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The Anxiety Chicks

The Anxiety Chicks

By The Anxiety Chicks
Alison Seponara, MS, LPC (licensed psychotherapist) and Taylor Marae MS, RDN (registered licensed dietitian) are diving deep into a the reality of anxiety, nutrition, and mental health! Listen as Alison and Taylor explore all things anxiety healing while keeping it REAL...including their own struggles with mental health! Alison and Taylor bring their expertise as healing professionals to the conversation while discussing the tools and strategies you need to heal the anxious mind.
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27. That Time Of The Month ANXIETY
Do you struggle with HORRIBLE anxiety or depression before your period? Maybe you find yourself feeling symptoms more than normal the first week before your period and during... you're not alone. Join Taylor and Ali as they talk all things mental health and period. Taylor goes through the science behind a woman's cycle, hormone fluctuations, and WHY we may feel more anxious before our period. Taylor also shares some inside information on nutrition, mental health and periods that she uses in her private practice, giving you guys real life examples on how you can feel better during this time.  For more information on nutrition and periods you can message Taylor at @health_anxiety. Alison shares in depth about issues women could have with their hormones, specifically PMDD, what it is and how you can identify and then ask your doctor for help.  Sponsored by Betterhelp...Alison's #1 recommended online licensed counseling platform. CLICK HERE to get 10% off your first month!  Follow us on instagram at @health_anxiety @theanxietyhealer www.peakofpanic.com & theanxietyhealingschool.com  *This podcast episode is solely for educational purposes and is not intended to treat or diagnose. Please consult with a qualified medical doctor or licensed psychologist if you feel your symptoms affect your daily functioning. This podcast is intended to provide general information regarding mental health healing and is not to be construed as medical advice or instruction. If you feel you may need more immediate mental health support, please contact a counselor in your area or the emergence mental health hotline in your area.
52:00
March 3, 2021
26. Life with Panic Disorder & Agoraphobia
Alison and Taylor dive deep into the specific physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms of Panic Disorder. Taylor talks about going from over 20 panic attacks in a day to being panic attack free for over 5 years! Panic disorder is much different from a generalized anxiety disorder and can sometimes make it almost impossible to even leave the house. Taylor opens up about her struggle with agoraphobia. *Also, listen until the end to hear what special anxiety healing tip Taylor and Alison share this week!   Instagram: @theanxietychicks @health_anxiety @theanxietyhealer    Sponsored by Betterhelp. Find online licensed counseling with Better Help. CLICK HERE to get 10% off your first month! *This podcast episode is solely for educational purposes and is not intended to treat or diagnose. Please consult with a qualified medical doctor or licensed psychologist if you feel your symptoms affect your daily functioning. This podcast is intended to provide general information regarding mental health healing and is not to be construed as medical advice or instruction. If you feel you may need more immediate mental health support, please contact a counselor in your area or the emergence mental health hotline in your area.
51:49
February 22, 2021
25. Wedding Anxiety, Relationships, and Covid
Fear. The first word that came to Taylor's mind when thinking about getting married. During this episode Taylor opens up about her struggles with planning a wedding during Covid, while Alison helps support and guide Taylor through this anxious time. Though Taylor had been with her fiancé now for almost 7 years, she battled the thought of even getting married in the first place. Listen to find out why and let us know if you relate! Taylor updates the audience on being a COVID bride and how she's navigating it. You're not alone if you are also a COVID bride! Listen in for the best advice to navigate these hard times from Taylor and Ali. Instagram: @theanxietychicks @health_anxiety @theanxietyhealer  peakofpanic.com theanxietyhealingschool.com  Sponsored by Betterhelp. Find online licensed counseling with Better Help. CLICK HERE to get 10% off your first month!
50:35
February 12, 2021
24. The Truth about Therapy
Alison is by herself in todays episode...but don't worry, Taylor will be back next week! Alison shares her experience as a licensed therapist and explains why it is important to keep it real when it comes to going & talking about therapy. Alison also answers all your questions including: How to find the right therapist? When is the right time to end therapy? and What is the difference between a therapist and a psychiatrist?  Instagram: @theanxietychicks Sponsored by Betterhelp. Find online licensed counseling with Better Help. CLICK HERE to get 10% off your first month!
