Anxiety problems: When we fall to believing our patients are too fragile
Dealing with anxiety problems effectively necessitates successful exposure. A common hurdle to successful exposure is anxiety itself; the patient, and often also the therapist, may start to believe that the patient is too fragile or anxious to do the necessary exposure work for recovery. We call this kind of resistance Process Resistance. Process resistance is the resistance that we have to doing the work necessary to achieve a desired change.