Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast

Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast

By Caroline Foran

From the number one non-fiction bestseller, comes Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast - with everything you need to hear to get on top of your anxiety. This practical and relaxed series explores everything from what anxiety is and why it happens to us, how our brains work and why it''s actually very normal to the various tools and techniques necessary for owning it. Author Caroline Foran shares her story, along with some expert input, in an attempt to help you show your anxiety who's boss. Most importantly, this is a series that tackles the reality of anxiety from a refreshing and relatable perspective.

Episodes

Owning It: Step by step guide to regaining control in an anxious wave

In this solo episode, I talk through exactly what I do when I feel anxiety rising, which happened again just last week. I talk you through my practise of taking pen to paper, exactly what kind of questions I ask myself and how I put myself back in the driving seat which helps to ease the anxiety massively. The most important thing? Employing the Assess and Address technique and asking yourself 'what vulnerability factors are at play here?' I hope you find this episode helpful. Please support the series with the price of a cup of coffee over on www.patreon.com/carolineforan or if you can't do that, get your hands on one of my books or simply share the series with someone who you think might find it helpful. Thanks so much  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/05/2017m 3s

3 Practical Ways To Manage Working From Home Anxiety During Lockdown

In this solo episode, the 6th of this season which is more geared towards helping us cope better during Covid-19, I take a look at some recent research that has emerged about how we are getting on working from home. Unfortunately, there is a huge increase in anxiety for several reasons, and that's understandable and okay but there are things we can do to put us back in the driving seat which will positively impact your symptoms of anxiety. Couple these with the mindset approaches we've been working on throughout this series and you will notice an improvement as your are shifting your focus towards what you can control and away from dwelling on that which you can't.Please tip the series over on Patreon if you are finding it helpful; it makes such a massive difference and allows me to keep sharing this content for free. www.patreon.com/CarolineForan and if you'd like to buy Owning It or The Confidence Kit (my two books on which this series is based) you will find them easily on Amazon or most online retailers. Thanks and take care.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/05/2018m 59s

OWNING IT: 8 Things We Get Wrong About Anxiety

In this solo episode, alongside a therapeutic breathing exercise to help relax the mind and body as you listen, I offer 8 common misconceptions we can have about anxiety that serve only to enhance the anxiety itself. These are 8 beliefs I held that quite literally held me back from getting to a point of owning it and feeling better. I hope these will be helpful reminders for you too, especially as we navigate our way through the pandemic. If you find the series helpful and want to support it financially, please tip the price of a cup of coffee to the show over on my patreon page, patreon.com/carolineforan - it is much appreciated!Buy Owning It the book or The Confidence Kit book here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/05/2015m 44s

Owning It: What is Comfortable Neutrality and why is it important for anxiety?

Another solo episode as part of season 3. This time I am introducing you to the concept of Comfortable Neutrality which is essential for increasing confidence and an incredibly helpful tool for down-regulating our anxiety response. It is an idea put forward in my second book The Confidence Kit (which is out now in the US/Canada but called 'You Got This') and once you wrap your head around it you can start to practise it daily. This episode also includes a meditative body scan. If you'd like to support the series please tip the podcast at www.patreon.com/carolineforan or purchase either Owning It (Own It in the US) or The Confidence Kit (You Got This in the US) or pre-order NAKED which is all about the power of vulnerability and is due for release next January.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/04/2012m 45s

OWNING IT: How to approach financial anxiety

For this episode I am joined by financial expert and author of How to be Good with Money, Eoin McGee. Right now financial anxiety might be an issue for a lot more of us than would normally be the case, thanks to the impact of the pandemic. It's certainly something I am feeling and as such it's something I wanted advice on. Knowing how to manage financial anxiety, with practical steps, will not only be helpful now but always stand to us should we ever find ourselves struggling against this very tangible vulnerability factor.Support Owning It The Anxiety Podcast here on Patreon, and a huge thank you in advance.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/04/2042m 3s

Owning It: What is a 'stretch zone experience' and why is it important?