42:45
February 4, 2021
23. The Anxiety of Love: Dive Deep with Ken Page
Relationship expert and host of the Deeper Dating Podcast, Ken Page, joins Alison and Taylor for todays episode! Alison, Taylor, and Ken dive deep into wounded attachment styles, relationship doubts, how to love and support an anxious partner, and MORE! Ken tells us why it is 100% healthy and ok to question love, even when you're in a long-term relationship! Listen as Ken and the chicks talk more about why your anxiety might actually be your biggest gift. Taylor also updates us on her wedding planning and the anxiety she feels within her 7-year relationship!  Follow The Anxiety Chicks on IG Sponsored by Betterhelp. Find online licensed counseling with Better Help. Get 10% off your first month! Just click here: https://betterhelp.com/anxietychicks Online Anxiety Healing Courses: The Anxiety Healing School PeakofPanic.com
01:04:28
January 27, 2021
22. Highly Sensitive Person vs. Empath- What's the Difference?
Listen as Taylor and Alison figure out who is an HSP and who is an Empath! Alison shares an update on her dating life and talks more about our upcoming healing guests! Taylor discovers more about her own anxiety during the conversation and Alison uncovers her own limiting beliefs about HSP. You are not alone in anything you feel or crazy for feeling how you feel :) Instagram: @health_anxiety peakofpanic.com  @theanxietyhealer @theanxietychicks Sponsored by Betterhelp. Find online licensed counseling with Better Help. Get 10% off your first month! Just click here: https://betterhelp.com/anxietychicks
49:17
January 21, 2021
21. The Anxiety of Heartbreak
This may be the hardest yet most real and raw episode so far.  Alison shares her struggles with her recent breakup (she only cries a couple of times...lol) and updates the community on why heartbreak may be a huge part of her healing journey.  Alison discusses all she's learned from the relationship including how to trust, be vulnerable, share difficult emotions, and conquer fear of abandonment.  Despite the breakup, Alison believes in love more than ever.  "Happiness is only real when shared" -Chris McCandless (Into the Wild).  Instagram: Theanxietychicks Sponsored by Betterhelp. Find online licensed counseling with Better Help. Get 10% off your first month! Just click here: https://betterhelp.com/anxietychicks
54:32
January 13, 2021
20. Goodbye 2020... Hello to New Beginnings!
Taylor and Alison say goodbye to 2020 and talk about their post-holiday blues. Learn why now is the best time to change up your anxiety healing journey and why New Years resolutions are bullsh**.  Alison talks about her latest anxiety attack and the steps she took to help herself heal.  Instagram: @theanxietychicks Sponsored by Betterhelp: CLICK HERE to get 10% off your first month
49:12
December 30, 2020
19. Are You SAD? (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
Do you struggle with changes in your mental health during the winter?  Or possibly even spring or summer? You're not alone.  This is a real disorder called Seasonal Affective Disorder. Join Taylor and Allison as they talk all things Seasonal Affective Disorder- the symptoms, the causes, the treatment and also their own experiences with it.  If you want to buy the light therapy we spoke about and told we would attach a link here:  https://amzn.to/2Kz65EM Join us next week for Q&A... Have a question let us know and maybe it will be answered in next weeks episode! Feeling like you need some extra support lately? Sponsored by Betterhelp...Find online licensed counseling with Better Help. Get 10% off your first month! Just click here: https://betterhelp.com/anxietychicks *This podcast is solely for educational purposes and is not intended to treat or diagnose. Please consult with a qualified medical doctor or licensed psychologist if you feel your symptoms affect your daily functioning. This podcast is intended to provide general information regarding mental health healing and is not to be construed as medical advice or instruction. If you feel you may need more immediate mental health support, please contact a counselor in your area or the emergence mental health hotline in your area.
