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Life Free of Anxiety, with Erica & Dr. Charles Barr

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Join Erica and her former therapist and anxiety expert, Dr. Charles Barr (licensed clinical psychologist) as we walk alongside you on your anxiety journey. They've both suffered from and overcome anxiety and panic attacks and now they want to help you do the same! Because: You're NOT broken. You're NOT alone. You're on your way to living a life FREE of anxiety!

Join Erica and her former therapist and anxiety expert, Dr. Charles Barr (licensed clinical psychologist) as we walk alongside you on your anxiety journey. They've both suffered from and overcome anxiety and panic attacks and now they want to help you do the same! Because: You're NOT broken. You're NOT alone. You're on your way to living a life FREE of anxiety!

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United States

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Join Erica and her former therapist and anxiety expert, Dr. Charles Barr (licensed clinical psychologist) as we walk alongside you on your anxiety journey. They've both suffered from and overcome anxiety and panic attacks and now they want to help you do the same! Because: You're NOT broken. You're NOT alone. You're on your way to living a life FREE of anxiety!

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@AnxietyHope

Language:

English


Episodes

E052 - New Year Anxiety Resolutions that Can Help TODAY!

1/20/2021
It’s 2021! And wow, a lot has changed since last year's New Year episode! However you celebrated, (or, more likely, didn’t celebrate) we know that stepping into a brand new year can be a little bit intimidating with all of the unknowns, and that’s why Dr. Barr has three life changing things you can start doing this week to help with anxiety and panic attacks. These top three things are not only manageable, they are also vital to your well-being. So don’t only feed your body well in 2021,...

Duration:00:41:55

E051 - How to Grieve Properly... from Someone Who's Been There

12/23/2020
Did you know there's a proper way to grieve? Author, radio host, and counselor Gina Pastore speaks from her own experience in this episode. If you didn't hear Part One of the conversation with Gina you can find that in last week's episode (Episode 50). Gina also shares tips on how she was able to get over the hump of her deepest, darkest grief after she suddenly lost her beloved husband eight years ago. You'll hear all of this discussed from a time sensitive perspective as we know grief...

Duration:00:25:16

E050 - Major League Baseball, Young Forbidden Love, Loss and Grief

12/18/2020
Exactly eight years ago, former major league baseball player and radio host Frank Pastore passed away in a motorcycle accident while driving home from work. Frank who played in the major leagues in the late 1980s, was at the time considered to be one of the best pitchers in the entire MLB. After his career ended, Frank went on to later become a drive time radio show host in Los Angeles, on 99.5 KKLA where he discussed current topics, politics, and theology. His show came on right after...

Duration:00:29:50

E049 - You're Under Stress Right Now and HERE's Why

12/10/2020
We have news for you: You are under stress. We all are! In this episode, Erica and Dr. Barr cover: The holidays look different this year for EVERYONE! It's not just you. :) This holiday season, we hope you will remember that... You are NOT alone. You are NOT broken. You are on your way to a life FREE of anxiety! <3 Have a question? Want to share how your anxiety journey is going? Need some encouragement or support? Come say hello at: https://www.facebook.com/lifefreeofanxiety and...

Duration:00:32:29

E048 - Tips For An Anxiety Free Holiday!

12/4/2020
Have you been listening? Drop Erica a note at erica@lifefreeofanxiety.com and say hello! :) This episode was originally recorded LAST holiday season, so you won't hear any mention of a pandemic, but there's still a lot of good information in this episode. Continued from Episode 47, Erica and Dr. Barr continue their discussion on how to keep anxiety at bay during holiday travel. Forget the rude comments Aunt Sheila is going to make about your new blonde highlights, (she always preferred...

Duration:00:20:34

E047 How to Survive Holiday Travel Anxiety

11/19/2020
Forget the rude comments Aunt Sheila is going to make about your new blonde highlights, (she always preferred you brunette), how the heck are you even going to get to Christmas dinner in the first place? In this episode, Dr. Barr shares some incredible tips on how to battle anxiety and get through your drive or flight to your holiday destination. Oh, and don’t forget that he does this for a living! He gets people to their destinations all the time through his amazing coaching. We discuss a...

Duration:00:18:05

46-Help For Election Stress Anxiety

11/9/2020
"Election Stress Disorder." This election season has been so incredibly stressful that there's even a new name for it! But what is election stress and what can be done about it? In this episode Erica and Dr. Charles Barr discuss what symptoms come with election stress, how to take care of yourself, what to avoid and how to cope! We feel the stress right along with you and we are here to help. Don't miss this timely episode. As always, remember that... NOTNOTFREEHave a question? Want to...

Duration:00:33:16

45-Holiday Boundaries

11/5/2020
AHHH, the holidays. The smell of fresh pine, Hallmark Christmas movie marathons, beautiful lights, and oh yeah… family gatherings and all the personalities that come with them… Dreading the holidays? You’re not alone. Pretty much everyone gets stressed out by the holidays in some way or another, whether they are on an anxiety journey or not. Whether you have an upcoming family gathering or you just need some tips on dealing with different personality types, this episode is for you! Dr....

Duration:00:25:21

44-Help For Teachers Doing Distance Learning

10/29/2020
Being a teacher has never been an easy, stress-free job, but throw online learning into the mix and that stress meter hits an all-time high. But this episode isn't just for teachers... this is a MUST listen episode for parents of kids in distance learning! In this Part Two episode (find Part One in Episode 43), fifth-grade teacher Danielle Roth joins us to discusses practical ways she’s learned to navigate through online learning. Dr. Barr also weighs in to answer pressing questions...