Hi guys, in this second episode of season 3 I am drilling down into some of the content explored in my second book, The Confidence Kit. I am looking at the comfort zone model and the importance of what's called a stretch zone experience when it comes to owning our anxiety and building our confidence. I talk through the ideal scenario so that we are not feeling excessive anxiety at any point but are not so stuck in our comfort zones that we are not growing our challenging our anxiety so as to ensure it doesn't own us.Support the podcast on patreon here. WWW.PATREON.COM/CAROLINEFORANBuy The Confidence Kit here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/04/2012m 40s

Owning It: Why your anxiety makes perfect sense

Hello dear listener and welcome back to season 3 of Owning It The Anxiety Podcast. I am back a little sooner than planned with slightly different episodes than planned and for that we can blame the pandemic, hurrah! I know anxiety is at an all time high right now so I want to be there for people who need reassurance via the podcast. For season 3 it will be just me releasing weekly short episodes that will offer a coping mechanism, a how-to or something useful that I hope will help you to feel more at ease not just during the pandemic but outside of it too. These are anxiety management skills that have turned my life around and often they are very simple. First up I want to reach out to anyone who has maybe never experienced anxiety before and is feeling unnerved by its presence or for those who thought they were doing fine and suddenly feel its weight again.This 20 minute episode will reassure you that whatever you are feeling is A-OK. Thanks for supporting me if you already have by tipping the series so that it can keep going via my Patreon page, patreon.com/carolineforan and don't forget the books (OWNING IT and The Confidence Kit - OWN IT and You Got This if you are in the US/Canada) are widely available around the globe on Amazon or local retailers (online for now!)   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/04/2020m 29s

Owning It: Covid19 anxiety coping skills

While I'm in between seasons but we are in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic which is all kinds of anxiety inducing, I wanted to create this short 8 minute long coping skills episode that also plays like a meditation that will soothe your anxiety and give you practical advice to implement once you've finished listening. This is a tough time and the anxiety that goes with it is enormous. Understanding the anxiety and how much sense it makes, not trying not to feel it and not berating ourselves for the fact that we feel anxious about this is key to coping. Work with it and then set boundaries in place. All advice within this 8 minute episode.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/03/208m 24s

OWNING IT: Pregnancy and anxiety

This is the final episode of season 2 but worry not I will be back before you know it with season 3. This episode explores anxiety and pregnancy as I am currently pregnant. You don't have to be pregnant to find this helpful but if you are anxious about the prospect of having kids or becoming pregnant - especially dealing with morning sickness - you might find this useful. PRE ORDER MY NEW BOOK HERE Support me on patreon here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/03/2026m 56s

Your anxiety perfectly explained by a Behavioural Neuroscientist

I think this might be the most insightful and informative episode I've shared to date where Dr Michael Keane, Behavioural Neuroscientist and founder of actualise.ie, talks me through exactly how our brain functions when it comes to anxiety and how we are best posed to take back control. I've never had someone explain how our brains work and how anxiety can happen in the brain in as digestible a way as Dr Keane does here. We talk about everything from the neuroscience stance on mindfulness, the power of language to enhance or reduce our feelings of anxiety, how we can strengthen our prefrontal cortex to down regulate the limbic system and how incredibly normal it is that we are all walking around this world feeling a little bit anxious. If I had heard this conversation five years ago I would have been so incredibly reassured; I hope it empowers you to know that you absolutely can OWN IT. Support the series on patreon here Buy Owning It and The Confidence Kit - the books - here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/02/201h 7m

OWNING IT: What it's like to live with OCD and what we get wrong about it

For this episode I am joined by fellow journalist and podcaster Aisling Keenan (her podcast is Private Education which is all about sex and relationships, she has a live event happening in Dublin soon and tickets are available here). Aisling is a very open person but something she's never discussed openly is her experience of OCD with which she was recently diagnosed. I wanted to understand more about this condition as it's so wrapped up in misinformation and it's so often trivialised. If you're someone with OCD I hope you'll find this comforting and if you know someone who struggles with OCD, I hope that you'll feel that little bit more informed after listening so that you are better able to support them. Support owning it on patreon here.Buy Owning It the book here.Buy The Confidence Kit here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/02/2056m 53s