40:42
December 16, 2020
18. Death Anxiety: Is Fear of Dying Stopping You from Living?
TRIGGER WARNING!! This episode contains a discussion around death & dying and may not be suitable if you are easily triggered by this topic. We acknowledge that this content may be difficult to listen to so do so at your own discretion.  If you feel you are in crisis please contact 911 or the national emergency hotline in your area.  Today's episode is a heavy topic.  Taylor and Alison dive deep into anxiety related to death & why it is connected to health anxiety. Taylor speaks candidly about her own fears of death and how she has a difficult time even saying the word "death."  Alison shares how her experience working as a counselor at a bereavement center has helped her move past her fear of death. Taylor and Alison hope to end the stigma surrounding this topic and create a discussion about death with freedom. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp. Feeling like you need some extra support lately? Find online licensed counseling with Better Help. Get 10% off your first month! Just click here: https://betterhelp.com/anxietychicks Instagram: @theanxietychicks
56:51
December 9, 2020
17. Relationships and Anxiety.... Are You Anxiously Attached?
Welcome back! Today we have special guest Rebecca Mcdermott, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who is an expert on relationships and anxious attachment! Rebecca is a therapist and owner of connected counseling in PA. Listen as we dive into all things relationships, fear of abandonment, trusting our partner, and the anxious attachment style we all go through in our relationships. We do not believe this is talked about enough and I bet if you listen to us and learn about it you will feel way less alone in how you feel in your relationship! AND NO YOU'RE NOT CRAZY! Let us know what you think on today's episode. ENJOY!  Instagram: Taylor @health_anxiety Allison @theanxietyhealer  Rebecca @rebeccamcdermottmft  Websites:  peakofpanic.com theanxietyhealingschool.com Books recommended in episode:  1. Hold me tight - https://amzn.to/3lKiKl4 2. Attached- https://amzn.to/3lH7ea8 3. The Power Of Attachment- https://amzn.to/37BgOq3  Sponsored by Betterhelp. Find online licensed counseling with Better Help. Get 10% off your first month! Just click here: https://betterhelp.com/anxietychicks
01:01:24
December 5, 2020
16. HOLIDAY ANXIETY: Merry & Anxious ?!
Do you ever feel alone when the holiday's come around? Not because you are physically alone (or maybe that too) but because everyone around you seems to be getting into the holiday spirit while all you can think about is the thought of having to get asked by aunt becky if you're still single or not or when you and john plan to have kids.... ALLLLL the anxiety of gathering and parties and all the family you don't see all year. Now, with 2020 throw in some COVID-19 and opinions of family members who say "who cares" and others that say "stay home". WE GET IT. In today's episode we talk all things holidays and anxiety. Holidays this year might look different for many of us, and for some it is added anxiety.  Take some gift searching anxiety off your to do list and DON'T FORGET to check out peakofpanic.com for Black Friday sales on the recovery toolkits, purity, and planner!  Also, check out the theanixetyhealingschool.com for anxiety healing courses!  Follow us on instagram at: @health_anixety and @theanxietyhealer  Don't forget to support us by subscribing and leaving a review, it means the world to us.  Next weeks episode we will be talking all things Relationships, Anxiety and Anxious Attachment!  Sponsored by Betterhelp. Find online licensed counseling with Better Help. Get 10% off your first month! Just click here: https://betterhelp.com/anxietychicks
