Befriending anxiety

Stepping back from anxiety and trying not to fight it is one way of feeling more at peace. This article is interesting in how it describes anxiety and how our response in not stopping and listening may make things harder.

In Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) we do consider how we relate to an anxious state of being, how we may try to avoid it by stepping into the avoidant or pleasing trap, contributing to more anxiety. In reflecting on this in therapy we can often start to consider other options.

Facing the Tiger: Welcoming Anxiety’s Fierce Wisdom