23 Jul Being Well Podcast: How to Feel Safer
On this episode of the Being Well Podcast, Dr. Rick Hanson and Forrest discuss how we can fight back against fear and learn to feel safer.
On this episode, we explore:
- How we can reduce our resting state anxiety.
- Ways to identify the hidden resources in our lives.
- The importance of seeing threats clearly, and differentiating between real and paranoid threats.
- How we can manage fear when the challenges of life are real.
- Ways to face anticipatory dread.
0:30: What causes fear?
2:30: Feeling reasonable safety.
7:15: Anxiety in the body.
9:00: Identifying the resources we have to fight threats.
12:30: How can we feel safer during REAL threats?
14:25: The importance of growing resting-state resources.
16:25: Three ways to deal with immediate threats.
20:00: Ways to approach the fear of truly dreadful things.
24:55: Reducing steady-state anxiety.
27:50: Dealing with anticipatory dread.
Dr. Rick Hanson offers 57 brief practices that strengthen the neural networks of deep well-being and resilience.
This program gives you just one thing to focus on each day to gradually change your brain for the better so you can handle the stresses and challenges of everyday life with greater ease, inner strength, and confidence.
Each practice is grounded in modern neuroscience and ancient wisdom, and Rick’s background in the very real world of business and raising a family.
Practices include a 1-2 minute video explaining the importance of the practice and how to do it, a recap, reflection, and suggestion for integrating it into your daily life, weekly emails with inspiration, support, and encouragement, an audio download, transcription, and printable handout.
They’re quick and easy to do, and each repetition strengthens key neural circuits – just like building a muscle in the gym. It’s the law of little things: a small thing repeated each day adds up to big results. Just one thing… that could change your life.
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