The Anxiety Fix With Dr. Cristy Lopez

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Are you looking for ways to eliminate stress and anxiety without therapy or medication? 

My guest for this episode is Dr. Cristy Lopez, a psychologist, coach, and founder of My Anxiety Fix. For the past 20+ years, Dr. Lopez has helped thousands of people to permanently reduce anxiety and stress in ten minutes or less without years of therapy or medication. 

She has appeared on the Dr. Phil show and has served as an aftercare psychologist for Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers. She is a cited and guest expert for media such as Forbes and the List, as well as a frequent guest of the Growth to Freedom show. 

If you want to know more about eliminating anxiety and creating a life of freedom with less stress, then this episode with Dr. Cristy Lopez is not one to miss!

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The Anxiety Fix With Dr. Cristy Lopez

This episode is something that’s a blast from the past to a degree. We have a returning guest. She’s our most consistent returning guests because she has a wealth of wisdom to be able to share with you. I know she’s had a tremendous impact on me personally, professionally and hundreds and thousands of others. Do you have trouble shutting your brain down? Do you find yourself quietly struggling or even deeper suffering from anxiety, but don’t know where to turn and who to talk to? Do you have a situation where you have trouble sleeping or maybe you have frequent headaches? Our guest expert is uniquely qualified to help you. You’re going to want to grab a piece of paper, grab a pen, pull off to the side of the road and jot down some notes. If you’d never want to miss an episode, you can go to GrowthToFreedom.com/subscribe.

Our guest is Dr. Cristy Lopez. She’s a psychologist. She’s a coach and probably more than that. She’s the Founder of My Anxiety Fix. We’re going to talk about that a lot. For the past several years, she’s helped thousands of people to permanently reduce anxiety and stress in literally ten minutes or less without years of therapy, medication and more. She’s a regular expert and immediate contributor. She’s been on Dr. Phil. She serves as the aftercare psychologist for a lot of different opportunities and programs. She served for Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers. She’s also been featured on the reality TV series, Downsized. She’s been quoted in Forbes, contributed to many articles, publications and a whole lot more. Welcome back, Dr. Cristy. How are you?

I am great and it’s great to be back. Thank you for having me again.

Our goal with this interview is to help bring you more peace, freedom, growth, and a whole lot more. Dr. Lopez, what are some of the biggest challenges you see with people who suffer many of them quietly like I had for years with anxiety, distress or overstress. What do you see?

Sadly, millions of people are suffering from anxiety. Some are readily observable and some, you would have no idea. It’s that duck on the water where the duck looks like it’s gliding, but underneath it’s struggling. That’s how a lot of people feel. You could be sitting right next to him. You could be in a meeting and they are doing everything they can in their mind to try and concentrate on that meeting because they’re having some anxious thoughts and some heart palpitations. Those are some of the signs when you’re having anxiety. Sometimes you don’t know that somebody is having this constant struggle. Unfortunately, anxiety rates seem to be getting higher, especially on children and young adults. There’s a lot that goes on with anxiety and there are a lot of people who are trying to deal with it.

I wonder, what part does technology play in this? Because theoretically and I believe it’s a huge theoretical that technology is supposed to simplify our lives, to make things simpler for us and to get more done in less time. In reality, it seems to consume most people. They’re addicted to the phone, the pad, the desktop or the laptop. They’re addicted to their device. It’s almost like an extension of them, 24/7. What is the research suggesting on how technology is not simplifying, but it’s creating a lot of this undue stress and complexity?

The root of anxiety is uncertainty. – Dr. Cristy Lopez Click To Tweet

They are doing a lot of research on this as this has become more prevalent. They have found some alarming statistics or some findings. There’s one big study where they did find in children that one hour of screen time was enough to significantly raise their chances of having anxiety and depression. That is especially concerning because as a child and a young adult, you’re still doing a lot of brain development. A lot of children now are growing up this way where this came in and that’s all they’ve ever known. Some of this research, we don’t know yet because it’s going to go over time to see what ends up happening with people who are raised from day one with screen time.

