Feb 19 • 15M

Are you In Control or Controlling? Part 2: Digging the Roots of Controlling, Stress and Performance Anxiety

 
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Dr John Kenworthy
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This is Part 2 of a four part series asking the question: Are you In Control or Controlling?

In this guide, we are digging into the roots and what is happening in our brain when we enter the Controlling Cycle.

We'll learn what happens inside our brain when we face a challenge and how your unconscious mind immediately reacts to this challenge as a threat - triggering your freeze, flight or fight response.

We'll learn how our brain then shifts the challenge into worrying and anxiety UNLESS your frontal lobes put the brakes on and you choose to be In Control rather than attempt to fruitlessly control others or the outside world.

We'll learn that EVERYONE on the planet faces the same choices every single day and we'll learn how worrying gives us the illusion of control making us feel good about worrying - as if it ever did us any good.

We'll learn why the Pre Frontal Cortex struggles to intervene and shout down the worrying cycle.

See the previous episode for Part 1 if you have yet to do so. And remember to subscribe on your preferred platfrom and please rate this episode, it helps others find it and learn too.