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The Unintended Risk of Playing It Safe

Safety Behaviors May Not Be Helpful

Safety behaviours can be damaging as they play a critical role in the maintenance of anxiety. We rely on crutches to get us through low-risk situations and then believe that the crutches were the reason we survived. 

The result is that we seldom have the courage to attempt the situation without the crutches.

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