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Podcast 4: How to Control Anxiety Attacks-Part 2

Controlling Anxiety Attacks, Anxiety Relief Meditation

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  • In this episode Joanne Williams, LCSW explains the causes of anxiety or Panic Attacks

    • Genetic Signs of stress that lead to anxiety
    • Definition of anxiety or Panic attacks
    • How our habituated Catastrophic thinking is activating the anxiety attacks.
    • Increase your awareness of your thoughts is one way to counteract the old thought habits of anxiety and Panic attacks, as a treatment for anxiety.
    • 4 Treatment options
    • How an Emotional Support Animals (ESA) have been shown to help lower anxiety and how to get a certified ESA at ESApros.com 
    • Questions and answers: Can anxiety attacks kill you?
    • 5 minutes music meditation for stress and anxiety relief at the end of the narrative of the podcast.
  • In this episode Joanne Williams, LCSW explains the:
    Genetic Signs of anxiety
    Definition of anxiety or Panic attacks
    How our habituated Catastrophic thinking is activating the anxiety attacks.
    Increase your awareness of your thoughts is one way to counteract the old thought habits
    4 Treatment options
    How an Emotional Support Animals (ESA) have been shown to help lower anxiety
    Questions and answers: Can anxiety attacks kill you?
    5 minutes music meditation


Podcast 13: Manage Emotions of Anger, Sadness, Anxiety to Help Your Immune Health

Podcast 13: Manage Emotions of Anger, Sadness, Anxiety to Help Your Immune
Health

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In this episode Joanne Williams, LCSW  Explains How to Use Emotions to your advantage; to manage emotions like Anger, Sadness, Anxiety as a message to help you make a better decision. We have a conversation with Dr. Ed Daube, PHD The Emotions Doctor, who has written a book- How Emotions can be used as Tools, A Self help Guide to Controlling Your Life, Not your Emotions.  You can go to his blog at TheEmotionsdoctor.com

  • Summary of Today’s Podcast- How to use Emotions to your advantage and an Interview with Dr. Ed Daube: The Emotions Doctor.

  • Questions: From face book- How can I get rid of having emotions? How can I change my emotions?

  • Is stress an emotional reaction to a situation? A doctor told me that 85% of the patients he sees, the issues are stress related. 

  • Our emotional brain, which is in the lower part of your brain, sends warning to protect you from doing things, our higher brain or the rational brain isn’t even started to be formed until ag 12 has no way to understand logically your emotions 

  • Emotions are just signals they are just giving you or information to use to make decisions. Understanding that emotions are giving you information so that you can use to make a better decision about a life situation, if there only purpose, not to torture you or punish you.  Just gives you information. 

  • Use them to your Advantage as your internal guidance system as one piece of the information puzzle.  How it makes you feel as one half and then what you are thinking about the decision as the other half.  

  • All emotions have their own message.

  • Anger is to say no.  A boundary. Please don’t do that again.  It is not rage or abuse.  It is standing up for yourself.

  • Guilt am I doing something wrong against my morals and values.  This is a tricky one, we need to take a 2nd step and ask did I really do something wrong against my morals and values or am I using it to punish myself, like I was in my family or religion?

  • Shame is deeper guilt that has gone into you character or being bad or worthless. Alcoholism or drug abuse.  This is a deeper issue that will need some special help unless you can love yourself the way you are, not matter what.

  • Or sadness and it is telling you need to connect.

  • There are 4 main emotions.  Happy, sad, mad or scared. Keeping it simple and being aware is the emotions is the 1st step.  method that will take you through the steps to focus your thoughts and emotions toward what it is that you want more of in your life to build the skills to manage your emotions.

  • To answer the question How can I get rid of having emotions? Don’t get rid of your guidance system or like why would get ride of your GPS, he helps to get you where you want to go in your life.  Emotions Are the same. How can I change my emotions? Become aware of what you are thinking that creates the emotional Response if you are thinking I am going to die if I go on a plane. 

