“Your resistance…your commitment to fight or avoid your discomfort actually causes your continued problem with panic.” Dr. Reid Wilson
Dr. WILSON is a licensed psychologist who directs the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina. He is also Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is author of Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks and co-author of Stop Obsessing! How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions.
I wanted to interview Dr. Wilson immediately after reading his book Don’t Panic. He truly understands that to eliminate panic disorder, a paradoxical approach is the best solution. In this interview he explains why a change in attitude is so very important to recovery and how resistance to anxiety only worsens the problem.
Other topics covered in the interview are,
- how best to deal with general anxiety and anxious thoughts and
- some of the latest understanding on why people experience anxiety disorders in the first place.
I encourage all Panic Away members to listen to this insightful interview as everything Dr. Wilson talks about aligns perfectly with the program.
You can learn more about Dr. Reid Wilson and his work here www.anxieties.com