Hello, friends! In this episode, I answer questions related to why it isn’t common knowledge that anxiety can be both body and mind based, and how you can take action to get out of a victim mentality and start believing in my own agency
Hi Dr. Duff. First of all thank you for your podcasts and books – long time listener, first-time call..er..writer. I play with ADHD/Depression/anxiety and I find them immensely helpful, not just personally but professionally. I got your book, the hardcore self-help book for anxiety, and that was where I started- and I had to wonder, why is it in all my nursing courses (lpn and then RN upgrade. All my electives were psych or anthropology) did I never learn that anxiety can be body or mind based?! That factoid helped so much..unbelievable! I regularly refer friends and clients to your work now as I hope it helps them as much as it does and has me.
I have a question for the podcast that I don’t believe you have covered yet and imagine I am not the only person it would pertain to. The question goes:
I have endured trauma, loss, unnecessary illness due to medical negligence, homophobia, and transphobia. Over the course of those hardships, I began to feel more and more like a victim, and pessimistic in general. I live with chronic suicidality and believe that this mentality is an incubator for these thoughts. What can I do to get out of this victim mentality and start believing in my own agency?
Thank you for everything you do.
Episode 299 – Related Posts
As well as listening to the podcast, you can also find my thoughts on the questions in written format in these related posts!
Question 1 – Is There A Difference Between Cognitive And Physical Anxiety? – Duff The Psych
Question 2 – What Can I Do To Get Out Of A Victim Mentality? – Duff The Psych
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