CATRIONA | Becoming friends with my anxiety

Catriona Bisset is an Olympian and the Australian record holder over 800m. But for a decade, she left the sport she loved. Anxiety became a constant companion through her teen years, and centred on one thing she couldn’t outrun – her body.

Through therapy and self-compassion, she has learnt not to fear her anxiety, depression and suicidality.

This is a story about becoming friends with different parts of yourself.

And running with anxiety, not from it.

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