Episode 161: Anxiety & the Inner Critic – A Kinder Approach

with Nancy Jane Smith

Some of us constantly find ourselves overcoming obstacle after obstacle that’s ultimately stemming from our own sense of anxiety which amps up everything in our lives. Nancy Jane Smith refers to that set of people as having high-functioning anxiety and, in her experience, that often leads to hitting a wall at some point. In this conversation, Nancy addresses how she helps people to work through those feelings as well as how to navigate through being stuck in this kind of anxiety in order to be kind to yourself and still accomplish your goals.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How Nancy differentiates between anxiety and high-functioning anxiety
  • The twofold problem of both having anxiety and developing unhealthy coping mechanisms
  • What the three different voices in your head are called and how they behave
  • The outer benefits of having a kinder inner dialogue
  • What Nancy’s ASK process is and how it helps to reduce unwanted stress

Nancy Jane Smith has a Masters Degree in Higher Education and in Community Counseling from the University of Dayton. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with eleven years in private practice and has spent 20+ years working as a counselor/coach. She has written three books on living happier, most notably, The Happier Approach: Be Kind to Yourself, Feel Happier and Still Accomplish Your Goals. A certified Myers-Briggs®, StrongCareer Assessments®, and Daring Way™ Facilitator, Nancy has brought her light-hearted, practical speaking style to corporations and nonprofits as both a keynote and workshop facilitator like the Bailey Cavalieri Law Firm, CASA of Central Ohio, Wallick Communities and the NAWBO Bradyware Visionary Leadership Conference.

Get Nancy’s new book, The Happier Approach: Be Kind to Yourself, Feel Happier, and Still Accomplish Your Goals

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