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Show Notes: The Life Free of Anxiety Podcast
Hosted by Dr. Charles Barr and Erica
Episode: The Heart of the Matter: Understanding Heart Palpitations and Anxiety
In today's episode, Dr. Charles Barr and Erica delve deep into the phenomenon of heart palpitations, one of the most unsettling and common symptoms experienced by anxiety sufferers. Both share personal anecdotes and insights that shed light on this perplexing physical reaction.
- What are Heart Palpitations? - A first-hand experience of what it feels like when the heart takes on a rhythm of its own.
- Decoding the Causes - From relaxation, supplements, to hormonal shifts, the myriad factors that might trigger heart palpitations.
- Understanding the First Fear vs. Second Fear - The innate reactions we can't control versus the reactions we absolutely can.
- Heart Attack or Anxiety? - Navigating the murky waters of understanding whether your palpitations are a sign of something more serious.
- Relaxation as a Cure - The power of relaxation exercises in reducing the incidence of heart palpitations.
- The Role of Supplements and Diet - Erica's experience with throat coat tea and other surprises that might be lurking in your pantry.
Erica, a former anxiety sufferer, shares her journey and the life-changing role of the CHAANGE Anxiety Treatment Program, emphasizing that there's hope for everyone struggling with anxiety. Tune in and find comfort in shared experiences and expert advice.
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