I have been thinking a lot about exposure for anxiety lately for multiple reasons. For one, I’m in the middle of creating my online course for anxiety and recently wrote the content for the module on exposure. I have also been frustrated by people that I see in my clinical practice who have gone through years of therapy for their anxiety, but never engaged in exposure treatment for their anxiety.
Research indicates that exposure is a vital component of successful anxiety treatment. It’s about facing your anxiety head on and teaching your body to stop reacting so strongly to it.
In this episode, I talk about exposure for anxiety in general and then break down two methods for gaining exposure and increasing your tolerance for anxiety. You can also see the video below.
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