Being Well Podcast: Managing Anxiety and Fear

Being Well Podcast: Managing Anxiety and Fear

Before we get into the central topic of today’s episode, which focuses on managing anxious temperaments, I wanted to let you know that we’re hoping to do a “mailbag” episode of the podcast soon, where we answer questions from our listeners. If you’d like to submit a question, you can reach out to us through the contact form on our podcast webpage.

Two weeks ago, we had an episode titled “Why We Worry,” which explored subjects related to the development of anxiety, fear, and wariness. We particularly explored the “what” and “why” of anxiety. Today we’re going to focus much more on the “How” – just how can we go about managing an anxious temperament, or help loved ones manage their own.

This includes:

  • Calming and settling ourselves during anxious states.
  • Helping reduce our trait of anxiety.
  • Being aware of the complex blend of emotions that’s often activated by anxious states.
  • How we can work with others to help manage their anxiety.

I hope you enjoy it!

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Timestamps:

2:30: What can we do to cope with anxiety?

5:40: Why don’t we act when we’re anxious?

10:15: The complex emotional stew of anxiety.

15:40: How to investigate the roots of our anxiety.

19:45: Suggestions for reducing trait anxiety.

25:50: How can we support others in managing their anxiety?



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