Science-Based Tools for When You’re Stressed, Obsessed, or Overthinking | Dr. Jenny Taitz

Science-Based Tools for When You’re Stressed, Obsessed, or Overthinking | Dr. Jenny Taitz

By Ten Percent Happier

Simple tools you can knit into your life both for when you’re actively freaking out, and for preventing future trips down the anxiety toilet. 

Dr. Jenny Taitz is a clinical psychologist and an assistant clinical professor in psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Taitz completed her fellowship in psychology at Yale University School of Medicine and achieved board certifications in both cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. Her new book, Stress Resets: How to Soothe Your Body and Mind in Minutes, is out now. 

In this episode we talk about:

The difference between stress and anxietyJenny’s take on the use of benzodiazepinesWhat she means by, “negative core beliefs”, and how to untangle ourselves from themHow to prepare in advance for stressful situationsThe benefit of giving yourself a deliberate panic attackAnd why stress, while uncomfortable, is actually part of a healthy and meaningful life

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