HOW TO

Fight Anxiety
and Fear

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FROM RICK HANSON, PH.D.

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It’s normal to experience fear, worry, and anxiety from time to time.

But for many of us, fear, worry, and anxiety are constant companions–paralyzing us and clouding our ability to express ourselves, and live a fully realized life.

The good news is that we can change our relationship with these reactions–managing, reducing, and overcoming them–and take back control of our lives.

In this free download, you will receive:

  • 7 audio conversations from the BeingWell podcast, featuring hosts Dr. Rick Hanson and Forrest Hanson, as well as guest experts Lori Deschene and Dr. Gaylon Ferguson
  • A PDF teaching you the fundamentals for moving from anxiety to security, with 3 experiential practices for applying it to your life


You’ll Learn:

  • Where anxiety comes from, and how to differentiate between momentary worry and chronic anxiety
  • Why calm is an underrated inner strength, and the biology behind it
  • How to use mindfulness to calm and settle yourself when anxiety and fear kick in
  • How to maximize your range of responses to different situations, and fight back against stress
  • The hidden costs of needless fear, how to manage it, see threats more clearly, and overcome fear “in the moment.”
  • Ways to face anticipatory dread and identify areas in your life where you can exert control

Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. is a psychologist and New York Times best-selling author. He’s been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and meditation centers worldwide. His books are available in 28 languages and include ResilientHardwiring HappinessBuddha’s Brain, and Just One Thing. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR.

Forrest Hanson

Forrest Hanson

Forrest Hanson is a writer and business consultant. He edits Eusophi, a website with high-quality content from experts in the fields of happiness, health, wealth, and wisdom. A UC Berkeley graduate, he has worked in one of the world’s leading PR firms. Forrest lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and pursues dancing as a serious hobby.

LoriDeschene

Lori Deschene

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha, a multi-author blog that shares stories and insights from readers from all over the globe, with more than three million monthly readers. She is also the author of a variety of books, including Tiny Buddha’s Worry Journal and Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal.

Gaylon Ferguson

Professor Gaylon Ferguson is a faculty member at Naropa University in Bolder, Colorado. He is a graduate of Exeter, Yale, and Stanford. A senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage, he has been a teacher in residence at the San Francisco Zen Center and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. He is also the author of Natural Bravery and Natural Wakefulness.

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Dr. Ramani Durvasula is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, and expert on the impact of toxic narcissism. She is a Professor of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, and also a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg.

The focus of Dr. Ramani’s clinical, academic, and consultative work is the etiology and impact of narcissism and high-conflict, entitled, antagonistic personality styles on human relationships, mental health, and societal expectations. She has spoken on these issues to clinicians, educators, and researchers around the world.

She is the author of Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving a Relationship With a Narcissist, and Don't You Know Who I Am? How to Stay Sane in an Era of Narcissism, Entitlement, and Incivility. Her work has been featured at SxSW, TEDx, and on a wide range of media platforms including Red Table Talk, the Today Show, Oxygen, Investigation Discovery, and Bravo, and she is a featured expert on the digital media mental health platform MedCircle. Dr. Durvasula’s research on personality disorders has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and she is a Consulting Editor of the scientific journal Behavioral Medicine.

Dr. Stephen Porges is a Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. He is a former president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and has been president of the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences, which represents approximately twenty-thousand biobehavioral scientists. He’s led a number of other organizations and received a wide variety of professional awards.

In 1994 he proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of physiological states in the expression of behavioral problems and psychiatric disorders. The theory is leading to innovative treatments based on insights into the mechanisms mediating symptoms observed in several behavioral, psychiatric, and physical disorders, and has had a major impact on the field of psychology.

Dr. Porges has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers across a wide array of disciplines. He’s also the author of several books including The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation.

Dr. Bruce Perry is the Principal of the Neurosequential Network, Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, and a Professor (Adjunct) in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago and the School of Allied Health at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. From 1993 to 2001 he was the Thomas S. Trammell Research Professor of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and chief of psychiatry at Texas Children's Hospital.

He’s one of the world’s leading experts on the impact of trauma in childhood, and his work on the impact of abuse, neglect, and trauma on the developing brain has impacted clinical practice, programs, and policy across the world. His work has been instrumental in describing how traumatic events in childhood change the biology of the brain.

Dr. Perry's most recent book, What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing, co-authored with Oprah Winfrey, was released earlier this year. Dr. Perry is also the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, a bestselling book based on his work with maltreated children, and Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered. Additionally, he’s authored more than 300 journal articles and book chapters and has been the recipient of a variety of professional awards.

Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith is a child clinical psychologist who specializes in trauma and issues of race. She earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard and then received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. She performed postdoctoral work at the University of California San Francisco/San Francisco General Hospital. She has combined her love of teaching and advocacy by serving as a professor and by directing mental health programs for children experiencing trauma, homelessness, or foster care.

Dr. Briscoe-Smith is also a senior fellow of Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and is both a professor and the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Wright Institute. She provides consultation and training to nonprofits and schools on how to support trauma-informed practices and cultural accountability.

Sharon Salzberg is a world-renowned teacher and New York Times bestselling author. She is widely considered one of the most influential individuals in bringing mindfulness practices to the West, and co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts alongside Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. Sharon has been a student of Dipa Ma, Anagarika Munindra, and Sayadaw U Pandita alongside other masters.

Sharon has authored 10 books, and is the host of the fantastic Metta Hour podcast. She was a contributing editor of Oprah’s O Magazine, had her work featured in Time and on NPR, and contributed to panels alongside the Dalai Lama.

Rick Hanson, PhD is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, and New York Times best-selling author. His books have been published in 29 languages and include NeurodharmaResilient, Hardwiring HappinessBuddha’s BrainJust One Thing, and Mother Nurture – with 900,000 copies in English alone. His free newsletters have 215,000 subscribers and his online programs have scholarships available for those with financial need. He’s lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. An expert on positive neuroplasticity, his work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, NPR, and other major media. He began meditating in 1974 and is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. He and his wife live in northern California and have two adult children. He loves wilderness and taking a break from emails.

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