Owning It: 'Will I always feel this way?' I answer all of your anxiety Qs

In this episode I have taken the opportunity to answer as many questions as I can fit into one listening. I cover everything from where I'm at with medication, whether or not going vegan can help with anxiety (can't say that it does unless your anxiety is related to eating meat), how I cope with the fear of the fear, what I do for the physical symptoms of anxiety and much more. I will probably do another episode like this in the coming months as there are so many questions I didn't get to but an awful lot of what was asked is already covered in existing episodes and in both Owning It and The Confidence Kit books so I highly recommend you start with those. Support the podcast on patreon here. I will respond to questions directly on my patreon page. Buy Owning It and The Confidence Kit here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/01/2038m 20s

Owning It: Stopping Social Comparison Induced Anxiety

This week it's just me for a brief solo episode to hone in on some of the less obvious drivers of anxiety. I'm focusing particularly on social comparison here and in future episodes will look at imposter syndrome, perfectionism, people pleasing and the likes, all of which can enhance our levels of anxiety without us really being aware. Here I offer my practical approach to handling social comparison induced anxiety, what I've done to make it a whole lot easier and why temporal comparison is more motivating than social comparison will ever be. Sign up to throw a tip in the Owning It tip jar over here on PATREON.Buy Owning It and The Confidence Kit.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/01/2015m 50s

Owning It: Bressie shares his anxiety story and best coping mechanisms

This week I am so happy to be joined by the man who goes by one name only - Bressie. Bressie has been a major support for me through my own experience of owning it and getting my first book published and despite his hectic schedule and his own brilliant podcast - Where is my mind podcast - he took some time out to sit down with me and have a long chat about his own experience. What was happening in his life when his anxiety reached its apex, why he decided to share it with the world, what changed when he did, what he hopes to see changing at a wider societal level now and how he manages it to this day so that it never gets the better of him again. This episode is packed full of advice. Support the podcast on patreon here. Buy Owning It / Own It here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/01/2052m 28s

Owning It: Dealing with anxiety in relationships

Maybe you are the anxious one and you're feeling like a burden or extra anxious because of the effect you think your anxiety will have on your partner. Maybe your partner is the one struggling with anxiety and you're not sure how best to support them and you don't really understand what they're going through. Maybe you've met someone you really like and you're not sure whether or not to broach the topic of anxiety and reveal that you experience panic attacks. All of this is covered in this special episode which I originally recorded with fellow journalist and podcaster Aisling Keenan for her amazing series called Private Education. Here, Aisling interviews me about all of the above. Listen to her series over here. Sign up to my patreon page here if you'd like to support Owning It.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/01/2045m 39s

OWNING IT: Blindboy shares his anxiety story

This week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Blindboy - of the very successful The Blindboy Podcast - and author of his latest book Boulevard Wren and other stories. Blindboy tells me about his experience with anxiety as a young adult, the origins of that anxiety, how he looks after himself these days and everything he learned from his psychotherapy studies. We also talk about anxiety among men and how to get comfortable with uncomfortable feelings. Blindboy has a unique way of articulating what anyone who has experienced anxiety has felt and I really enjoyed chatting with him. His book would be a great stocking filler this Christmas!Sign up to my Patreon page here - patreon.com/carolineforanBuy Owning It here Buy The Confidence Kit here  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/12/1953m 11s

OWNING IT: How to improve your self-talk for anxiety with Little Penny Thoughts

www.patreon.com/carolineforan - please sign up as a patron to support the podcast if you're finding it helpful! This week I am joined by Anette Kelly of Little Penny Thoughts (a huge online platform for positive self-talk and wellness from within workshops around Ireland and the UK) to talk about her experience of anxiety, how it was generated in the first place by poor self talk and how she turned things around to ensure her self talk was serving her well, which eventually became her most powerful tool for owning her anxiety. She now helps hundreds of thousands of people around Ireland and the UK to be more accepting of themselves and she is just the nicest woman ever. Follow her on instagram @Little_Penny_Thoughts or join her 360,000 plus community on Facebook at Little Penny Thoughts. Buy Owning It the book here  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/12/1949m 15s

