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Exposure Therapy- How I Do It in Baby Steps

Tweet In our last post we talked about how not believing you can get better is a huge barrier to recovery. The other obstacle to recovery from anxiety and panic is this: exposure. In order to have significant and lasting … Continue reading

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A Challenge: Let’s Try Not Adding Second Fear Today

Tweet In an earlier post, we talked about how anxious people torture themselves by experiencing first fear, which is the normal startle reaction that everyone gets, and then how we add a ton of second fear to it. We don’t … Continue reading

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Getting a Haircut with Social Anxiety

Tweet I never liked going to the hairdresser. There’s something about being in that chair with the little cape on that makes me feel trapped. I can usually handle a haircut or color when the salon is not too busy, … Continue reading

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Why Anxious People Torture Themselves (and what to do about it)

Tweet Did you know that as an anxious person you are actually torturing yourself? Of course we don’t realize it or we sure as hell wouldn’t do it. Below is the best explanation I have found for why anxious people … Continue reading

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My Panic Attack Progress Report

Tweet It’s been a few weeks since I started using Panic Away, and here’s my latest update. I have been going to church alone every week (5 o’clock mass), and sitting in the middle of an aisle in close to … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Jumpstart Your Recovery From Panic Attacks

Tweet Recovery from panic attacks and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) usually takes some time. It is absolutely possible to stop panic attacks, but it does take perseverance. While you work through your feelings with your chosen method of recovery, you … Continue reading

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