TAGP 31: The 2 Human Needs That Fuel Your Health Anxiety

September 26, 2016

What is health anxiety“Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.”

The 6 human needs that Tony Robbins talks about is an eye opener. It truly depicts the reasons for why we do what we do in our lives. But how do some of these human needs play a part in the life of a health anxiety sufferer? That’s the question, and if we look deep enough within, we just may find a few interesting connections.

What Is Health Anxiety?

Health anxiety is basically a pre-occupation with having or developing a serious disease or illness. We’re told that only a ‘professional’ can diagnose you as having health anxiety, but I like to think sufferers have a pretty good idea of when they have health anxiety/hypochondria.

Life for a hypochondriac is busy. Not good busy, but more over-worried busy. Hypochondriacs are accustomed to:

  • Visiting numerous doctors for constant negative diagnosis’s for serious diseases
  • Trying, but never fully committing to different supplements, anxiety programs such as CBT, and different suggestions
  • Waking up and going to bed in fearful dread of what new symptoms of anxiety might be next
  • Taking lots of sick days from work due to oversensitivity to any work stressors
  • Searching their anxiety symptoms on Dr Google constantly looking for answers

But sadly never seeing the light at the end of the tunnel…

dealing with health anxietyWow, I basically described my life as a hypochondriac for 6 years just then. But getting back to the podcast episode that looks deep into the connection between health anxiety and our human needs. As mentioned earlier we all meet our needs in different ways, and I have a very important question to ask you right now:

Are You Meeting Your Human Needs By Unconsciously Keeping Your Health Anxiety Alive? Let’s Find out in today’s episode.

In this episode of The Anxiety Guy Podcast You will learn:

  • How you may be meeting your human needs in a self debilitating way
  • How the cycle of anxiety may be your comfort zone, but not the fulfilled life you always imagined living
  • How to adapt a new powerful perspective starting today

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2 comments on “TAGP 31: The 2 Human Needs That Fuel Your Health Anxiety

  1. mohamed Sep 29, 2016

    hi…. we all need someone when we have anxiety and feel we r importent but also safe … maybe this is the negative side of anxiety .. make as always need someone to say its ok .. pull u self together its a matter of time.. the positive part if we take it .. make us stronger and more confident .its up to us which way we take .. we all take thr negative when high anxiety and fear are controling u. for me i began not to talk about my anxiety often not like before ..but still its sensitization takes time i undeestand ..thts it thanks