Brandler Bits: Coping with Anxiety and Fear - Part 1
We need anxiety to perform. We need anxiety to survive. We need anxiety to be at our best. The problem is that when we have too much anxiety, we're not at our best...
In the first episode of a multi-part series on Brandler Bits, licensed therapist Jeff Brandler discusses how to cope with anxiety and fear. He emphasizes that anxiety is a necessary part of life but too much of it can be detrimental. Brandler uses the bathtub analogy to explain how anxiety can overflow and cause problems. He also highlights the dangers of relying on quick fix band-aids like addictive behaviors to alleviate anxiety.
Instead, he suggests healthy coping mechanisms such as changing our thinking and behaviors, including exercise, meditation, and hypnosis. Brandler also introduces the serenity prayer as a helpful tool to accept the things we cannot change and change the things we can. The episode provides valuable insights into how we can manage anxiety and fear in our daily lives. Don't miss out on the rest of the series. Listen to Brandler Bits now on alcoholfree.com.