Anxiety – a closer look
But have you ever stopped from a moment to ask yourself what anxiety is? Moreover, have you ever wondered about the relationship is between your emotions and thoughts?
In this podcast, we take a deep dive into the world of anxiety and provide a working definition. We also assess its root causes and examine how thinking distortions can amplify fear’s hold.
Living with anxiety isn’t something you should be afraid of. In fact, the more power you put into trying to “get rid of it”, the greater its impact on your life.
Imagine what it would be like to have a relationship with your emotions in ways that give you more control? What would it be like to de-intensify feelings of stress?
If any of the above is something you’re interested in, this podcast is for you. It is possible to change your relationship with fear but only if you are willing to look inward.
- Anxiety defined.
- Why do we feel anxious?
- The primitive part of the brain and anxious thoughts.
- How fear and dread grip anxiety’s hold.
- Why fear can be a good thing.
- The power of embracing anxiety through acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
- The concept of awfulizing.
- Anxiety as a diagnosis.
- The FEAR acronym.
- Why you shouldn’t try to deny anxiety’s existence.
- Learning the value of self-affirmations.
- How to question irrational thinking using what questions.
- How to view our anxiety through the lens of healthy behaviors.
- How to take your thoughts to “Thought Court”.
- Discovering how everyone has anxiety.
- Learn coping strategies for working through
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Recorded in Chicago. Podcast episode 4.