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Podcast 4 – Kindness Matters

I spend some of my day on social media – engaging in some discussions and seeing what people are focused on. The one reoccurring topic that I often see is “kindness” – #kindnessmatters. Usually it is being recommended that people offer a sign of kindness to someone else – as a simple act of kindness…

Podcast 3 – My Turning Point

My name is Michael Valentine and I have anxiety disorders Having grown up with anxiety disorders from when I was a young child – I have obviously had many experiences with anxiety and with panic. But there is one occasion that really stands out to me – and was ultimately the turning point which motivated…

Lifestyle Changes / Self Care

There is no lack of information pertaining to the benefits of various lifestyle changes. Keep in mind that the information supplied here is meant to be only a starting point to help you begin thinking of lifestyle changes, and that only upon discussing the different options for implementing such changes should be discussed with your…

Mindfulness Training / Meditation

People are addicted to daydreaming. We are constantly rehashing the past, or rehearsing for the future. Reliving a bad past experience and thinking about what we should have said, or should have done. Or we are thinking about the future and preparing our responses or speeches for events that may never occur. Rarely is anyone…

Exposure Practice Sheet

Introduction In the videos, we discussed that anxiety disorders can be considered a conditioned behavior. And that recovery is based on Behavior Modification. While it might feel comfortable to fear or avoid specific situations, you will need to face your fears in a real situation and begin to turn specific trigger situations into a positive…

Tools

Tools are broken up into two different categories; mental tools and physical tools. Physical tools are things that are used to engage our senses, which is extremely beneficial in helping us remain connected to reality and not believe the anxiety so much. Physical tools are very helpful in bringing higher levels of anxiety down more…

Journaling

Conditioned behavior in regards to anxiety disorders typically means that our obsessive thoughts have created what we call a “circular pattern”, meaning that our thoughts constantly repeat themselves over and over. This circular pattern many times is difficult to break. One means of breaking this circular pattern is to journal. By journaling, what we are…

Podcast 2 – Don’t Feel Alone

It is estimated that over 40 million people in the United States of America alone suffer from some type of anxiety issue including panic attacks and phobias.  40 million people.  Worldwide that estimate climbs well above 100 million people.  Can you imagine? Whats interesting is that when I was suffering myself, I thought I was…

Podcast 1 – Why We Started

Welcome to the first episode of the Anxiety Path video blog. Recently I launched my new website – I couldn’t be more excited to finally get this up and running.  Its been a dream of mine for years to offer a fully complete program to help people find support and guidance for their anxiety and…