Ernest Bylander "jerry by" (Sherman, TX USA) says the following:
"I have had a copy for many years and have given copies to a grandchild and one child, since anxiety can be inherited (my father had it, and we also have hypoglycemia). I have also given the order forms in the back to friends. I first became aware of panic attacks as an eight year old, but I wasn't diagnosed until I was in my forties, and only after many counseling sessions for panic which didn't help. I found this book and it meant the end of Xanax for me. One doesn't have to read it all at once. The first things to learn are distraction and breathing exercises. Then move on to magnification and other thought control processes."
Doesn't that say it all? A life-saving book if I ever saw one.
This step by step text has really helped me stay off benzos. Reading about the cognitive distortions and changing my self-talk really helped me manage my anxiety. Recovering from anxiety is a work in progress for me, but this book seemed to click with me much more so than other anxiety books, including Claire Weeks' books.
Actually a very excellent self-help book for those with fear related problems in their life. Social anxiety, phobias, and general panic disorders are covered in detail.