I was honored to be able to interview Anna Gibson Steel, the creator of the 60 Second Panic Solution. For anyone who is on the fence about trying her program, I think you will love what she has to say. She is quite simply a breath of fresh air for people in serious need of help for anxiety and panic attacks…
Jill: First of all, thank you so much for creating the 60 Second Panic Solution program and making immediate and lasting relief from panic attacks available to all of us! The program is absolutely wonderful! On behalf of all anxiety sufferers, thank you for your tremendous work!
Anna: My pleasure entirely.
Jill: Can you please share a little bit about yourself Anna? Specifically, what is personal history with anxiety as well as treating people that suffer with anxiety?
Anna: In the mid-1990’s I experienced a series of traumatic events. I come from a long line of strong females, so I learned to put my shoulders back and get on with things. Then one day as I worked in my lovely job at the bank, one of my favorite customers kindly asked how I was. Suddenly I couldn’t breathe, my heart was racing, and I felt disorientated, I assumed that I was having an asthma attack, so I got an inhaler from one of my colleagues, but this made matters worse. I had no idea what was happening, but I was terrified and assumed that something was very seriously going wrong in my body.
A colleague rushed me to my doctor, who gave me a pill, didn’t explain anything and told me to go home and rest. So I muddled on for another few months, until I then had a serious car crash. This left me in chronic pain for two years.
By now I was hanging on by my fingertips-not that I realized that at the time, but internally I was in a constant state of turmoil, anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia etc-I had to leave my job in the bank as I was no longer physically able to sit at a desk.
I attended 48 doctors, specialists, physiotherapists, none of whom offered any solution, most told me to learn to live with the pain, or that it was all in my mind-how I didn’t lose my mind I will never know!
Eventually I stumbled upon Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, thus began my journey back to wellness. I started as a client first, then I began learning because I was curious, then I became a therapist, and my passion led me to training other therapists and the foundation of the only Holistic Centre of Excellence in Ireland.
Since 2000 I have worked with over 2000 clients and students, my mission is to educate people so they can understand that there is a totally, safe, non-invasive way to re-gain and maintain health at all levels of mind, body and spirit. You cannot and should not separate them, any impact on any one of these levels has a direct impact on the others.
Over the last four years or so, almost all clients that present at my private clinic are suffering from anxiety/stress related illness. The most shocking thing is the amount of teenagers that are now presenting at my clinic. It breaks my heart when I hear of thirteen year olds on Xanax. So I realized that I in fact have a moral obligation to spread the word, to end this global epidemic.
Jill: Your story touches my heart Anna. The fact that you’ve suffered from anxiety and learned to overcome it is so good to hear! I can’t tell you how many doctors and therapists I’ve been to over the years who I felt never really understood anxiety. Do you think your personal experience gives you a better perspective in helping the anxious patient? Since you’ve “walked the walk” so to speak?
Anna: Absolutely, how could anyone understand the terror that is a panic attack without actually experiencing it? I always say that I could spend days lecturing and educating someone about what an apple tastes like-but the only way they can KNOW what an apple tastes like is when they actually eat one! The same is true for anxiety and panic.
At this stage of my life, I am eternally grateful for having had the experience and I believe it was an absolute necessity for me to be able to assist others.
Jill: The 60 Second Panic Solution (Gibson-Steel method) is so simple to do, yet it is incredibly powerful anxiety help! It worked for me immediately. It almost seems too easy- too good to be true, yet I know I feel better! Is it really this easy??
Anna: Yes, Yes and Yes again! I have created the system in such a way that even children can use it, however there is a very complex structure underpinning the entire process. It is embedded with lots of healing processes that are not obvious to your conscious mind. It deals directly with your subconscious mind, which is INFINITELY more powerful.
Scientific studies vary but they range from suggesting that the conscious mind is 1-5% while the subconscious is 99-95%. So it’s like comparing the speed and capability of your hand held device –iPhone versus the biggest mainframe computer imaginable.
Do you know that there are millions of pieces of data entering our mind every second, our conscious mind can just about notice 7 pieces, yet the subconscious is completely aware of all 1 million!
It is the subconscious that runs our entire body/mind complex, every second of every day. And it reacts to a certain language and innate wisdom that is way beyond the capacity of our conscious mind. I have never had anyone that this system did not work for-it will only NOT work if you don’t use it!
Jill: And yet, a few days after I started, I started to doubt the power of the tools and get anxious again. Why did that happen?
Anna: The reason your conscious mind begins to doubt it, is because your conscious mind has been controlling your behavior for years, and it does not like giving up its control, so it will try to get you to resist by creating fear, this is very common.
