In this video, Kimberly and Elizabeth talk about how avoidance in anxious situations is a trap and how to best lead clients to face their fears versus avoid them. Want to learn more about Anxiety Training? Learn more about our foundation training here.
Video Takeaways & Timestamps
0:06 Avoidance is a trap.
1:47 Anxiety is telling us that it feels good to avoid the situation.
3:08 Meerkats at the zoo are always looking for danger. Their amygdala tells them to bury themselves in the sand to protect themselves.
4:10 Anxiety disorders and Ocd are aware of this behavior.
4:21 Any kind of fear can have an amazing way with anxiety to kind of spread.
5:37 Get clients to get curious about the fear and discomfort of seeing a spider in a shrub.
7:15 Avoidance provides temporary relief.