#6 Defeating Your Disorder at Its Own Game – Real Therapy Session Part 3 of 4 w/ Reid Wilson, Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center

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REID WILSON, Ph.D. is Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Wilson has presented to audiences throughout the world on the treatment of anxiety disorders. His books are translated into nine languages: Stopping the Noise in Your Head: The New Way to Overcome Anxiety and Worry (HCI Books), Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks (Harper), and Facing Panic: Self-Help for People with Panic Attacks (ADAA).

Dr. Wilson serves as the Expert for WebMD’s Anxiety and Panic Community. His free self-help website – www.anxieties.com – serves 500,000 visitors per year. Television appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Katie Show, Good Morning America, and CNN. He has served as psychologist in an episode of A&E’s Hoarders.

In 2014 he was honored with the highest award given by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and he was presented the 2019 Service Award by the International OCD Foundation.

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2:19 Delay Tactic: shrinking the time in which you have to be in control of a response

4:30 Learning to step back and observe your own responses

6:20 Noise vs. signals: letting go of the need to assign meaning to every feeling that comes up

12:30 The insidiousness of reassurance rituals

14:53 Strategies to tolerate uncertainty more effectively

23:50 Exposure therapy vs. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

27:00 How to structure an effective session

28:50 Self-compassion in recovery

31:56 Redefining recovery success

34:40 Staying in the present moment

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I’m your host Dr. Maggie Perry, a licensed psychologist with a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. I am also the founder of the online group therapy platform Huddle.care.

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