • How can Magnesium eases anxiety symptoms, including heart palpitations, random pains, muscle cramping, and twitching, etc.
  • The formulation of Magnesium she had created for people who are already prone to digestive upsets.
  • Why lifelong anxiety can be reversed.
  • We discuss RnA Reset supplements including ReMag and ReMyte.

Order ReMag - The Magnesium Miracle at rnareset.com

Is anxiety contagious?

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#544: Welcome back to the Anxiety Slayer Podcast. Today we’re talking about how to protect ourselves when anxiety soaks in from others.

 

Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is sponsored by Betterhelp.

Are stress and anxiety interfering with your happiness? Have you been considering seeing a therapist but not sure where to start? Betterhelp will assess your counseling needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist so you can start getting the support you need online in under 24 hours. Special offer for Anxiety Slayer listeners - get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/slayer

How to calm worst case scenario thoughts when we have good reason to believe them

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#543: Welcome back to the Anxiety Slayer Podcast. Today we’re responding to a question we received about how to handle catastrophic thoughts when we feel we have good reason to believe them.

 

Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is sponsored by Betterhelp.

Are stress and anxiety interfering with your happiness? Have you been considering seeing a therapist but not sure where to start? Betterhelp will assess your counseling needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist so you can start getting the support you need online in under 24 hours. Special offer for Anxiety Slayer listeners - get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/slayer

How to use EFT Tapping to ease the pain of loss

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#542 This week on the Anxiety Slayer podcast we’re talking about how to use EFT Tapping to ease the pain of loss

  We recently received a request from one of our Patrons who asked if we could create a Guided Tapping Session for releasing grief and easing loss. Tapping is such a supportive way to respond to grief, we decided to create a short course that, along with a Guided Tapping Session, offers 10 ways to work with Tapping to ease the pain of loss.   Grief is a very personal experience, and very complex. We grieve for the loss of our loved ones, and also for places, experiences lost.   Tapping is a compassionate self-help practice that can help ease the pain of loss and draw us peacefully into the present moment with our treasured memories held close. Discussion points Worldwide Grief from the Pandemic Tapping with Triggers How we can work with scents to ease the pain of loss Tapping for physical pain around loss Tapping for anxiety around loss There is still time to get 25% off on all of our First Responder Series courses for Anxiety Attacks, Health Anxiety, and Social Anxiety. Use the coupon code: spring2021 Explore all three courses >> www.anxietyslayer.teachable.com

The power of meditation and energy work for anxiety relief

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#541: Today Shann is speaking with Cody Edner and David Gandelman from the Energy Matters Academy about the power of meditation and energy work for anxiety relief.

 

Cody Edner has been teaching meditation, energy healing, and intuitive awareness for over 35 years. He is the founder of IntuitiveVision.net, co-host of the Energy Matters podcast, and currently travels and teaches advanced training programs, workshops and seminars.

 

David Gandelman is the founder of Meditation School. He is also the co-host of the Energy Matters podcast, and teaches meditation at Cornell University and NBC Studios. He connects energetic experience, ancient wisdom traditions, and humor, to create a safe atmosphere for people interested in learning to meditate, and developing their natural spiritual abilities. Show Notes:

How the pandemic has changed the way Cody and David support their students. How meditation and energy work provide relief from anxiety.

The impact of intuitive awareness on our daily lives. What can our listeners do right now to improve their lives?

Find + Feel + Face + Heal

Listen to the Energy Matters podcast at the Energy Matters Academy.

 

Can anxiety cause random pains?

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#540: Welcome back to the Anxiety Slayer Podcast. Today we’re responding to a question we get asked frequently - can anxiety cause random pains?

 

Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is sponsored by Betterhelp.

Are stress and anxiety interfering with your happiness? Have you been considering seeing a therapist but not sure where to start? Betterhelp will assess your counseling needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist so you can start getting the support you need online in under 24 hours. Special offer for Anxiety Slayer listeners - get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/slayer

The first mistake we make with anxiety

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#539: Welcome back to the Anxiety Slayer Podcast. Today we’re discussing the first mistake we make when anxiety strikes and what you can do to calm your mind and get back to living your life.

 

Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is sponsored by Betterhelp.

Are stress and anxiety interfering with your happiness? Have you been considering seeing a therapist but not sure where to start? Betterhelp will assess your counseling needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist so you can start getting the support you need online in under 24 hours. Special offer for Anxiety Slayer listeners - get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/slayer

How to support an anxious mind that always thinks the worst

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#538 This week on the Anxiety Slayer podcast, we are discussing how you can support your anxious mind when it always brings up the worst case scenarios.

