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81 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So helpful, 23 Sept. 2008
This review is from: Self-Help for Your Nerves: Learn to relax and enjoy life again by overcoming stress and fear (Paperback)
I picked up this book second-hand in a charity shop last week and was a bit sceptical because this is obviously a book which was written many years ago. However as soon as I started reading it, like other reviewers here, I found immediate comfort and an accurate description of my symptoms and the causes of the physical sensations. My own GP has been totally unhelpful and I feel like taking a copy of this book into his surgery and urging him to recommend it to others.

Within a few chapters I was already able to face up to my irrational fears and start dealing with them and am astounded at how quickly I have started to recover. This book is immensely helpful and reassuring and I am rapidly returning to the strong, confident, cheerful person I was before I started suffering from anxiety attacks. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

(Update: 3 March 2010)
This book is still on my bedside table and goes with me when I travel. It has been so valuable whenever I have had a setback or renewed fears and has always provided comfort, sustenance and reassurance to the extent that I now rarely have to refer to it. But the surprising thing is that on those rare occasions that I do pick it up, it always seems to give me the boost I need to set me back on track again.

Buying this book was one of the best things I ever did.
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Initial post: 26 Feb 2015 23:24:57 GMT
FAMOUS NAME says:
hijean - I SO agree with you! I too have written a Review for this title!

I've also been enthralled by this book, like yourself; I've always got it around, and also like you, when you feel the old anxieties or illness rearing its ugly head again - I ALWAYS reach for this book like no other - because I KNOW it's going to work - and it always does - it never lets me down! They should bind it in gold! I believe this woman to be the greatest GP who ever lived! (I have her picture in a frame that I also get comfort from - I think SO highly of her; that lovely kind understanding face from someone who KNOWS what she's talking about) If only for the fact she knows EXACTLY what is going on in the worried and anxious mind - unlike SO many other books I could mention that simply give you `angles' - but no real approach, or any real long-term help or solutions...

Great news you are still keeping up the good work! :-)

God Bless.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2015 23:47:17 GMT
hiljean says:
Thank you for your feedback and encouragement. I still have this book by me, though rarely need it, so effective has it been. It's good to know others have gained the same strength from it. What a wise and wonderful woman she is.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Apr 2016 07:20:37 BDT
Pennylope says:
I also found it really helpful 20 years ago and recommend it still to clients who suffer with panic and anxiety.
It is the best book I have ever read on this subject and as yourself continues to be a companion though it's been many years since I have needed to reopen it.
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