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Aug 17, 2020

If you’ve thought of exploring alternative ways to deal with anxiety, listen in as Woman Worriers host Elizabeth Cush shares her personal insights into meditation, mindfulness and self-compassion for healing.

Quotes:

“I am all about how therapy can help you heal, but I think it can be a more holistic inclusive process.” — Elizabeth Cush

“I went back into therapy and began to explore how that trauma had impacted my relationships, my sense of self and my relationship with Me.” — Elizabeth Cush

“I wanted to be able to show my kids but also show myself that healing was possible.” — Elizabeth Cush

“The way for me to be a better mom was for me to know myself better.” — Elizabeth Cush

“As each step progressed I learned more about Me, and it became easier and easier to sit quietly with my breath.” — Elizabeth Cush

“I no longer feel that hole and emptiness inside me, I no longer feel like something is missing or that there’s something about me that’s different from other people.” — Elizabeth Cush

“I’ve learned that I can be my own parent.” — Elizabeth Cush

“Know that’ there’s hope that change can happen.” — Elizabeth Cush

“You can feel more connected to yourself in a way that fills that hole and allows you to live your best life and feel joy and ease and comfort in yourself.” — Elizabeth Cush

Show Notes:

Therapy is a powerful tool for self-knowledge and change. But if you want to expand your anxiety management toolkit, you might want to consider some alternative approaches. Recent guests on the Woman Worriers podcast have talked about how yoga therapy and the Pause NOW acronym, hypnotherapy and visualization, and even improvisational theater can support personal growth. In this episode, host Elizabeth Cush, LGPC, a licensed professional therapist and founder of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., shares about her personal struggles with trauma and anxiety, her own therapy journey and how she uses meditation, mindfulness and self-compassion to fill the emptiness inside, become more comfortable with herself and life her best life with joy and ease—and how you can, too.

Listen and learn:

  • How anxiety can show up in different ways
  • How therapy may not be the right fit at the right time
  • What it’s like to live your life feeling empty inside—and what it takes to fill the hole
  • Why it’s important to understand the impact of past trauma
  • How those around us are affected when we don’t deal with our anxiety
  • Why the best therapists get therapy for themselves
  • How therapy can open you up to new possibilities for healing
  • How practicing yoga, mindfulness, meditation and self-compassion can support the work you’re doing in therapy
  • Why getting to know all your “parts” can be so powerful
  • How some alternative paths to healing are about taking baby steps—and why they’re worth taking
  • The first simple step toward practicing mindfulness and meditation
  • How the process of building a mindful meditation practice can work—and how it lines up with getting to know yourself better
  • What kinds of things you might notice if you begin to practice mindfulness and self-compassion
  • How healing past trauma is the key—and why you should have hope that it can happen
  • How to get a free 15-minute therapy consult and other resources

 

Resources:

Learn More

> More Episodes like this-

            How to Manage Anxiety Through Visualization,

            How to Unwrap the Gift of Stress ,

            Can Improv Help You Overcome Anxiety?

> Dr. Kristin Neff’s Self-Compassion website

> Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

> Insight Timer app

> Woman Worriers Group on Facebook

> Progression Counseling