A Three Part Plan for Anxiety | Dr. Luana Marques

A Three Part Plan for Anxiety | Dr. Luana Marques

By Ten Percent Happier

The notion of “being your authentic self” might sound like too much of a tired trope, but getting real and stripping away your fears and hang-ups can help you live a more meaningful life. 

In her new book, “Bold Move: A 3-Step Plan to Transform Anxiety into Power”, Dr. Luana Marques shares her story about growing up in chaos and learning early skills of cognitive behavioral therapy that helped her cope with anxiety and live boldly. 

Dr. Luana Marques is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, a former president of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), and a renowned mental health expert, educator, and author.

In this episode we talk about:

Luana’s personal story growing up in Brazil and struggling with anxiety as a childWhat it means to live boldlyWhat is psychological avoidance and the 3 R’s of AvoidanceLuana’s three step plan to transform anxiety into powerHow to be comfortably uncomfortableWhy the brain is a faulty predictorWhy being bold is not the same as being fearlessWhy social support is the number one buffer across any mental health issueHow aligning your daily actions with your values can help you deal with anxiety How to identify your values by looking at painAnd what Luana means by “being the water not the rock”  

Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/dr-luana-marques-604

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