I Hate Anxiety Podcast

031 - Are You Living in a Scary Future - Jun 2, 2019

An episode of I Hate Anxiety Podcast

By Larry Quicksall
If you hate anxiety and want to learn what you can do to get rid of it, then you are in the right place. I'm Larry Quicksall, a mental health therapist with 30 plus years in the field. I've spent the past decade specializing in helping those with severe anxiety disorders, and today I'm bringing my knowledge, insight, and experience to this podcast. My goal is simple: to help you escape the pain and frustration of anxiety, so you can better enjoy your life! Thanks for joining me - Let's get started!
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034 - Why Can't I Concentrate? - Jun 13, 2019
Why can't I concentrate?  Is there something medically wrong with me?  Well, people with anxiety often struggle with concentration, and in today's podcast I'll tell you why.
06:48
June 13, 2019
033 - The Perfectionism Treadmill - Jun 10, 2019
Are you stuck on the perfectionism treadmill?  Would you like to get off?  Would you like to practice an alternative where you feel good about yourself?  Well, it today's podcast that is exactly what I'm going to address.
07:02
June 10, 2019
032 - Magnifying and Catastrophizing - Jun 6, 2019
Remember those old time movies with the old style special effects with models and strings holding them up in the air?  The photographers would use magnification to make small things look big.  Well, that is the same thing that we do with anxiety...we magnify and believe something is bigger or worse than it really is.  Also, we can do catastrophizing and imagine what is happening is a worse case scenario, when it actually isn't.  In today's podcast I address each of these issues.
07:57
June 6, 2019
031 - Are You Living in a Scary Future - Jun 2, 2019
People with anxiety often live in a scary future, not a scary past or present, but worrying about how bad, terrible and scary the future will be.  But I'm willing to bet your future doesn't turn out to be a scary as your imagination takes you.  The good news is that if you can imagine a scary future you can also imagine a great future!
06:48
June 3, 2019
030 - Understanding Agoraphobia - May 30, 2019
Today we wrap up our 3-part series on phobias by talking about Agoraphobia.
09:18
May 30, 2019
029 - Understanding Social Anxiety Disorder - May 27, 2019
Today I cover part 2 in my 3-part series on phobia by digging into the criteria and symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder.
08:27
May 27, 2019
028 - Understanding Specific Phobias - May 23, 2019
Today I'm starting a 3-part series on phobias and am covering Specific Phobias.   If you are curious about seeing an exhaustive list of names of different phobias you can visit the Phobia List website at www.phobialist.com.  It is an old website apparently going back to the mid-1990s, but it is the biggest listing of names I have ever found.
07:05
May 23, 2019
027 - Anxiety & Seeking Approval - May 20, 2019
Today I talk about anxiety and how it relates to seeking approval from others.  Three ways that I talk about include self-doubt that leads to needing approval, self-doubt complicated by a fear of criticism, and lack of trust of anyone in authority.  The common factor with each of these is inaccurate beliefs or stuck points.
06:47
May 20, 2019
026 - Downtime and Anxiety - May 16, 2019
So you have the opportunity for some much needed downtime.  You're ready to relax and chill and get away from the stress of the day.  But wait, you can't because worry and anxiety is invading your downtime, is intruding on the time you just want to relax.  Is there anything you can do about it?  Do other people have the same problem?  I tackle this topic on today's podcast. If you have a question or topic your would like for me to address on this podcast, send me an email at ihateanxiety@larryquicksall.com.
06:53
May 16, 2019
025 - Anxiety and Relationships - May 13, 2019
Anxiety can have a negative impact on a variety of relationships.  Here are a few ways I share on the podcast: Excessive Doubting Not being present Trust issues Explosive or irrational anger Catastrophizing Controlling Overthinking everything Avoiding people because of triggers Over Personalizing Limiting Yourself to old patterns that don't apply Expecting others to fix your anxiety Expecting others to accommodate your anxiety Oversharing about your anxiety or what bothers you
05:24
May 13, 2019
024 - Anxiety and Physical Health - May 9, 2019
Do people with anxiety have more health issues than other people?  Do people with anxiety make more trips to the hospital?  Are there certain anxiety disorders that tend to be associated with a person seeking more medical treatment?  Let's dig into these questions on today's podcast.
