Introduction Understand the EXACT process of Anxiety Panic Awarded 5 stars by UK Mental Health Foundation fear panic obsessive worry stress

It's a control thing spurred on by intensity

The 'key' to recovery is to simply accept 'if' it makes us feel better?

Such is our yearning for answers that we keep looping in the same pattern of think-react-think-react.

Needless to say - that search for answers is actually the problem.

That's why this can be such a tricky illness to deal with, as we want to feel better, but aren't aware that we are constantly tensing and stopping in our flow to find that solution - this is the problem and an exhausting one.

Our aim don't forget is as follows - 

1. to simply allow ourselves to flow with all of our thoughts both negative and positive
2. to understand that this is an automatic, natural process of momentary thinking - we shoudn't have to actively, deliberately or consciously 'do' anything about this
3. our 'problem' is that we very subtly go a stage further - unnecessarily trying to fix our bad flow with conscious 'answers' that make us step out of the moment in deliberate reactive-thinking mode.
4. it is actually 'easier' to avoid that effortful process of mind tensing/racing and instead stay with our calmer flow
5. to 'stay' with our calmer flow we just have trust that we 'don't have to explain/reason with our thoughts even though we may be frequently tempted to do this.

2/7/12 Hey again Will.
Hope and think I am on the right track now. One quick question. I feel like when i just come out of a thought (become aware of it) my mind goes blank and feels like it just freezes for a few seconds or even more like for 20s before the cut-off comes and that feels like a big Jolt in my whole body and my eyes spasm every time. Am i correct in assuming these phenomenons are coming out and cutting off from thoughts? Did you experience similar stuff or heard from others?
At the moment i feel your book is a life saver even thought my blurred mind had problems getting grips on it at first. Are you enjoying summer over there in the UK? Take care. Andreas

On Wed 6/03/13 10:07 PM , M <> wrote: Will, all OK now, many thanks, book has been a revelation. Regards, M 

Oct 2012 Hi Will, Nick Watts, here, hope things are going Ok with you! Just thought I would send you a line to tell you my intentions Things are going really well for me at the moment. Well chuffed for the ways things have turned out. I can really focus on the positive things not and the Anxiety, which is a thing of the past! Been thinking of doing it for a while and I am going to write a book on my experiences with mental illness. I feel it’s the greatest achievement in my life is coming out of the other side of the darkest moments! If it wasn't for your help in seeing people do recover i wouldn't be here today writing this to you. I have total turned things around and now the happy, confident person, i always wanted to be. i have been paragliding for three years now and Speed flying for a year, ( halfway house between a paraglider and a skydiving rig), and have totally overcome my fear! Considering in the dark times I was scared of the shadows on the wall, no bullsh*t!! and I thought there was no, way out! I was ready to quit work!Its just a learned behaviour and now i have learned the other way to become confident in myself. Next year me and my best mate, met though Paragliding are going onto a skydiving course with a view to go base jumping in the future. All i can say is thanks again Will. Ps here is a video of me and my mate speed flying last week...hope all is ok All the best Wattsy