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.