Being Well Podcast: COVID and Releasing Obsessive Fears
May 11, 2020

Dr. Dan Kalb, an expert on anxiety disorders and OCD, joins the show to help us explore how we can release obsessive fear during this particularly anxiety-provoking time.

About our Guest:  Occasional anxiety and worry are a part of life. But when they disrupt the normal flow of life, work and school are harder, family and social relationships suffer, and life is not as enjoyable. Preoccupied by painful emotions and thoughts, we can begin to feel fatigued and hopeless, believing there is nothing we can do to change things.

Dr. Dan Kalb has been a practicing psychologist for over 25 years, and focuses much of his practice on working with people who suffer from this form of extreme anxiety, hoarding, or OCD. 

Key Topics:

  • 1:45: What is an anxiety disorder?
  • 6:00: Mindfulness and being in the present moment.
  • 11:30: Releasing obsessions, and not becoming ensnared by negative thoughts.
  • 16:45: Acceptance, and useful vs. harmful self-reassurance. 
  • 24:30: Fears of death, and how to manage them. 
  • 29:30: Key techniques for releasing fear. 

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