10 episodes

The Worfolk Anxiety Podcast is designed to help you to control anxiety, live better and achieve more. Hosted by Chris Worfolk, each episode is designed to give you one skill, piece of knowledge of actionable step on handling anxiety.

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The Worfolk Anxiety Podcast is designed to help you to control anxiety, live better and achieve more. Hosted by Chris Worfolk, each episode is designed to give you one skill, piece of knowledge of actionable step on handling anxiety.

    How to conquer your fear of flying

    How to conquer your fear of flying

    If you find flying an awful experience, you are not alone. For many people, it is the bane of their summer holiday. In this episode, we will look at strategies to reduce the anxiety surrounding flying. These include cognitive interventions, exposure therapy, using distraction properly, taking medication and joining a fear of flying course.

    • 16 min
    How to use small steps to reduce your anxiety

    How to use small steps to reduce your anxiety

    Our new book "Do More, Worry Less" teaches you how to use small changes to your lifestyle to reduce anxiety. In this episode, we look at why you would use lifestyle to reduce anxiety, what aspects of your life have an effect on your mental health, how to avoid the common pitfalls of lifestyle changes and how the book can help you do this.

    • 16 min
    The difference between being busy and being productive

    The difference between being busy and being productive

    As anxiety sufferers, it is easy to be busy without being productive. In fact, many of us find ourselves so busy that we are unable to be productive. This is not a coincidence. When we find ourselves with anxiety-provoking high resistance tasks to complete, we make ourselves busy. Or we use busyness to distract ourselves from anxiety. In this episode, we will look at some strategies for making ourselves productive, rather than busy.

    • 9 min
    What to do when CBT doesn't work

    What to do when CBT doesn't work

    Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is one of the most effective treatments we have for anxiety. However, it does not work for everyone. If you find yourself in this situation, what do you do then? In this episode, we will explore some of the options. These including counselling, mindfulness, acceptance, lifestyle and medication, as well as ways to get more out of CBT itself.

    • 15 min
    Introducing our manifesto

    Introducing our manifesto

    One of the key components of a relationship with a therapist is the relationship that you build with them. This is built from mutual understanding and trust. It is this relationship that allows the whole system to function, and to allow you to improve your mental health. This podcast is not therapy. But we are talking about mental health, and the same rules still apply: if you are on a different wavelength to us, we are going to struggle to connect.

    But how do you know what we believe? To make that clear, we have written a manifesto. It is a five-point plan, setting out what we think about anxiety. In this episode, I will discuss each of the five points and what they mean. You can read the full manifesto on our website.

    • 10 min
    What comes first: thoughts or feelings?

    What comes first: thoughts or feelings?

    When we think about thoughts and feelings, what comes first? The intuitive way round is that our thoughts come first, and these power our feelings. But is this view correct? And if not, what implications does this have for managing anxiety? In this episode we will look at all of these questions, and apply it to some real-world examples.

    • 10 min

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