A Compassionate Guide to Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic Part 2: Managing Your Anxiety

by Eric Goodman, PhD Telling oneself not to be anxious during the COVID-19 pandemic is like trying to tell water not to be wet. These are anxious times. The question is not how can I be anxiety free right now, but how can I best manage the anxiety that shows up? The buddha told a Read more »

A Compassionate Guide to Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic PART 1: Understanding Why We Are so Anxious Right Now

By Eric Goodman, Ph.D. Life in the time of a pandemic is difficult. Our lives have suddenly and dramatically narrowed while we try to avoid an invisible threat which has been spreading across our planet. And where there is even the whiff of a threat, there is anxiety. The fact that we are feeling more Read more »

The Second Half of Anxiety Disorder Treatment

At times when your life is going well, anxiety tends to be quieter and less prickly. Quieter and less prickly means you are more likely to peacefully coexist with it.

Accepting the noise of the mind in order to decrease anxious suffering!

The mind is a very, very noisy place!

Cyber-Obsessions

Life in the (Too Much) Information Age. Sometimes too much information at our disposal can fuel obsessions and make you suffer!

Adaptive Thinking

Your anxiety in specific situations is perfectly understandable if you are aware of the thoughts or beliefs that fuel it.