FIVE Roadblocks To Anxiety Recovery (w/ Sheva Rajaee)

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Do you sometimes wonder what the secret sauce of Anxiety Recovery is? 

Well, today, we have an INCREDIBLE interview with Sheva Rajaee discussing her FIVE ROADBLOCKS TO ANXIETY RECOVERY!

Sheva Rajaee is a Marriage and Family Therapist and a lovely friend of mine.  I was lucky enough to get to work alongside her at the OCD Center of Los Angeles, where we were both trained.

Sheva is an OCD Advocate rockstar and was a speaker at last years UCLA TEDx Talk event, presenting the talk titled, “Addicted to the answer – anxiety in the age of information”.

In this interview, Sheva comes very well prepared (as she always is) and she details what she calls the FIVE ROADBLOCKS TO ANXIETY RECOVERY, including tools to help manage Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB's).

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Sheva details ways you can compliment Cognitive Behavioral Therapy tools and she uses a wonderful metaphor that we discussed in such depth that we ended up in hysterics!



1) Incorrect expectations of what RECOVERY is/looks like

2) Lack of Willingness and Direction 

3) Allowing feelings to make our decisions, instead of our values.

4) Not Committing to Maintaining the Fence Work (Listen to the episode to hear this hilarious conversation!!!) 

5) Allowing Perfectionism, Shame and Lack of Compassion to slow us down. 

Now, please don't read these and think for a second that we are (in any way) perfection at these either (take a look at # 5 again)!  Please don't forget that we are all in this together and Sheva and I have to work on these roadblocks also.   This is a list to help you review your own relationship with anxiety and recovery, so you can take steps that bring you more joy and less suffering.  

Sheva Rajaee has her own private practice in Irvine, CA called the Center for Anxiety and OCD.  You can find Sheva on Instagram @theshrinkwrap.