Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Anyone who suffers from anxiety will know it is immensely frustrating. You get frustrated at yourself because it has such a debilitating effect on your life and because others people who don't suffer from it just don't understand. There are lots of resources out there to help including therapy and self-help books. But I wanted to recommend Paul Dooley's podcasts (The Anxiety Guru Show) which are available on iTunes and via his website:
Paul is a qualified therapist and runs his own practice in San Diego. However, he far more importantly knows exactly what anxiety is like as he suffers from it himself so has first hand knowledge of the effects and the different therapies/tools that assist in controlling anxiety.
Paul's podcasts vary in length and cover all aspects of anxiety including how to cope at work, in relationships, socially etc using straightforward language not psychobabble. Paul's podcasts are about practical solutions and advice. Paul does occasionally talk about his therapy practice and he does have ebooks for sale on his website but he doesn't force these on you. Paul's podcasts are about helping others.
He often makes humorous comments and little asides off the mic which have me chuckling. It helps alleviate the seriousness of the subject but does not in anyway undermine the information he is conveying. He helps boost your confidence and gives you hope that recovery is possible if you are willing to put the work in.
"Remember no matter what you're gonna be okay."