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Praise for Overcome Panic and Anxiety Disorder: 121 Tips, Real-life Advice, Resources & More, By Linda Manassee Buell, MCC
“People with anxiety think too much. This book contains helpful statements that help stop excessive thinking and allow one to live more fully and comfortably in the moment.”
 
James Spira, Ph.D., M.P.H., ABPP
Director, Institute for Health Psychology, Solana Beach, CA
 
“Having personal experience with all anxiety disorder, I found Linda’s book to have practical, reassuring information that I have been searching for for a long time. No one can really understand an anxiety disorder unless they have first-hand knowledge of it. The author speaks from her heart. Many of the mental-health professionals I have spoken to do not have this level of insight.”
 
J.L. from Scottsdale, AZ
 
“As a psychotherapist, I think the 121 tips and real-life advice is a great gift for those who are misunderstood and suffering with Panic and Anxiety Disorder. As the founder of the Cherubim Foundation, an organisation that deals with the sense of panic and anxiety that comes forward when one is diagnosed with cancer, there are many useful tools patients and their families can use to deal with the stress that comes with diagnosis.”
 
Janet Laurel, M.A., MSS
Founder of the Cherubim Foundation
 
“I’ve read other books, but finally got what I need from the format of 121 tips that really cover how to defuse my anxiety disorder. I feel less alone and embarrassed. Linda’s tips include ones I may read to my family and friends who have told me to ‘buck up.’ Linda reveals her heart in two short anecdotes about her healing and now helps others with her coaching.”
 
L.H. from La Mesa, CA
 
“The book is extremely helpful in promoting the individual’s involvement in his or her own self care and continued recovery and improvement.”
 
Mark D. Wiederhold, M.D., Ph.D., FACP
President, The Virtual Reality Medical Center
 
“I really appreciated reading your 121 tips. Thank you for that!!! I have not met someone like me in this town and sometimes I feel so lonely. I want to write with someone so compassionate as you. I think you really understand me.”
 
Caroline Jane Cooke from Panama
 
“I applaud Linda for sharing her own knowledge and personal experiences living with panic and anxiety in such a compassionate, understanding and supportive fashion. Her book is written from the rare perspective of someone who actually knows first-hand the confusion, fear and frustrations of a panic sufferer. This book should be a must read for anyone who is trying to find their way in that frightening world. For those in the role of a support person, this book is a fast and easy way to gain a greater sensitivity of a panic and anxiety sufferer’s experiences as well as education on how to offer more effective support.”
 
Sandy Vilas, MCC
CEO, Coach U, a worldwide coach training school
 
“I have just finished reading your book of Panic and Anxiety Disorder. I so enjoyed it. Of the many books I have read, this is right to the point. I am a phobic with a touch of agoraphobia. It is easy reading and can be used as a take away book when one is having a difficult day, a reminder. Also, I especially liked the area of addressing the support person in our lives. From reading this book I myself am going to investigate more about the nervous system in trying to understand my condition.”
 
E.C. from San Diego, CA
 
“A simple book and yet extremely valuable for so many folks seeking honest answers to their panic and anxiety disorders. Thank you Linda for your courage and heart-felt message of hope.”
 
Gayle Sovinee, HHP, CST, Holistic Symmetry
 
“I found ‘Panic and Anxiety Disorder: 121 Tips, Real-life Advice, Resources and More’ to be the type of book you keep close by and refer back to often, especially in times of stress. The book is a compendium of down-to-earth techniques, thoughts, and strategies that offer instant support and encouragement when I need it.”
 
Susan Erskine from San Diego, CA
 
“This easy-to-read and practical book is an outstanding resource for coaches to use with their clients. The tips are excellent for clients who want to better manage their anxiety even if they don’t have panic disorder. And as a coach, this book was a fast and easy way for me to be educated on how to offer more effective support for clients who are managing anxiety.”
 
Val Williams, Ed.M., MCC, OTR
Professional Coaching and Training
 
“This set of instructions has helped me greatly.”
 
K.P.C. from San Diego, CA
 
“I have so enjoyed and appreciated your book, Linda. It is so interesting and informative and full of hope and encouragement. I liked the calming effect it had on me as I read, and realised the techniques are good for the general population, as well as being very educational and insightful about panic and anxiety disorder.”
 
Rhonda Schier from Rapid City, SD
 
“When I first picked up ‘Panic and Anxiety Disorder: 121 Tips, Real-life Advice, Resources & More,’ I was drawn to its calm, down-to-earth approach to self-help. Linda’s tips, while pinpointing individual aspects of anxiety, actually address the very simple, basic, moment-bymoment steps to follow in order to successfully survive just about any stressful inner conflict. Her guidance is straightforward and simultaneously profound. Linda Manassee Buell has written this book with the compassion and personal landscape of someone who lived in the cave of fear, and who’s triumphantly emerged into the sunshine.”
 
Diane Duncan from Pioneer, CA
 
“Linda’s book gave me greater empathy for the day-to-day struggles and concerns of people diagnosed with panic disorder.”
 
Barbara Green from Denver, CO
 
“This book is a valuable addition to the others on the subject. Written in a direct and compassionate voice, it provides great insight and assistance to anyone connected to this disorder. I myself do not suffer from it; however, I’m close to a number of people who do. This book is a tremendous help to those of us who must learn to cope with a loved one who has a panic/anxiety disorder. And it provides an excellent tool to begin safely discussing the topic with that loved one. Lastly, I’ve had the privilege to meet the author on a couple of occasions and talk about the issue—she is truly knowledgeable, sensitive, and passionate about it.”
 
Andrew Chapman
Speaker and author of Self-Publishing for Successful Fundraising
 
“We’ve been able to pass copies of your book on to a couple of friends who have some type of panic disorder and they have really appreciated it. It is helpful information for their families and ‘support people’ too. We were interested to read the book just to learn more. Now that we gave both of our books away, I had to order another copy for our home library. It really is a helpful reference! Thanks.”
 
Donna Petersen from Stockton, CA

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Foreword
I am delighted and honoured to be invited to write the Foreword to this excellent book. For the past 30 years I’ve been carrying out research to increase understanding and refine the available treatments for anxiety and depression. If anyone in 1980 had suggested when I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist that the day would come when I would find it necessary to employ anything other than pure psychological therapy to deal with difficulties within my own life, I would have hotly refuted this as being as improbable as dying in a plane crash—possible, yes, but only infinitesimally so. But at a particular period in my life, a number of powerful events occurred simultaneously, which tested my coping skills to the limit—and then beyond.
My very being protested that there was no way I would ever agree to seek additional assistance from anything or anyone outside of my field of expertise of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy. Yet when close family pointed out that I must be unaware of how much I had over-reacted to an event, and cited the disproportionate fury of my response, I then felt completely overwhelmed. I admit that my position was worse than this; I did fully realise at the time what I was doing, but I was unable to react in any other way. Clearly being an expert may protect, but can’t guarantee staying on track.