The way you talk about your anxiety matters.  More than you think. Are you always speaking passively and just describing how you feel? Are you worried about what people will think about your anxiety? Do you fear that you are boring them, alienating them, or pushing them away when you discuss your anxiety?   Are you ready to adopt a more constructive active voice that reflects ongoing recovery?

This is a great question that came up in the Facebook group a few days ago, so I thought it was worth 15 minutes or so to talk about it.

What are your thoughts? Comments and questions welcomed as always.

 

 

 

 

If you’re suffering with health anxiety – no matter how severe – Sarah’s story will inspire you and give you hope. Join me as we look at Sarah’s journey into completely out of control health anxiety, then back out to a place of calm and peace when it comes to her health and her state of being. Thank you so much to Sarah for taking the time to share her story!

 

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My friend Andrew has gone from agoraphobic to well down the path to full recovery and was nice enough to take some time to share his story. We talk about how he got from “contented agoraphobic” to where he is today, what the future holds, and we we answer some questions asked in our Facebook discussion group. Thank you Andrew!

 

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“Drew, are you cured? Do you still have panic attacks?” I get asked this question all the time. The answer is …I still experience panic attacks now and then. Come watch me experience near panic on the air in this episode. Then Billy and I answer more viewer questions from the Facebook forum.

 

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In this episode Billy and I discuss the relationship between stress and anxiety and why stress doesn’t have to automatically become anxiety and fear. Afterward we answer a slew of great questions from the Facebook discussion group.

 

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PLEASE WATCH PART 1 FIRST (Click Here)

If you have someone in your life that you care about that’s dealing with serious anxiety issues to the point where they can’t leave home, or be alone, or work, or attend school, etc … then this video is aimed at you. Holly and I talk about what role you can play in helping and supporting someone you care about as they work on recovering from an anxiety disorder.

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(FIND PART 2 OF THIS VIDEO HERE)

If you have someone in your life that you care about that’s dealing with serious anxiety issues to the point where they can’t leave home, or be alone, or work, or attend school, etc … then this video is aimed at you. Holly and I talk about the nature of anxiety disorders like panic disorder and agoraphobia, what they are and are not, and the general course of action required to overcome these problems.

A good primer if you have a friend, partner or family member that suffers with one of these problems. Be sure to check out part 2 for specific discussion of what you can do to help!

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Billy and I discuss the basics of a good recovery plan including breaking things into small steps, the importance of repetition, and changing how you think and talk about your anxiety problems. We also answer questions from the Facebook group.

Comments and questions always welcomed.

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In this episode I’m joined by licensed therapist and certified sex therapist Leslie Gustafson to discussion how anxiety disorders can impact sex, intimacy and relationships in general.  Leslie and I talk about the general approach to this problem, some of the nuances, and  – surprise – we talk about how action oriented behavioral therapies are so effective in addressing not only the sex problem, but the anxiety disorders themselves. Thanks to Leslie for taking the time to help out!

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First you leap, then you learn!

At some point, overcoming anxiety, panic, agoraphobia and other related issues means taking a leap of faith.  There will come a time when you have to stop reading, searching, thinking and discussing and take real action in the form of doing the things you fear the most.  Many people talk about waiting until it “clicks” with them before they do it.  This is a mistake.  It “clicks” after you do it.  Experiential learning – the cornerstone of recovery – only happens with experience and experience doesn’t come from thinking or talking or reading.  It comes from DOING.

Happy to be back with my friend Holly discussing this important point!

 

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