Video Series

How to Stop Overanalyzing:
A Self-Help Video Series

Learn how to get relief from overthinking, worry, and anxiety

Want to learn how to stop overanalyzing?

Do you struggle with excessive worry and overthinking? Does it feel like you just can’t let things go?

Do you wish you could get help from a psychologist who specializes in anxiety but can’t find one where you live?

My self-help video series,”How to Stop Overanalyzing”, contains over 3 hours of clear instructions on the concrete strategies I typically teach to my anxious clients.  It can help you put a stop to the worry cycle, decrease your anxiety, and learn to live a calmer, more peaceful life.

Watch this 5-minute sample video explaining overanalyzing and how it is treated.

 

Who I Am:

I am Dr. Michael Stein, a psychologist who specializes exclusively in treating anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). I am the founder of Anxiety Solutions, a group of anxiety and OCD treatment centers with offices in several cities in the U.S.  I am also one of Psychology Today’s Experts on anxiety and OCD and I write a blog about anxiety for their website.

I have spent my career helping anxious people; training other therapists how to help anxious people; and working towards the dissemination of good, effective treatment methods for anxiety.  I know that successful treatment of anxiety, worry, and overanalyzing often requires a specialist in anxiety, but unfortunately many people do not have easy access to a psychologist or therapist who really specializes in anxiety.

These videos are part of my efforts to provide quality, specialized help to people who cannot easily see an anxiety specialist. If you have had trouble finding the help you need, these videos are for you.

 

The Never- Ending Cycle of Overanalyzing and Worry

If you are dealing with anxiety, your mind is probably racing about all the things you worry about. Minds never shut up.

They are always trying to warn us about something. Even if the logical part of your mind knows that the thing you’re worrying about might be nothing, the emotional part of your mind just won’t stop. Even though you can at times look at things logically and find some reassuring answers, your brain always comes back with:

“well yeah, but WHAT IF…” and

“But how do you KNOW?”

You can’t give your brain certainty, so the cycle just continues.

In the decade-plus that I have spent my career specializing in anxiety and OCD, I have helped hundreds of people put a stop to this endless cycle of worry and anxiety using the principles of Exposure Therapy, the most effective method for the treatment of anxiety and OCD.

I want to show you how to stop worrying too.

 

My self-help video series, “How To Stop Overanalyzing” can help you:

  • learn how to stop worrying

  • decrease overanalyzing and overthinking

  • reduce anxiety

  • be more comfortable with uncertainty

  • become more present and less focused on worries

“How To Stop Overanalyzing” includes over 3 hours of educational and instructional videos about overanalyzing, anxiety, and clear strategies for how to improve these issues.

These videos cover all the information I would typically give to my clients in the first 5 sessions of therapy.

 

Here is a detailed “Table of Contents” of what is included in this self-help video series:

  • Video 1: Introduction
  • Video 2: Anxiety 101, Part 1

    • What anxiety is, what makes it worse, and what makes it better

    • The root of overanalyzing: fear of uncertainty

    • The solution: exposure to uncertainty

    • The brain science behind anxiety and how it gets better

    • How this brain science applies to overanalyzing and its treatment

  • Video 3: Anxiety 101, Part 2
    • The 2 options: control strategies and acceptance strategies

    • The 3 parts of an anxiety problem: thoughts, emotions, and behaviors

    • Which strategy works best for each part

  • Video 4: Overanalyzing 101
    • Automatic thoughts vs. effortful thinking

    • The key skill

    • The “math problem exercise”: a demonstration of automatic thoughts, effortful thinking, and the key skill

    • Giving yourself permission to use the skill

  • Video 5: the Index Card Technique
    • The index card technique

    • Reasons to give yourself permission to not do worry behavior

    • The “gun to your head” technique

  • Video 6: Skill Practice
    • Introduction to mindfulness meditation (don’t worry if you’ve tried meditation before and felt you weren’t good at it, I explain how to make it work specifically for people who struggle with overanalyzing and anxiety)

    • Mindfulness exercise: Listening

    • Mindfulness exercise: The movie theater

    • Mindfulness exercise: Noticing your breath and your thoughts

    • Mindfulness exercise: Acceptance of uncertainty

    • The “Spotlight on the Present” skill practice (this one is not a mindfulness exercise)

  • Video 7: Decision-Making
    • How overanalysis relates to decision-making

    • The difference between worry behavior and decision-making

    • The 2 questions to tell you whether to analyze or not

    • Practicing rapid decision-making as exposure to uncertainty

    • Anti-perfectionism: how to not be a “life optimizer”

    • Daily “decision-making time”

  • Video 8: More Exposure Exercises
    • Exposure exercise: Imaginal exposure

    • Exposure exercise: Wishing for bad things to happen

  • Video 9: Other Important Behavior Changes
    • Reassurance-seeking

    • How loved ones should respond to reassurance-seeking

    • Researching worries online

  • Video 10: Final Thoughts

Exposure Therapy is very effective for anxiety and worry, but many people have trouble finding an experienced anxiety specialist locally who knows how to do exposure therapy properly. If you know you need help with overanalyzing and worry but can’t find a qualified anxiety specialist near you, this video series is perfect for you.

 

If you’d like to learn more about me and my approach to helping people with anxiety, you can learn more at these links:

You can also check out this free 5-minute sample video from the video series where I explain some of the basics about overanalyzing and how it gets better:

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