Wednesday Apr 26, 2023

E62. The Anxiety Episode: Psychology of Being Human

E62. The Anxiety Episode: Psychology of Being Human

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In this episode of TherapyBites, Dr. Heath and the A.R.T. LAB Team of licensed clinicians discuss secrets of anxiety and share their personal experiences with this most common human condition. They highlight the importance of understanding anxiety as a normal human emotion and how attempts to stop it can create more of it. They also touch on the role of mindfulness in managing thoughts that produce anxiety and debunk the myth of avoidance-based strategies as useful techniques.





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