Fear is a natural reaction, and a very useful one. It sharpens our awareness. It prevents us from making some mistakes. It’s good to be afraid of falling if it keeps us away from the edge of a cliff. It’s good to be afraid of a traffic accident if it means we will be extra cautious while crossing a busy road. But just like every other thing in life, it’s only useful to some extent before it starts hinder us too much. If we’re so afraid of falling that we won’t climb a few steps of a ladder to change the light bulb, or if we’re so afraid of getting into an accident that we refuse to get within five steps from any car, it is a clear sign that something is going terribly wrong. It is a clear sign that we might be developing – or have already developed – a phobia.
Even if you suffer from anxiety in situations that other people don’t, you’re not the only one. There are literally millions of people who can’t go upstairs or cross the road because their phobias paralyze them. There are millions of people terrified of cats, dogs or guinea pigs to the point that they can’t even visit their friends. This book will help you get through that stage in your life. With tips presented here, which are tested in real life situations, your recovery should be as smooth and easy as possible.
Dr. James Anderson spent 15 years of his practice helping people in recovery from mental disorders. Tips and hints presented here show most common causes for various anxieties and struggles. This guide shows that recovery isn't always easy, but also that any obstacle can be overcome if the person is motivated enough to change their life for better.