Rewiring the Anxious Brain – Neuroplasticity and the Anxiety Cycle (Anxiety Skills #21)

In this video, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) Emma McAdam discusses neuroplasticity and our ability to rewire our brain to better handle anxiety.

The process for rewiring our response to anxiety is to understand what anxiety is. Anxiety is an emotion we feel when we prepare for an important decision or event. Understanding what anxiety is can help us understand the purpose of our emotion, and whether it is being expressed appropriately for a given input. Once we can understand that our anxiety about a particular situation is probably not appropriate for that context, we can begin to address our feelings.

McAdam then gives three practical steps one can take to overcome anxiety avoidance, by gradually exposing oneself to anxiety triggers. You can watch McAdam’s Part 2 of this video for 10 skills which can further help people to overcome anxieties here

Rewiring the Anxious Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Anxiety Cycle: Anxiety Skills #21
By: Therapy in a Nutshell
Initial Air Date: Apr 25, 2019
Source: YouTube

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