OWNING IT: People pleasing and how to say no with author Sarah Knight

People pleasing is a big driver of anxiety. For this episode of Owning It I am thrilled to be joined by New York Times Bestselling author Sarah Knight. She wrote the Lifechanging Magic of Not Giving A Fuck and has gone on to write a whole series of No Fucks Given Guides, the latest of which is Fuck No: How To Stop Saying Yes When You Can't, You Shouldn't Or You Just Don't Want To. Sarah shares her own inspiring story of anxiety with me, how life has changed since her days as a book editor in Manhattan (she now lives in the Dominican Republic) and how she's learned the art of suiting herself and ultimately benefitting her wellbeing and her anxiety. Fuck No is available in the UK and Ireland from December 12th, 2019. Buy her books here. Subscribe to my patreon here - it would mean the world!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/12/1939m 15s

Owning It: How sleep affects anxiety and how anxiety affects sleep

In this episode of Owning It I am diving into the subject of sleep with sleep expert Tom Coleman. We talk about the importance of sleep for regulating emotions, how a sleep deficit affects anxiety and how anxiety affects our sleep. Crucially, Tom offers his best advice on how to improve our sleep, our ability to fall asleep and to stay asleep. We talk generally a lot about what's happening at a biological level with anxiety too. I got so much from chatting with Tom and I hope you do too. Tom has kindly offered a pair of tickets to his events happening in Dublin in January 2020 and the link is below. If you'd like to win the pair of tickets worth €200, simply share this episode on instagram or twitter using the hashtag #TheFearWorkshop and tag me in it too so I can see it! Thanks as always for tuning in and please support via Patreon below.Support Owning It on Patreon here Tom Coleman The Fear Workshop tickets here Buy Owning It the book here (also available in audiobook)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/12/1956m 3s

Owning It: Des Bishop shares his anxiety story

In this episode of Owning It I am joined by comedian Des Bishop who's about to go on tour with his new show Mia Mamma. We sat down to talk about his experience of anxiety, what it was like for him growing up in NYC and then leaving for Ireland alone at the age of 14. Now in his 40s, Des is keen to gain a better understanding of his anxiety so that he can own it too. From catastrophising to personalisation, we look at the common mind traps he sometimes falls into as well as talking about how the mental health landscape is changing, particularly for men. Enjoy! Support the podcast here on PatreonBuy Owning It hereBuy The Confidence Kit here  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/11/191h 4m

Owning It: What is 'Havening' and how can it help your anxiety?

Is your neurochemical landscape vulnerable? In this expert episode I'm joined by Stephen Travers, of stravershypnosis.com who helps me to gain a further understanding of what's happening in our brain when we experience anxiety. At points we get very technical but I strongly believe that knowledge is power in the face of anxiety. Specifically, Stephen is a Havening practitioner, so we look at exactly what Havening is, how it might be of help to you and what you can expect, among other alternative therapies from NLP to hypnotherapy.patreon.com/carolineforanOWNING IT BOOKTHE CONFIDENCE KIT BOOK  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/11/1950m 58s

Owning It: Anxiety at work with Dermot & Dave

For this episode of Owning It The Anxiety Podcast I am joined by Irish radio's most loved duo, Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore (more commonly referred to as Dermot & Dave, of Today FM fame). Both of the lads share their respective experience of anxiety along with how they look after their mental health today. We talked about everything from anxiety when you're a parent (which is something I've yet to experience) to the role that gender plays in our experience of mental health issues and ultimately how we can, as a society, best approach the issue of anxiety in the workplace, where so much anxiety comes from. Dermot and Dave are keen to stress that occasional tokenism doesn't have a lasting impact. Both of these men are avid meditators (Dermot now teaches it) and they will certainly convince you to indulge in your own version of quiet time. Thanks for tuning in, please don't forget to subscribe if you're enjoying it, and I always appreciate the (nice!) reviews!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/11/1954m 43s

Owning It: Training your emotional resilience with rugby star Ian Madigan

This week I talk to rugby star Ian Madigan about how he manages his anxiety, what he's learned in training as a professional athlete that he can take off the pitch and apply to his personal life, how we can become more resilient, the importance of positive self affirmations and lots more. You'll enjoy it if you're a rugby fan but being into rugby is in no way essential to get something from this podcast (sure I don't have a clue about the rules of the game!). Brilliant life skills and advice that are relevant to all of us. Enjoy!BUY OWNING IT BUY THE CONFIDENCE KIT  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/11/1941m 57s