Maybe you can comment on it that I’ve seen some research related to time and addiction habits being built. These neuro-pathways are being built and trained to be addictive and training kids from adolescents, if not younger or teenager or anywhere in between, how to operate as an addict. It then leads to this cycle of depression, anxiety and more. Can you speak to that a little bit?

You’re exactly right. It’s almost like that famous Pavlov’s dog. I don’t know if you know that or maybe it’s only famous for psychologists. When you ring a bell to the dog, it will salivate and it’s like, “How did that happen?” They paired it with meat powder but it’s the same idea because we are always getting these notifications. When these notifications go off, seeing it, hearing it, the stimulus is happening. When you hear that ring, you get a little shot of dopamine. Chemicals are going on in your brain, which is your pleasure chemicals. It is the same thing that goes behind addiction. This is why it is very similar to addiction. When you get the substance that you are craving, then you get that little shot of dopamine. When you hear that notification, your brain chemicals go up and then your brain is like, “That was cool. Let’s get some more.”

It’s on the lookout for it and it’s wanting it. You can also even build this tolerance to it. You need more and more. You need greater things. You need more notifications. You need whatever you consider to be better notifications. You need uncertain notifications on who knows to get that same high and that’s what happens. It becomes this addictive process. Another thing why this is powerful is because you don’t necessarily know when these notifications are coming in. An unpredictable reinforcement schedule, which is how gambling works like a jackpot, you don’t know when it’s coming in so you’re always on alert for it. That is the strongest reinforcement schedule anybody can have. That’s what your phone is doing. It’s mimicking the same reasons and the same mechanisms for how people have certain addictions and even like a gambling addiction.

I want to speak to the elephant in the room because you might be going, “I don’t necessarily have kids. I’m not that concerned about it. I’m looking at my own distress and anxiety.” I want you to look at this in a 360-degree view because do you operate with technology? Is it possible that technology, whether it’s a phone, a pad or whatever is causing additional distress that you don’t need? What other areas are creating additional distress? Most people are caught up. It’s fight or flight mode. It’s almost like playing a subconscious dodgeball where you got all these things, all these stimulus and notifications flying at you at 100 and you’re grabbing, you’re knocking one or two out of the way, but you still got 400 others coming at you. Do you ever feel that way?

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Your phone is mimicking the same reasons and mechanisms for how people have certain addictions.

 

It almost feels like that. What if you had a simple solution? You can look this up and see some YouTube examples of this. Many years ago, doctors used to go on TV and promote smoking and saying it’s good for you. Years ago, when chemicals like cocaine were put in certain soft drinks. People would drink it and they’d get addicted to it and they would say, “It was okay.” You might be thinking to yourself, “If it was that bad, there would be somebody looking out for us.” How about you look out for you? Become independent and take care of yourself. That’s where self-care comes in. We’ve talked a little bit about the problem. We’re only scratching the surface, but more importantly, what is the solution to anxiety and distress wherever it comes from? You are feeling like you’re doing the best you can to cope with this subconscious dodgeball that’s firing at you, 400 balls a second.

If you feel at all that way, you’re going to love what Dr. Cristy has to share with you to show you some simple strategies and techniques you can put in place. It’s not a regimen that’s going to be fourteen months before you experience a result. These are the things you can put in place and the tools to make it happen. Dr Cristy, we were scratching the surface with things and it comes from a lot of places. As you are reading, if you could picture a person standing against the wall and subconscious dodgeballs being fired, whether it’s 30, 40 or 400 balls, depending on you and your level. You can tell the size of the person by the obstacles and stress it takes to knock them off track. At the end of the day, everyone is dealing with stress, you, me and the most successful people in the world. I’ve had private conversations with people who are operating and doing the best they can to cope, such as professional athletes, celebrity experts that you know of and I know of.