39:57
November 25, 2020
15. The Anxious Body: What are Physical Symptoms of Anxiety?
We've all been there. Anxiety gets worse and then here comes shortness of breath, racing heart, upset stomach, dizziness, or whatever else you feel in your body.... sound familiar? If you struggle with anxiety, you most likely have also experienced some type of physical response. Listen as Alison and Taylor explore the physical symptoms related to their own anxiety and dive deep why the anxious mind creates an anxious body. Alison also shares her anxiety healing tip of the week on what you can do to help calm your physical symptoms related to anxiety.  Sponsored by BetterHelp...Affordable online counseling to help you heal your anxiety! Get 10% off your first month! Just click here: https://betterhelp.com/anxietychicks Instagram: @theanxietychicks Online Anxiety Healing Courses: The Anxiety Healing School (Use code HEALING15 for 15% OFF) Taylor's Healing Journal: Click Here
40:15
November 18, 2020
14. Healing Anxiety Through Hypnotherapy with Desi Ivanova
Alison & Taylor welcome special guest Desi Ivanova, a clinical hypnotherapist who specializes in re-programming the anxious mind. Desi discusses how through hypnosis, she is able to rewire the anxious brain by altering the limiting/negative beliefs that create it.  If you have ever been curious about hypnotherapy or have no idea what it is, you will want to listen to this healing episode!  Instagram: @theanxietychicks Desi Ivanova Instagram: @hypnosissymbiosis  Sponsored by BetterHelp...Affordable online counseling to help you heal your anxiety! Get 10% off your first month! Just click here: https://betterhelp.com/anxietychicks
52:36
November 4, 2020
13. Health Anxiety: Q & A
Taylor and Alison answer all of your burning questions about health anxiety! If you haven't listened to our in depth episode on health anxiety, you will want to check out episode 6. Happy Healing! Sponsored by BetterHelp...Affordable online counseling to help you heal your anxiety! Get 10% off your first month! Just click here: https://betterhelp.com/anxietychicks Instagram: @theanxietychicks The Anxiety Healing School: Use code HEALING15 for 15% off the 7-Day Anxiety Healing Masterclass Buy Taylor's Healing Journal Here
46:54
October 28, 2020
12. Social Anxiety: It's More Than Just Being Shy
Taylor and Alison dive deep into why social situations create so much anxiety and why it's more than just being shy. Whether its at work, on a date, at a party, while your eating, speaking in public, or going to school...The Chicks will help you understand more about why social anxiety can create avoidance behaviors. Alison also discusses her anxious attachment issues & Taylor doesn't hold back when it comes to setting boundaries! Don't forget to rate, review, & subscribe if you enjoy this episode! Help end the stigma of mental health!  Sponsored by BetterHelp...Affordable online counseling to help you heal your anxiety! Get 10% off your first month! Just click here: https://betterhelp.com/anxietychicks IG: @theanxietychicks The Anxiety Healing School: 7-Day Anxiety Healing Challenge.... Starts December 7th! CLICK HERE!! *This podcast is solely for educational purposes and is not intended to treat or diagnose. Please consult with a qualified medical doctor or licensed psychologist if you feel your symptoms affect your daily functioning. This podcast is intended to provide general information regarding mental health healing and is not to be construed as medical advice or instruction. If you feel you may need more immediate mental health support, please contact a counselor in your area or the emergence mental health hotline in your area.
56:49
October 21, 2020
11. The Gut, IBS, and Anxiety...Q & A (Part 2)
PART 2: Alison and Taylor dive deep into the mind/body connection once again and answer all of your gut health/anxiety questions! Also, Alison updates you on her dating life and Taylor sheds some light on her recent battle with perfection.  Please review and subscribe the pod to help raise anxiety awareness!  Sponsored by BetterHelp...Affordable online counseling to help you heal your anxiety! Get 10% off your first month! Just click here: https://betterhelp.com/anxietychicks Instagram: @theanxietychicks The Anxiety Healing School
52:20
October 14, 2020
10. The Gut, IBS, & Anxiety (Part 1)
Today's topic is one of the most requested topics when it comes to anxiety...THE GUT-BRAIN AXIS! As a registered dietitian with a speciality in functional nutrition, Taylor talks all about why our gut is our second brain and how the food we put into our body can affect our moods...especially if we experience anxiety! Alison talks about her own experience with IBS and what she had to do to finally get some answers on how to heal her gut.   Tune in to Part 2 next week where Taylor and Alison answer all of your gut health questions! Sponsored by BetterHelp...Affordable online counseling to help you heal your anxiety! Get 10% off your first month! Just click here: https://betterhelp.com/anxietychicks Instagram @theanxietychicks
01:11:28
October 7, 2020
9. Dating while Anxious
