On today’s episode of Being Well, Forrest Hanson and I explore what “avoidant behavior” is, common forms it takes, and what we can do to limit its unhealthy aspects.
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2:10: Approaching, Avoiding, and Abiding
4:25: Common Forms of Avoidance
7:30: The Costs of Avoidance
11:30: Situational Avoidance
13:40: Cognitive Avoidance
15:30: Emotional Avoidance
16:45: The True Function of Worrying
23:05: Somatic Avoidance
27:40: Useful Aspects of Avoidance
30:45: What Helps People With Their Avoidant Behaviors?
34:30: What We Do vs. What We Are
38:30: Bounding the Problem
40:50: Anticipate Blocks
42:00: Active Coping, and Critiques of Positive Psychology
46:50: An Exercise for Fighting Avoidance
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