Every human feels anxiety on occasion; it is a part of life. We all know what it is like to feel worry, nervousness, fear, and concern. But millions of people (an estimated 15 percent of the population) suffer from devastating and constant anxiety that severely affects, and sometimes highly restricts, their lives. They experience panic attacks, phobias, extreme shyness, and obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. The feeling of anxiety is a constant dominating force that disrupts their lives. Some become prisoners in their own homes, unable to leave to work, drive, or visit the grocery store. For people with panic attacks, phobias, and agoraphobia, anxiety is much more than just an occasional wave of apprehension.
Jerilyn Ross's book, Triumph over Fear, combines conventional wisdom with creative, scientifically accurate and practical advice that enabled me to make the kind of changes in my life that six and a half years of therapy couldn't do. I had reached a point where, although I was not successful in business and have a wonderful family, my panic attacks and fear of the attacks were ruling my life and I was getting to the end of my rope. I was losing interest in things,