Season 3, Episode 9 -Overcoming your dating anxiety
In this episode of ‘How to Love Successfully’, host Dr. Mari Kovanen, a registered psychologist and conscious dating coach, discusses how to tackle dating anxiety faced by many women.
Dr. Mari talks about the typical signs of dating anxiety, its impact on life and relationships, and the importance of dealing with it.
With the help of various therapeutic tools, she suggests self-love practices as a starting point, focusing on feeling good about oneself, understanding feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, practicing mindfulness, and cultivating self-compassion. Dr. Mari also emphasizes building a healthy self-esteem that is not tied to external factors.
She also talks about how reprocessing key negative experiences that are directly linked to dating related situations can be reprocessed through EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing).
It is a psychological tool Dr Mari is trained in and it is borrowed from trauma therapy and can significantly help in reducing dating anxiety. This way you can be more open to letting love and find the right relationship for you.
01:16 Understanding Dating Anxiety
01:55 Recognizing Symptoms of Dating Anxiety
03:43 Addressing Dating Anxiety
05:14 Self-Love Practices for Overcoming Dating Anxiety
08:47 Impact of Past Relationships on Dating Anxiety
09:19 EMDR Processing for Overcoming Dating Anxiety
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