In a previous article I highlighted 5 popular beliefs about the supposed benefits of worry. I explained why there is no such thing and how worry only leads to more worry, less emotional maturity, and more entrenched fears. Here I want to finish what I began in that article and provide a few basic techniques… Continue reading Beating Anxiety: 3 ways to control worrying
Beating Anxiety: don’t kid yourself, worrying is not beneficial
Chronic worriers often tell themselves that worry is beneficial. The following is a short list of popular beliefs about the supposed benefits of worrying. 1) Worry helps me find better solutions to problems. 2) Worry motivates me to get things done. 3) Worry protects me from negative emotions. 4) Worry helps prevent negative outcomes. 5) … Continue reading Beating Anxiety: don’t kid yourself, worrying is not beneficial
Beating Anxiety: how mindfulness affects the worrying brain
Far from being the latest advance in big-gym yoga, mindfulness has been an ancient bedrock of mental health since there was such a thing as mental health. It is perhaps the most historically ubiquitous and thorough-going practice used in combating anxiety and increasing emotional well-being. This being the case, I am fascinated that mindfulness had… Continue reading Beating Anxiety: how mindfulness affects the worrying brain
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