An Interview with David Carbonell, Ph.D. – The Worry Trick
Dr. Carbonell is author of The Worry Trick, published by New Harbinger
From the Publisher’s website:
Are you truly in danger or has your brain simply “tricked” you into thinking you are? In The Worry Trick, psychologist and anxiety expert David Carbonell shows how anxiety hijacks the brain and offers effective techniques to help you break the cycle of worry, once and for all. Anxiety is a powerful force. It makes us question ourselves and our decisions, causes us to worry about the future, and fills our days with dread and emotional turbulence. Based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this book is designed to help you break the cycle of worry. Worry convinces us there’s danger, and then tricks us into getting into fight, flight, or freeze mode—even when there is no danger. The techniques in this book, rather than encouraging you to avoid or try to resist anxiety, shows you how to see the trick that underlies your anxious thoughts, and how avoidance can backfire and make anxiety worse.
David A. Carbonell, PhD, is a clinical psychologist based in Chicago, IL, specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders. His website is www.anxietycoach.com. He is author of The Worry Trick and Panic Attacks Workbook. Dr. Carbonell has conducted professional training in the treatment of anxiety disorders for more than 7000 therapists in the United States and abroad. He is also the founding member of The Therapy Players, an improvisational comedy troupe of professional psychotherapists that performs at mental health conferences and other venues in and around Chicago.
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1. List two ways worry can be reinforced
2. List two important components in effective treatment for reducing worry.