So, recently I was speaking with a client about his severe anxiety and he attributed his anxiety to all the pressures in his life. I asked, where is the pressure coming from? Is it Societal Expectations? Is it from teachers? Bosses? Parents? Loved ones?
I am wondering if you immediately wondered if it was from him? You guessed right! We often are the ones who put the most pressure on ourselves. When we do this, it leads to increased anxiety and increased stress.
The answer is in FIVE simple words.
I GIVE MYSELF PERMISSION TO.....
Before we move on, let's first address one thing. Even if the pressure is coming from an external source (boss, school, parents etc), we need to learn the skill of giving ourselves permission to drop the pressure. Drop the expectations Undo all the rules we place on ourselves to be “perfect”, pure, always good, always kind, always enough. Always at peak...
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Believe it or not, CBTschool.com was an idea that came from moments of deep frustration. Each year, at conferences and via email and social media, I hear from hundreds of people with a similar story. They had spent years suffering from OCD, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, anxiety, depression, and shame, and had behaviors that they couldn't make sense of.
Statistics show that for someone with OCD, it can take up to 7 years to be correctly diagnosed and can take 14-17 years to find the correct treatment.
HOW IS THIS STILL POSSIBLE? Here are the problems.