Recently a friend and therapist suggested I confront the source of my anxiety. I told her I was pretty sure my anxiety stemed from a disapproving father who demanded perfection, was often angry, absent or unloving. She replied that confronting the source intellectually wouldn't work; I had to confront it emotionally. When I asked her what she meant, she said I had to go back in my mind, remember the anxiety producing events with my dad, feel the pain and see how I react to it. I'm way too scared to do this particularly if its unlikely to work or help reduce my anxiety. I'm afraid it might make things worse. Anyone else try this or have some thoughts on it? Thanks.
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