The bottom line is, what can you do about it? When you’re feeling like you’re having 40 balls fired at you at once, what do you do? Years ago, I would overreact to things and then I would get overly tired and burned out. I feel like I’m complete utter overwhelmed. Not that I don’t deal with that anymore, but I have better tools to deal with those things. Would you like to have some of those tools? Would you like to have those tools to be immediate for you? You’re going to love this segment of the show. If you never want to miss an episode, go to GrowthToFreedom.com/subscribe. Dr. Cristy, if someone’s struggling with anxiety or they struggle with shutting down or shutting their brain off. They’re revved up all the time and they feel like they’ve got 400 dodgeballs subconsciously coming at them doing the best they can to cope. What are a couple of strategies that people can use to put in place?

I always tell people, “If you’re going to have an issue, you want it to be anxiety because there are many things to do for it to help.” That’s good news. Usually, I start off with what I consider to be physiological techniques or tips because anxiety is very physiological. The root of anxiety is uncertainty. When you’re not sure about something, you don’t feel like you have control over it, which usually will raise anxiety because your brain takes that as a threat. Your brain’s job is to make sure you survive. It’s going to want to do whatever it can to help you survive this perceived threat, even though it’s probably not a threat. It could be a thought in your mind, but it’s very physiological. All of these things start happening in your body and the chemistry of your body. You get to cascade this physiological effect that accompanies anxiety, which is why a lot of people have physical symptoms when they are feeling anxious, like feeling nauseous.

A lot of people with GI issues or stomach problems have anxiety and vice versa because it’s very physiological. Your heart is racing, you might feel hot and your blood pressure’s rising. All kinds of things would happen physiologically. When your brain is preparing you to deal with this threat, it is doing that. It’s putting you in this fight or flight mode so your blood is needed to be in your muscles. It’s needing to be for all of these things to prep you for this fight or to take off, which means the blood is no longer going to where you think about things or your executive functioning. Your brain doesn’t want you to think about how you’re going to try and deal with this threat. It wants you to do something. It’s hard for people to try and remember certain tips or techniques or skills if those techniques are very cognitive. You have to think about them.

You are not going to be able to control the world, but you can control what you are able to do about it. – Dr. Cristy Lopez Click To Tweet

You’re going to have to remember them. You’re going to have to think about the steps. You’re going to have to talk to yourself. Talking to yourself in a certain way is an effective way to help with anxiety. When it first comes on, if you don’t catch it early, which is what happens to most people, you’re going to have a hard time remembering and implementing that skill that you learned. I teach my clients, “First, let’s do some physiological interventions. We need to be able to put your brain back into the nervous system that will allow you to better remember, think and then implement.” The number one technique is deep breathing. If it’s done correctly, it will switch you from that fight to flight part of your brain, back to your regular part of your brain where you can remember and access your executive functions, your reasoning and your memory and all these kinds of things. You’d be more successful than continuing to use the intervention. When it comes to deep breathing, I always ask people, “Have you tried deep breathing?” Most people will say, “Yes,” and then I asked them, “How are you doing it?”

People usually are not sure how they’re doing it. I would like to make it clear that there’s a certain reason why deep breathing works and that is because you need your exhale to be longer and harder than your inhale. That is the specific mechanism that makes the deep breathing work. There is a very common, very effective deep breathing exercise that is called 4-7-8 because you are breathing in your nose only for a mental count of four, then you were holding for seven seconds and then you are exhaling harder, you should hear that whoosh sound for eight seconds. Your inhale is four and your exhale is eight, so it’s double. Eight is a long time to exhale at that degree. You may have to build-up to it, but that’s the basic first-line intervention that I teach people is deep breathing, 4-7-8. Usually, it takes a few of those rounds and you will immediately start feeling like you’re calming it. It works because it is physiology.

We’re not going to talk about it, we’re going to do it. If you’re driving, if you’re in your office. If you’re on an elliptical, you can do this, wherever you are. I would encourage you to do it. Don’t just hear it and go, “That sounds good. Let me try that later.” Let’s do it now. Why don’t you cue us up, Cristy, and I’m going to be the guinea pig here? I’m going to breathe on your cue.

