June 2009 Newsletter
Quote of the Month
"Every time we choose safety, we reinforce fear" - Cheri Huber
Yes, every time we choose safety over facing a fear it makes the fear grow larger and keeps it around.
There are a number of false beliefs that perpetuate anxiety. The belief that avoiding what you fear keeps you safe is one of the biggest false beliefs. In reality, avoidance only serves to make anxiety your more frequent companion - even if it is a relief for the moment.
Think about it. Has avoiding what makes you anxious made the fear say "bye bye"? Or has avoiding what you fear made the fear say, "Hey pal, nice to see you again"?
You can't grow or make life changes in your comfort zone.
SO WHAT ANXIETY HAVE YOU BEEN AVOIDING?
Is it driving anxiety, fear of elevators, fear of being in public places, fear of germs, specific obsessions or thoughts, social anxiety, panic symptoms, . . . ? The list could go on, of course. There are so many things that we humans can fear.
Just keep this quote in mind to spur you on to face your fears - if you want to get rid of them that is.
For strategies and techniques to deal with anxiety when you're ready to face and confront it, call The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management
Expertly treating your anxiety, Dr. Craig April
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KickFear Movie Recommendation of the Month
Have you seen this movie? Maybe years ago? I encourage you to rewatch it before the end of this month.
This movie is a great example of how you've got to stop resisting and move towards acceptance if you want things to be different.
Happy viewing. Feel free to share your thoughts!
Call today at (310) 429-1024 for your FREE phone consultation to share your anxiety and talk about solutions.
For strategies and techniques to deal with anxiety attacks, panic disorder, social anxiety, OCD, obsessions, compulsions, driving anxiety, fear of flying, generalized anxiety, excessive worry, phobias, unwanted thoughts, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, social tension, life stress, and dating and relationship anxiety, call The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management.