A practical and engaging book which contains specific scientifically based cognitive-behavioral strategies to help people with panic, excess worry, social fears such as public speaking,being in social groups, phobias such as fear of flying, driving, etc. to manage their problems step-by step. There are fourteen stories from people who have suffered these anxiety problems and recovered. It's particularly helpful to know that you're not alone.The book is clearly written, has forms to record and help manage scary thoughts and body sensations, learn to face feared situations and manage any setbacks. There is a chapter to help family and friends better understand how to help. This is an outstanding book and will give help and comfort to it's readers.The authors are trained counselers who specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders.C. Barr Taylor,M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Stanford University Medical Center states "Shirley Babior and Carol Goldman have written a terrific handbook to help the many millions of people who suffer from panic and other anxiety disorders. Their approach is sound and effective."