06:36
May 9, 2019
023 - Anxiety, Stress and Weight Gain - May 6, 2019
Today we look at three key reasons for weight gain related to anxiety: Cortisol, excess eating, and inactivity.  I also go into more detail regarding what Cortisol is, it's purpose, and what happens when we have chronic release of it into our body.
07:02
May 6, 2019
022 - What is the Cost of Your Anxiety on Your Children - May 2, 2019
Sometimes we will put up with too much anxiety because we say "It's only hurting me", but let me ask you, "What is the cost of your anxiety on your children?"  I'm not asking this to beat you up, but to help motivate you into the change you need to make a positive impact on your life and that of your kids! ---------------------------- To contact this podcast with questions or suggestions, email me at IHateAnxiety@LarryQuicksall.com Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ihateanxietypodcast ----------------------------- The I Hate Anxiety Podcast is for educational purposes only. And, while I am a therapist, this podcast is not counseling or therapy. If you need counseling or therapy, seek out the services of a licensed professional in your area.  And if you are in crisis call the Crisis Call Center at 1-800-273-8255, or dial 911, or go to your local emergency room. -----------------------------
06:24
May 2, 2019
021 - What are the Physical Costs of Anxiety - Apr 29, 2019
Today we look at the short term and long term physical effects of anxiety.    https://www.depression-anxiety-stress-test.org/anxiety/negative-effects-of-anxiety.html   ---------------------------- To contact this podcast with questions or suggestions, email me at IHateAnxiety@LarryQuicksall.com Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ihateanxietypodcast ----------------------------- The I Hate Anxiety Podcast is for educational purposes only. And, while I am a therapist, this podcast is not counseling or therapy. If you need counseling or therapy, seek out the services of a licensed professional in your area.  And if you are in crisis call the Crisis Call Center at 1-800-273-8255, or dial 911, or go to your local emergency room. -----------------------------
08:00
April 29, 2019
020 - What is the cost of Anxiety - Apr 25, 2019
What is the cost of anxiety in your life?  What is your level of distress?  What are you unable to do?  Counting the cost may make us angry, but can you channel the anger into effective action that is helpful to overcoming anxiety?    ---------------------------- To contact this podcast with questions or suggestions, email me at IHateAnxiety@LarryQuicksall.com Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ihateanxietypodcast ----------------------------- The I Hate Anxiety Podcast is for educational purposes only. And, while I am a therapist, this podcast is not counseling or therapy. If you need counseling or therapy, seek out the services of a licensed professional in your area.  And if you are in crisis call the Crisis Call Center at 1-800-273-8255, or dial 911, or go to your local emergency room. -----------------------------
06:21
April 25, 2019
019 - Stress vs Anxiety - Apr 22, 2019
To contact this podcast with questions or suggestions, email me at IHateAnxiety@LarryQuicksall.com Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ihateanxietypodcast ----------------------------- The I Hate Anxiety Podcast is for educational purposes only. And, while I am a therapist, this podcast is not counseling or therapy. If you need counseling or therapy, seek out the services of a licensed professional in your area.  And if you are in crisis call the Crisis Call Center at 1-800-273-8255, or dial 911, or go to your local emergency room. ----------------------------- Today I cover the subject of Stress vs Anxiety.  Which do you have?
06:11
April 22, 2019
IHAP-018 - Does Everyone Have Anxiety? - Apr 20, 2019
To contact this podcast with questions or suggestions, email me at IHateAnxiety@LarryQuicksall.com Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ihateanxietypodcast ----------------------------- The I Hate Anxiety Podcast is for educational purposes only. And, while I am a therapist, this podcast is not counseling or therapy. If you need counseling or therapy, seek out the services of a licensed professional in your area.  And if you are in crisis call the Crisis Call Center at 1-800-273-8255, or dial 911, or go to your local emergency room.
05:33
April 20, 2019
IHAP-017 - Momentum - Aug 15, 2017
In today's episode Larry Quicksall discusses the concept of momentum, both how it can strengthen anxiety and help a person recover from it.
08:59
April 20, 2019
IHAP-016 - White Knuckling It - Aug 6, 2017
Sometimes when we want to confront an anxiety trigger situations we will go in "white knuckling it".  We muster up the courage and endure the distress hoping this will make it go away.  Unfortunately, it often keeps things the same or makes them worse.  In today's podcast Larry Quicksall explains the reasoning and problems with white knuckling anxious situations and describes his approach to helping people who are at a place when want to challenge their triggers.
