#46 Incidental & Intentional Exposure Practice: Real Therapy Session w/ Patient “Catherine,” Part 3 of 4

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There’s exposure, and then there’s intentional exposure. In anxiety recovery, it’s important to practice both intentional exposure (seeking out controlled exposures on purpose) and handling incidental exposures as they come up. But did you know it works best to focus on those two practices in a certain order? Find out which order is most effective, and get some wonderful actionable tools for both from real anxiety patient “Catherine” and Dr. Maggie in part 3 of this 4 part series.

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

2:14 – Intolerance of uncertainty

4:05 – Incidental vs. intentional practice

4:56 – Fear & humor can’t coexist

6:29 – How therapy is like exercise

8:03 – Self-soothing

9:48 – Empathic anxiety

14:25 – Cultivate a malleable mindset

15:28 – Normalizing mental health struggles

17:06 – How not to make it worse

20:28 – Decreasing uncertainty over time

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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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