Allison Puryear, LCSWC, CEDS, on Thriving With Anxiety

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How To See Your Anxiety As An Asset

Anxiety doesn’t have to be the enemy. In this episode of Woman Worriers, Creator and host Elizabeth Cush and her guest, Allison Puryear, LCSWC, CEDS, share unique perspectives on anxiety, therapy, work and life.

It’s amazing when we take the judgment away from it, how much less powerful anxiety is.
— Allison Puryear, LCSWC, CEDS

Show Notes:

If you’re like most women with anxiety, you probably spend a lot of time and energy trying to avoid it. This episode of the Woman Worriers podcast talks about a different way of thinking about — and reacting to — anxiety. Creator and host Elizabeth Cush, of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., interviews Allison Puryear, a counselor who specializes in treating women with eating disorders, sexual trauma and anxiety, and also coaches therapists who are going into private practice. She shares her own journey with anxiety and how it has helped her grow and become a better business coach, therapist, mom and partner.

Listen and learn:

  • How one woman with intense anxiety, panic attacks and an eating disorder discovered the life that had been waiting for her all along

  • How anxiety can help us clarify life issues

  • How fear of failure and fear of success stand in the way of moving forward

  • Why it’s dangerous not to have anxiety about a new business venture

  • Why it helps to be honest about anxiety

  • The powerful insight that helps women survive panic attacks

  • What happens when you don’t let yourself feel your feelings — even the uncomfortable ones

  • Why you should open the door you’re afraid to open

  • Why women have trouble setting boundaries in business

  • What therapists, especially women, need to consider before opening a practice

  • Why you should think like an anthropologist when you feel anxious

Learn More

> Allison Puryear’s website

> Abundance Party

> Progression Counseling


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