08:45
April 20, 2019
IHAP-015 - ANTS: Automatic Negative Thoughts - Jul 26, 2017
In today's episode, Larry Quicksall explains ANTS, Automatic Negative Thoughts, their impact on mood, and how to get rid of them.
10:47
April 20, 2019
IHAP-014 - Anxiety and Anger - Jul 13, 2017
There can be a connection btween anxiety and anger that is different from the other types of anger.  In today's episode 
16:05
April 20, 2019
IHAP-013 - Anxiety and Fireworks - Jul 2, 2017
In this episode, Larry Quicksall talks about anxiety and fireworks, reasons for having anxiety related to fireworks, steps to consider when trying to overcoming fireworks anxiety, and tips when watching fireworks. Happy Independence Day America!
13:51
April 20, 2019
IHAP-012 - Avoidance: Seeking Shelter from the Storm - Jun 25, 2017
In today's episode, Larry Quicksall examines avoidance as a form of shelter from the anxiety storms. However, avoidance doesn't work well.  Larry explains 5 key types of avoidance, problems with avoidance, and therapy and therapist considerations.
17:28
April 20, 2019
IHAP-011 - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Jun 20, 2017
In this episode of the podcast, Larry Quicksall talks about PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder including what is a trauma, four categories of symptoms (intrusions, avoidance, negativity, arousal), and things to consider when seeking a therapist.
14:22
April 20, 2019
IHAP-010 - Phobias - Jun 13, 2017
In today's podcast, Larry Quicksall explains the concept of phobias and phobic reactions.
13:32
April 20, 2019
IHAP-009 - Emotional Reasoning - Jun 1, 2017
In this episode, Larry Quicksall explains the differences between Emotional Reasoning and Evidence Based Logic, and the roles they play in both anxiety developing and treatment.
19:51
April 20, 2019
IHAP-008 - Prefrontal Cortex and the Amygdala - May 21, 2017
In this episode of the podcast Larry Quicksall answers a question from Beth: "How come I can know something can't hurt me, but I feel all scared in my body. I tell myself it's OK, but my body always wins the argument."  Larry answers this question by explaining the relationship between two structures in the brain: the Prefrontal Cortex (PFC) and the Amygdala.  The PFC is where we use logic to rationally look at a situation to determine if it is dangerous or not.  The Amygdala uses experiential learning to remember what is dangerous and then launches the Sympathetic Nervous System (our fight or flight response) to give us the abilities to survive a life threatening situation.  Larry explains how these two structures can work in harmony and against each other.
13:00
April 20, 2019
IHAP-007 - Generalization vs Discrimination - May 14, 2017
In this episode of the podcast, Larry Quicksall describes the differences between generalization and discrimination and how they apply to both the development of and recovery from anxiety disorders.
14:15
April 20, 2019
IHAP-006 - Belief - May 7, 2017
In this episode of the podcast, Larry Quicksall shares what he sees as the most important thing he has learned in his first 25 years of working in the mental health field, and he explains just how important it is to you and the treatment of anxiety disorders.
17:08
April 20, 2019
IHAP-005 - What is Trauma? - Apr 30, 2017
In this episode, Larry Quicksall explains trauma, how it is defined in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), and the impact that trauma can have in our lives.
15:08
April 20, 2019
IHAP-004 - What are Panic Attacks? - Apr 23, 2017
In this episode of the podcast, Larry Quicksall talks about panic attacks including the 13 symptoms as listed in the DSM-5.
18:02
April 20, 2019
IHAP-003 - What is the DSM? - Apr 16, 2017
In this episode of the podcast Larry Quicksall talks about the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) including its history, use in making consistent diagnosis, and how it is used in treatment.
10:12
April 20, 2019
IHAP-002 - Stress vs Anxiety - Apr 9, 2017
In this episode of the podcast Larry Quicksall explains the differences between stress and anxiety.
08:10
April 20, 2019
IHAP-001 - Intro to Podcast - Apr 2, 2017
In this initial episode of the "I Hate Anxiety Podcast", Larry Quicksall (host) gives an overview of the podcast and how it came to be.  Larry also shares a bit about his clinical background in working with those experiencing anxiety.  
13:20
April 20, 2019
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