How can we reframe anxiety as a positive attribute to strengthen our resilience? Clinical psychologist Dr. David Rosmarin shares.
Dr. David Rosmarin is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School, a program director at McLean Hospital, and founder of Center for Anxiety. He’s an international expert on spirituality and mental health, and his work has been featured in Scientific American, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.
His new book, Thriving With Anxiety: 9 Tools to Make Your Anxiety Work for You, is featured in the Books We Love portion of the September/October 2023 issue of Spirituality+Health Magazine. You can learn more about his work at dhrosmarin.com.
“Whatever the cause of the anxiety, it doesn’t really matter. What matters is what we do with it afterwards. Do we use this to strengthen our self-compassion? Does it turn us into more kind, caring people towards ourselves? Does it change our relationships with others? And…does it change our spirituality in some way?”
In this episode, Dr. Rosmarin and Rabbi Rami chat about anxiety as a positive attribute, how anxiety can help strengthen spirituality, and the power of self-compassion to reverse downward spirals.
Read Rabbi Rami's reflections on this compelling episode here.
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