Owning It: Accepting Your Anxiety (with actor Tanya Reynolds)

For this episode of Owning it I sit down with Sex Education actor Tanya Reynolds. She's British, she's one of the soundest people I've interviewed and she was so honest and forthcoming with her anxiety story. It's something she's still very much dealing with, particularly her social anxiety. We talk about learning to accept our anxious nature, why the world needs us anxious people, how to cope when you want to be in control of everything but you can't be, letting go of the damaging word in our vocabulary - 'shouldn't' - and so much more.BUY OWNING IT HEREBUY THE CONFIDENCE KIT HERE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/10/1946m 41s

Owning It: How To Own Your Travel Anxiety

In this episode of Owning It I explore one of the big triggers of anxiety: travel. It's something I've really struggled with but have worked very hard to get on top of to the point that I now enjoy several big trips a year (assuming I've saved up enough money that is!) From addressing the worst case scenarios to stocking up on what will make you feel more at ease, I hope to cover it all in this brief episode. Enjoy.European Owning It book on AmazonUS/Canada Own It on AmazonThe Confidence Kit on Amazon  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/10/1918m 38s

Owning It: How Acupuncture Can Help Anxiety

In this episode I am joined by Hannah O'Connell, an incredibly acupuncturist and the one woman who honestly brought me back from the brink of feeling like I would be forever stuck this way. She reassured me that there was a way through anxiety and with acupuncture I could get some massive relief of the physical symptoms that were ruling my days. We talk about what acupuncture is, how to understand it and what to expect if you go down that route to manage your own anxiety  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/10/1945m 17s

Owning It: Men, Performance Anxiety and Reducing the Stigma with Ryan Tubridy

Welcome back to season 2 of Owning It The Anxiety Podcast. I will be joined again by lots of wonderful guests who kindly share their experience along with a series of experts who will help to shed more light on our experience of anxiety. First up, Ryan Tubridy sits down with me to talk about everything from men and mental health, performance anxiety, caring less about what people think of you, how he keeps his own wellbeing in check, the differences in how generations experience anxiety, what we need to do to further reduce the stigma and lots more. Ryan hosts Ireland's most successful late night take show, The Late Late Show, as well as his own radio show Monday to Friday on RTE Radio 1. He is the author of several books too.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/10/1954m 18s

Owning It: Bullsh*t Free Breathing as a tool for managing anxiety + mini meditation

In this episode of Owning It I am joined by Sile Seoige to talk about the power of breathing as a tool for anxiety and how to implement it daily. You already breathe, all day long, so this is a tool that's there for the taking but one we rarely appreciate. Sile walks me through a gorgeous guided meditation as well as dispelling some of the myths about deep breathing and meditation. This will be the last episode of season 1 so please do subscribe to be notified of episode 1 of season 2!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/07/1947m 22s

Owning It: Fear Conditioning and 'What If' with Peaky Blinders actor Charlene McKenna

This week I am joined by one of my favourite actors - Charlene McKenna. You will know her from Peaky Blinders but it was a little show at home called Raw where I first discovered her. I met Charlene in NYC to talk about anxiety and straight away we realised we were two anxious Annies cut from the same cloth. We talk about fear conditioning, dealing with the anxious child inside of us, the habit of asking ourselves 'what if' and thinking about the worst case scenarios, and how she got through a bad bout of anxiety in her mid to late twenties.Buy Owning It here / Own It here (if you are in the US or Canada)Buy The Confidence Kit here  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/07/1939m 23s

Owning It: Why Self-Compassion Is an Essential Anxiety Tool

I'm back with another mini episode, this time it's just me and I'm talking about the science behind self-compassion and why it's such an incredibly important tool for owning your anxiety. I talk what it is, why it works and how to implement more of it into your life, especially during periods of anxiety.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/07/1912m 56s

Owning It: Rozanna Purcell shares her anxiety story and key learnings

For this episode I am joined by bestselling author and entrepreneur behind Natural Born Feeder, Roz Purcell to talk about her experience of anxiety. Roz has some incredible insights into how and why we might be feeling more anxiety these days and how we need to get of the numbers game: numbers on the weighing scales, numbers of followers, numbers of books sold - the lot. She believes that if we invested as much time into ourselves offline as we do online, things would be different. I hope you enjoy our conversation.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/07/1944m 38s

