• Pass Through Panic

  • Freeing Yourself From Anxiety and Fear
  • By: Dr. Claire Weekes
  • Narrated by: Dr. Claire Weekes
  • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (404 ratings)

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In this eight part radio series, Dr. Weekes speaks with the listener intimately and compassionately about how to overcome anxiety, frustration, phobias, and depression. She coaches the listener on how to pass through panic and reach a place of strength and optimism. Her revolutionary approach is remarkably simple and effective and continues to be recommended by both medical and psychological communities throughout the world.
©1967 Claire Weekes (P)2005 HighBridge Company

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Short and Sweet

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I suffered from anxiety and depression a few years back, and it turns out that what Dr. Weekes suggests here as a cure is pretty much exactly what I did back then to get over it. Accept the anxiety -> lose the fear of the anxiety -> lose the anxiety. Since getting pregnant I have had bouts of anxiousness and , occasionally, out of control moodiness that remind me so much of my past anxiety/depression issues that sometimes it has felt like a relapse. So in order to fortify myself against the stress of the impending delivery, the crazy hormones and the sleeplessness ahead, I looked for a little something to help me relax, 'accept my landing', know that even if this is a relapse I can recover again just like I did last time.This "book" is a series of four radio broadcasts from 1967 by Dr. Claire Weekes, in which she speaks in slightly antiquated language about her experience in working with patients that suffer from anxiety disorders. She presents both her views of the underlying problem and the solution to the problem in a very clear, simple and passionate manner, and she is absolutely endearing to listen to :) This recording may be over forty years old, but in my opinion this lady's ideas are still spot on. (Plus - it's quite fun to get a little glimpse of 60s societal norms as a side dish to the still very relevant main material.) I'm so glad I chose this as my 'fortification' book because, strangely, what took me so long to figure out for myself back in the day, what finally let me move on from my extremely frustrating and often debilitating disorder, is right here, in a sweet, neat little 2 hour package. Although I wonder if, had I heard this back then, I might have dismissed it as outdated, way too simple, impossible, not enough. It is none of these things - not if you can get up the guts to truly follow this advise. Good luck!p.s. I recommend listening to the sample to see if you like her manner, diction and accent. Personally, I think they're adorable :)

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A strong and gentle hand to guide you

Dr. Weekes speaks with an easy and gentle voice. This is no lecture from a highbrow intellectual. This is real help from a someone who cares about the people she speaks with. She says that she has spent her professional life devoted to treating many people with anxiety disorders and that comes across in her presentation. She does not sound like someone reporting from cold research. These are the nuggets from her experiences. Her advice is simple and easy to integrate into your daily habits right away. The simplicity of her ideas does not dilute their power. I feel confident in saying that you will gain a lot from listening.

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Pass Through Panic by Dr. Claire Weekes

This is by far the best book I've ever read on anxiety disorders. It thoroughly explained the 3 different stages of anxiety, specific anxieties and how to deal with acceptance, the anxiety cycle, negative thought processes and more. For someone who has been dealing with a generalized anxiety disorder for the past 5 years, finally, someone can explain exactly what I'm going through! No doctor or therapist has ever explained it like this.

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The one that works

I went through this 30 years ago. It isn't perfect but it kept me sane for those years. My anxiety and depression are back, but listening to the Dr. from down under, help me calm down again. Haven't found anything beetter to deal with panic attacks.

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A practical view that will hlpe many:

Her advice is short, sweet, simple and to the point. I beleive will be effective for the vast majority of people who are willing to accept this simple shift in approach. Read this before you spend lots of money on expensive therapy. Well worth the money!

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somewhat useful

radio broadcast like in format; personal and advisory in message delivery; some useful information and tips for managing anxiety and panic attacks--I found advice to be helpful in reducing severity of panic attacks

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THIS BOOK SAVED NY MIND!!

I was experiencing Anxiety and panic so bad that I could barely eat (pretty much forced food down), I felt completely fog-brained and thought I was losing it!, I also took many trips to the bathroom throughout the day! It was absolutely horrible! and it was honestly a nightmare!! Out of desperation I went on Amazon, searched high and low for any material that could educate and help me. I found this author and read the reviews and figured I'd give it a try. After only listening to half of the audio, my anxiety was completely gone!!! I honestly had no idea that such a miracle could take place!! I will also be listening to her book 'Hope and Help for your nerves' -as she mentioned that she goes into more detail about regret -One of the emotions I am dealing with. Please give this book a try. There is no risk; if it does not work for you, you will at least walk away with some knowledge regarding your situation --and maybe all of these pieces of knowledge will be what delivers you one day?! My anxiety was so bad that I told myself if I had to read ANY AND EVERY book on the subject, that I would -and although my anxiety is gone, I still plan on continuing to educate myself on the subject in order to ensure that I remain Anxiety free as well as to pass the messages along to help others. If you have a problem or challenge, remember that you have to attack it head-on!! Good luck and remember that this WILL PASS!

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after 11 years of dealing with panic

after 11 years of dealing with panic and anxiety, this book has helped me more than anything. after listening to the first hour, I have been panic free for 3 days. that's the longest I've gone in a long time.

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All hail Dr Weekes

Been struggling with panic disorder since age 8, I’m 40 now. This woman’s work has reframed the way I’m thinking and I’m actually believing now that I’ll be free of this. I was able to practice her methods recently and I avoided a panic attack. I celebrated all day

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WONDERFUL information!!!

VERY good information...hard to listen to advice, but she is the Pioneer when it comes to anxiety

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