If you don’t know your enemy’s strategy, how can you come up with a plan of counter-attack? In this episode, part 3 of our 4-part series with real therapy patient “Danielle,” Ken Goodman, L.C.S.W., breaks down anxiety’s strategy and provides multiple tools for effectively countering it, and even going on the offensive against anxiety.
Ken Goodman, LCSW, specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and OCD. He is on the Board of Directors for the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and founding Director of QuietMindSolutions.com. He authored and produced The Anxiety Solution Series, a 12-hour audio program, Break Free from Anxiety, a coloring self-help book, and The Emetophobia Manual, a workbook for people suffering with the fear of vomit.
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Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared.
2:00 – Reactivating the “nauseating fear” of childhood
3:25 – Trauma & OCD
4:46 – The importance of staying in the present
7:34 – Giving too much power to our thoughts
9:56 – Write your horror story
12:03 – Persistent uncertainty
13:17 – Go on the offense against anxiety
15:14 – Developing a counter-strategy
17:46 – Turn the other cheek
19:35 – Emetophobia (fear of vomiting)
22:17 – Exposure therapy for getting over the fear of throwing up
27:01 – Wanting what you don’t want
27:49 – Fear of gagging
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