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Give Your Anxiety a Giant Hug and It May Just Fade Away

A psychologist explains how self-compassion can help you manage chronic worry

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CChronic anxiety is a persistent pattern of elevated worry and excessive fear, and it can feel insurmountable to those struggling with it. But if you adopt a new mindset about your anxiety itself, it’s possible to break this cycle. Here are…




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Nick Wignall

Nick Wignall

Psychologist and blogger. I help people use psychology for meaningful personal growth: https://nickwignall.com

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