How to calm down and see the value in anxiety

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Jefferson Public Radio
Published on
June 6, 2022

There's a range of emotions humans are capable of feelings.

Anxiety is not one of the ones people typically wish for. Who would want to feel a sense of worry or unease or even dread? Well, you, maybe. So says psychologist Tracy Dennis-Tiwary, who turns the prevailing view of anxiety on its head in the book Future Tense: Why Anxiety Is Good for You (Even Though It Feels Bad).

Good for you? The value of fear has been noted: it helps keep our reflexes sharp and potentially can keep us alive.

Dr. Dennis-Tiwary finds similar value you in anxiety as a spur to dealing with the things that cause our anxieties. The author visits with details.

Listen to the full interview here

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