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Psychologist and Anxiety Expert Dr. David Carbonell on Worry and Anxiety
Worry convinces us there’s danger, and then tricks us into getting into fight, flight, or freeze mode — even when there is no danger. Today, Dr. David Carbonell, clinical psychologist, anxiety expert and author of the best-selling audiobook The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It shares advice on new ways to respond to worry and anxeity, rather than trying to eliminate them.
Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the popular audiobook The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It , by Dr. David Carbonell. This audiobook shows how worry and anxiety hijack the brain, and offers powerful “counter-intuitive” strategy to help you put worry in its place and break the cycle of worry, once and for all.
Whats in this episode?
In this episode, Dr. Carbonell discusses how easy it is to be fooled by our thoughts— especially worry and anxiety — and offers a more effective approach than trying to eliminate them.
David A. Carbonell, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders. He is the founder and director of the Anxiety Treatment Center, Ltd., a small group of psychologists which offers treatment of all manner of fears and phobias at several locations in and around Chicago.
Dr. Carbonell is also the author of The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It. He is a member of the American Psychological Association; the Anxiety Disorders Association of America; the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies; the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science; the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy; the Illinois Psychological Association; and the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation.
People sometimes talk about “fear of the unknown” as if it were a special category of fear. Everything about the future is unknown! It’s not the unknown part that people find scary. It’s when they consider the future and think that they do know what will happen, and that it’s going to be bad. That’s when they get afraid.