4-7-8, ready, go.

If you did that, I know what came over me, two breaths, in and out, 4-7-8, a sense of peace and calm. What’s that worth to you to be able to trigger that and implement it? It’s not common that you would have someone breathe in your ear on an interview as you’re running on a treadmill, but bear with it. Ideally, you did that while we did it and you got a chance to experience that sense of peace. It’s amazing what happens when you can put something like this in place. What’s your feedback on that and what’s next?

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When you’re not sure about something and don’t feel like you have control, your anxiety raises because your brain takes that as a threat and your brain’s job is to make sure you survive.

 

You did well because a lot of people do have a hard time on that. The eight, getting that up there. It’s a matter of practice. If somebody didn’t get it right away, you have to practice it. When you are new to deep breathing, you probably only want to do about four or five rounds to begin with. You don’t want to keep doing it because it could make you lightheaded.

What happens if you like being light-headed?

That’s a different story. While at work, keep practicing it. Even if you don’t think you need it, practice it because it’s prevention also. It’s preventative to deep breathe. When you need it for a situation because something is coming on and you feel like you’re trying to get anxious, it’ll be even more effective. Practicing deep breathing and then using it as an intervention. That’s number one. It’s very effective. It puts you back into the nervous system where you can access the other techniques or tools you may have. Sometimes people don’t realize they’re going almost more into a panic. They even forget about deep breathing. They may be in a meeting and they can’t be like, “Hold on, everybody, while I do deep breathing.” There are a few other first-line physiological interventions that I do give people.

Let’s dive into at least one of those.

Another very effective physiological intervention is aromatherapy. There are essential oils that come from plants and flowers that have healing properties. Because you are breathing them, it’s a quick way of getting an intervention. You are breathing in the olfactory or on your smell receptors. As you’re breathing in, it goes right to the brain and they go to the centers of your brain to have more emotions and memories and things like that. If you have an idea that, “I’m going into a situation where I probably will have heightened anxiety. I’m giving a public speech or presentation or even I’m trying to go to sleep.” Sometimes, people feel anxiety when they’re trying to go to sleep or even going out and facing the world. If you know you’re probably going to be experiencing some heightened anxiety, you can get aromatherapy.

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They have different kinds. They have little oils where it has a rollerball and you can put it on yourself or just like oil. They make jewelry that diffuses it. If you’re at home, you can have a diffuser or a candle or something like that. The top two aromas that have been shown to help relax people, but also dogs is vanilla and lavender. There are other ones, but those are the top two that seem to be effective. That also is very quick because you are breathing it in. It is physiologically working to help you. Aromatherapy is also the same thing, it is prevention. When you need it, because you have it on the go, it’s easy, especially for women because you can put it in your purse. You can take it with you. That’s another very effective, easy and simple physiological intervention to help you calm down.

What would happen for you if you could simply start practicing the 4-7-8 breathing technique? You could start incorporating aromatherapy, just those two. Dr. Cristy has dozens of simple strategies where she can help you reduce or even eliminate distress and anxiety in ten minutes or less. What would happen for you if you could put these two simple ideas in place and get them into practice? Dr. Cristy, I’d love to give a little testimonial on a couple of sides of this one. The value of having peace, which equals freedom almost when you want. The question is not, “Should I do it?” The question is, “What if you don’t deal with a healthy way of dealing with anxiety and distress?” Breathing is one example. Do you struggle with sleeping at all?

I know for me, for a good decade, I regularly slept 2 to 4 hours a day, which is detrimental to your health. I won’t go into that side of it, but it puts me in a state where I ended up in a hospital that on top of some other things for four days. Part of it was being overdone and burnout. There’s a solution to this and it’s getting to sleep. There are certain studies that show that as a human being, we need to have about six-plus hours of sleep, even closer to 7 to 9 hours to function at a high performing level. Do you consider yourself a high performing corporate athlete? If you don’t, then it’s no big deal. If you do, then this idea is profound. If you were like me, struggling to get 2 to 4 hours of sleep for years, then you had a solution that immediately got you closer to seven on a regular basis.

