187: How to reduce anxiety naturally – with Dr. Rochelle Calvert (PART ONE)

By September 14, 2021The Simplifiers Podcast

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If you suffer from anxiety, did you know there are ways to reduce it naturally, without medication? It’s no surprise many of us struggle with anxiety from time to time… the news is overwhelming, stress is rising, our adrenal glands are shot, and we’ve stopped wondering when it’ll get back to “normal” but rather just hoping that life would just CHILL for a second. Girl, I feel you.

My special guest today is Dr. Rochelle Calvert and she’s simplifying how to reduce anxiety naturally. Through our conversation, you’ll awaken into a new way of being- no longer being held to the reactive and unconscious patterns of past trauma, but rather, learning how to release them by rekindling your relationship with nature once again.

Here’s how. 


My special guest today is Dr. Rochelle Calvert and she’s simplifying how to reduce anxiety naturally.

We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including:

  • The pandemic has been a traumatic experience for so many – how she defines ‘trauma’ and why it can cause anxiety as a response in the body
  • How getting out in nature can help us process our trauma and what the research says about mindfulness when we are outdoors
  • What somatic healing is and a few simple ways we can try it today through breath, sensory, body, and element awareness
  • When we integrate these practices, we cultivate a deeper sense of wholeness – Dr Calvert shows us how to do this
  • …and ultimately, we learn that by being present in nature, we reduce our anxiety naturally over time… what some pitfalls are that we might experience along the way and how to cope with them when they arise.

Based on feedback from you in our recent listener survey, we’re trying something new these next couple of weeks. We are splitting up the episode into two parts, releasing the first half now and part two on Friday this week. That way, the content is in a smaller, bite-size portion for you to listen to now, simmer on this entire week and be intentional with integrating what you learn into your everyday life.

We are simplifying our episodes to be shorter in length, easier to listen to, on-the-go.

I know we all are on-the-go these days and our old ways of listening to podcasts (either on our commute or at the gym) have changed since COVID… let us know if you like this new way of listening to The Simplifiers Podcast. Shorter episodes, split into two for simpler learning.

Q: Are you ready to reduce your anxiety naturally? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing!

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My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and reduce your anxiety naturally this week? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

Links, books and apps mentioned:

Book: Healing with Nature: Mindfulness and Somatic Practices to Heal from Trauma – Dr. Rochelle Calvert

Book: My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies – Resmaa Menakem

Resource: What is Somatic Experiencing®? – Dr. Peter A. Levine

Podcast: How to level up by doing less, featuring Kate Northrup – The Simplifiers Podcast

Podcast: How to listen to your body, featuring Irene Lyon – The Simplifiers Podcast

Podcast: How to heal from anxiety, featuring Uma Sanghvi – The Simplifiers Podcast

Podcast: How to squash your limiting self-beliefs – The Simplifiers Podcast

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About Dr. Rochelle Calvert

Dr. Rochelle Calvert – She is the author of Healing with Nature and certified in a variety of mindfulness, meditation, and trauma healing practices. She is the founder and clinical director of New Mindful Life. She is currently in transition from San Diego, California to Taos, New Mexico.

Where Dr. Rochelle hangs out online:

Website: NewMindfulLife.com  

Twitter: @newmindfullife

Facebook: @newmindfullife

Instagram: @newmindfullife

Dr. Rochelle’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

…you’ll just have to wait and see in PART TWO of this conversation!

Rochelle Calvert

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