  •  My A.C. T. method the A. is to be aware of your thoughts that are creating the emotions. C is connecting your thought with that emotion to reassure it. T is train your brain to focus and continue with the calmed thought and feeling while you practice it.  There I will be more on my ACT method and even a webinar to help you truly feel in control of your thoughts and feelings. Go to aniextysimplified.net for my free A.C.T.

Next is an interview with Dr. Ed Daube the Emotions Doctor is our guest today Theemotionsdoctor.com  In this interview Joanne Williams introduces Dr. Ed Daube a retired Psychologist who worked for the Cal. Correction Facility for 32 years with the juvenile division. His book Emotions as Tools-Self help guide to controlling our Life not your emotions. He has a Four step process to use as a tool for any emotion S-A-P-A. Step 1. Stop to Give time to separate yourself form the anxiety and Breathe. 2. Assess-Ask yourself questions to assess the threat. 3. Plan- Make a Plan 4. Action Take Action on the plan. Use this to assess situations.

Next podcast episode: Build a Practice of Meditation

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What’s the difference Between Service Dog or Emotional Support Service Animal (ESA) Part 1

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In this episode Joanne Williams,LCSW: Explains how Emotional Support Animals or ESAs are one of the simplest ways to lower anxiety, I have seen in my 30 years as a therapist and will explain why.  In part 2 Podcast #12 an ESA client, will explain how her ESA helps her AND 10 Benefits of having an ESA.

Summary of today’s podcast. This Podcast clarifies the difference between Emotional Support Animal, Therapy Animals, Psychiatric Service Dogs and Service Dogs.  She confronts some of the misunderstandings about ESA’s head on, including Misinformation in the media, Misinformation from the airlines, Online certificate scams and if you should get an ESA letter from a therapist or from your doctor.

  • We will answer most frequently asked question about ESAs.
  • Included is a resource page on low cost Veterinary care, since in this global pandemic economic issues are increasing. I wanted to research and share some ways to help with costs around our furry family members.

I had been a Mental Health professional for 20 years and didn’t know about these 2 federal laws around ESAs that has been around for almost 50 years. I did my research and found it to be true.

Now, For the last 7 years I have specialized in ESA certification. This is the main reason we are sharing this information in a podcast, so you will understand the laws and how to qualify.

  • The ESA does need to provide help with a daily functioning like sleep, concentration, or motivate the client to socialize easier, because they have the animal.
  • There is a psychological evaluation to see how their animal helps them with a daily functioning AND to find a psychological diagnosis
  • The ESA evaluation needs to be with a Licensed MH professional to find these 3 qualifiers before a letter is issued certifying a True ESA.
  • Once they qualify, a letter is sent certifying that they have meet the 2 laws that govern ESA to travel by plane and to give to their property manager to live in no pet housing, without pet rents or deposits.
  • Just having a vest on or a certificate that is made to put on the wall or “registering as an ESA” online does not make a true certified ESA.
  • The most frequently asked question, on the internet or on FB or when a person calls us is: How do I qualify for any ESA? There are 3 things that the 2 laws require.
  • The 2 laws that govern ESA are the Fair Housing Act FHA
  • The Air Carriers Access Act, for airlines to allow service and ESA animals to fly without discrimination. They can’t charge fees or restrictions on weight breeds of animals, except for reptiles, spiders or exotic animals were never allowed to be on board.
  • The airlines instituted forms to be completed before bringing an ESA, that has made obstacles to bring your ESA. In August 2019, the DOT clarified what the airlines could and could not do

“Research say people who own dogs have a 24% lower risk of death than people who don’t own dogs.  This is in general population, not for the most vulnerable populations with traumas of family history of mental illness. 

There are 3 things you can do today to help.

  1. Be more thoughtful or less judgmental of someone with an animal on the plane.
  2. Suggest to a Veterans group or Police department that they may be interested in hearing more about how an animal in their precinct might help the overall calmness in the environment.
  3. Smile at one person today and think a nice thought towards them.

If you want more information on how to get a certified Emotional Support Animal you can visit our sister website ESApros.com or our podcast website Anxiety simplified.net for more information.