This week Alison & Taylor dive deep into the world of dating and how anxiety shows up at the WORST TIMES!! Learn all about why dating during covid can actually be kind of fun, but also overwhelming. Listen as Alison talks all about her recent dating adventures while healing her own anxiety! Also, don't miss the anxiety healing tip of the week ...it is one of our favorites! Happy Healing! IG: @theanxietychicks Sponsored by BetterHelp...Affordable online counseling to help you heal your anxiety! Get 10% off your first month! Just click here: https://betterhelp.com/anxietychicks
57:20
September 23, 2020
8. Travel Anxiety
Terrified of flying? Fear of driving? Hate long car rides?  In episode 8, Alison & Taylor discuss all things travel anxiety! Listen as Alison talks about her fear of flying and describes the worst flight she's ever had! Taylor shares her experience as a student in a 'fear of flying' class that literally changed her life!  Alison also shares her expertise on why people really fear driving. Don't forget about the anxiety healing tip of the week! Support The Anxiety Chicks!  Sponsored by BetterHelp...Affordable online counseling to help you heal your anxiety! Get 10% off your first month! Just click here: https://betterhelp.com/anxietychicks Instagram @theanxietychicks  Alison IG: @theanxietyhealer Twitter: @helphealanxiety Online Healing School: The Anxiety Healing School  Taylor  IG: @health_anxiety Blog: Peak of Panic
56:24
September 16, 2020
7. Real Talk: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) with Kimberley Quinlan
Alison & Taylor welcome OCD expert Kimberley Quinlan, LMFT who breaks down the truth about OCD and why it is more than just compulsively washing hands and counting steps. Kimberly shares her expertise on the best treatments for OCD and why the brain of someone diagnosed with OCD looks different than the 'norm.'  Taylor and Alison also dive deep into the connection between OCD and Health Anxiety. Happy Healing! Kimberly Quinlan Instagram Follow The Anxiety Chicks on Instagram 50% OFF MY NEW ONLINE ANXIETY HEALING COURSE (for chicks listeners ONLY)!!  CLICK HERE: The Anxiety Healing School (Use code CHICKS50 at checkout) Sponsored by BetterHelp...Affordable online counseling to help you heal your anxiety! Get 10% off your first month! Just click here: https://betterhelp.com/anxietychicks *This podcast is solely for educational purposes and is not intended to treat or diagnose. Please consult with a qualified medical doctor or licensed psychologist if you feel your symptoms affect your daily functioning. This podcast is intended to provide general information regarding mental health healing and is not to be construed as medical advice or instruction. If you feel you may need more immediate mental health support, please contact a counselor in your area or the emergence mental health hotline in your area.
58:05
September 2, 2020
6. Health Anxiety: The True Story
The episode that all of you have been waiting for!! ALL ABOUT...HEALTH ANXIETY! Alison & Taylor discuss their own experience with health anxiety and what symptoms have them running to the doctors office. What is the real reason so many of us have underlying fears & intrusive thoughts about health? Listen as the chicks give you feedback on how to heal health anxiety and why it starts with our thoughts! Follow The Anxiety Chicks on Instagram @theanxietychicks Sponsored by BetterHelp...Affordable online counseling to help you heal your anxiety! Get 10% off your first month! Just click here: https://betterhelp.com/anxietychicks *This podcast is solely for educational purposes and is not intended to treat or diagnose. Please consult with a qualified medical doctor or licensed psychologist if you feel your symptoms affect your daily functioning. This podcast is intended to provide general information regarding mental health healing and is not to be construed as medical advice or instruction. If you feel you may need more immediate mental health support, please contact a counselor in your area or the emergence mental health hotline in your area.
01:00:20
August 26, 2020
5. Yoga for Anxiety: Does It REALLY work?
Alison & Taylor welcome special guest Maribel O'Brien, a certified yoga teacher and energy healer (Reiki) who discusses the REAL deal about yoga and why it is so beneficial for reducing anxiety.  If you have been hesitant to try yoga or have tried it and said to yourself "this just isn't for me" - then you will definitely want to tune in! Listen as Alison & Taylor also discuss their own experience with yoga (note: Taylor ended up in an ambulance after her first yoga class) & Maribel offers her suggestions on what you can do to find the best type of yoga that can truly heal your mental health! NOTE: The sounds quality of Episode 5 is not as clear as we would have liked, but we are working on creating a cleaner listening experience for you! The Chicks apologize! Follow the chicks on IG: @theanxietychicks  Sponsored by BetterHelp...Affordable online counseling to help you heal your anxiety! Get 10% off your first month! Just click here: https://betterhelp.com/anxietychicks
