Dr Anna Colton: How to Sit With Anxiety
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If you’re restless and irritable, or plagued by headaches or stomach upsets, then anxiety might be an issue. More and more of us are looking for support, and even diagnoses, to help manage anxiety.
This week’s guest is Dr Anna Colton, a clinical psychologist, trained actress and TV presenter. Anna works with families, teenagers and couples, but also with performers and lawyers experiencing profound anxiety.
Andrew and Anna discuss:
⭐️How our “unlived lives” feed into anxiety.
⭐️How anxiety can be protective.
⭐️The importance of curiosity.
⭐️How adrenaline feels and how to manage it.
⭐️“Catastrophising” and overwhelm.
⭐️The existential angst that can underlie our anxiety.
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This week supporters will hear:
⭐️Body issues and childhood eating.
⭐️Three things Anna Colton knows to be true.
⭐️AND subscribers also access all of our previous bonus content - a rich trove of insight on love, life and meaning created by Andrew and his interviewees.
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Visit Dr Anna Colton’s website for lots of resources on anxiety.
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For more on anxiety, listen to Andrew’s interviews with Dr Kathleen Smith on Make Anxiety Your Friend and Dr Wendy Suzuki on The Neuroscientist’s Guide to Anxiety.
Read Andrew’s book Wake Up and Change Your Life: How to Survive a Crisis and Be Stronger, Wiser and Happier.
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