#6: Emotional Detox for Anxiety and the C.L.E.A.N.S.E Method with Sherianna Boyle

Sherianna Boyle is an international, Emotional Detox Coach®, author of nine books, including her most recent Emotional Detox Now: 135 Practices to Renew Your Mind, Heart & Spirit (releases Oct 2021), Emotional Detox and Emotional Detox for Anxiety. Sherianna has been featured in over eighty-five articles and a featured presenter for renowned organizations such as PESI® Behavioral and Mental Health Education, Kripalu Health & Yoga Center, 1440 Multiversity University, and more. Her book, The Four Gifts of Anxiety, was endorsed by the National Association of Mental Health. She is an adjunct Psychology Professor and founder of Emotional Detox Coaching®, servicing clients (of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities) virtually worldwide. She is the host of the Emotional Detox Radio Show, which holds the top three spot on Healthylife.net. Sherianna is also the Chief Knowledge Officer for Relaxx App. 

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Detox for the body is something we hear a lot lately. However, we don’t hear much about detox for our mind and emotions. Sherianna is someone who’s dedicated to filling this gap and today’s episode is all about detoxing our emotions. Throughout the episode, we dive into how stress and anxiety works, how the brain responds to stress and anxiety and how we can mitigate the stress and anxiety in a harmless way through the C.L.E.A.N.S.E Method, and more.

We start the conversation with a brief discussion into the way people’s mental health is being affected by isolation during the pandemic restrictions. Sherianna shares with us some practical ways we can maintain our mental  health during times of isolation, stress, and uncertainty. 

To approach overcoming stress and anxiety, we need to understand what these things are and how they work. Sherianna shares with us some of the key characteristics of stress and anxiety and how to distinguish between the two. Diving deep into how our brains respond to stress and anxiety, we talk about how our brains are better designed to make decisions rather than processing emotions and how we can train our brains to handle emotional issues better. 

Sherianna’s structured approach for emotional detox consists of several steps that helps us break the process down in a way that’s easy for us to follow. Sherianna takes us through how we can prepare ourselves for emotional detox and each of the steps in her C.L.E.A.N.S.E method.

[02:01] Isolation and Mental Health – With the lockdowns and other pandemic-related restrictions, many of us have been experiencing some level of isolation, and it may lead to adverse effects on our mental health. We start the conversation with how we can maintain our mental health during this unprecedented time.

[07:17] Anxiety and Stress – How to differentiate between stress and anxiety, what causes these two issues, and how to resolve them.

[09:03] Anxiety Cycle – One of the fascinating concepts Sherianna covers in her book is the anxiety cycle. We talk about how anxiety affects our lives.

[13:58] Brain Withdrawal Response – How we can guide our brain to think in a way that helps us process emotions better.

[16:47] Emotional Detox – Sherianna talks about the structure she created as a way of helping people with anxiety overcome their challenges. 

[23:04] Preparing for Emotional Detox – Sherianna dives into some of the things we can do to prepare ourselves as we’re getting ready for an emotional detox. 

[29:22] Clearing Reactivity – We talk about some of the beathing and stretching related acivities that help us clear our reactivity.

[34:12] The Mantra – Sherianna shares her thoughts on how mantras can be helpful for healing and cleansing.

[39:30] Activating Joy – How to focus on things that bring us joy and shift our focus away from the things that make us angry, sad, or anxious.

[47:00] Surrender and Ease – According to Sherianne, instead of resisting certain things, surrendering and allowing those things can help us overcome mental health challenges. We talk about the surrender statements She introduces in her methodology and how to use them.

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Connect with Sherianna:

Website: sheriannaboyle.com
Radio – Emotional Detox Now : open.spotify.com/show/5pEm6Y0xm3KsjZ7XB48455
Books: sheriannaboyle.com/booksRelaxx App: https://relaxx.org/

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