What’s that worth? I can tell you it happened from breathing. I learned it a little differently than this, but it’s a similar technique and I’ve practiced it. I’m not perfect at it, but I continue to practice it. I learned it by accident from my kids. When my kids were small, I mimicked their breathing patterns. They have this breathing pattern and I would breathe in and breathe out with them. I found myself getting very calm and relaxed. It taught me how to breathe. It gave me the ability to sleep through the night. When I go to sleep at night, this is the breathing pattern I used to work to get myself into a state. Let the truth be told.

I’d be a hypocrite if I said, “It works 100%.” For me, it hasn’t worked 100% but usually, I have other things going so I have to go to another trigger mechanism to help calm me down and get my brain out of super high octane mode. If you’re a creative type, you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t, no big deal. I don’t want to make this about me. It’s about you, as you’re reading. I can tell you that these techniques and many more that Dr. Cristy has and will show you can help you tremendously. Dr. Cristy, we’ve only scratched the surface here, but if people want to go deeper with you to get more strategies, techniques and insights on how to help them immediately like these, what would be the best way for them to reach out to you?

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Deep breathing, if done correctly, will switch you from the fight-flight part of your brain back to your regular where you can then remember and access your executive functions.

 

People can always directly call me and that number is (602) 323-7824. I am physically located in Phoenix, but I do see people via the internet so you can literally be anywhere. I also have a website, which is CristyLopezPhD.com. There are resources on my website that people might find handy and a good amount of them goes to Growth to Freedom episodes that I’ve been on. I have various different kinds of media that I’ve been on and there’s a sampling on the website so people could go on there and listen to a podcast here or there. Social media, same thing on the website. There are all the little social media buttons like most people have. I think they can find me. I’m out there with my website and have various different social media platforms where some of my resources are available.

I want to encourage if some of what Dr. Cristy has shared, connects and resonates with you. You’d like to go deeper with some of the resources to put these things in place and even have more tools, then I encourage you to reach out to her. Go to her website. You can also reach out to her at (602) 323-7824. You won’t be disappointed at all. She’s got many of our interviews over the past few years that she’s done. It’s almost like getting coaching, counseling, therapy online available right there so you can get an idea of how she works in it and what she does. I encourage you, she can help you if you’re struggling with anxiety, distress, headaches, lack of sleeping, social anxiety, you’ve got panic attacks of any kind and a whole lot more. Whether it’s in business, your relationships, go deeper with what she has to share with you. Dr. Cristy, for someone who’s new or getting a chance to tune in to the show for the first time or maybe knowing you for the first time, why are you doing what you’re doing?

I have been seeing people for many years. Even before, I was formerly trained. I was the person that everybody went to for help. I have encountered many people through all kinds of walks of life who are experiencing very similar things, especially when it comes to anxiety. This is what always got me was that there are many things to do for that. There are a lot of people out there that are suffering because of something as simple as what we went over, a breathing exercise, aromatherapy. There are other very quick and effective interventions that immediately help people. There are deeper interventions for that too, but constantly seeing people struggling when I know from a science perspective that there’s no reason why they have to be.

This is why I keep coming out here and I keep trying to talk about it with people and do podcasts and things like this to get some of this information up there. It dramatically changes your life and if you do have children or even a spouse or other people, this is something that other people can learn from you that you are modeling. If you have children, being able to parent is difficult. If you’re struggling with all this anxiety and all this stuff on top of you, think about how much easier it’s going to be when you don’t have that. You can also better teach your children how to handle stress and how to handle anxiety because that is part of life, it’s getting more and more. You’re changing generations. Seeing this work, that’s why I keep doing it.

