Shift your mind from anxiety: Moving towards your goals

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Marci Fedor and Audrey Sussman PhD  chat about ways to get out of anxiety.

Listen in to this fun chat between Audrey and Marci as these two professionals help their client to use NLP and hypnotic techniques to shift the mind quickly from anxiety to focus, calm and relief.

Chat 1 –  How to facilitate a shift
1. Where are you now:
a.  Observe your state of mind
b.  Notice the racing thoughts, that take over your mind.

2. Where do you want to go?
a.  Put images and thoughts of what you want in positive
b.  What you want instead of what you don’t want.
c.  Setting the course – train track or a map of where you want to go

*  1st step in shifting – Slow down your system
*  Breath to alter state to calm
 * Visualize a movie of what you want in the future
** NLP technique:  the more senses you use (visual, auditory, kinesthetic) the more real it will feel.

  • In an anxious state can’t get anywhere: body in state of alarm, clouding thinking.
  • 1st is to slow the system down,  use any of the be-calm exercises
  • Acceptance of where  you are
  • Your are doing the best you can in the moment
  • Changing programming that gets you stuck.
  • Gaining new perspective a hypnotic exercise
  • Anchors that trigger old unwanted responses
  • Re-imprint (re-script) old images and programs
  • Birthright to make mistakes and to be loved

Next step: Identify what is underneath the anxiety:
Questions to get underneath emotions.
1. The “why” or  “what” question: which works best for you.
2. Is it true?
3. Who would you be without anxiety?

Click on this link to hear the audio’s.

Audrey Sussman PhD works with successful business owners who get stressed, procrastinate or feel overwhelmed with all there is to do in growing a business.   She helps them to transform the inner-critic that causes anxiety and worry into a positive, life enhancing guidance system.


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Overworked, Overwhelmed and Stressed? Tips for a Calm and Focused Mind

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Have you every felt so overwhelmed that you procrastinate?   Does self-doubt set in when you most need to be at your best when taking on new challenges? Do you then feel bad about procrastinating on the things you really want to do?   

The stress reaction is something that happens when people take on new challenges.  The more successful you are the more challenges you are taking on.  And the anxiety-procrastination reaction is one of the most misunderstood reactions.  Most people add to the distress with self blame.  Yet, procrastination happens because of the programs and triggers that run in the back of the mind.  The amazing thing is that there is a way to change these anxiety reactions so you can be in the state of confidence and curiosity needed when things seem overwhelming.  

Many people feel anxiety from overwhelm in the body.   At time it might seems that anxiety comes out as heart pounding, stomach clenching or a mind fogging reaction.  And to make it worse it might even seem that these physical reactions come from out of the blue. 

This is because the triggers for reactions are so hidden, that it seems like there is reason to feel this way.  As your mind tries to make sense of the reactions it can cause more of fear and worry that adds to the stress you are already feeling.  And for many people they fear that the body reaction is a signal that something is terrible wrong physically. 

The anxiety/fear reaction does have a positive purpose. When working properly, it can mobilize you for action.  But, when procrastination or fear is the response it takes you out of your best state of mind into one where you begin to doubt yourself.


Think back on a time when you felt worry, fear or procrastinated on something you really want to do.  Then notice what happens as the fearful thoughts move through your mind.  You’ll probable begin to notice that your thoughts are creating future images of what you fear might happen.   And sometimes the thoughts and images move so quickly through your mind that it seems the reaction your are having is for no apparent reason.   The unconscious mind interprets the future images as a signal that you will need to fight or flee.  It accepts the thoughts and images as if they are really happening in the present moment.  Then chemicals pour though the body getting you ready to fight or flee, sometimes the chest gets tight, or you’ll feel a nervous energy though-out the body.   People suffering with panic then increase the distress as they worry that something is wrong with their health.

This cause the out of control feeling that add to the distress as new thoughts arise telling you these terrible feelings will never stop.


