How Jane Learned to Devalue Irrational Thoughts

A few days ago a client told me of an episode of anxiety she experienced in the prior week and how she responded to it and succeeded in eliminating it. Her story was so compelling I asked her to repeat the story after our session into her phone so I could post it for the benefit of others as an impressive example of effective use of the 1-2-3 method. The entire episode from onset of symptoms to resolution was brief which can give much needed hope to others who also struggle with anxiety. The following is the exact transcript of her recording:

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How Kristy Overcame Her Debilitating Anxiety and Depression

Kristy is a client that portrays very accurately the degree to which she felt broken, depressed, worthless. She had debilitating anxiety and was extremely sensitive and fearful of any perceived disapproval of her by others and magnified it to the point that she felt others saw her as worthless and inferior too.
Kristy Story: I am a person who has struggled with debilitating anxiety and depression for as long as I can ever remember. I never was able to see myself as a person of any value and could only define any success in my life by an accomplishment, or a compliment from someone else. My feeling of value was always short lived because it was always dependent on me doing something very well, or on the opinion of someone else. My feeling of value was always short lived because it was always dependent on me doing something very well, or on the opinion of someone else. In and of myself, I felt completely worthless. By the time I was an adult I was essentially terrified of my own shadow and had put up so many walls to protect me from the big, scary,

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How Sam Learned to Overcome the Fear of Flying

Psychologists describe fear as “A rational reaction to an objectively identified external danger that may induce a person to flee or attack in self-defense.” Webster claims fear is a feeling of agitation and anxiety caused by the presence or imminence of danger. A state or condition marked by this feeling: living in fear. A feeling of disquiet or apprehension: a fear of looking foolish. A reason for dread or apprehension…

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