The Stoic Handbook by Jon Brooks

Building Resilience: Stoic Practices for Overcoming Anxiety

February 06, 2024 Jon Brooks
The Stoic Handbook by Jon Brooks
Building Resilience: Stoic Practices for Overcoming Anxiety
Show Notes

In this episode, I share my personal experiences and insights into my journey to overcoming anxiety. Drawing on a rich tapestry of stoic principles, practical strategies, and personal anecdotes, this episode promises to equip you with the tools you need to navigate the challenges of anxiety, turning inner turmoil into tranquility and fear into fortitude.
 
Books Mentioned:

  1. "When Panic Attacks" by David Burns
  2. "Stoicism and the Art of Happiness" by Donald Robertson
  3. "A Guide to the Good Life" by William B. Irvine

List of Concepts or Key Ideas Covered

  1. Understanding Anxiety: Differentiating between fear and anxiety, with fear being a rational response to immediate threats, and anxiety being an irrational response to potential threats.
  2. Common Causes of Anxiety: Cognitive, biological, hidden emotions, and exposure as leading models.
  3. Practical Techniques for Managing Anxiety: Including rational analysis, reframing, and exposure, both physical and cognitive.
  4. The Role of Exposure: Facing and embracing anxiety-inducing situations as a method of overcoming fears.
  5. Rational Analysis and Reframing: Challenging anxious thoughts and changing one’s relationship with anxiety.
  6. Personal Growth and Resilience: Leveraging anxiety as an opportunity for personal development and self-improvement.

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