Duration:00:20:49

43-A Teacher, A Psychologist, and Tips for Dealing with Online Learning!

10/15/2020
2020 has certainly thrown us some unexpected curve balls to say the least. The effects of the pandemic are in full swing and distance learning has become one of the greatest challenges for teachers, parents and students alike. In this episode, 5th grade teacher Danielle Roth (Erica's sister- in-law) joins the discussion on how to make online learning a bit more manageable at home. Dr. Barr also weighs in from his perspective as not only a therapist, but as a Grandfather! We hope to put...

Duration:00:28:14

42-How to Keep Mask Wearing From Adding to Your Anxiety

10/6/2020
Wearing a mask doesn't have to suck! For us sensitive/anxious types, wearing a mask can feel claustrophobic, smothering, or down right out of control. Turns out... if you're feeling anxious and like you can't get enough oxygen when wearing a mask, it's not all in your head--but in your breathing! Besides our "new normal" of now having to wear mask in public, there's also a new breathing technique you NEED to learn to master stress free mask wearing. Licensed clinical therapist Dr....

Duration:00:27:28

41-How to Deal with Regrets and Anxiety

9/24/2020
Regrets. We all have them. They are a powerful, sometimes all-consuming problem for many of us. They can signify loss, embarrassment, failure, and more. But... Since this is a podcast about anxiety, what is the connection between regret and anxiety? Did you even know there was one? After thirty years of practice as a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in anxiety, Dr. Barr has certainly heard his share of regrets from his clients. Which is why he wanted to cover this...

Duration:00:31:02

40-Anxiety Fully Explained, an Excerpt from the CHAANGE Anxiety Treatment Program

9/16/2020
Having trouble getting even the most renowned therapists and medical doctors to properly diagnose your anxiety? I was there too... Until I heard what I'm about to play for you. What you are about to hear is hands down one of the best (if not the best) breakdowns of the anxiety condition out there, and is part of the first audio session from the CHAANGE Anxiety Treatment Program. In this episode, we hear from psychologist Dr. Lou Owensby of the CHAANGE Anxiety Treatment Program, who will...

Duration:00:17:42

39-Heart Palpitations: Alarming, Scary and... Mostly Harmless?

9/9/2020
Heart palpitations can be a seriously troubling symptom of anxiety... but can they be prevented? The answer is yes! In this episode Erica and Dr. Barr discuss heart palpitations: Of course, we also discuss our own experiences with heart palpitations, which are about as opposite as could be! Useful Links: FreeFromFearsBook.com<--Get a FREE COPY of the book today!CHAANGE.com<--Get on the waitlist for the next session of CHAANGE!Click this link to rate the podcast and make us happy!

Duration:00:29:30

38-Overcoming Fear in The World's Toughest Race (Eco-Challenge Fiji)

8/18/2020
Sleep deprivation, plowing through mud, climbing treacherous mountains… They certainly don’t call it The World’s Toughest Race for nothing! In this episode, I (Erica) talk to my friend Heather Flebbe about her time competing in the World’s Toughest Race, also known as Eco-Challenge Fiji,* and how she was able to overcome some pretty intense situations! Heather shares how two of her teammates on Team Super Fighters overcame cancer before the race (one being her husband) and the physical...

Duration:00:30:49

37-Constructive Ways to Deal with Anger

8/11/2020
“Anybody can become angry - that is easy. But to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.” -Aristotle What an incredible quote. Aristotle knew his stuff! Seriously, take a second and read that quote again. Wow, right? Now throw your anxiety into the mix…yeesh… But the funny thing is, these two symptoms are far more connected than you might...

Duration:00:29:23

36-The Complex Relationship between Anger & Anxiety

8/4/2020
“Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.” -Aristotle Anger. Some people avoid ever even muttering the word. Anger can cause shame. It can cause damage to others. We can end up doing or saying things we really regret when are angry. And still… We ALL have it. Interestingly enough, us sensitive/anxious...

Duration:00:27:30

35-Talking to Regis Philbin about Anxiety & Agoraphobia

7/28/2020
When I heard this weekend that Regis Philbin passed away, I knew that we had to push back our regularly scheduled episode and put this one up instead. We are bringing you the audio from a segment Regis did, focused entirely on anxiety and agoraphobia. At the time, CHAANGE was helping so many people recover from anxiety and panic attacks that Regis Philbin brought Faison Covington (who you know from this show!) and Ann Seagrave, two of the founders of CHAANGE, on to tell their stories to his...

Duration:00:15:30

34-Health Anxiety & Hypochondria in the Age of COVID-19

7/21/2020
Did that COVID-19 headline that you just stumbled upon convince you that you are suddenly very short of breath and feeling like you just spiked a fever? We've gotten a few questions on the topic of health anxiety and hypochondria, such as: Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Barr is back this week with Erica to answer these questions and more. Join us as we discuss how to navigate through this fearful time. --- Useful Links: FreeFromFearsBook.com<--Get a FREE COPY of the book...

Duration:00:32:26

33-From Not Sleeping for 8 Days Because of Panic Attacks to Parasailing in Acapulco in ONLY 15 WEEKS!

7/13/2020
“I was in the air and I remember thinking, okay, I'm where I want to be. I'm a whole lot better than I used to be.” -Barbara Linney --- Do you read the show notes? If not, this is the week to start, since we have a number of AMAZING resources for you! --- Today I (Erica) am joined by a VERY special guest: Barbara Linney. Recently, I received an email from Barbara saying that she had completed the CHAANGE Anxiety Treatment Program over thirty years ago and is still benefitting from it...

Duration:00:29:24