Episode 66: Brave Worriers, Disarming Anxiety with Elizabeth Cush

If you’re like many modern women, you’ve learned to swallow your needs. Maybe you don’t even know what you need. Maybe it oozes out of you sideways in the form of anxiety. 

In this episode Elizabeth (Biz) Cush, MA, LCPC, joins me to explore our relationships with anxiety and discomfort and how to tune into what you need even when it’s buried below the surface. As a trauma therapist in Annapolis, MD, Biz incorporates mindfulness and meditation into her psychotherapy work, her blogs and its the theme of her Woman Worriers Podcast

We explore what drives anxiety to show up so loudly. As women, we have a tendency to set aside our own needs in service of others. In doing so perhaps we bypass an opportunity to know who we truly are. Biz shares how mindfulness and body experiences play into healing. And why slowing down is a necessary step in rebuilding a relationship with your anxiety and regaining your power.  

Dive in with us and journey from feeling lost or unseen to uncovering your wants, needs and desires.

Quoted in the Episode:

 “The voices within ourselves become stories of who we are.” Elizabeth Cush

“The voices within ourselves become stories of who we are.” Elizabeth Cush

 “It's easier to be invisible and not show up. But it bubbles up, you can't be silent forever.” Elizabeth Cush   

“It's easier to be invisible and not show up. But it bubbles up, you can't be silent forever.” Elizabeth Cush

 

 “For many women it is a slow learning process. Bringing in awareness to themselves because we're tuned out to what we need. There's also a sense of guilt or shame about making self a priority. So it takes time. ” Elizabeth Cush

“For many women it is a slow learning process. Bringing in awareness to themselves because we're tuned out to what we need. There's also a sense of guilt or shame about making self a priority. So it takes time. ” Elizabeth Cush

 “Be more present. Focused. Be aware of what's happening in the moment. That awareness. What are you thinking? How are you feeling? What's happening in your body? As you become more aware you can choose what to focus your attention on, or not.” Elizabeth Cush

“Be more present. Focused. Be aware of what's happening in the moment. That awareness. What are you thinking? How are you feeling? What's happening in your body? As you become more aware you can choose what to focus your attention on, or not.” Elizabeth Cush

 “You're trying to figure out the whole world and keep everyone and everything under control. You can't. Not being in control might make you uncomfortable. And that's OK.” Elizabeth Cush

“You're trying to figure out the whole world and keep everyone and everything under control. You can't. Not being in control might make you uncomfortable. And that's OK.” Elizabeth Cush

 “Take control and have a voice. How do you want to use it? What do you want to do with it?” Rebecca Wong

“Take control and have a voice. How do you want to use it? What do you want to do with it?” Rebecca Wong

Resources Referenced in this Episode:

Biz Cush  

Woman Worriers Podcast 

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