Jeffrey M. Brandler, LMFT, CAS, SAP

Brandler Bits

Jeffrey M. Brandler, LMFT, CAS, SAP

  • Fear and Anxiety Part 1

Fear and Anxiety Part 1

Monday 14th January 2019

Learn about anxiety and healthy ways to handle it in Part 1 of Brandler Bits podcast. Get insights and tips from Jeffrey M. Brandler, LMFT, CAS, SAP. Listen now on
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Managing Anxiety and Fear: Insights from Brandler Bits 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, and in fact we don't do a whole lot other than sit in our heads and our guts and say: oh, I'm pretty anxious
Jeffrey M. Brandler, LMFT, CAS, SAP, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, certified addictions specialist, and nationally board-certified clinical hypnotherapist. In his podcast series, Brandler Bits, he shares his insights into making change and dealing with life's challenges. In this multi-part series, Brandler delves into anxiety and fear, discussing healthy ways to manage these emotions. Part 1 of the series covers understanding anxiety and fear, the bathtub analogy, and quick-fix band-aids.
Brandler explains that anxiety is a natural emotion that is necessary for human survival. However, too much anxiety can be detrimental to our well-being. Brandler uses the bathtub analogy to illustrate how anxiety can overflow and create a mess. He notes that people often turn to unhealthy quick-fix band-aids such as addictive behaviors to manage anxiety. In contrast, Brandler emphasizes the importance of healthy coping mechanisms such as exercise, meditation, and hypnosis.
He also discusses the relationship between thinking, feeling, and action, noting that we can change our thinking and our actions to manage anxiety. Brandler introduces the serenity prayer, a tool from the-step groups that helps individuals accept what they cannot change and find the courage to change what they can. Part 1 of Brandler Bits is an insightful and informative episode that provides listeners with practical tips for managing anxiety and fear.
Listen to the full episode now on and stay tuned for Part 2 of the series.