In all animals, anxiety signals a possibility of harm, deprivation, or sexual failure.

In social animals, it also signals loss of status or abandonment.

Anxiety tells us to pay attention, something different might happen.

Without anxiety, we could be killed crossing the street.

Beneficial anxiety tells us to improve:

Self-acceptance – we’re too self-critical

Self-care – we need to sleep, eat-well, exercise, practice self-compassion



Problem Anxiety

In problem anxiety, all signals mean that something bad will happen.

Not only will something bad happen, I won’t be able to cope with it. 

Characteristics of Problem Anxiety

Scanning – taking in a lot of superficial information (hard to focus)

Thought-racing – the faster they go, the less realistic they get

Thought-looping – thinking the same things over and over

Self-consciousness – I might be judged

Vigilance – judging others.


A lot of resentment and anger is anxiety we blame on each other. Something bad will happen and it’s your fault!

Blame feels temporarily more powerful, but deteriorates relationships and worsens the causes of anxiety.

The Way Out

Core Value Reconditioning builds a new conditioned response that will prevent much anxiety automatically.

Additional material helps to regulate the anxiety the new conditioned response does not prevent.

Course Content:

  • Anxiety, the Endless Alarm
  • Core Value
  • Your Core Value Bank
  • Core Value Reconditioning 
  • Practice 
  • How to Regulate Anxiety
  • 10 text pages of exercises, quizzes, and logs.


You will be returned to the download page immediately after purchase. You also have the option of viewing the Webinars online.

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See Dr. Stosny’s Blog on Psychology Today.