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Editorial Reviews. Review. “A revolutionary new method for overcoming fear and tension I recommend it with my whole heart.”—Ann Landers. About the Author. Hope and Help for Your Nerves Manual Therapy for the Cranial Nerves. Read more · Hope and Healing for Kids Who Cut: Learning to Understand and Help. The bestselling step-by-step guide that will show you how to break the cycle of fear and cure your feelings of panic and anxiety. My heart beats too fast.
Sep 04, Pages. Full of useful methods for managing panic attacks, social anxiety and many other depression-related afflictions. Four months later I was sleeping well, taking only St. Hope and Help for Your Nerves1. Anyone who suffers from Panic Attacks. No Downloads. Book 26 in
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I don't know if this book is still in print, but it's worth scoping around used book stores to find a copy so you can underline passages. And there is much to underline here. First, Claire Weekes uses the old-fashioned term "nervous illness," which, for some reason, sounds less threatening to me than the word anxiety.
She takes the shame out of anxiety by referring to the illness as "severe sensitization" of the nervous system. Nerves become sensitized after a surgery, a major illness, prolonged I don't know if this book is still in print, but it's worth scoping around used book stores to find a copy so you can underline passages.
Nerves become sensitized after a surgery, a major illness, prolonged tension, dieting, and whatever stresses the body. The body reacts with the symptoms of anxiety: These reactions become a habit. Second, the author explains every symptom in her no-nonsense yet reassuring tone, taking the fear out of the experience. Third, she encourages the reader to face the fearful symptoms, and not add to them through what she calls "second fear" She reminds us that overcoming a case of sensitization doesn't happen quickly, but, like any habit, it can be changed.
The sufferer can be cured. This book, as well as a steady practice of meditation, helped me kick the panic habit. If I overtax myself and start becoming sensitized again, I often reach for this book, and Dr.
Weekes' understanding, encouraging voice, to steady my nerves again. Feb 25, Lauren Naylor rated it it was amazing. Can I buy a pocket Claire app? She does this amazing thing. In a compassionate and truly unpatronizing fashion, sort of like a loving Auntie with a Ph.
Claire explains how, and is gently encouraging. I am not done with the book but it is bringing me great comfort and relief from this beast. T Can I buy a pocket Claire app? Thanks, Claire.
Jan 28, Danielle is trying to escape reality rated it it was ok. The main 4 ideas presented in this book are indeed helpful Its just repeated in like 20 different ways over pages.. O Also On the better things, i say! Sep 01, Tanja rated it it was amazing. If you want explanation of how anxiety works and why we have certain thoughts, this book will change your life! I love it! Sep 14, Ethan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Don't be put off by the dated language.
Full of useful methods for managing panic attacks, social anxiety and many other depression-related afflictions. I am so glad a friend on Instagram recommended this book! This book was so helpful in encouraging me to accept the feelings or bodily reactions when they come and pass through them in I am so glad a friend on Instagram recommended this book!
This book was so helpful in encouraging me to accept the feelings or bodily reactions when they come and pass through them in a relaxed fashion rather than trying so hard to resist them which makes it worse.
Nov 09, Jeremy rated it really liked it Shelves: A great book about overcoming anxiety and panic. I'd recommend it for anyone - not just the "nervously ill," as the author calls them.
She gives important information about the role of the sympathetic nervous system in producing symptoms of anxiety. She recommends "floating past" these physiological responses by realizing that we are in no immediate real danger.
This process is quite different from fighting against anxiety; it involves understanding and acceptance, not a struggle. She describes h A great book about overcoming anxiety and panic.
She describes how "sensitized nerves" can persist even after we have learned to understand these fight-or-flight reactions and reminds us that recovery is gradual but always possible. Since fighting against anxiety would be to contribute to the original problem a hyperactive fight-flight reaction , it is not helpful.
The key is to simply understand, notice and accept. The book might have earned 5 stars if it hadn't on more than three occasions recommended electroconvulsive shock therapy. This seems not to be the only thing out of date in this book; she also makes repeated references to something called "brain fag. Sep 02, Karen rated it it was amazing. I cannot say enough amazing things about this book. Weekes is brilliant! I picked up this book after hearing her name mentioned a lot.
I was suffering horrific anxiety due to a medical diagnosis I received. I have only just finished reading it so I cannot yet claim to be cured. But, applying her strategies has helped me immensely with my anxiety. Yes it is an older book and therefore has language which is "old-fashioned" and dated. But to me it just felt like I had an older trusted, wise adv I cannot say enough amazing things about this book. But to me it just felt like I had an older trusted, wise advisor by my side, understanding me and helping me move forward.