Anytime I see a new person, I already know what it’s going to look like on the other side. I can’t wait to help them get to the other side to see how that then ripples out. I don’t know if that answered your question, but I keep doing this. For your specific audience, I do have a little document that highlights the two interventions or techniques I talked about. There’s a third one. It’s Three Easy Ways to Help Reduce Anxiety in Ten Minutes or Less is an actual document that I have. I have that available if people would like it, specifically for here, they can download it and get it.

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Where can they go get it?

That’s going to be on MyAnxietyFix.com/freedom. Once you learn these skills and implement them, you will get a sense of freedom from all of this anxiety and all of this overwhelm and all of this pressure.

If you want to get the third technique, get deeper resources, go to MyAnxietyFix.com/freedom. You can get the tools for greater peace, joy, calm, sense of certainty, clarity, focus and a whole lot more. Dr. Cristy, what is something I should have asked you that we didn’t get a chance to cover yet?

When it comes to anxiety, there are many things that go with that, but we would be here for hours. You did a great job in us talking about the basis of anxiety, what it is and some quick techniques for how you can start dealing with it. There’s no reason why you have to keep suffering. There are things you can implement that work within minutes.

If you’d like to get those tools to work within minutes, read the blog. You can go through the process of the couple that we covered with you and put them into place. If you want the direct tools, go to our site. Don’t waste another minute, otherwise, you’ll be more stressed out. You don’t want that. I’m curious, Dr. Cristy, what do you recall is your most inspiring influence as a kid when you were in your childhood years? What was your earliest influence that you felt got you on the path that you’re on?

The first thing that popped into my mind was, I have always been a curious kid and I’ve always loved to learn. I used to watch a lot of documentaries. I was this little kid out there, PBS back then because it’s not like we had the hundreds of channels that we have nowadays. I do remember watching a lot of documentaries and a lot of them around science. Listening and hearing things out there and even other cultures around the world from a science perspective or the way that documentaries lay things out. That was the first thing that popped into my mind. I still watch documentaries and I still love to learn.

I’m still curious and I’m still always taking courses, looking to see what’s out there, the latest neuroscience. I’ve always been fascinated by that stuff, even as a kid, all throughout my life. The good news is I do all that stuff for you so that you don’t have to do all that stuff. That’s the first thing I thought. It was the documentaries and the things that I’ve come across as a kid that made me want to keep exploring more and get into more of all kinds of topics, but especially around psychology type topics. I am one of those few people who as a kid knew what I wanted to do when I grew up and I’m doing it.

She’s been able to help thousands of people, suffering or struggling with anxiety, stress, distress, trouble sleeping, headaches and a whole lot more. She can help you. If you want to take the first step, go check out the guide she’s put together at MyAnxietyFix.com/freedom. If you want to go deeper and you want to find out how you can work with her like thousands of others, you can reach out to her either on her site at CristyLopezPhD.com or call her at (602) 323-7824. You won’t be disappointed. Did you ever watch 3-2-1 Contact, the science show?

I do remember that. I don’t know if I have a specific memory. Did you watch that?

I do. My dad semi-forced us to watch that show, which I enjoyed the show because it was about discovery and science and exploration inside of human chemistry and a whole lot more. It was fascinating. It’s funny you say that. I don’t think we’ve ever talked about this. With that, what are one to three action steps you hope our readers take from our time?

One I would say, read this blog again so that you can practice some of these techniques. Practice deep breathing. It was great that you went through that so that somebody could practice it. You may want to go out and look for aromatherapy. If you don’t have anything on that, you can utilize the information that you got from this particular episode. I think you have a treasure trove of past episodes that could help people too. It’d be helpful for people to look back to see what you have. They can download the MyAnxietyFix.com/freedom, so that they can get that third technique and see if the first two written out a little bit more direction where they can make sure they have it and again, implement what you’re getting in there.

