Rhett Smith 76: What Exactly is Anxiety? Exploring the Different Understandings of Anxiety
“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” Soren Kierkegaard
That quote by Soren Kierkegaard in his work The Concept of Anxiety, has always been one of my favorite quotes. I think it truly captures the hear of anxiety for many…In that being free, creative beings who are responsible for our lives and the choices and directions we take…that freedom creates a lot of anxiety for many.
In this episode I explore the varied definitions and meanings of anxiety from the clinical to the biblical, to the existential.
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Resources and People Mentioned in the Episode
The Concept of Anxiety by Sorek Kierkegaard
The Meaning of Anxiety by Rollo May
be not anxious by Allan Hugh Cole Jr.
The Anxious Christian by Rhett Smith
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Plano, Texas. I work with individuals, couples, and families regarding a number of issues from marriage therapy, anxiety, depression, infidelity, faith, relationship strengthening, and athletic performance. If you are interested in scheduling a session with me, or having me out to speak, please contact us via email or phone (469-304-9022).