035: How to heal from anxiety – with Uma Sanghvi

By October 16, 2018August 12th, 2021The Simplifiers Podcast

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Today, I want to talk about that big hairy elephant in the room.

The one that holds you back, keeps you frazzled and working from a place of fear and not one rooted in love. The thing that’s strangling your creativity and whispering in your ear, “play small, it’s safer that way.”

Let’s talk about ANXIETY.


My guest, Uma Sanghvi, is going to help us better understand anxiety and how we can begin to heal.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What does anxiety look and feel like?
  • How to know if you’ve got anxiety or not
  • What ’embodiment’ means and why so many people disassociate from their bodies when they get anxious?
  • Why living life with ‘good vibes only’ mentality is a bad idea
  • What you can learn when you slow down and listen to the ‘wisdom of your body’
  • More about Uma’s blueprint for restoring joy – what are some simple things you can do to heal?

At the very beginning of our conversation, she leads us through a powerful visualization exercise to help you get a taste of what “embodiment” actually feels like. So, if you’re driving your car or on a treadmill, hit pause, get somewhere safe where you won’t be interrupted and give yourself this gift to slow down and reconnect with your body-mind-spirit.

It’s sooooo good!

Let’s #DoTheThing.

My challenge for you this week:

Can you take 8 minutes today to tune into your body, and be present with how it feels? Try a guided meditation each day this week – simply play back the section of the podcast (minutes 03:35 – 11:40) where Uma guides us through. Beautiful.

Share it with me, privately or publicly, by snapping a photo of you doing the thing and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

Links, books and apps mentioned:

Book: A Course in Miracles: Combined Volume – Foundation for Inner Peace

Book: Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying – Stephen and Ondrea Levine

Book: The Four Agreements: Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (Toltec Wisdom Book) – Don Miguel Ruiz and Janet Mills

Coaching: Wellness blueprint session – Uma Sanghvi

App: Headspace – meditation tool

App: Calm – meditation tool

Favorite quotes from this episode:

[14:53] “If you’re not running from tigers and your stress is more of the chronic variety, or if we haven’t fully released a trauma from the past, which is the case for a lot of us, then we stay stuck in that adrenalized, tense, scared place, and it really takes a physical toll on the body and over time that fight or flight response turns into what we call anxiety.” – Uma

[16:53] “There’s a lot of anxiety floating around. I really think of it as, you know, an epidemic of dissociation. The opposite of that is embodiment and embodiment is really about having a connected sense in the present moment.” – Uma

[41:12] “The body’s always, always speaking to us, and the wisdom of the body is so much greater than the wisdom of the mind.” – Uma

[45:35] “I really think that one of the first steps restoring joy is learning how to receive. Letting the goodness that’s around you, come to you. You don’t have to push all the time. There doesn’t have to be striving all the time.” – Uma

[49:02] “I love that this keeps coming up as a topic on our podcast because I really do believe it is a business topic as well as a life topic. It is so important to be connected mind, body, spirit, regardless of your religious or spiritual beliefs. I mean, this is universal.” – Mary

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About Uma:

Uma is an Anxiety-Relief Coach who uses holistic, trauma-informed techniques to help people heal from anxiety, stress and worry.

Utilizing somatic practices and embodied spirituality, Uma combines the latest neuroscience research with ancient spiritual practices like mindfulness to help people calm their nervous system, work with intense emotions and release trauma in order to heal chronic anxiety for good.

Uma first fell in love with neuroscience at Stanford University and brings her love of science to her love of spirituality in helping her clients.

Uma’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Irene Lyon – nervous system specialist, therapeutic coach, worked with Dr. Peter Levine (trauma researcher whom Uma mentioned).

Where Uma hangs out online:

Website: umasanghvi.com

Facebook: @mindbodyuma

Facebook closed group: The Embodied Empath

Instagram: @mindbodyuma

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