Our Favorite Natural Rememdies for Anxiety Relief

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

Enjoy this popular replay where we share our favorite natural remedies to ease anxiety and calm your mind. Learn about our go-to Bach Flower Remedies, herbal tea blends, and magnesium drinks.  

Three steps to healing and transformation with Michelle Chalfant

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#537: Shann is speaking with Michelle Chalfant, therapist, coach, popular podcaster, and author of The Adult Chair: A Guide to Loving Yourself. Listen in for a discussion about Michelle's revolutionary 3-step Adult Chair model that is helping millions of people all over the globe transform their lives from the inside out. If you love what you heard, be sure to explore the Adult Chair website to listen to Michelle's podcast and check out her special membership offer for only $1 for the rest of April! www.theadultchair.com/membership Coupon code: Slayer2021

 

The power of redirection for working with anxious thoughts

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#536 In this week’s Anxiety Slayer podcast we’re talking more about working with unwanted thoughts and sharing a practice to help you work with your mind to grow more peace.

 

Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is sponsored by Betterhelp.

Are stress and anxiety interfering with your happiness? Have you been considering seeing a therapist but not sure where to start? Betterhelp will assess your counseling needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist so you can start getting the support you need online in under 24 hours. Special offer for Anxiety Slayer listeners - get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/slayer

Stepping out of the Stress Cycle

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#535 Today we're talking about the choices and changes we can make to protect ourselves from stress.

Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is sponsored by Betterhelp.

Are stress and anxiety interfering with your happiness? Have you been considering seeing a therapist but not sure where to start? Betterhelp will assess your counseling needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist so you can start getting the support you need online in under 24 hours. Special offer for Anxiety Slayer listeners - get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/slayer

How to work with intrusive thoughts

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#534 One of the questions we are asked the most, is how to work with unwanted thoughts. Especially thoughts about health anxiety. In this episode, we'll be sharing two key approaches to calming intrusive thoughts.

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Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is sponsored by Betterhelp.

Are stress and anxiety interfering with your happiness? Have you been considering seeing a therapist but not sure where to start? Betterhelp will assess your counseling needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist so you can start getting the support you need online in under 24 hours. Special offer for Anxiety Slayer listeners - get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/slayer

 

Announcing the Anxiety Slayer Spring Self-Care Sale! 

We want to help you spring into Full Bloom by offering 25% off our most popular online courses. Including our two courses that support unwanted thoughts: our First Responder Course for Health Anxiety and How to Calm your Fragile Mind

 

Simply use the coupon code: fullbloom when you check out at anxietyslayer.teachable.com

Hoping for anxiety relief is not enough with Sam Morris

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#533 Today Shann is sharing a conversation with Personal Trainer, Author, and Thought Leader, Sam Morris.

 

Sam is on a mission to help 1 billion humans save themselves, get out of suffering and walk through their fires. He helps men feel safe to heal from the things that scare them to talk about. Sam has been in recovery for 8 years.  Learn more about Sam and his supportive offerings for men at www.SamGibbsMorris.com

How guided relaxations can help you get to sleep

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#532 For sleep awareness week we’re sharing a conversation about the power of guided relaxations for a good night’s sleep. We’ll walk through several different options to help you find the best choice for you.

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Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is sponsored by Betterhelp.

Are stress and anxiety interfering with your happiness? Have you been considering seeing a therapist but not sure where to start? Betterhelp will assess your counseling needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist so you can start getting the support you need online in under 24 hours. Special offer for Anxiety Slayer listeners - get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/slayer  

How to stay in gratitude when you're always waiting for something bad to happen

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#531 The feeling of waiting for something bad to happen often comes when the anxious mind pulls us outside the present moment. Today we discuss why this happens and share self-care practices into your daily routine to help settle your mind.

  If you love our podcast, please consider exploring our Patreon for loads of Anxiety Slayer Extras for calming anxiety including exclusive posts, guided meditations, Tapping sessions, popular episodes from our archives, and behind-the-scenes conversations. Learn more at patreon.com/anxietyslayer

Mental Health Coping Strategies For Young Adults During The Pandemic

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#530: This week on the Anxiety Slayer Podcast we’re sharing what we’ve learned from our daughters about how young people can care for themselves during this pandemic.

If you love our podcast, please consider exploring our Patreon for loads of Anxiety Slayer Extras for calming anxiety including exclusive posts, guided meditations, Tapping sessions, popular episodes from our archives, and behind-the-scenes conversations. Learn more at patreon.com/anxietyslayer

Anxiety does not discriminate with Glen Tanner

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#529: Today Shann is speaking with Clinical Psychologist, Glen Tanner from Sydney Australia. Glen is the host of the Mindcog podcast where he interviews experts in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, wellbeing, and high performance to break down the science behind your mind, brain, and behavior.

