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.
COVID-19: Positive points
Pandemics are bad, as a rule. But there are silver linings, too. In this episode, I will look at some of the positive things that are coming out of coronavirus so that we can fight that negative bias that anxiety brings to our lives.
COVID-19: Breaking the worry cycle
If you spend too much time worrying about coronavirus, this is the episode for you. I will discuss the one question you can ask yourself to help you break out of spending hours trawling through COVID-19 news reports.
COVID-19: Why are people panic buying?
In many parts of the world, supermarkets have struggled to keep up with demand. Toilet paper is a rare commodity during coronavirus. But is this a sign of people being selfish and showing the worst in humanity? I don't think so.
In this episode, I will discuss the reasons for increased food consumption, as well as some psychological needs, and why empty shelves may be a sign that people are being considerate and taking the threat of self-isolation seriously.
Many people with anxiety are angry at themselves for worrying. We have all of these COVID-19 worries, and then we beat ourselves up for spending so much time obsessing over it.
In this episode, I will discuss the idea of the nurturing coach (or nurturing parent) and how we can develop a more positive relationship with our anxiety.
COVID-19: How to stay safe
Taking a quick break from the psychology of COVID-19, we will look at how to stay safe during coronavirus. This episode is designed for anyone who wants to know the common safety techniques without having to trawl through the mainstream media to find them. Remember, though, that the best place for guidance is government advice.
COVID-19: Common worries
A lot of the anxiety around COVID-19 comes from predictable worries. Will I get ill? How will I cope if my family gets sick? What is happening about my job? Will the healthcare system be able to cope?
In this episode, I will discuss some of the common worries and remind everyone that anxiety is a bias towards seeing the negative.