Mark Taylor | Canberra Psychologist | Make fun of your fears: The Stoics

Publication1ESMark Taylor | Canberra Psychologist | interesting take by the Stoics & something we do now in terms of assessing the likeliness of our worst-case scenarios (when we are anxious) | The stoic philosophers of ancient Greece had a different approach to managing anxiety. They believed in pondering the worst case scenario with a sober mind, fleshing out their anxiety with details and parameters. With every angle considered, anxiety over the ifs and maybes gave way to calm. For example, Senica the Stoic suggested that a person who was afraid of losing their wealth should set aside a few days to live roughly and cheaply, And to ask themselves if such an outcome is so bad after all. Similarly, Halloween lets us laugh in the face of our anxieties about death. [You can list your anxieties and how you would handle your worst-case scenarios. Ask yourself what is the worst that could happen?
Source: Calm secrets to Serinity from the cultures of the world [lonely planet] – Anger Diary | – Sleep Diary – relaxation diary | – positive diary – behavioural activation diary | – my CBT workbook – confidence boosters | – anger management guide


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