The mind and body are connected, and thoughts can create physical reactions.  Actually, the unconscious part o the mind is doing what it is designed to do, send a message to release chemicals, getting  the body ready to fight or flee.  This is a normal, healthy part of the mind-body connection.

But, when we aren’t aware of what is triggering the anxiety reactions, as chemicals rush through the body it might seem the reaction is coming from out of the blue.   And this then plays havoc on both the 


  • No matter the event, you can learn to have control over these stress reactions.
  • Recognize that it is not the outside event that actually causes anxiety, fear or stress.  It is the way we interpret, filter or think about what is going on that determines our reactions. 
  • Take a moment to identify the symptoms you are having.
  • Then, take a moment to be curious about the thoughts or images moving through your mind.
  • Continue with the experiment below or go to the link to have a consultation for getting relief.

 If you want more information on calming the mind and body so you can sail easily towards goals, take advantage of our 10 week home-study course.  Want to change on the deepest level where you can reprogram your own unconscious for calm, focus and motivation?

Click here for information on the consultation

Sign up for a 30 minute Consultation session with Audrey Sussman PhD.   You’ll find out how I have helped successful, creative professionals to get free from anxiety, worry and procrastination. It is possible to keep calm, focused and motivated with the most stressful challenges.
Important links:


Before your consultation: Experiment with the following ideas

Identify issues that cause distress.

1. Think about and then write down: What causes you anxiety, worry, fear, sadness, panic, guilt.

2. Keep this list because after using the Magic Toolbox you will be amazed at where you started

3.  Next: Number the issues or symptoms you’ve written down: From the most stressful to least.

4.  Put a star next to the top 3 stressors, and write each one down on a separate piece of paper.

5.  For each of the 3 starred items: 

a. Think about and then write about how different it will it be when you are free from the issues. 

b. Take some time to really imagine how life is different when these are gone.

c. Visualize a new possible future: notice what you see in this image, what you hear and even how it feels in your body as you imagine stepping into that future image.

d. Make note of any negative thoughts the come up, when doing this experiment with creating what you want your future to look like.

Following the steps above, is the start to any change. 

Links: Information about the   Magic Tool Box
Consultation:   To set up a consultation email your name, contact information and phone number to Audrey.

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Consultation: Get relief from anxiety worry and self-doubt

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Complimentary Consultation
with Audrey Sussman PhD

Find out about The Magic Toolbox that has helped successful, creative professionals to get free from anxiety, worry and procrastination so they can feel calm, focused and motivated when taking on new challenges:

In this consultation you’ll:
1. Get answers to breaking free from a racing thoughts.
2. Discover how to release pent up emotion.
3. Learn how to get free of procrastination and worry.
4. Have the next steps you can take for calm, focus and self-confidence.
5. During this consultation we’ll develop a plan for your specific situation.  

Call  917-399-2102 or email for a consultation. 

When you email Audrey please include
Best contact information
and a bit about what you’d like to get from the consultation
and what you wish could be different.

Audrey has created the formula for results. The more successful you are there more there is to do. Gain the keys to calm a racing mind and to get free of   stress and anxiety that smothering natural ability. 



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How to Stop Negative Thinking

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Do you wish to have a way to
stop the mind from racing?

In this article you’ll get tips you can use to stop negative thinking.  These are the thoughts that pop into the mind increasing stress, anger and self-doubt.

I received the following questions from one of my readers.

*What can I do when I start to feel negative thoughts?

*Is there any quick way to get out of feeling down?

*How do I get out of the negative mindset and change it to thinking positive?

She continued saying: a lot of people say to just think positive thoughts, but if it were that easy I would already be doing that. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

In the audio below are the answers to these questions:
Listen in to hear a more about using your
mind in a more positive way.

