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Therapy Chat

Welcome to Therapy Chat podcast! Whether you're a therapist or not, you'll be fascinated by the discussions on this podcast, which focuses on emotions and well being. Baltimore area clinical social worker Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, specializes in trauma related to family of origin issues and trauma. Laura interviews psychotherapists, authors and other experts about psychotherapy, mindfulness, trauma, worthiness, perfectionism, self compassion, attachment, parenting, self care and much more. Find more about Laura at . 


Apr 22, 2016

Welcome! My guest today is Carolyn Daitch, Ph. D, author, and psychologist. She has written several books, including Anxiety Disorders: The Go-To Guide for Clients and Therapists, The Affect Regulation Toolbox: Practical and Effective Hypnotic Interventions for the Over-Reactive Client, Anxious in Love, and The Road to Calm Workbook: Life-Changing Tools to Stop Runaway Emotions. Carolyn is the director of the Center for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Michigan. You might have guessed that our topic today is Anxiety. Join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Carolyn’s work includes lots of writing, teaching, and therapy. She explains.
  • Her focus on anxiety work began early in her career, when she ended up seeing a lot of clients with anxiety and panic attacks.
  • At this point, she began assembling a toolbox of resources.
  • Carolyn explains reactivity and affect disregulation, how they are basically the inability to manage emotions.
  • These disorders cause too much of a reaction for some, when a small stimulus seems like a “tidal wave” for them.
  • Carolyn goes through the process of her Stress Inoculation. Tune in to learn more!
  • Even therapists need to make a commitment to calm!
  • Carolyn discusses how to “reset” when triggered, and how to use her Stress Regulation techniques.
  • Her STOP solution is a four-step process; she explains its components.
  • Her latest book includes a CD of her techniques and an app that can be downloaded.
  • Each of Carolyn’s books has a section about the hardest part: following through with what works!


Find Carolyn Daitch’s books on Amazon.