Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast
Is social media fuelling my daily anxiety?
Season 9, Ep. 11
Time for another solo episode - don't worry, I haven't given up on guests - and this time I am discussing the very real impact that social media - Instagram in particular - is having on my daily anxiety at the moment. From social comparison to feelings of not doing enough or imposter syndrome, I have come to the conclusion that social media might be the main fuel behind these uncomfortable feelings. I asked my followers if they were feeling similar and among other stats, 55% said they struggle with the social comparison element of social media. This is a short and sweet episode that just might make you think.
Owning anxiety when you're sick
Season 9, Ep. 10
Under the weather? Cold or flu? Being physically unwell with a seasonal sickness that we are all experiencing a lot of as winter sets in can be such a huge vulnerability factor that gives rise to more feelings of anxiety. In this solo episode I share my experience being unwell and how my anxiety relates, how it impacts me and what I do to own it as and when it happens. Be sure to sign up to Owning It Real Time below with Acast Plus and follow me at @OwningItPodcast on Instagram.
Welcome to Owning It: Real Time
Welcome to Owning It: Real Time. A series of situation specific audio guides to help you move through your most anxious moments as and when they happen for you. From anxiety first thing in the morning to the inconvenience of it hitting you at work, before a social interaction or when you're stuck in a crowded space, I've got you. Volume 1 launches in January. Sign up now for a pre-sale discount. €10 versus €15.
Owning Your Anxiety At Work
Season 9, Ep. 9
Not sure how to communicate your anxiety at work? To your boss? Anxious about how to manage your anxiety when you are the leader and you don't want to appear unprofessional? Navigating mental health at work can be tricky and bring about anxiety in itself. This is a really necessary episode of Owning It where executive coach Lucy Gernon helps us to figure out how best to approach these situations in the workplace. How to bring it up? How to normalise anxiety at work? Should we be talking about it in the interview before we get the job? For more with Lucy visit https://www.lucygernon.com. Follow me on @OwningItPodcast for more.
Owning Therapy with BetterHelp
Season 9, Ep. 8
Time to talk about therapy again. This is the third episode of Owning It The Anxiety Podcast in which I explore therapy, this time supported by Better Help Online Therapy (more information on that below). With the help of the wonderfully articulate Haesue Jo - a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in the Bay Area, California, and Head of Clinical Operations at BetterHelp, we talk about the ways in which online therapy differs from in person therapy, what barriers we need to overcome to normalise therapy, what to look for in a therapist, how to know if it's working for you and SO much more. This is a really comprehensive dive into the world of therapy with lots of practical information. Follow me on Instagram at @OwningItpodcast for more. This episode is an advertisement brought to you with BetterHelp.
When anxiety comes after the trauma: Debbie's story
Season 9, Ep. 7
Sometimes we go through something that you think would bring a huge amount of anxiety down on top of us, but it doesn't hit us until we're out the other side. That's exactly what happened for Deborah Somorin. Here she shares her story - documented in her new book Believing In Me - about being taken into care at the age of 11, becoming homeless and pregnant and welcoming her baby boy when she was just 14 years of age. Despite the adversity she faced, Debbie went on to achieve incredible things and it wasn't until she was living a 'normal' life that anxiety eventually reared its head, along with imposter syndrome. Hear her compelling story on Owning It and read her book available now. Follow me on @OwningItPodcast for more.
Season 9, Ep. 6
This episode of @owningitpodcast is specific to those of us struggling with anxiety as we parent our kids. Namely, it's about how to regulate yourself so that you can help to regulate your child when their emotions are so erratic (which they are, naturally, at such a young age). How to handle tantrums, meltdowns, hard days and irrational toddlers without being left reeling in stress and anxiety yourself. For this episode I am joined by world renowned self regulation expert Dr Ethan Kross, neuroscientist and psychologist and New York Times Bestselling Author of Chatter. He's also a parent so he just gets it. I hope you find it useful! Follow me on Instagram at the link above.
The forgotten antidote to anxiety
Season 9, Ep. 5
A short and sweet deep dive into values as the unlikely, forgotten and under-utilised antidote for quelling our collective anxiety. What should your values be? How do you set them? Why do your values matter? How do they relate to anxiety? Learn here. Follow me on @owningitpodcast for more.
Owning Your Boundaries
Season 9, Ep. 4
For this episode I am honing in on the world of boundaries. Here's the thing: boundary setting can give us anxiety in the first place, but living our lives devoid of boundaries can give us anxiety in the longterm which is what we don't want. I am joined here by 6-time New York Times Bestselling Author Melissa Urban, CEO of Whole 30 and now the author of The Book of Boundaries to talk about this unrecognised source of our collective anxiety, how to handle boundary push back, why a lack of boundaries gives rise to anxiety and why it's important that we also work on how we perceive other people's boundaries too. Follow me on @OwningItPodcast for more.