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Living with any type of anxiety disorder can be incredibly lonely, even when you’re surrounded by people who love and support you. It can feel like you’re the only person in the world who feels and thinks the way you do, but you’re not. Every week, join Jason Grooms, a +30-year survivor of social and generalized anxiety disorder, as he talks candidly about living with (and through) the silent epidemic that affects over 40 million adults in the U.S. alone. Whether you currently suffer from anxiety disorder or you just want to learn more about it, this is the podcast for you.
||CleanEpisode 13: Anxiety, and Walking Towards Fear.||In this episode, Jason talks about the spectrum of feelings related to anxiety, that aren’t always just being in a state of panic. Using the example of a caveman facing a bear, he talks about the approach of walking towards fear and how it helped him||3/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Anxiety, Triggers, and Self-Care||In this episode, Jason lets us in on a secret about the episode. He also starts to talk about different types of triggers and how the reaction to each is different. Finally, he gives tips on making self-care a priority and how he tries to make sure it .||3/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Anxiety, Surviving Today, and Setting Goals||In this episode, Jason talks about setting several types of goal setting including some to survive for the next few seconds, some to help build yourself up, and some to really challenge your fears. He even talks about his BHAG.||2/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Anxiety, Support, and Being an Anxiety Ally||In this episode, Jason talks about the do’s and don’ts of supporting someone with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues. He lists some of the biggest mistakes he sees people make when trying to be helpful,||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Anxiety, Having Kids, and Being a Parent||In this episode, Jason talks about being away for a bit, about imposter syndrome, and about the anxiety and added pressures of raising completely independent and healthy human beings. Along with the fear of messing it all up,||2/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 : Anxiety, Technology, & the Digital Diet, Part 1||In this episode, Jason talks about anxiety, putting himself on a digital diet, eliminating the negative and focusing on the positive. Jason also shares some of his favorite sites and apps to help with anxiety, depression and just stress in general.||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 : Anxiety, Sanctuary, and New Year’s Resolutions||In this episode, Jason talks about anxiety, creating your own sanctuaries and an alternative to new years resolutions. While the new year is a time for change, it’s also the perfect time to reflect on everything you’ve survived and that’s somethin||1/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 : Anxiety, Escape, and Running Away||In this episode, Jason talks about feeling the need for escape, how to build an escape plan for anxiety situations, and the urge to run away. He also talks a bit about the horror that is holiday shopping and gives an update on the company holiday party.||12/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 : Anxiety, the Mask, and Being Myself||In this episode, I talk about anxiety, the mask and being myself. For most people with a mental illness, the day-to-day can be about maintaining the illusion of being “normal” and preventing people from finding out your true feelings.||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 : Anxiety, Socializing, and I Do Not Know How to People||In this episode, Jason talks about anxiety, socializing, and I do not know how to people. This is all about the terrible torture that is socializing and how difficult it can really be for someone with anxiety. There are affiliate links in this post.||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Bridging the gap
Jason is doing a masterful job of helping bridge the gap between those with anxiety and those without. He is able to articulate many of the feelings that accompany anxiety so that those who suffer from it can put it to words and so those without can better comprehend it. Thanks for helping us communicate, understand, and better cope.
To reflect on others is to search within.
Real. Helpful. True.
Full disclosure: Jason is a dear friend (more like a brother, actually). We did a podcast together for years. All that said, this podcast is an act of courage and a gift to the world. It’s a gift for those riding their own train of anxiety and for those who aren’t, but want to better understand the loved ones who are. It’s the story of one person sharing their journey. However, his story will resonate with you no matter what you’re facing. It’s honest, real, and true. And I recommend it highly.