Anxiety & Mood

How To Handle Worrisome Thoughts That Are Exaggerated

Today’s post continues with how to use the worry hour in order to reduce anxiety as well as get more positive feelings, less intense negative feelings and more adaptive behavioural responses.

This post continues with what to do after identifying which of your worry-themes are productive and/or unproductive, see definitions introduced in earlier posts.

After identifying and analysing your unproductive/unhelpful thoughts/themes according to earlier posts, you can choose among several strategies to process these with the aim to reduce their hold on you.

I will start with exposure, a favourite within traditional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, CBT.

To think about:

What do you fear or worry about that you would like to handle in a less fearful way?

How would this benefit you?

More about how to do an actual exposure next week.

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