46:07
August 19, 2020
4. The Power of Routine, Why We Judge Ourselves, and Anxiety Healing Q & A!
Alison and Taylor dive deep into the complexities between virtual school vs. in person classrooms this fall.  Listen as Alison talks all about how much she hates when other people are mad at her & Taylor discusses how she deals with anxiety when her routine is disrupted! Alison's healing tip of the week includes how to make specific anxiety coping tools an everyday healing habit! Don't forget to stay tuned for the healing Q & A segment at the end of the episode. Does anxiety ever really go away? Can anxiety really ever be cured? Sponsored by BetterHelp...Affordable online counseling to help you heal your anxiety! Get 10% off your first month! Just click here: https://betterhelp.com/anxietychicks Support The Anxiety Chicks!  Boho Beautiful on You Tube & Yoga with Adriene on You Tube Instagram @theanxietychicks Alison Seponara, MS, LPC IG: @theanxietyhealer Twitter: @helphealanxiety Online Courses: The Anxiety Healing School  Taylor Marae, MS, RDN @health_anxiety Blog: Peak of Panic
01:04:13
August 15, 2020
3. Perfectionism: Anxiety in Disguise
Alison and Taylor are holding nothing back in Episode 3!  No one is "perfect," yet many people struggle to be a perfectionist...which can trigger a cascade of anxieties. But why is that? Listen as the anxiety chicks break-down why people-pleasing, bullying, & saying 'no' may all play a role in the mind of a perfectionist. Learn tips on how to love all that you are...JUST AS IS! Alison also shares her anxiety healing tool of the week..a powerful book that will help you take action towards shifting the perfectionist mindset!  Sponsored by BetterHelp...Affordable online counseling to help you heal your anxiety! Get 10% off your first month! Just click here: https://betterhelp.com/anxietychicks Support The Anxiety Chicks!  Instagram @theanxietychicks Alison Seponara, MS, LPC IG: @theanxietyhealer Twitter: @helphealanxiety Online Courses: The Anxiety Healing School  Taylor Marae, MS, RDN @health_anxiety Blog: Peak of Panic
57:25
August 5, 2020
2. Conquering Coronavirus Chaos!
Listen as Alison and Taylor talk all about their last days before quarantine and how they have been surviving the pandemic! Find out why people with health anxiety are finding it harder to heal these days. Alison also shares her favorite anxiety healing apps and meditations that really work! Happy Healing Everyone! Sponsored by BetterHelp...Affordable online counseling to help you heal your anxiety! Get 10% off your first month! Just click here: https://betterhelp.com/anxietychicks Instagram @theanxietychicks Alison Seponara, MS, LPC IG: @theanxietyhealer Twitter: @helphealanxiety Online Courses: The Anxiety Healing School  Taylor Marae, MS, RDN @health_anxiety Blog: Peak of Panic
01:05:28
July 29, 2020
1. Meet The Anxiety Chicks!
Get to know Alison & Taylor as they talk openly about anxiety and the stigma that surrounds mental health...all while keeping it real! Find out why anxiety affects more than just our mind.  Alison also shares her weekly anxiety healing strategy that you need to know to begin your anxiety healing journey! Sponsored by BetterHelp...Affordable online counseling to help you heal your anxiety! Get 10% off your first month! Just click here: https://betterhelp.com/anxietychicks Alison Seponara, MS, LPC IG: @theanxietyhealer  Twitter: @helphealanxiety Online Courses: The Anxiety Healing School  Taylor Marae, MS, RDN @health_anxiety Blog: Peak of Panic
01:01:01
July 22, 2020
Welcome to The Anxiety Chicks Podcast!
Alison Seponara, MS, LPC and Taylor Marae MS, RDN are diving deep into a the reality of anxiety, nutrition, and mental health! Listen as Alison and Taylor explore all things anxiety healing while keeping it real...including their own struggles with mental health! Alison and Taylor bring their expertise as healing professionals (licensed therapist & licensed dietitian) to the conversation while discussing the top tools and strategies you need for your journey towards anxiety recovery. Follow Alison Seponara, MS, LPC @theanxietyhealer Follow Taylor Marae, MS, RDN @Health_anxiety
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July 19, 2020