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Chronic Anxiety: Powerful Treatment Methods to Break the Anxiety Cycle

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 Chronic anxiety disorders all involve a “threat” that doesn’t occur. Panic attacks don’t kill, obsessive doubts about the stove don’t cause fires, social anxiety doesn’t lead to disgrace and isolation, worry doesn’t lead to insanity. The feared outcomes recede into the future the way an optical illusion recedes into the horizon.

Why are anxiety disorders so powerfully chronic? It’s because chronically anxious clients get tricked by their own efforts to avoid, distract from, and protect against the perceived dangers. When the dangers don’t come to pass, they believe they had a narrow escape from a terrible calamity, and feel more vulnerable going forward rather than less. They become increasingly afraid of more and more improbable events. What we call the “anxiety disorders” could be more accurately termed “the disorders of excessive self-protection”, because that’s how they function!
Location London
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 21 Sep 2019
Venue Address Hilton London Olympia Venue Details: 380 Kensington High St, Kensington, London, England W14 8NL, United Kingdom
Amount £149
Organiser Psychotherapy Excellence
CPD activity Workshop
Keywords anxiety, Coaching, Counselling, Feelings, Psychoanalysis, Psychological, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Therapy, training
Regions Greater London