If you’ve ever experienced sudden anxiety, you may wonder how to calm a panic attack. In this episode, Dr. Catherine M. Pittman, author of the best-selling audiobook “Rewire Your Anxious Brain,” shares some powerful coping strategies that can help you to calm down when you need it most.
Today we’re sharing an exclusive interview with psychologist Dr. Shawn T. Smith. He offers tips to help eliminate anxiety and worry, and discusses his audiobook “The User’s Guide to the Human Mind: Why Our Brains Make Us Unhappy, Anxious, and Neurotic and What We Can Do about It.” This audiobook is a road map to overriding the mind’s natural impulses toward worry, self-criticism, and fear. It offers helpful guidance for overruling your thoughts and feelings and taking charge of your mind and your life.
Many people who’ve experienced panic attacks try to protect themselves from their anxiety. They tell themselves “don’t think about it;” they resist it; they try to force themselves to feel better; they feel shame and embarrassment and try to keep it a secret from others; and they try to medicate it away with alcohol, nicotine, and other substances. These all make the anxiety worse. Psychologist and anxiety expert Dr. David Carbonell offers a way out for people with panic attacks—whether the attacks are part of panic disorder, social phobia, specific phobias, or some other anxiety disorder. Dr. Carbonell is author of the audiobook “Panic Attacks Workbook: A Guided Program for Beating the Panic Trick.”
Psychologist Dr. Randy Paterson is the author of the audiobook “How to be Miserable: 40 Strategies You Already Use.” In today’s illuminating conversation he shares a surprising, counter-intuitive approach to self-help — one that can inspire you to break out of old, unhealthy patterns and live a life of contentment.
In this informative conversation, psychologist Dr. Karyn Hall talks about the power of mindfulness, and why it is especially helpful for those who struggle with emotional sensitivity. An emotionally sensitive person herself, she shares one of the most effective techniques she’s learned for managing emotions and finding self-acceptance. Dr. Hall’s audiobook “The Emotionally Sensitive Person: Finding Peace When Your Emotions Overwhelm You,” presents powerful tools for staying in the present moment, identifying emotional triggers, and experiencing overwhelming or uncomfortable emotions without becoming upset.
Dr. Judith Siegel, author of the audiobook “Stop Overreacting: Effective Strategies for Calming Your Emotions,” offers practical techniques to help us learn how to calm emotional memories. These techniques can be used in times of stress or pain to side-step your anxiety and stay in the present moment.