Feb 8: Kathryn Tristan, "Why Worry?" – Emotional Pro

February 8th, 2013

Kathryn Tristan

Whenever you read about fear these days, you’re told about how fear was used by our earliest ancestors to keep safe from tigers! The problem is, most of us don’t have tigers chasing after us; but we do have “paper tigers” like paying the mortgage, keeping the family fed and safe, and freeway travel that stimulate our fear response almost constantly. How do we keep Why Worryourselves from constant anxiety, overstimulation of our fear response (and the resultant wear and tear on our bodies), and attendant worries? Kathryn Tristan is herself a former worrier, as well as a compassionate scientist, who has instantly available techniques for ending worry that we’ll be discussing. It’s time to end worry, isn’t it?

One Response to “Feb 8: Kathryn Tristan, "Why Worry?" – Emotional Pro”

  1. patti says:

    hi. I run a support group for Anxiety on facebook and just recommended that members listen to the podcast and think about getting this book. I’m personally facing a surgery at the end of this month and a nervous wreck about it. I’ve suffered generalized anxiety and panic disorder for over 30 years. I’m finally working on my thoughts. It seems to be what has been missing in my years and years of talk therapy and then many more with CBT. Convincing ourselves that anxiety is THOUGHT-BASED and understanding that what we feel during panic/high anxiety is just fight or flight trying to protect us is the part that’s new to most of us. So, last night while feeling very anxious about going to my cardiologist this morning I stumbled upon this podcast and it made a huge difference to my normally panic-ridden waiting room adventure! I took the advice of allowing myself a CHOICE on whether to agree or disagree with the thoughts, feelings and sensations as I got ready to leave and once sitting in the waiting room. I can’t tell you how much this helped me! To feel less like a victim of this horrible illness and MORE in charge of how to think about it. Racy heart? Ok. I am choosing not to agree with my usual fearful reaction to that. Dizzy ? Yes. I feel dizzy but I am choosing to disagree with the thoughts that it must mean something terrible is happening! thank you! 🙂

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