Episode 21: What Recovery Looks Like
Oct 30 2020
Based on many questions we’ve received for the podcast, we wanted to put together an episode on recovery. Recovery from chronic anxiety, in essence, is when the frequent, unprovoked feelings anxiety are no longer part of a person’s day-to-day life. It does not, as some anxiety sufferers believe, mean that anxiety will forever disappear. The challenge those in recovery face is to be with anxiety while working on how to recover. This means, fundamentally, recognising symptoms of anxiety are not physically harmful or dangerous. While there are treatments that may reduce the effects of aspect of anxiety (e.g. physical sensations), there are three pillars that anxiety sufferers face, defined by Josh as: 1. Physical sensations 2. Intrusive thoughts and thought patterns 3. Feelings and emotions Recovery is not eradicating anxiety completely. It is learning to accept anxiety with self compassion in order for the anxiety symptoms to gradually subside over time. If you want to learn more about Self Compassion, listen back to Episode 14 on it (or for even more check out Episode 13: Conditions of Worth) We are so grateful for your kind words, follows, and feedback! Keep in touch with us to know when we upload new episodes! @thepanicpod on Instagram and Facebook Email [email protected] with a question or feedback. Hold onto hope, visualise your future, and use baby steps to walk towards the future you desire. The emotions we have aren’t metrics for our recovery.