How To Grow Through Anxiety — Not Just Survive It Or Cope With It

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What can I do about my ANXIETY?

Anxiety is useful advisor

but a terrible master.

So, how do we turn our anxiety into more useful

states of being like clarity, calm and courage?

Let Us Start By Understanding Anxiety…

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Anxiety cannot be gotten rid of.

It can only be transformed.

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I am fully awake and aware of all the risks.

I am doing all I can.

The rest is out of my hands.

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“Fear is just excitement,

without the breath.”

~ Fritz Perls

The Two Most Common Ways We Make Anxiety Much Worse

Reaction #1 : DENIAL

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Reaction #2: FULL PANIC MODE

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Why are panic and denial so common?

How do we stop the reactive swinging back and forth?

3 Levels of Response to Fear:

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“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance…”

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3 Considerations with Psychotherapy

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1. It can be quite expensive…

2. It can feel slow…

3. It doesn’t always work…

Alternative Approaches

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Last but not least, a way to transform fear asap…

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Thank you for reading.

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