In today’s episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit, we are talking all about the 5 Mistakes We Make When Managing Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Depression, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB’s) and any other mental health struggle. This podcast episode got me all fired up and I loved sharing with you bite-sized concepts to consider and marinate on. My hope with this episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit is to help you identify the specific areas where you might be falling into the anxiety trap, and then find ways to manage anxiety more effectively and purposely. We talk about Mindset, Mindfulness and strategic skills you can practice just about anywhere.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders such as Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Eating Disorders and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB’s), I often see my clients engage in behaviors that prevent them from properly managing their anxiety. It is common for us to get stuck in compulsive and compensatory behaviors that cause us to continue to live in fear.
In today’s podcast, I go through the 5 Common Mistakes We Make When Managing Anxiety. Some of these points might surprise you. Others may not. This is not a list of the only mistakes we make. There are lots of ways we can get stuck in the turmoil of anxiety, intrusive thoughts, sensations, panic, urges, obsessions, and compulsions. Please note, that these are 5 mistakes I make when managing anxiety also. I don’t want anyone feeling like they are alone in this. I make these mistakes also. I think we all do, mostly because they are very easy traps to fall into when it comes to the management of anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.
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Forward we go,