Show 271 Moving Past Denial and Doing the Work

Denial is not good or bad. It is a defense mechanism.

When you don't want to deal with the scary or hard thing.

Especially when it seems that thing is so big.

So dangerous.

Humans will do all kinds of things to avoid pain. Including accepting a small amount of pain to delay the bigger potential pain.

Doesn't have to be real.

Doesn't even have to have a direct connection to you. In this episode, a look at denial.

Resources Mentioned: 

The ABCS of Coping with Anxiety: Using CBT to Manage Stress and Anxiety, James Cowart, Ph.D from Crown House Publishing. You can also find it on Amazon and other book vendors.

Living with Anxiety, a 48-page PDF from

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