Notes from Claire Weekes' Hope and Help For Your Nerves book: Accept your symptoms, as they are, as something that will be with you for a little while until you recover. Your nerves are sensitized and will take time to heal, just as a broken leg takes time. You will gradually forget to notice the feelings. By this acceptance, you break the fear-adrenalin-fear cycle that keeps your nerves in a sensitized state. Give up the struggle. Stop holding tensely onto yourself trying to control your fear or do something about it, while subjecting yourself to constant self-analysis. Stop trying to navigate your way out of your symptoms by meeting each obstacle as if it were a challenge that must be met before recovery is possible. Bypass the struggle, go around the mountain, not over it. Loosen your attitude and relax your mind. Don’t strive to relax, wait to relax. In your tense effort to control yourself, you release more adrenalin and so further excite your organs to produce symptoms. Now, I am patient. I am giving myself time to recover, and never be discouraged by failure("Outcome Independence"). I will rest, rest, rest my mind.