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1008: From Anxious Distraction to Mindful Engagement

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In today's episode, Gina discusses the importance of being able to engage mindfully with others, our environment and ourselves to better be able to overcome the most challenging aspects of anxiety. The seven foundations of mindful engagement are identified and discussed. From skillful communication to empathy and love, listen in to find out what aspects of mindful engagement you may be missing and add them to your skill set today!

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What is anxiety?

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If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.

-Lao Tzu

Chapters

0:00:24 Introduction to Mindful Engagement

0:04:36 The Seven Foundations of Mindful Engagement

0:08:20 Active Listening and Immersion

0:09:51 Practical Tips for Mindful Engagement

0:11:39 Managing Overactive Thoughts with Mindfulness

0:15:13 Enhancing Self-Compassion through Mindfulness

0:17:11 Cognitive Flexibility and Adaptive Mindset

0:18:36 Increasing Acceptance and Peace through Mindfulness

0:19:20 Empowering Control with Mindfulness

Summary

In today's episode of the Anxiety Coaches Podcast, we delve into the concept of mindful engagement, shifting our focus from anxious distractions to being fully present in our interactions. Inspired by the work of Wendy Wood, PhD, and Thais Mazur, PhD, who outlined the Seven Foundations of Mindful Engagement, we explore key aspects such as authenticity, skillful communication, mindfulness, compassion, love, equanimity, and shared responsibility.

By emphasizing the importance of self-awareness, open communication, balanced awareness, compassion for others, cultivating hope, respecting all individuals, and recognizing our shared experiences, we pave the way for meaningful connections and deeper relationships. Practicing mindful engagement involves actively noticing the details of those around us, being present in conversations, actively listening without judgment, and embracing the uniqueness of each individual.

For individuals dealing with anxiety, incorporating mindfulness techniques can be especially beneficial. By focusing on the present moment, managing overactive thoughts, building emotional resilience, reducing physical symptoms, breaking the cycle of catastrophic thinking, enhancing self-compassion, improving sleep quality, increasing cognitive flexibility, promoting acceptance, and creating a sense of control, mindfulness empowers individuals to navigate anxious situations more effectively.

Integrating mindfulness into daily life not only alleviates immediate symptoms but also contributes to long-term mental well-being and resilience. By cultivating a more mindful approach to interactions and practicing self-compassion, individuals can develop a set of skills that enhance their overall mental state. Remember, by being present in the moment and engaging mindfully, we can create more fulfilling and connected lives, one conversation at a time.

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In today's episode, Gina discusses the importance of being able to engage mindfully with others, our environment and ourselves to better be able to overcome the most challenging aspects of anxiety. The seven foundations of mindful engagement are identified and discussed. From skillful communication to empathy and love, listen in to find out what aspects of mindful engagement you may be missing and add them to your skill set today!

Please visit our Sponsor Page to find all the links and codes for our awesome sponsors!

https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/sponsors/

Thank you for supporting The Anxiety Coaches Podcast.

Find even more peace and calm with our Supercast premium access membership! https://anxietycoaches.supercast.com/

Here's what's included for $5/month:

❤ New Ad-Free episodes every Sunday and Wednesday

❤ Access to the entire Ad-free back-catalog with over 600 episodes

❤ Premium meditations recorded with you in mind

❤ And more fun surprises along the way!

All this in your favorite podcast app!

To learn more go to:

https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com

Join our Group Coaching Full or Mini Membership Program

Learn more about our One-on-One Coaching

What is anxiety?

Quote:

If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.

-Lao Tzu

Chapters

0:00:24 Introduction to Mindful Engagement

0:04:36 The Seven Foundations of Mindful Engagement

0:08:20 Active Listening and Immersion

0:09:51 Practical Tips for Mindful Engagement

0:11:39 Managing Overactive Thoughts with Mindfulness

0:15:13 Enhancing Self-Compassion through Mindfulness

0:17:11 Cognitive Flexibility and Adaptive Mindset

0:18:36 Increasing Acceptance and Peace through Mindfulness

0:19:20 Empowering Control with Mindfulness

Summary

In today's episode of the Anxiety Coaches Podcast, we delve into the concept of mindful engagement, shifting our focus from anxious distractions to being fully present in our interactions. Inspired by the work of Wendy Wood, PhD, and Thais Mazur, PhD, who outlined the Seven Foundations of Mindful Engagement, we explore key aspects such as authenticity, skillful communication, mindfulness, compassion, love, equanimity, and shared responsibility.

By emphasizing the importance of self-awareness, open communication, balanced awareness, compassion for others, cultivating hope, respecting all individuals, and recognizing our shared experiences, we pave the way for meaningful connections and deeper relationships. Practicing mindful engagement involves actively noticing the details of those around us, being present in conversations, actively listening without judgment, and embracing the uniqueness of each individual.

For individuals dealing with anxiety, incorporating mindfulness techniques can be especially beneficial. By focusing on the present moment, managing overactive thoughts, building emotional resilience, reducing physical symptoms, breaking the cycle of catastrophic thinking, enhancing self-compassion, improving sleep quality, increasing cognitive flexibility, promoting acceptance, and creating a sense of control, mindfulness empowers individuals to navigate anxious situations more effectively.

Integrating mindfulness into daily life not only alleviates immediate symptoms but also contributes to long-term mental well-being and resilience. By cultivating a more mindful approach to interactions and practicing self-compassion, individuals can develop a set of skills that enhance their overall mental state. Remember, by being present in the moment and engaging mindfully, we can create more fulfilling and connected lives, one conversation at a time.

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