Drew Linsalata

The Anxious Truth - A Panic, Anxiety, and Mental Health Podcast

Drew Linsalata

  • EP 0061 - Part 1 : Someone I Care About Has Anxiety Problems. How Can I Help?

EP 0061 - Part 1 : Someone I Care About Has Anxiety Problems. How Can I Help?

Tuesday 15th January 2019

Learn how to support someone with anxiety problems with insights from The Anxious Truth podcast. Discover tips and strategies to empower and inspire your loved one's recovery journey. Listen to the episode now on alcoholfree.com.
30 minutes
Informative
Empowering
Supportive
Encouraging
Hopeful

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The Anxious Truth - A Panic, Anxiety, and Mental Health Podcast
Author:
Drew Linsalata
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Helping a Loved One with Anxiety: Tips and Insights from The Anxious Truth

Understand that this person, their job, is now to go directly into the fear instead of running from it and to surrender to it and not fight it because they must.
If you have a loved one struggling with anxiety, it can be challenging to know how to help. The Anxious Truth podcast has some valuable insights and strategies to offer. In episode 61, Drew Linsalata and Holly discuss the nature of anxiety disorders like panic disorder and agoraphobia, and offer practical advice for supporting someone on their recovery journey.
One key takeaway is the importance of understanding that anxiety is a cognitive and learning problem, not simply a matter of willpower or weakness. This means that recovery requires challenging bad brain habits and developing new, healthier patterns of thinking and behavior. Another crucial insight is the need to go directly into the fear, instead of running from it or avoiding it. This involves surrendering to the fear and breaking the cycle of reacting with fear every time it arises.
While this can be difficult, millions of people around the world have successfully overcome anxiety disorders every year, and with the right support and inspiration, your loved one can too. Listen to the full episode now on alcoholfree.com and discover more tips and insights for helping your loved one on their journey to recovery.