Owning It: Figuring out why you are anxious and what I do when it flares up

In this brief episode, I talk about the helicopter approach to anxiety - figuring out why you are here dealing with anxiety. I go through my own recent mini flare up with anxiety and track the steps I take, all of which fall under the assess and address approach, to bring myself back to feeling good. No guests, just me. Buy Owning It here.Buy The Confidence Kit here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/1918m 29s

Owning It: Anxiety and Social Media with Author Louise O'Neill

In this week's episode I'm joined by author Louise O'Neill (she's written four books so far, the last being The Surface Breaks, a feminist retelling of The Little Mermaid) to talk all things anxiety, with a particular focus on her experience of anxiety and social media, and how her anxiety has improved after a year away from the apps along with other measures she takes on a daily basis to keep her anxiety at a level she can manage.Buy Owning It hereBuy The Confidence Kit hereBuy The Surface Breaks here  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/191h 5m

Owning It: Making Your Anxiety Work For You with Holly White

On this week's episode of Owning It The Anxiety Podcast, I'm joined by author Holly White who talks about her sensitive nature and the fact that denying this, along with her anxiety, has always been the problem. When she accepted the way she was, and stopped trying to be like everybody else - which involved embracing a vegan lifestyle - things improved dramatically. She shares how she owns her anxiety and how she makes it work for her rather than against her in this episode. Holly is also one of my special guests at the publishing masterclass next month, for which you can buy tickets here. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/so-you-want-to-write-a-book-publishing-masterclass-with-louise-oneill-holly-white-and-caroline-foran-tickets-62361312364  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/1951m 33s

Owning It: Cassie Stokes talks heartbreak, agoraphobia and prawn-induced anxiety (yes)

As mentioned in the podcast intro, here is the link to my upcoming event in The Alex hotel. It's a publishing masterclass for anyone who's ever dreamed of writing a book. There will be more events coming soon specifically themed around anxiety so stay tuned for those.https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/so-you-want-to-write-a-book-publishing-masterclass-with-louise-oneill-holly-white-and-caroline-foran-tickets-62361312364?aff=ebdssbeacThis week Cassie Stokes of Xpose fame joins me to talk about her recent experience of heartbreak and the anxiety that goes along with it, as well as how anxiety manifested for her from the age of 20, including a fear of prawns, a fear of people in large crowds, a fear of being sick on modes of transport and more. Through therapy and CBT skills that she still uses to this day, she's managing it well. She knows it will always be there but she understands it and has the coping mechanisms necessary to own it.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/1945m 59s

Owning It Mini Episode: What CBT is and why it helps with anxiety

CBT is something that's naturally woven into each and every podcast, you probably use CBT tools yourself without realising it, so I wanted to give this hero therapy some time to shine and discuss what it is, how it works, why it worked for me and how incredibly helpful it is when you're on the road to owning your anxiety. I hope you find this helpful. See mindtools.org psychologytools.com and more for additional CBT resources  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/1919m 59s

Owning It: Coping Strategies with Melanie Murphy

In this episode, author and YouTuber Melanie Murphy shares her experience of anxiety along with her smart coping strategies from writing, to breathing techniques to something she calls 'hyper-focusing' during moments of panic.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/1936m 41s

Owning It: Claire Balding shares her anxiety story and her incredible life lessons

In the latest episode of Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast, Claire Balding - who I know as Claire Fullam from school - joins me to talk about her experience with hair loss and the reasons why that happened - stress - the anxiety that went along with this turbulent time in her life, coming out the other side and having a keen awareness of her mental health. Her pearls of wisdom are incredible and I can't wait for you to hear them. She's an amazing woman.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/1943m 2s

Owning It: Dietician Orla Walsh talks anxiety and the gut

If you have ever been diagnosed with IBS, or had any gut issues relating to anxiety - whether your gut flares up when you're anxious or whether you're anxiety flares up when your tummy is irritated - this is the episode for you. Orla Walsh is a bullshit free dietician who talks endless amounts of sense. Full disclosure: we talk a lot about poo and farting in this episode so buckle up and and get ready to get real. We cover everything from the ideal anxiety meal plan to understanding the gut-brain axis and more.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/1952m 12s

