During the interview, Dr. Lazar will be primarily speaking about stress and worry. Generally speaking, our anxiety system is a "fight or flight system" designed to keep you safe in the face of a threat. Physical symptoms, such as increased heart rate, breathing and sweating are all designed to prepare the body for action. However, anxiety can also lead to less desirable symptoms, such as stomach difficulties and trouble sleeping. Worry is often the mental aspect of anxiety, whereby people run over numerous "what if" thoughts in their mind. Worry is also thought to result when people have difficulty tolerating uncertainty, and, therefore, worry in an attempt to derive more certainty or control over a situation.
Dr. Lazar will share with listeners some of the techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy that are aimed to reduce anxiety and worry by trying to change how they think and behave, in order to change how they feel. Techniques that will be discussed will include cognitive restructuring, exposure and response prevention to uncertainty, as well as some quick behavioural techniques, like relaxation training and worry time.
For more information on Dr. Lazar, visit his website at http://www.cbtassociates.net/