On my website too, there are other resources on there that someone could look for. The last thing I’d want to say is to know that what I’m saying is the case, there’s no reason why people have to keep suffering. There are plenty of things to do to help. It may not necessarily be what you’re expecting in terms of, “I’m never going to have an issue again.” Sadly, that’s not the case. You are not going to be able to control everything. You’re not going to be able to control the world, but you can control what you are able to do about it. There are many things to do about it. You need to be able to have access to the information and then you need to practice it. The good news is if you practice it, if you do different, you will get different. Momentum works in both directions. As it rolls into the way you don’t want it to, once you get these techniques on board and you keep going with it, it will start rolling in the way you want it to go to. I’ve seen it over and over and I know that’s what can happen. That’s why I want people to do these things. That’s why I’m here to keep trying to help people get access to this information and do it. It will change your life and the lives of the people around you too.

If that’s what you want, take action with what Dr. Cristy has shared with you. Go check out her resources or reach out to her. (602) 323-7824 or check out her site. If you never want to miss an episode, GrowthToFreedom.com/subscribe. If you want to do something fascinating, go to our site at GrowthToFreedom.com, find the episode list, hit search and then type, Dr. Cristy. You will see over twenty-some episodes that are listed there. It’s like having coaching right there at your fingertips to help you solve almost any problem around stress, distress, anxiety and a whole lot more. You might be the type of person that wants to go beyond DIY, Do It Yourself. You might want some help and she can help you. I know she can and I know why because I invested a lot of money to have her help me and it was well worth it ten times. I tell the stories everywhere I go these days on a few of the key things that have helped transform my life and she can help you too. Take action, check out what she’s up to. She can do that. Any last words you want to share, Dr. Cristy?

I want to thank you for having me on again. I want to thank you for all the hard work that you did., You’re exactly why I do this and that I look forward to doing this because I see how people start off and then I see how they end up. You’re a perfect example of that. You worked, you took everything and you did it. If you do differently, you get different and you did. It was a pleasure to watch and to still continue to see because of these skills, as long as you do them, they maintain.

If you want to go beyond maintaining to transforming, then take action with what you’ve shared. I encourage you to put these steps in place. Start with the breathing strategy. Do three or five breaths to begin with. It doesn’t have to be 10 to 15 minutes. It can be for two minutes or 30 seconds. Do it and take action. Don’t wait because you’ll be back where you were because you’ll put it off like a lot of things. We don’t want that to happen for you. We want you to get the result. We know this is one of many strategies that can help you. Thanks for making us part of your day. Seize the day. Make it a great week. We’ll see you next time on GrowthToFreedom.com.

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About Dr. Cristy Lopez

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Dr. Cristy Lopez is a psychologist, coach, and founder of My Anxiety Fix.
For the past 20+ years Dr. Lopez has helped thousands of people just like you permanently reduce anxiety and stress in 10 minutes or less without years of therapy or medication.
She has appeared on the Dr. Phil show and serves as an aftercare psychologist for guests on the show. Similarly, she served as an aftercare psychologist for Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers. Dr. Lopez also was featured on the reality TV series Downsized. She is a cited and guest expert for media such as Forbes, the List, as well as has been a frequent guest of the Growth to Freedom show.

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If you want to go deeper and create a personal plan to get unstuck, stop the leaks in your business, ultimately free yourself from your business, or to get your next BIG Breakthrough, let’s have a Clarity Call.

You’ll walk away from it with clarity, new insights, and actions you can take to exponentially grow your business… to grow with less stress- even if we never work together.

To reserve your Clarity Call, go to BreakthroughStrategyCall.com or send an email to info@growthtofreedom.com  with Breakthrough Strategy Call in the subject line.

PPS: As we’re heading into a period of change in advertising and economy shifts, if you know of someone else who is looking for effective strategies, here are 3 ways we can help:

#1 – Send them to our Podcast (over 200 hours of insights, wisdom, and strategies) at http://www.growthtofreedom.com

#2 – Forward this episode to them.

#3 – Make an introduction and connect us at info@growthtofreedom.com  and/or encourage them to schedule a Clarity Call at http://www.BreakthroughStrategyCall.com 

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