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Re: A good approach is to deliberately provoke anxiety orchid

Posted by Tamar on August 12, 2005, at 14:52:03

In reply to A good approach is to deliberately provoke anxiety Shortelise, posted by orchid on August 12, 2005, at 13:50:32

Wow, that sounds like the opposite of CBT! I know when I get anxious it helps if I use CBT techniques to try to identify my thoughts and to see if my anxiety is warranted. If it isn't really warranted I feel a little calmer. And usually it's out of proportion, and recognising that calms me down a bit.

I imagine that trying to get anxious would be a little scary, though. How would I calm myself down again?

I think for me, anxiety is so unpleasant that I can't imagine provoking it on purpose. And it might be difficult to remain analytical and detached enough to get useful results.

Just my two cents.

Tamar


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