LYL PODCAST EPISODE 074: Stress and Anxiety Management for Anyone with Dawn Pensack

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Everyone experiences stress and anxiety on a daily basis. The way it will manifest in our lives though lies in how we deal with these stressors and anxiety-inducing factors. Sadly, for some people, when stress is not managed properly it will manifest through sickness and other forms of physical symptoms and other problems in behavior.

In this week’s podcast episode, Dawn Pensack introduces a simple stress management technique that is easy for everyone to do. Dawn is a master practitioner of the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), which she came across when she was under a lot of stress after her first pregnancy. In this episode, we will also talk about how she transitions from being a school teacher to teaching individuals and groups on how to handle and live a calm and happy life, the effects of tapping on people who are undergoing emotional problems, what the tapping process is, and other tapping techniques that are available.

If you feel like you’re under a lot of stress lately and you’re proactively finding a way to deal with it, tune in to this episode today!


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What’s discussed in this Episode

[02:46] Dawn’s teaching experience 

[05:26] Sudden manifestations of weird physical symptoms 

[06:57] The effects of tapping on Dawn 

[09:38] Stress and problems with conception 

[11:00] Series of incorrect diagnoses 

[14:07] Dawn’s experience when her daughter was born

[18:36] Finally taking the baby home 

[19:35] Long terms effect of the birth for Dawn and her child

[24:29] How Dawn got into tapping 

[27:23] What exactly are emotional freedom techniques

[29:35] Does the technique work for non-believers of eastern medicine practices? 

[30:59] Effects of tapping on people stuck in an emotional turmoil 

[32:04] Tapping solves issues and opens safe spaces 

[34:58] Traumas within the body

[36:13] EFT and repressed memories 

[38:11] The tapping process

[48:06] Incorporating tapping in everyday routine 

[49:22] Other tapping techniques that are available

About the Guest

Dawn Pensack was a former elementary school teacher before she became a certified master EFT practitioner. She started to practice this technique after a traumatic experience and now, she’s on a mission to help bring simple stress management techniques to everyone. Dawn works with individuals or groups to help them ditch stress and to live a calmer and happier lives.

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I hope you enjoyed this podcast, and I hope you will take action to look and be your best self. Thanks for listening!

Dr. Michelle Gordon

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