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Claire Weekes Audio

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Eric "Herbie" Watson, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. livlive

    livlive Peer Supporter

    Thank you so much for posting these, Eric. Just wanted to chime in that I am finding Dr. Weekes' talks to be so helpful as I try and work through my anxiety.

    And listening to her is even better-her voice is so great, it's like being able to call on your own cheerleader whenever you want.
     
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  2. MSZ812

    MSZ812 Well known member

    It's like having Mary Poppins as my therapist/coach!
     
  3. AC45

    AC45 Well known member

    Hello All,

    Thank you for this thread. I've read her book but it was helpful to hear her words. I'm currently facing an issue over travel. I have traveled all my life and I have enjoyed it. It was how I could decompress and relax. Now traveling causes me anxiety because my insomnia is so bad. I refuse to stop traveling (I don't want to let the fear dictate my actions) but it is hard on my body and it does take a lot of the fun out of it! This reminded me that I needed to keep at it so I do not become an agoraphobic. After developing anxiety 13 months ago, I can see how the fear can stop people from doing things. Claire wants you to face your fears - no matter how difficult it is.

    Thx,
    AC45
     
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  4. honey badger

    honey badger Peer Supporter

    Out of all the resources I read when going through some very troubling anxiety episodes, Claire Weekes's book Hope and Help for Your Nerves was the only thing that actually worked. In my opinion, her simple techniques go hand in hand with the TMS idea of feeling whatever you're suffering with (panic, pain, what have you), accepting it, and going on with your life without minding it too much. This doesn't quite do it justice, of course, and it's really worth reading her explanation of what to do when hit with anxiety attacks. Her tone is also very caring, so it is a pleasure to read her work. I can't say enough about this woman. Brilliant for sure!
     
  5. Tala

    Tala New Member

    I have been listening to these all week and keep thinking the same thing about Mary Poppins. Thanks so much for posting these Eric!
     
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  6. gutter3

    gutter3 Peer Supporter

    Is this an audio from one of her books? I started listening to them and was also interested in Help for Your Nerves
     
  7. Time2be

    Time2be Well known member

    Now I listened to all four audios and she not only gives one of the best descriptions of the cycle of fear and sensitization, she also gives the most reasonable and plausible treatment. In beautiful and a bit old fashioned English. I think it fits well in with the TMS approach. And yes, this is like Mary Poppins talking to you. So, today I practice. I had a good day yesterday, woke up today with bladder pain, and yes, I was frustrated. Now I will accept and will go along with my duties in my normal pace. If I feel panic I will accept panic and not trying to act upon it ( like contemplating another urine testing - I had one three weeks ago). So, thanks for posting these audio tapes! I am thrilled (in a good way :) )
     
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