What you can do to pull yourself
out of a negative mindset

1. Pick one specific situation where negative thoughts are getting in your way.

2.  Notice where (in your body) you feel the emotion. 
3. Ask yourself: I wonder what this feeling is about?
Note: this is different from the question? Why am I feeling this way?
4. Different types of thoughts:
* Thoughts that tear down self-confidence
* Imagined conversations we with someone who caused upset.
* Thoughts of revenge.
* Thoughts that circle: Each negative thought leads to another  until the reaction is out of control. 
There are many different ways to stop the cycle.
 Click here for the first mind calming tool
Sign up for a Consultation to
learn how to get free from
Anxiety, Worry, Procrastination and Self Doubt. 
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The Purpose of Worry

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Audrey Sussman PhD works with successful people who get stressed, procrastinate or feel overwhelmed.   She helps them to transform the inner-critic that causes anxiety, procrastination and worry, into a positive life enhancing guidance system that automatically triggers calm, creativity and motivation needed to move forward with ease.

Click  below to watch the video on ways to stop worry.  If you enjoy writing join us for the next retreat go to:

This was taken in Costa Rica where Audrey Sussman PhD goes each year to give Screen Writers new ways to increase focus and flow that enhances their inner potential.  In the clip we are discussing how to stop procrastination by releasing blocks that limit potential.

Would you like to have a system to:
1. Calm a racing mind in just seconds, without medication? 

2. Give you the blueprint for setting any goal, so you can’t help but achieve it?

3. Learn how to re-program your own unconscious so you no longer feel stuck, procrastinate, or have worry that drains your energy?

4. And have a way to have all of this set on automatic?

Then I have something you will want to know about.
email Audrey for more information on the next group coaching. 






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Taking the leap. Tips for achieving any goal.

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Many times people get stuck and feel frustrated when they procrastinate or just don’t move forward on goals that are important to them.   The video below gives some easy to follow tips about setting yourself up for the most powerful feelings,  ones that will propel you easily towards your goals.

Audrey Sussman PhD works with successful people who get stressed, procrastinate or feel overwhelmed.   She helps them to transform the inner-critic that causes anxiety, procrastination and worry, into a positive life enhancing guidance system that automatically triggers calm, creativity and motivation needed to move forward with ease.

Of course, there is a lot more that might need to be done. Things that might also need to be released are  limiting beliefs, negative self-talk and  triggers that cause fear and worry.  Yet, I do believe that the first steps given in the video provide some good ideas and start you on the path. Moving from procrastination and fear to joyfully taking the next steps till you reach your goal.

As you will see as you watch the video it is taken while on the beach. And you can hear the waves breaking in the background as I talk about taking the leap toward goals.  I guess you can say I took a leap when I did the video. Because it was important to me to get my ideas for moving ahead on goals into  a helpful video, I just jumped in and said what was on my mind.  No script, not dressed in my normal NYC office hypnotherapist attire.   I took the leap thinking that the content and message was what was more  important than having a perfectly scripted video.

An while I’m talking about taking the leap, I guess I’d like to let you know more about me.  Those who follow my blog know me for my anxiety relief programs.  Yet, there is so much more to who I am and one of the things that is so exciting about being a hypnotherapist is that each year I get to work with the most amazing, creative Screen Writers .  They come from all over the world to this life changing retreat in Costa Rica.  The write, take workshops with two amazing teachers from Jacob Krueger Studio and take the steps of getting their movies written and made while attending this retreat.

.It is a magical time and I am so very honored to be invited to be a part of the experience.  I get to show these amazing people how to get past blocks, how to create the best state for creativity and then to watch as they find their ability and creativity easily flowing.    If you want more information on this retreat click here. It happens in June so if you are a writer and want to have an experience that is totally awesome, come join us and get motivated and freed to do your best work.

And now, if you are ready to learn how to easily take the leap to your own potential click here to watch the video guide.

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Get Free From IBS, Colitis or Crohn’s

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Getting Relief from IBS, Colitis and Crohn’s is possible.  Audio tips for the relief of pain, worry and embarrassment of IBS and gut distress. I’ve created an audio series and will be adding them in the next few weeks.  Stay tuned for tips, discussion and ideas on how to break free from IBS, Colitis, Crohn’s and gut distress.

