Beating the False Alarms of Anxiety

Our brain activates our body’s anxiety alarm system when it makes threat predictions. These predictions are based on past experiences, stored in memory as fear conditioning and threat beliefs. However, our threat bias often leads us to overestimate risk and underestimate our ability to cope, resulting in false alarms. Understanding and recognizing your own threat bias can empower you to break free from anxiety and have faith in your resilience when facing hardships.

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