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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

E061 - How to Embrace Good Stress... Without it Becoming BAD Stress!! (Part Two)

5/7/2021
PART TWO! There is no such thing as a life free of stress! But not all stress has to be bad. A wedding, a birth, a promotion, a move or any number of exciting things can cause stress. But can your body tell the difference between good and bad stress? In today's episode Erica and Dr. Barr discuss how good stress is in fact good, yet it can also be something that happens before a major panic attack. Sounds confusing right? Don't worry, we have a licensed clinical therapist who is going to...

Duration:00:10:32

E060 - How to Embrace Good Stress... Without it Becoming BAD Stress!!

4/30/2021
There is no such thing as a life free of stress! But not all stress has to be bad. A wedding, a birth, a promotion, a move or any number of exciting things can cause stress. But can your body tell the difference between good and bad stress? In today's episode Erica and Dr. Barr discuss how good stress is in fact good, yet it can also be something that happens before a major panic attack. Sounds confusing right? Don't worry, we have a licensed clinical therapist who is going to break...

Duration:00:26:16

E059 - How to Use RELAXATION to Overcome Anxiety FOREVER!

4/23/2021
Of all the topics we will ever discuss, this might be the one that was most important in overcoming my (Erica's) anxiety. It's why we wanted to make a short series on the topic, and hopefully encourage you to get started on your relaxation practice! What are the three things you should consider when choosing a relaxation exercise? And once you've found the perfect relaxation practice, how can you turn it into a useful tool that can benefit you for the rest of your (anxiety-free) life? In...

Duration:00:31:21

E058 - The Anti-Anxiety Benefits of RELAXATION

4/16/2021
Reduced Frustration? Check… More confidence in making decisions? Check... Lowered blood pressure? Check! A life free of anxiety? CHECK!!! These are just some of the surprising benefits that can come with doing breathing relaxation exercises on a regular basis. It’s why Dr. Barr and Erica encourage them on the show so much. We believe in the benefits of intentional relaxation so strongly, that Dr. Barr has made a digital copy of his relaxation exercise available for free at...

Duration:00:20:50

E057 - Get Relief Today With This Relaxation Exercise

4/9/2021
Here it is, Dr. Barr's much love Relaxation Exercise. I can honestly say that this relaxation exercise changed my life! I can't overstate how important it is to practice relaxation. I know I used to try to pull out a relaxation exercise when I began to feel anxious, but the real secret is to practice relaxation when you're NOT feeling anxious. Get good at relaxing when you're unafraid, and you can go back to that state when fear creeps in! Combined with the CHAANGE Anxiety Treatment...

Duration:00:21:41

E056 - Erica's Anxiety Journey

4/1/2021
Meet Erica (that's me!), a client of Dr. Barr's who was able to overcome her anxiety. Erica came to Dr. Barr, after many years of seeing different therapists with no success. In only a few weeks, though, she overcame her anxiety by utilizing the tools Dr. Barr gave her. Hear Erica’s personal story of how and when anxiety took hold of her life, as well as Dr. Barr's take on medication for treating anxiety. Dr. Barr also shares other things he feels work and don’t work. If you have felt...

Duration:00:26:18

E55 - From Panic Attack Sufferer to Anxiety Specialist, Meet Dr. Charles Barr, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

3/25/2021
Meet Dr. Charles Barr, a licensed clinical psychologist, who has specialized in anxiety disorders since 1988. You may be thinking, "lots of people are psychologists," but what sets Dr. Barr apart is his own personal experience with anxiety and how he managed to overcome it. In this episode, you'll hear Dr. Barr's personal experience with a traumatic event involving an earthquake. You'll also hear in detail the symptoms he experienced and how this natural disaster shook things up in his...

Duration:00:28:35

E054 - An inside look at how an anxiety specialist treats his patients (Part 2)

2/11/2021
In this episode Erica and Dr. Charles Barr, PhD continue their discussion on effective treatment of severe anxiety. Ever wonder how a licensed clinical psychologist and anxiety specialist treats anxiety in their office? Find out how in this episode! Erica and Dr. Barr discuss topics such as: Please know: We are here for you. We read and respond to every message we receive on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at: erica@lifefreeofanxiety.com --- This year, we hope you will remember...

Duration:00:19:16

E053 - An inside look at how an anxiety specialist treats his patients (plus an anxiety free MRI option)

2/3/2021
In this episode Erica and Dr Barr begin by discussing MRIs and claustrophobia. Erica recently had to get an MRI done and was able to find an incredible alternative to make the experience non-claustrophobic. Also in this episode… Ever wonder how a licensed clinical psychologist and anxiety specialist treats anxiety in their office? Erica asks Dr. Barr questions such as: Also…How Dr. Barr treats those who are dealing with specific phobias… including a young woman with a dog phobia who Dr....

Duration:00:25:45

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