#44 Get Distance From Your Thoughts: Real Therapy Session w/ Patient “Catherine,” Part 1 of 4

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You may be social distancing, but are you psychological distancing? Anxiety and OCD can have a serious impact on our ability to live the lives we want to live, but that doesn’t mean we have to relate to every anxious thought as though it is a threat. In her debut episode, real anxiety patient “Catherine” shares her best tips and tricks for defusing anxiety and injecting lightness through distancing.

Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared.

3:09 – Intolerance of uncertainty

4:41 – Anxious uncertainty

6:31 – Generalized anxiety

9:37 – Biological sensitivity to anxiety

10:51 – Going to the worst case scenario

13:10 – Defusing anxiety with distancing

15:13 – The Google spiral

17:44 – Signal vs. noise technique

20:35 – Boundaries

22:37 – Sense of worthiness

23:48 – Procrastination and perfectionism

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Dr. Maggie Perry

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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