Owning It: James Kavanagh talks panic attacks and letting anxiety happen

For this episode I am joined by James Kavanagh, TV presenter, broadcaster, social media superstar and co-founder and co-author of the award winning and bestselling Currabinny book and brand. James shares his experience of anxiety in recent years - manifested in midnight panic attacks - at a time in his life when everything is - on paper - very good. So why now? We trace back over his experience of being badly bullied for being gay throughout school and how perhaps his anxiety now, at a time when he accepts himself entirely, might be in fact a delayed reaction to having gone through a very hard time growing up, coupled with the anxiety of leaving a full time job and going out on your own in the unreliable freelance world. We chat about the comfort zone, social anxiety, panic attacks and so much more.  Buy Own It in the US and Canada here.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/1938m 31s

Owning It: Childhood anxiety (and life behind Insta!) with Joanna Cooper

Hey guys, sorry for the break last week but I was in NYC to launch Own It - out now! - and life took over. I'm thrilled to share the latest episode of the anxiety podcast with you, featuring one of the nicest girls I've met - Joanna Cooper. She's just 25, she's from Derry in Northern Ireland and she shares her experience of anxiety which she pinpoints back to a scary childhood experience. These days she's got a firm grasp on her anxiety and for 25, it's VERY impressive. From hypochondria to what we share and don't share on social media, I hope you enjoy this one.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/1938m 1s

Owning It: Laura Whitmore's Honest Anxiety Chat

This week I am joined by the incredible Laura Whitmore - presenter, writer, actor, broadcaster. We have the best chat about anxiety, how it affects her, what she does to keep it in check, imposter syndrome  - which can be quite extreme in her line of work - worrying about what other people will think about you, how her confidence has grown, and so much more. I really hope you enjoy this episode and as always please subscribe and review.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/1959m 22s

Owning It: Social Anxiety, Stammering and Self-Acceptance

In this episode, I am joined by my brother Daniel who experienced a social kind of anxiety brought on by his stammer. Daniel has had a stammer for as long as I can remember but I never knew quite how much it affected him and gave him anxiety until recent years (he's in his mid 30s now) because he simply didn't want to discuss it. To go from a fear of saying his name out loud to recording with me, he has come a long way and I'm so proud of him. I've learned so much from this episode about triumph in the face adversity and I hope you will too. RESOURCES - www.stammering.orgstammeringireland.iewww.mcguireprogramme.comtoastmasters.org   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/1950m 2s

Owning It: Vogue Williams shares her experience of anxiety

So in among the experts with whom I will consult to get you the most practical advice and tools you need to own your anxiety, I also try to sit down with people who are just like me - not professionals when it comes to anxiety - but those who've experienced it from one end of the spectrum to the other, and can relate to how you're feeling as well as share their coping strategies. This week I am joined by Vogue Williams to talk about anxiety after a bad breakup, anxiety in a former partner when she didn't really understand it, and how having a baby has left her with no time to feel too anxious these days. We talk about her experience with medication and lots more. Please do subscribe and enjoy! PRE ORDER THE US VERSION OF OWN IT - MAKE YOUR ANXIETY WORK FOR YOU here   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/1931m 58s

Owning It Bonus: Common Mind Traps With Day to Day Anxiety

I had some time to spare and rather than relax I recorded this quick little episode on the common mind traps that we might fall into that give rise to stress and anxiety in our day to day lives. For example, a big one is 'catastrophizing' (I'm using a 'z' in that word for US listeners). So maybe you're not really struggling to get your head off the pillow with anxiety, but maybe you find that there's a low level anxiety that's just kind of always there and getting slightly in the way of your life. If that's the case, you may be experiencing some of the common mind traps that we'll discuss. This is more of a dip into CBT which is one of my essential tools for managing and owning my anxiety on an ongoing basis. Pre order Own It here   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/1913m 50s