As you said you started to doubt the tools, even though you experience is that they work. So answer this, WHO is it that is doubting the tools? If your true experience has been that they work, what part of you is doing the doubting?
It is the voice in your head-which is your ego mind, and rest assured it is Panicking right now-Because it knows that you are about to take it’s power away!
So I advise the clients to follow what you now KNOW to be true-that these tools work. In continuing to use them you will regain your freedom and finally take control of that voice in your head-this will have a tremendous positive impact on all of your life going forward-not just in regard to your anxiety.
Your subconscious mind just works like any good computer program, it follows command, it doesn’t judge or decide that is a good idea and that is a bad idea, it just reacts to the commands coming via your senses and your conscious mind.
There is a very famous experiment where they got an athlete to sit in a chair and they wired him up to a lot of instruments for measuring various body functions. Then they told him to IMAGINE he was running a race. They took the read out and guess what? At the physiological level his body reacted the same when he actually ran the race as when he just IMAGINED it!
Why-because the subconscious reacts to commands. This is why is it vital that we begin to control that voice in our heads-because the subconscious just reacts to it!
I created NAT-Neuro-Activation Therapy to do just this, command the subconscious to switch off your anxiety program and embed new helpful healing programs.
When you blow up your alter picture icon, you immediately feel relaxed, because you subconscious follows the command-it doesn’t know that you are only imagining it. And you simply cannot feel relaxed and anxious at the same time.
The applause part of the triple A program is vital, as this allows you to re-trust your body again. The rapid relaxation technique works, because it causes the subconscious to cancel out the anxious feeling, thus positively impacting the adrenal function.
Jill: Some of my readers have suffered with anxiety and panic for many years, and some of them for only a short time. Is your program able to help all anxiety sufferers?
Anna: Absolutely-it doesn’t matter how long or how many attacks a day the sufferer is experiencing. All that matters is that they stop them immediately. Once is too much in my opinion.
Jill: One of my readers asked does your program really work, or does it just mask anxiety? What would you say to her?
Anna: I understand that this is common perception-that unless we are opening discussing or figuring out why we are anxious we cannot solve it. Or indeed that by overriding it we are somehow in denial of our true feelings.
This is simply not true.
Firstly many people KNOW why they are suffering-for example maybe they have financial difficulties, knowing this do not solve the anxiety. The other really important point is this, we behave according to how we feel, and most of us assume that our feelings just happen to us and that we have no control over them.
The fact is our feelings are a direct result of our thoughts. So we experience feelings depending on what thoughts we have. So if we think positive thoughts we will have positive feelings. Now having positive feelings will not solve my financial difficulty, but it will make handling the situation an awful lot easier.
I have purposely built the system in such a way that we firstly end the panic/anxiety, then we go further to solve the root cause of why you developed anxiety in the first place. It is a complete program, that doesn’t mask your anxiety, it overrides it initially so that you will then have the energy and motivation to make the other changes in your life that will ensure you have lasting freedom.
Jill: That is so good to hear! The feeling of relief I have experienced since I started your program is just tremendous…
Anna, thank you also for including the section on depression. For so many anxiety sufferers, depression is part of the picture too!
Anna: This is because of the downward spiral that anxiety lead you down. It eats away at your natural balanced essence until you feel empty. But again, we must first address the anxiety issue, so that you will have the necessary energy and motivation to solve the depression and get your life back on track.
Jill: My daughter also suffers from anxiety. She is 17. For those of us with children or teens who suffer from anxiety or panic attacks, is it safe for us to share these methods with them?
Anna: The triple A is suitable for everyone, I have used it with children as young as five years old. The other sections of the product would not be age appropriate for children, but the fact is that most children wouldn’t need them anyway, because they are young they haven’t absorbed as much dodgy programming as us elder berries! So their computer system is easier to clean up.
However I would caution parents to limit the amount of time our children are spending on social media and computer games-remember I said earlier that the subconscious cannot distinguish between real and imagined? When our kids are playing computer games-and perhaps fighting as solider in them-their adrenals are being activated as if they are in battle!
Jill: Is there anything else we should know before we say goodbye today?
Anna: Gosh I could go on about this forever! It is imperative that we end this global suffering asap-, so please spread the word.
Thank you so much Jill for being so pro-active and supportive,
Wishing you love, light and laughter.
Jill: I’ve never thought about it that way, but you are absolutely right. Panic and anxiety are a global epidemic…And it’s time to let everyone know that REAL anxiety help is available today! Thank you again Anna! You are truly a Godsend for all anxiety sufferers!
I wish you peace,
p.s. Read my full review of the program here.