Your Anxiety is Trying to Help You by Dr. Nicole Cain


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Let’s talk about anxiety. At any given point in time, a person has a 30% chance of suffering from it. Some people are aware of it but they struggle to manage it while some others are not aware and it may be managing them, causing a lot of symptoms that they think are coming from other factors or making other conditions feel a lot worse. Between the latest online fads and the crazy media headlines, it’s easier more than ever to get confused about your health. If you want to make better decisions about your health so you can feel better and live longer, you’ve come to the right place.

To bring more solutions and understanding of anxiety, I brought in Dr. Nicole Cain today. She’s a naturopathic physician and a licensed clinical psychologist that can share a lot of cool insights with us like what if anxiety isn’t really an enemy but a helpful friend? how to use anxiety to figure out what worthy things to be addressed and how to go about and make things better?

Key Takeaways:

[2:00] Introduction to Dr. Nicole Cain.

[2:18] How anxiety could be really helpful?

[3:00] General concepts of anxiety - how do you define and bracket anxiety from being excited?

[5:33] Differences of fear and excitement

[6:19] Thoughts on the symptoms of anxiety.

[7:55] What are the serious symptoms of anxiety that are unexpected?

[9:45] Variables of getting higher risk and lower risk anxiety.

[12:05] Distinguishing the capacity of a person’s resilience.

[14:22] How chemical changes work on highly-sensitive people.

[16:05] Symptoms of anxiety mimicking other conditions.

[17:20] Acknowledging and accepting anxiety that could lead to other conditions.

[19:05] Seeking professional help

[21:05] “Spray and Pray” testing

[22:59] Placebo and Nocebo effect

[25:40] Symptoms can be tricky.

[26:50] Psychological tip - a doctor and healer's job is to be just right ahead of the patient but not too far ahead.

[28:50] Trauma informed modalities - EGO state explained.

[34:10] “Patient’s emotional trauma might change their children’s biology.” - Andrew Curry

[36:30] What is my anxiety trying to tell me? The 3 minute hack of Dr. Nicole

[38:25] The Pattern Interrupt - changing one’s natural pattern of thought.

[38:57] The 4 Spill Strategy - what are the things that’s keeping myself safe physically, emotionally and spiritually.

[40:27] Panic Pack - speak to your brain stem and respond by stimulating your sense of taste, touch, smell and sight.

[42:23] Resisting versus Receiving - when you resist, it will persist and when you deny, it will amplify.

[43:45] The Balancing Act - when you assume it is anxiety or when you assume it is NOT anxiety.

[44:45] Cultural stigma - the opposite of the saying “physical illness being no one’s fault”.

[46:38] Thoughts on Mental Health Shaming

[49:49] Free anxiety freedom gifts by Dr. Nicole Cain: and other resources.

[51:58] Closing

Dr. Nicole Cain has a degree in clinical psychology, and is a licensed Naturopathic Physician in Arizona. She has been interviewed as a mental health expert in Forbes, is published in journals such as Well+Good, and NDNR, has been a national speaker for PESI, is the founder and creator of the internationally recognized Anxiety Breakthrough Program. Dr. Nicole's mission is to introduce a new paradigm for understanding and treating our mental health. In her free time Dr. Nicole loves "treasure hunting" at consignment shops for Moroccan and Asian antiques.

For more details about Dr. Nicole Cain, visit her website or connect with her on Instagram and Facebook.

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