In this week’s episode of The Feelings Lab, we discuss the emotion of anxiety. Join our recurring hosts Dr. Alan Cowen, Danielle Krettek-Cobb and Matt Forte as they welcome special guest Professor George Bonanno who leads the Loss, Trauma, and Emotion Lab at Columbia University.
Anxiety stems from a sense of foreboding. Whether felt chronically or in reaction to an immediate threat, anxiety is the bodily state of preparedness for something that could go wrong. Some anxiety is necessary, but these days there’s just too much of it. We discuss what science tells us about how to combat anxiety by being flexible about how you cope with stress.
Dr. George Bonanno begins by shedding light on how we cope effectively with trauma and everyday stress.