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The eye of the storm
Dear Jeff as you are aware I brought your book and read it. The book was worth every penny. I found it very interesting and educational and it was a big help in my battled with anxiety and panic attacks. My panic attacks seem to cease for a period of a week or two sometimes long but they would always come back. I remember sending you a post asking you what I should expect when it finally stops. I also read the same question in your book and you replied with the same answer..... I cannot say when it will happen but when it does you will know about it. The last two weeks my panic attacks seems to come back every day they were getting stronger or was it every day I was getting weaker I believe the latter of the two. I've seen several people mentioned Dr Claire weeks on your forum so I decided to download a book. With the same manner I read yours I read hers with intrigue and fascination. By the time I finished reading I had completely had enough of the day so I took myself to bed at 7:30 PM. Along with me I took the attitude that Jeff and Dr weeks cannot be wrong not that I ever doubted your methods it has done wonders for me.
The next morning
As usual I got up took three dogs and went for a walk. I took them around the usual route and as always halfway round I start to have a panic attack. But something was different this time. I never stopped and turned back but I didn't rush. This time I slowed right down so slow even the dogs looked at me wondering what I was doing. I knew I was heading towards the hurricane and for the first time in seven months I embraced it I was looking forward to it. What happened next shook me to the core. Instead of running instead of rushing pushing myself with the panic I decided to stop. Within seconds of stopping I felt such a sensation run through my body and round the top of my head. Not a strange uncomfortable sensation like an electrical sensation. Within 10 seconds after the sensation starting I felt the tears rolling from my eyes not unhappy tears far from it they were tears of peacefulness like a release a huge massive release. I slowly carried on walking and did the route two times more. It was absolutely chucking it down with rain and yet I was so warm and comfortable. I suppose what I'm trying to say is you said you will know when it will happen and I believe today my fear of fear switched off. Two day has been the best day I've had in seven months but I know if not tomorrow or next week or the following month I walk into that storm I will be strong enough to Be the eye as the storm crashing around me. And I have you to thank for that.... Thank you from the heart.
To everyone out there if you think you live in a room with no windows think again. To see the light you must build the window to build the window you must lay down the first foundational brick. Once you and only you have built that window you will see the light and that's what you walk towards. Hope to see you all on the other side soon. Damien __________________ D isaak
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Thank you Damien. That was as heartfelt as it can get. Yes you do know when you have passed through the apprehensive fear of panic. And then you can look back knowing how you did it and can repeat it if ever necessary.
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Jeff, will you be doing an audio version?
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I am recording it now. It takes a long time as I am only on chapter 2. Thanks for the request. Sorry that it is not available for you now.