'This has been a difficult but WONDERFUL Journey and I am actually glad that I had been given this Gift' - Panic Away member explains how practicing love, faith and hope has given her a new life.
When Jane found Panic Away she found great comfort in the realization that she was not alone. Jane had suffered from panic attacks since the age of 12 and knowing that others were going though the same thing helped her tremendously. Jane used to have a fear of flying and would not get on a flight. Now, she is married to a pilot and flies at least 12 times a year on both long and short flights. Alongisde the Panic Away program, Jane also discovered many tips and tricks that were valuable tools for her on her journey towards an
John suffered with a fear of flying which was so intense, even booking the flights made him anxious, frustrated and angry. With thanks to John's hard work and Panic Away, he is now a frequent flyer and actually ENJOYS flying!
The Panic Away program taught Carly strength, courage, security and self-reliance in ONE WEEK!'
Have you ever noticed how anxiety is fueled by one simple question you keep asking yourself? That question is… what if? What if I drive my car on the highway and I have a panic attack? What if faint in public, who will help me? What if I get sick or lose my job? What if my mind never stops racing with anxious thoughts? If anxious ‘what if’s’ are not quickly defused, they tend to spiral out of control, leaping from one catastrophic thought to another. Before you know it these ‘what ifs’ have triggered a tidal wave of adrenaline
Play and laughter are such powerful tools for reducing feelings of anxiety. I am a huge advocate of using humor and play to boost mood and reduce anxious feelings. I know many people who transformed their anxiety just by doing focusing on play and laughter alone. I recently recorded an interview with Charlie Hoehn who is a marketing strategist for several New York Times best-sellers , and the author of a new book called ‘Play it Away’. I really liked his book because its basic premise is how to use play to snap out of an anxious state of mind.
I Recognized It Was Anxiety, I Told Myself I Have Been Through This A Million Times, The Choice Is Mine. Do I Want This To Escalate Or Do I Want To Have A Good Time.
A Panic Away member visited the forum again after a long time of being absent. In 2012, she described herself as a 'wreck', someone who was 'afraid of her own shadow'. It's 2014, and the reason she has not been on the forum is because she has been busy enjoying life and experiencing new things. I hope reading stories such as this will give some of you hope and encouragement. Know that you do not have to live your life as a 'wreck' any longer.
A Panic Away member shares a tip with us. He keeps the Panic Away program saved on his phone. When he begins to feel anxious looks back on the Panic Away material- any time, any place.panic away members shares a tip with us. He keeps the Panic Away program saved on his phone. When he begins to feel anxious looks back on the Panic Away material- any time, any place.
Panic Away member Jess, went overseas for three weeks. She was nice enough to share her experience with us and give a rundown of her trip and how she coped with her anxiety. Continue reading to find out what she learnt from her trip.