Owning It: Let's Talk About Anti Anxiety Medication with Dr Rosie Plunkett

For this episode, we will do a deep dive into the world of anti anxiety medication. Rosie is a psychiatrist who deals with a lot of patients presenting with anxiety symptoms. She helps me to breakdown the different kinds of medication, how anti-depressants work in treating anxiety, what you need to know about the first few weeks on medication and what you need to know about coming off it if you decide to do so. We also chat about the stigma that very much exists around medication - I personally felt that taking medication was a sign of weakness and I still struggle with worrying what people might think about the fact that I'm still on it. Whatever questions you have about anti anxiety medication should be answered here.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/1952m 3s

Owning It: Anxiety About Being Sick - with Georgie Crawford

In this week's episode of Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast, I go in the direction of physical health and the fear or anxiety about the prospect of getting sick or receiving a bad diagnosis. I'm joined by cancer survivor and breast cancer awareness champion Georgie Crawford who shares her story of getting sick with me, through the lens of mental health. The anxiety that went with it, the empowering moment of getting the diagnosis and taking action and how her experience has shifted her perspective on day to day anxieties and stresses. Georgie has some great advice and I do hope you enjoy. Please subscribe and review as always and know that the books are available to buy around the world on Amazon. Owning It - buy now The Confidence Kit - buy now   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/1940m 58s

Owning It: Why we fear public speaking and how to break it with Pat Divilly

This week I'm joined by Pat Divilly for a brilliant discussion around the topic of public speaking. It was his biggest fear, it's one of mine - STILL! - and I know it's something that affects so many readers of both Owning It and The Confidence Kit. Pat Divilly is an author, public speaker and all round legend - he takes complex ideas and articulates them in a way that is just so easy to digest and I feel we are on the very same page when it comes to things like acceptance and working with ourselves rather than against ourselves. Pat also shares his own story of anxiety, along with chats about imposter syndrome and as is always my goal - we share some very practical tips and exercises to get you feeling a little bit less afraid at the prospect of public speaking - even if that just means speaking up in a meeting or at a social event. Pat doesn't claim to be fearless, and neither do I, but despite our fears and anxieties we can still forge ahead. Enjoy!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/1944m 43s

Owning It: How To Support Someone With Anxiety

Maybe you don't experience anxiety but maybe your partner or close friend or relative does; if so this is the episode for you. Barry is my husband and super reluctant podcast guest on this episode. He HATES having to do this but I damn well made him. We discuss the importance of normalising the anxiety, what to do and what not to do or say to someone who's struggling with anxiety and what it was like for him to go through this with me. He's not as much of a talker as I would be but I think his experience is important in the context of this series. I hope you enjoy it! Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review and read the books if you haven't already.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/1941m 17s

Owning It: Real Time Rescue for a Panic Attack

In this episode, Caroline Foran guides you through the hell that a panic attack can be, whatever way it manifests for you. It's a more relaxing, meditative episode that you should listen to perhaps when you're not driving or operating any kind of machinery (the phone too! Other than to press play of course). Together you will come out the other side of the panic, with breathing exercises, and then you will understand what happened and why it happened as well as what to do now. Don't forget to leave a review, subscribe to Owning It The Anxiety Podcast and share it with anyone you know who is having a stressful time. Link to the books here.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/1923m 2s

Owning It: Understanding and normalising anxiety

In this episode I introduce the Assess and Address technique for anxiety, and am joined by clinical psychologist Dr Clare Kambamettu. She talks SO much sense around anxiety. We unpack it, getting a better understanding of why we feel it and how normal it is and exactly what's happening in our body. This episode will help you to get some clarity on why you might be experiencing anxiety, as well as reassuring you that whatever you're feeling, for whatever reason - it's VALID. We also discuss Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and why that works for anxiety. Enjoy.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/1947m 39s

Owning It: The reality of anxiety

In the first episode of the anxiety podcast, host and author Caroline Foran shares a raw, unfiltered and unsexy account of her experience of anxiety, from childhood right through to her mid 20s, when the you know what really hit the fan. Word of warning: this episode is pretty bleak - it's not sugar coated - but there is light at the end of the tunnel. This episode lays the foundation before moving on to understanding what anxiety is, and introducing her Assess and Address technique for owning your anxiety.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/1945m 19s
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