Anxiety Is A Liar

Estimated watch time: 61 mins
Available credits: none
Speaker: Melanie Short, LCSW

When anxious or stressed, most of us have automatic negative self talk that is very limiting and distressing.   I like to name these thoughts as what they are – lies.  And if we are frequently lying to ourselves then it can really take a toll.  This presentation is meant to help us slow down and identify our own lies and the impact they have on our day to day.  Then, we’ll discuss concrete tools to use in the moment to help us minimize the impact of our negative self talk/lies.  


  1. Be able to identify the lies anxiety tells you
  2. Learn how these lies impact you and your functioning
  3. Learn some simple skills to implement in the moment

About the Speakers:

Melanie Short is the co-owner of JRNY Counseling near Indianapolis, IN since 2017. She has worked in the field since 2008 and loves working with people who have been impacted by substance use disorders, trauma, anxiety, and relationship struggles. She is also a Love First Certified Clinical Interventionist who helps families develop an approach to help someone they love decrease their resistance and accept the treatment and help they need.

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