4 thoughts on “A Surprising But Highly Effective Way to Navigate Anxious Thoughts

  • February 12, 2020 at 12:02 pm


  • February 17, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    Is there ANY value related to your opinions and ideas for such serious issues as anxiety, depression, etc….ESPECIALLY if you are going to label as “Highly Effective”, then shouldn’t the author either include any scientific evidence to support a claim of effectiveness for these conditions, or at least, in the case of no specific direct evidence, to address this lack of direct evidence, and/or what indirect evidence there might be to support that a conclusion is, at least, evidence informed?
    It seems to me that personal integrity WOULD call for such a commitment…
    At the very least, integrity and truth in any mental health endeavor that attempts to educate vulnerable people should clearly spell out that there is no evidence for opinions, IF that is the case, OR, if there is even indirect evidence, a minimum of a bibliography of where the reader might seek such evidence.
    How effective might also be addressed, as there are many popular treatments being supported in mental health whose effect sizes are small enough that the public would be shocked at the smallness of said effectiveness.
    Even spelling our your theory for why you think it works might help.
    As far as I can tell, there might be just as much evidence for humor being a defense, as opposed to part of the solution…except perhaps in already higher functioning people…not for the millions that suffer form actual depressive or anxiety patterns that might read this type of blog.
    In this case, humor CAN certainly help w perspective taking for already healthy people w good coping skills, but if a person has a bonified pattern that fits the criteria for an anxiety and/or depressive or worse, a PTSD issue, then these interventions may only serve to, at a minimum, raise false hopes, and at a maximum, contribute to the problem at the point where the advice simply becomes another failed attempt at intervention.
    Pls consider addressing these issues in future blogs, as it IS apparent, that the author possesses a talent in writing skills, and I would assume, as positive intentions re a good impact for people that read them.

  • February 17, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    Sorry … my comment should have started w “Is there any value for disclosure of evidence…”

  • February 28, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    I will reply with the most helpful suggestion from this wonderful article:

    Great strategies!

    I think they will work

    If I remember to use it



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