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Time to Move Beyond Your Perceived Limitations Join Dr. Friedemann for insights and self-empowering approaches on many of the most prevailing challenges in our day-to-day lives. For more than a decade, Dr. Friedemann has discussed such hard-hitting topics as: "Are you Addicted to Stress and Anxiety?", "How to Become Unstuck", "The Gift of Self-Compassion" and "Overcoming Overwhelm".
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Dealing with anxiety can be tough, but mindfulness is a proven tool to help manage it. In this video, I’ll share how mindfulness can ground you when you feel overwhelmed and how acknowledging anxious thoughts with compassion can enhance its effectiveness. I'll also reveal a game-changing tip: engaging affirmations. Just like a river wants to flow, …
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In this podcast, I dive into essential strategies to manage and prevent panic attacks. Panic attacks aren’t random; they come from ignored or suppressed anxiety. We can avoid future panic attacks by addressing the underlying emotions and self-defeating beliefs. I'll share practical tips like breathing exercises, grounding techniques, and visualizat…
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Did you know that you can leverage your body's natural response to calm anxiety? Discover how simple techniques like deep breathing, changing body posture, and progressive muscle relaxation can disrupt the anxiety feedback loop. I share with you the science behind these methods, highlighting the role of the parasympathetic nervous system in reducin…
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In this episode, we explore effective methods to break the feedback loop of anxiety by engaging the parasympathetic nervous system. Learn how to harness the calming power of the vagus nerve through simple, practical techniques like humming, sighing, alternate nostril breathing, and even whistling. Discover how these activities can help shift your b…
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In this episode, we explore why traditional coping mechanisms for anxiety—avoidance, pleasing, and control—are not only insufficient but can also exacerbate the problem. Although these methods provide short-term relief, they fail to address the root causes of anxiety, ultimately deepening the issue. Instead, if we work to build trust in ourselves, …
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In our exploration of anxiety's triggers, we delve into the mental, physical, and environmental factors that often go unnoticed. The mental aspect of managing anxiety involves not just controlling negative self-talk but also respecting our mind's limits—like reducing screen time and unnecessary mental clutter that our subconscious absorbs even when…
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When it comes to anxiety, you often hear about ways to feel better. But it's just as important to understand what not to do—like knowing what foods are bad for your health. This can be especially tricky with anxiety because some of the things we do to cope might make the emotion actually worse without us realizing it. Although anxiety may appear li…
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As we are delving deeper into the "Re-imagining Anxiety" series, think about the events in your past that could be the beginning of your anxiety – and the reason why you may still hold on to old beliefs such as "I am not good enough," or "I am not safe in the word." During this episode of Empowerment Solutions, I will discuss why discovering trauma…
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Anxiety, often seen as a relentless adversary, is in fact, deeply ingrained in our evolutionary story. It's like having a built-in smoke detector or burglar alarm to alert us to potential threats. But when anxiety becomes chronic and overwhelming – when the alarm goes off for no apparent reason - it can hold us back, trapping us in a cycle of antic…
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Ever find yourself in a recurring conflict loop, feeling like there's no way out? This week we're exploring the roles of Victim, Aggressor, and Rescuer that we unknowingly slip into, driving cycles of miscommunication and resentment. Through client experiences and stories, we'll see how these dynamics play out in everyday relationships. This episod…
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I understand this may be controversial. Based on my own history and the countless clients I have helped overcome anxiety, let me tell you one ‘awful’ truth: If we are not mindful of how we respond to anxiety, the chronic urge for self-protection can lead to us becoming lesser versions of ourselves. Trust me, I know that anxiety is not a choice – an…
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In the newest episode of Empowerment Solutions, we delve into the profound impact the subconscious mind has on anxiety. Exploring everything from deep-seated childhood traumas to the shadows that haunt our adult lives, we uncover the subconscious patterns shaping our fears. More critically, we discuss ways to work harmoniously with our minds to con…
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As many of you know, anxiety is something I've struggled with myself in the past. That's why I'm so passionate about helping others overcome it. In this episode, I wanted to share some key insights into how anxiety works in the brain, and more importantly, how to actually change those anxious patterns. In this episode of Empowerment Solutions, we d…
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In this Q&A part 1 of 4 of Empowerment Solutions, we dive deep into the pressing questions about anxiety, starting with the myth that anxiety is a lifelong battle. We talk about anxiety being a normal emotion in which we can reclaim our power from. With over two decades of healing myself and guiding others, I share insights and practical steps for …
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In this week's episode of Empowerment Solutions, we dive into the essential yet often neglected aspect of our lives - the relationship with ourselves. Amid the daily grind, it's easy to forget how pivotal our self-relationship is to our mental and emotional health. Are you ready to challenge your perceptions and embark on a journey of self-discover…
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Have you ever wondered how traumatic experiences in your life may still affect you? Join me for this week’s episode of Empowerment Solutions as we unpack the nuances of trauma, challenge common perceptions, and uncover hidden truths. With over two decades of experience helping others navigate their healing journey from traumas to freedom, I would l…
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You may have heard the saying: “The longest journey is the one from the head to the heart.” And it is also the most rewarding one. But how do you develop a deeper, heart-centered connection with yourself to navigate life with greater ease and grace? Meditating is undoubtedly an option many have found to be the key to unlocking your true self. But w…
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What if the food we consume plays a more intricate role in fueling our bodies, energizing us, and even in our healing processes? Today’s conversation with my guest, Sara Banta, goes beyond the typical diet talk and looks at why some of us struggle with changes in our bodies despite following the same diet and exercise routines as before. This episo…
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In today's episode, I invite you to join me on a fascinating journey to uncover the true essence of authenticity. Together, we'll delve into what it really means to lead an authentic life and how to step into that role confidently. So, come along with me, let's explore and discover how to truly embrace and express our authentic selves. Dr. Friedema…
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In today's podcast episode, we delve into the emotionally charged world of family gatherings, a familiar territory where our deepest vulnerabilities are often exposed. Picture the scene: a typical family dinner, replete with the usual suspects — overindulgence, off-color jokes, and the inevitable, dreaded comments from Uncle Bill that never fail to…
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Are you curious about how the overwhelming emotion of hopelessness can unexpectedly lead to a journey of hope and transformation? In this week's podcast episode we delve into this intriguing concept. What if the act of stepping back in moments of despair isn't a sign of defeat, but a crucial step towards empowerment? Could there be hidden paths wit…
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In this episode of Empowerment Solutions, we explore four simple shifts that can reduce stress and increase happiness in your daily life. Discover the power of Curiosity, Courage, Generosity, and Connection, and how they can transform your everyday experiences into something extraordinary. Are you ready to heal and embrace these shifts? Dr. Friedem…
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This week, we are exploring the intricate workings of the "ego" and its subtle influence on our thoughts. It's a silent captor, often guiding us through repetitive thoughts on topics like fairness, past relationships, or self-doubt. Traditionally, it's been proposed that eliminating the ego is the path to freedom, but today I want to offer an alter…
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Have you ever wondered what it truly takes to unlock happiness in your life? In today's podcast episode, I'm excited to share the 5 little-known secrets that have personally enriched my life with true happiness. Happiness can often seem like an elusive dream, especially in a world filled with anxiety and stress. But I'm here to tell you that happin…
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Are sleepless nights and anxious thoughts about sleep holding you back from feeling your best? If so, you're not alone. In today's episode, I'm delving deep into the world of sleep anxiety, a condition affecting millions of Americans --- uncovering why sleep anxiety happens, how it disrupts our lives, the toll it takes on our overall well-being, an…
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