Each audio can be listened to in just 5 – 10 minutes. I’ll pack in some of the things that I have done with my clients that have helped to get lasting relief.  This is so much more than just managing to live with symptoms. It is possible to have a life without worrying about when the next gut symptom will hit.  I’ve been helping professionals for over 15 years and have a 98% success rate including those who had tried many other things before they found me..  If you are suffering with irritable bowel, Crohn’s or colitis, listen-in and learn about this amazing 3-part system that has help people to get free to eliminate pain, stop urgency and embarrassment, and have the tools to continue to stay symptom-free. And all without medication.  

If you are ready for change now, sign up for a complimentary consultation. You’ll come away know the steps to take, and have an understanding of how the process works.   Send your contact information and with some days / times  and I’ll do my best to fit you in for a 20 minute consultation.   

The link below will take you to the first in the audio series about relief from IBS, Crohn’s and Colitis.  Click here for the audio

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The Shut Off Switch That Stops Fear and Worry

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Have you ever wished you had a shut-off switch that stops worry, anxiety and fear from churning in your mind and body?  In this article we’ll discuss some tools you can use to stop thoughts and images, that trigger worry and anxiety. And, when you learn how to use these tools it’s like having an automatic shut-off switch that stops fear in its tracks.

There are 3 steps needed to stop the mind from spiraling out of control with worry, anxiety and fear. The circle of change diagram gives an overview the three primary ways.

Some tools to stop worry, anxiety and fear are conscious mind techniques. These are easy to learn on your own, and we begin with them because they will give you a quick way to start. Although not the complete answer they do put you back in control of your own mind.

There is even a self-hypnotic technique where you touch of two fingers together to have instant calm. This is great when you need a clear, focused mind for doing new things.   As you add more tools to your toolbox of skills you can pick the ones you like best and combine them, for motivation and passion.

Yes, it is also possible to change the underlying programming that has been triggering fear, worry and anxiety. When you add these to the beginning set of tools it’s like putting the shut-off switch on automatic. At the end of the article I’ll tell you how get more information on combining all three methods.

So let’s begin beginning with the primary set of tools.  Then as you get more experience with creating magic on the mind-body level we can add intermediate and advanced tool to get the mind and body working together in harmony.

So what is going on when the mind spirals out of control?

There you are sitting in your living room, watching TV, reading a book or relaxing, when out of the blue you are feeling anxious. You might wonder why you are feeling agitated. It might seem like nothing is going on yet, your body is not feeling right. Perhaps if you are aware of body signals you’ve already noticed that your heart is beating faster than usual. Or it might be you notice a tightness in your stomach, or it’s just an uneasy feeling –something feels unsettled.

The beginning steps:
1. Stop for a moment, take a breath, think back.
2. Think about what was going through your mind a few moments before your body reacted.
3. What was happening in your environment, what was happening on TV.
4. Begin to recall any thoughts that were going through your mind, a few moments before your body reacted.
5. TIP: Sometimes thoughts move so fast that you won’t notice then in the moment. So take a moment to pause and look back to find them.

What happens before the mind racing downward spiral?
As you think back you’ll begin to realize that there was either an image or a thought that starts the anxiety, fear, body reaction cycle.  And once the mind starts racing, the negative thoughts build, one on top of another. The mind works so fast, you didn’t realize you were creating pictures of all the terrible things that might happen.

Thoughts that create worry are not typically about something happening in the present moment.  Read More in the next article . . .

Want to find out more about
how to get Freedom from IBS, anxiety, fear and worry?

If you are ready to take action. If you want to have the tools to stop worry, fear, anxiety and gut distress then I have something you will want to do.

Sign up for a complimentary Discovery Consultation.  I’ll set aside 30 minutes for you. You’ll get your questions answered, and come away knowing the steps needed to get free for anxiety, worry, IBS and stomach pain once and for all.

To get the complimentary consultation:
1. Just click here to contact me by email

2. Include your name and best contact information
3. Tell me what you are struggling with, what you want to get free of.
4. I will email back to schedule your 30 minute discovery consultation.
5. On the subject line put:  I’d like a Discovery Consultation

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