This is a fabulous book, actually life-changing. I wish I could write Dr. Weekes a thank you letter, but sadly she has passed away. Oct 24, Dena Sanders added it. I listened to the audio books in order to help me sleep and the advice Ms. Weekes gives is timeless and practical.
She was "damed" she-knighted by the Queen of England for her contributions and they are still relevant today. Along with "How Top Stop Worrying and Start Living" by Carnegie, it is one of the best books for coping with and overcoming anxiety and panic. It is simply unmatched and easy to focus on and internalize her message and I re-read it when things get tough.
Happy reading, all! Feb 16, Cheesecake rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is very similar to Dr. Weekes' 'Pass Through Panic' audio series, but has more examples. It gives you a firm handle on your anxiety and how to understand it and overcome it. It's really just a small paperback.
No bigger than a harlequin. But it's cover to cover full of understanding and illumination. A timeless classic that helped me immensely. Shockingly ignorant Let me save you some time. This book gives one piece of good advice, and that is to learn to accept fear and float through it. After that, the author goes off the deep end. She recommends medicated sleep for several weeks with a doctors supervision, of course, otherwise it would just be stupid.
She tells mothers to go away for at least two months because it is normal to feel like to want t Shockingly ignorant Let me save you some time.
She tells mothers to go away for at least two months because it is normal to feel like to want to kill your family, starting with your snoring husband. How about some things that actually help: This book had so much potential, but left me shaking my head. Was searching for 'Self-help for your nerves', recommended by a local pharmacist.
Came across a 1 hr 19 min recording on youtube where Dr Weekes talks about anxiety, panic attacks, depression, etc. She's very easy on the ear Aussie accent doesn't hurt either , and explains it all so naturally, I'll be searching out more of her wisdom! Thank you lovely Claire. Jan 08, Jason rated it it was amazing. I purchased this and another Claire Weekes book Peace From Nervous Suffering due to the struggles with anxiety I have seen people close to me go through but I ended up seeing bits of myself throughout the whole book.
As you read the text, I do advise that you keep in mind that this book was first released in so some parts do seem dated. For example, men are portrayed as working outside of the home and women are portrayed mainly as mothers and housewives. However, I believe that this was d I purchased this and another Claire Weekes book Peace From Nervous Suffering due to the struggles with anxiety I have seen people close to me go through but I ended up seeing bits of myself throughout the whole book.
However, I believe that this was done to show the different impacts of these two situations so we would not treat someone who spends most days working outside of the house and interacting with others in the same manner as someone that was being left alone at home most of the day.
Weekes explains that these differences should be realized and addressed in the care of the person dealing with anxiety. In my case, I found myself relating more to the parts discussing the housewives because it is very similar to my own situation as a telecommuter working at home, spending most of my working hours alone.
I am giving this book five stars because I believe you will get a lot out of this book if you personally are or if someone close to you is dealing with anxiety and its related issues.
I had a lot of "AH HA! Jun 15, Jeremy rated it it was amazing. Claire Weekes' book and others like it spelled the decline of psychoanalysis in therapy for people suffering from mental illness. Like a good scientist, she had a hypothesis and tested it through years of treating patients, shucking the Freudian or a primal scream approach and forcing theories on her patients. Weekes says chronic anxiety is a result of sensitization, a sort of self-perpetuating cycle of agony that bewilders otherwise intelligent people.
Scientists may not understand the neurology Claire Weekes' book and others like it spelled the decline of psychoanalysis in therapy for people suffering from mental illness. Scientists may not understand the neurology behind chronic anxiety other than explaining the fight-or-flight mechanism, yet there is no reason why tested strategies in coping with anxiety should not be encouraged if they help save people.
I do not for a second think there is a cure for anxiety. But there are ways to think and not think about anxiety, and thinking about anxiety as a demon sitting on one's shoulder can make someone who is suffering from anxiety feel possessed.
Weekes helps sufferers get some perspective, and she writes from the perspective of someone who has had her own crippling bouts of anxiety. I cannot recommend this book more, even if it's a bit dated. Nov 21, Grace Masters rated it it was amazing Shelves: I've never highlighted a book so much in my life. I was diagnosed with Panic Disorder this last summer and I'll fully admit that I rolled my eyes several times while reading this book because I kept thinking "It can't be this easy.
