Your Amazing Mind

Anxiety feat. Brian's story and Miz Cracker

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Ever felt that pounding pulse, the tightness in your chest, the dread and fear that everything is about to fall apart?

In this episode hear Brian’s heartfelt story about how he has struggled with, recovered from, and still lives with, anxiety before Miz Cracker, star of RuPaul's Drag Race joined Michael and Brian for a chat and shares her experiences too.

Anxiety is a natural reaction to adverse situations. Anxiety can be different for everyone. Some people experience it alone, others when around people, or when imagining things that might go wrong; generally people experience an elevated heart rate, sweating, feelings of concern/worry/fear, and the sense that something is going to go wrong. This can be mild to very intense, and for some people can induce a panic attack. As scary as panic attacks can feel, they are generally physically harmless and will end after a short amount of time. Anxiety can be really helpful in highlighting your unmet needs, such as wanting to feel safe and secure. Eventually we can work with our anxiety to better understand ourselves.


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Host Michael Pearson: Twitter @YAM_Pod / Insta yam_pod

An 18Sixty Production for the University of Bristol

Producer: Rowan Bishop