 

Glen is passionate about psychology, and it's his mission to help people reconnect with their values, achieve their goals, unlock their potential, and live more rich, meaningful and fulfilling lives.

 

Glen has first-hand experience with Mental Health - having lived with anxiety most of his life. Unfortunately, anxiety does not discriminate. It cuts a swathe through every level and facet of our society: men, women, children, old, young, rich, poor, black, white, and all levels of physical and educational ability -

 

Not even psychologists are immune.

 

Show Notes:

“The shoe that fits one person pinches the other, there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.” - Carl Jung 

 

Glen suffered from anxiety is entire life.

 

Glen shares the story of his transition from a winemaker to a psychologist

 

Why there is no quick- fix for an anxiety problem. It takes time and a combination of methods and lifestyle changes. 

-How Glen cared for himself after losing both his mother and father to lung cancer while he was completing his Psychology degree.

Glen believes that therapists are not and do not need to be immune to mental illness.

The benefits of a daily breathing practice for calming anxiety

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#528: This week on the Anxiety Slayer Podcast, we're talking about the benefits of a daily breathing practice for calming general anxiety and sharing a guided practice from our Transition to Calm album.

 

Looking deeper at underlying causes of anxiety: rumination vs inner conflict

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#527: This week on the Anxiety Slayer Podcast, we're responding to a message from a listener and exploring how anxiety can manifest differently for different mind types.

“Last night I realized something important. The increased anxiety I’ve felt over a lifetime is a symptom of unresolved conflicts. Can you record an episode to elaborate on the difference between ruminating anxiety vs inner conflict creating anxiety?”

 

Is Anxiety the Same for Everyone?

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#526: This week on the Anxiety Slayer Podcast we’re responding to the following question from our private Facebook Group: “Do you think there’s a general way to clear anxiety that’s applicable for everyone, or do you think everyone is different, and there're different ways that work for other people?”

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Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is sponsored by Betterhelp.

Are stress and anxiety interfering with your happiness? Have you been considering seeing a therapist but not sure where to start? Betterhelp will assess your counseling needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist so you can start getting the support you need online in under 24 hours. Special offer for Anxiety Slayer listeners - get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/slayer  

Be Mighty with Jill A. Stoddard PhD

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#525: Shann is speaking with Dr. Jill Stoddard about her new book, Be Mighty: A Woman's Guide to Liberation from Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Using Mindfulness and Acceptance.

 

Dr. Jill Stoddard’s Be Mighty leads you on a bold quest to gain a deeper understanding of your anxiety by exploring your own “origin story”—how your early experiences led to thoughts and behaviors that may have offered comfort and protection at one time, but are now keeping you from living your best life.

After reading this book you’ll learn to respond to present-day triggers in a new way, making choices from a more conscious, values-driven place.

 

Jill A. Stoddard, PhD, is founder and director of The Center for Stress and Anxiety Management, a multisite outpatient clinic in San Diego, CA. She specializes in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and related issues. She lives in San Diego with her husband, two kids, and two French bulldogs.

 

About a year ago I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Stephen Hayes, Originator of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. He pioneered ACT to help people with mental health issues feel fully, think freely, and live lives that reflect the qualities they choose.

 

Today Jill and I discuss how ACT can support women who often struggle with health anxiety and anxiety attacks.

 

We discuss the Anxiety Triumvirate  

  1. Intolerance of uncertainty
  2. A lack of perceived control
  3. An overinflated sense of responsibility

Jill shares how we can cultivate Might through mindfulness and acceptance to help us move through our anxiety

 

We explore the cycle of anxious uncertainty: uncertainty + anxiety + get my fix + temporary relief + more questions and back to the beginning of the cycle with uncertainty.

 

And finally, we dig into the questions we can ask about ourselves (and our anxiety) to help us live with more confidence

 

Be Mighty Acronym

  • Breathe
  • Explore present experience
  • Make space for feelings
  • Impartially observe thoughts
  • Give self-compassion
  • Highlight values
  • Take action
  • Yell from the rooftops

 

You can get a copy of Jill's new book, Be Mighty wherever books are sold.

Celebrate every step you take to feel better

por Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

#524: This week on the Anxiety Slayer Podcast we’re talking about the importance of celebrating every step you take to feel better

Anxiety is such a big issue that we sometimes forget the power of the little things - little things like your breath, meditation, and other different ways to relax. Yet, small though they are, the difference these little things can make in managing stress and anxiety is huge.

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Today’s Anxiety Slayer podcast is sponsored by Betterhelp.

Are stress and anxiety interfering with your happiness? Have you been considering seeing a therapist but not sure where to start? Betterhelp will assess your counseling needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist so you can start getting the support you need online, in under 24 hours. Special offer for Anxiety Slayer listeners - get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/slayer