As she continues to repeat throughout the book "Let time pass. This book has really helped with my anxiety, working hard on putting her di I've never highlighted a book so much in my life. This book has really helped with my anxiety, working hard on putting her directions into action. Jan 10, Elizabeth rated it it was ok.
I read the first pages of this and skimmed the rest. Originally published in the s, Weekes advice has stood the test of time, but her language has not. The prose seems very dated, though her insights are sound. I'd heard amazing things about this book and expected to be enthralled, but reading it was a bit of a chore.
To be fair, my "nerves" have been fairly healthy for the past few years, so perhaps someone in more immediate need of help will find it more compelling.
Oct 31, Bee rated it it was amazing Shelves: Simply the best. I've owned it for ten years and recently needed to get it off my bookshelf and re-read it. If you have ever suffered from depression, anxiety, or panic disorders, please buy this book. If Dr. Weekes was still alive, I'd be tempted to travel to Australia and hug her.
It's that helpful, and she's that kind. Aug 04, Brittany rated it liked it Shelves: My mom grabbed a copy for me from the library - although there is more to that story - because I've been having a lot of anxiety about some post-partum insomnia I've been grappling with. The Plot: Originally published in , this little self-help book has had a long-lasting impact.
The gist of the approach is to help you deal with the physical and mental aspects of anxiety through some very simple coping techniques; sort of the precursor to mindfulness that is spou How I Came to Read This Book: The gist of the approach is to help you deal with the physical and mental aspects of anxiety through some very simple coping techniques; sort of the precursor to mindfulness that is spouted about today.
It starts with a breakdown of how your body physically responds to stress, followed by a simple four-step process to acknowledge and 'go with' the anxiety, before touching on a wide range of various types of anxiety ranging from depression to obsession, and how her same approach can pretty much apply to all.
Finally it finishes off with some hilariously dated advice to family members about dealing with their mentally ill loved one. I almost wish I'd only read the first half of this book, because the first half and its approach to understanding and responding to the body is bloody brilliant.
But then you keep reading and the book's age begins to show more and more, and it makes you doubt the author's credibility just a smidge, which makes you doubt whether her tactics are sound. But if you can get past that, and recognize that in general, her approach is rooted in understanding the science behind the body's reactions, then you will probably get some relief from this little tome. The approach as I mentioned is very simple. It's recognizing that our body becomes in a heightened state when it is aroused via stress anxiety - however, what's critical to recognize is that this heightened state has limits.
It can only 'attack' certain parts of your body to certain extremes. There is no 'beyond' point to get to - and as she outlined some of the fears she often hears about how much more your body can conceivably react to stress, I found myself nodding here and there that I'd had similar fears! Once you know, and test, this, you can respond appropriately by: Acknowledging Facing Floating Letting time pass Trying to shut down anxiety and stress doesn't work.
It only propels a stimulus-response cycle that'll keep you in your heightened state for that much longer. You need to essentially give into whatever physical response your body is having, observe it as clinically as possible, and then use a bit of mental visualization to 'float past' it.
Then let time pass. As much time as you need. Ideally in this cycle, you will help yourself avoid what's called 'second fear' - a fear of the physical response to your actual fear returning. For example, in my case I am afraid of not being able to sleep. This incites a physical response from my body, and in turn, I am afraid of that physical sensation also keeping me from sleep. In actuality I need to work on not worry about the physical reaction my body has to not sleeping to break the cycle and get to sleep.
It's tricky, but it makes sense. From there, as I mention above, the book delves into various aspects of anxiety and sort of reapplies and rejigs that four-part approach to suit various types of mental 'nerves' with some mixed results. For example, with sleep, she readily admits the importance of sleep and notes that the approach might not work so well as the more you try to ride out or focus on sleep, the further away it'll be for you - she suggests sedation instead as needed.
As the book is quite old, it definitely doesn't align with maybe some of the discoveries of modern medicine. While it is essentially another type of cognitive behaviour therapy the preferred approach to treating mental illness in most cases , it also references stuff that's pretty out of date, like shock therapy, funny farms, and begrudging husbands who should give their trapped housewives a break from getting dinner on the table at a certain time.
If you were to read the book, in some ways I'd suggest stopping after you get past the exploration of various sub-disorders of anxiety, or even stop before she goes into those sections. You'll get most of what you need in the first pages. I for one do think it was a worthwhile read; it'd be nice if someone took up Dr.
Weekes mantle and revisited this book for the 21st century though. The Bottom Line: A simple approach to anxiety that's worth a shot, if you can get past the dated bigger picture it's buried within. Anything Memorable?: