A Psychologist’s Tips to Help Eliminate Anxiety and Worry

Today we’re sharing an exclusive interview with psychologist Dr. Shawn T. Smith. He offers tips to help eliminate anxiety and worry, and discusses his audiobook The User’s Guide to the Human Mind: Why Our Brains Make Us Unhappy, Anxious, and Neurotic and What We Can Do about It. This audiobook is a road map to overriding the mind’s natural impulses toward worry, self-criticism, and fear. It offers helpful guidance for overruling your thoughts and feelings and taking charge of your mind and your life.

Based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), The User’s Guide to the Human Mind is filled with exercises for overriding the mind’s natural impulses toward worry, self-criticism, and fear, and offers helpful tips for acting in the service of your values and emotional well-being—even when your mind has other plans.

 

What’s in this episode?

In this enlightening conversation, Dr. Shawn Smith offers advice helpful information for anyone struggling with a mind that isn’t cooperating and hits you with waves of anxiety. He discusses the skill of psychological flexibility and offers a few tips to help eliminate worry and anxiety.

Shawn T. Smith, PsyD, is a psychologist in private practice in Denver, CO. He is also author of the audiobook The Woman’s Guide to How Men Think, and writes a blog at ironshrink.com. Smith enjoys various manly activities, including being a husband and father. He lives with his wife and daughter, and their dog. Visit his website here. Listen to another recent conversation with Dr. Smith: How Men Think: Insights & Tips for Women.

It is possible to peacefully coexist with our own minds. That task is easier when we peek behind the curtain and expose the mind’s motives. When we know what that little bundle of neurons is up to, it’s harder for our thoughts to sneak up on us.

Shawn T. Smith, PsyD

author of "The User's Guide to the Human Mind"

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