Today, we welcome Dr. Julie Smith to talk about how the root of anxiety is different for everybody and why it affects how we respond to it, different ways to deal with our “dark” space, and why managing stress is work in progress.

Dr. Julie is a Clinical Psychologist chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). She is also an online educator, blogger, and owner of a private practice in Hampshire, England. She devoted her career to learning everything she can about adult mental health and the intricacies of the human mind.

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What to Listen For:

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:54 “Why has nobody told me this before?”
  • 04:06 How to get better at getting out of your “dark” place
  • 09:53 Accept that some days aren’t going to be good days
  • 13:56 Juggling through a busy day
  • 17:56 The misconception about stress
  • 22:48 What you can do to manage stress
  • 28:09 The root of anxiety is different for everybody
  • 30:40 We all experience anxiety
  • 33:12 The anxious feeling is normal but not always an accurate reflection of what’s best for you
  • 37:09 How we conceptualize fear and anxiety makes a difference
  • 38:58 Anything that says will eliminate anxiety probably won’t work
  • 40:48 Top ways to face your fears
  • 46:52 Why it’s okay to welcome all types of emotions

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