This podcast is the narrated version of my article 3 Interventions for Treating Anxiety.
Sometimes a large part of anxiety therapy is helping your client overcome the ‘feeling like a freak’ effect caused by too much self consciousness. Self consciousness can present a paradox for therapists in that the client needs to make less effort rather than more in order to overcome it.
In this episode I talk about:
- The vicious circle effect of worrying about worrying
- How to normalize client problems without minimizing them
- Ways to reframe problems by putting them in context and so make them less ‘weird’
- Why identifying the function of the problem can be profoundly therapeutic
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