How to deal with intrusive thoughts and anxiety

How to deal with intrusive thoughts and anxiety

Zach calls in to discuss intrusive thoughts and anxiety.

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Topics discussed:
0:00 – Introduction
0:55 – What are intrusive thoughts?
4:00 – Why do we have intrusive thoughts?
7:00 – What are intrusive thoughts like?
10:20 – Cognitive distortions
11:00 – How to deal with intrusive thoughts
16:40 – Passengers on the bus analogy
18:45 – Why do some struggle with this while others don’t?
22:30 – Tips to de-stress
33:10 – Coping versus safety behaviors

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