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#407 BITESIZE | 3 Practical Strategies to Reduce Anxiety | Dr Russell Kennedy

Season 7, Ep. 407

If you ever feel anxious, whether that’s a low-level worry, a sudden fear, or full-on panic, can you sense where it’s coming from in your body?


Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my weekly podcast for your mind, body, and heart. Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests.

 

Today’s clip is from episode 370 of the podcast with medical doctor and neuroscientist, Dr Russell Kennedy.


Russell’s core message is that it’s more effective to use the body to calm the mind, than the mind to calm the body and, in this clip, he shares practical strategies to help manage anxious feelings. 


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