OS1 E28: Anxiety: How to handle being anxious

Anxiety is one of the most challenging problems that exists in the world today. In this episode, how and why anxiety manifests and, most important, strategies will be explained that describe how you can handle being anxiety.

National prevalence data indicate that nearly 40 million people in the United States (18%) experience an anxiety disorder in any given year.

How Anxiety works

Anxiety thoughts:

  • What if this fails?
  • Why haven’t they contacted me back?
  • What’s going to go wrong now?
  • What if I get stuck?
  • I’m going to die
  • I can’t do it
  • I can’t breath
  • I’m not safe
  • I’m forgetting something
  • I won’t be able to cope

The power of metaphors

The 10 essential elements to handling anxiety

  • Capture the worries
  • Go with the flow
  • Exercise it out
  • The Reversal Strategy (Viktor Frankyl)
  • Worst case scenario
  • Magnificent Movie Making
  • Meditation
  • Challenging thoughts
  • Rituals of Calmness
  • Healthy Mind, Relaxed Body

A new philosophy on anxiety

 

 

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