All of us at have experienced debilitating anxiety. But we’ve also overcome it and returned to normal and lasting health. Because we know the hardship anxiety unwellness can cause, we are committed to helping others, with over 27 years of service.” - Jim Folk, President,

Jim Folk, President,

Jim Folk

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Jim experienced the following disorders and symptoms:


Jim Folk suffered with anxiety disorder including debilitating panic attacks, from 1974 to 1986. During those 12 years, he had undergone countless tests; sought the help of numerous medical and mental health professionals; traveled to a clinic in Mexicali, Mexico; had been prescribed numerous medications; tried herbs, vitamins, diets, alternative therapies; and a host of other treatments in an attempt to regain his normal health.

In the summer of 1985, Jim came in contact with a psychologist who understood anxiety. Jim's personal experience with anxiety and his comprehensive research, coupled with the psychologist's reassurances, helped Jim to turn his condition around. In 1986, Jim stopped all medication and in 1987, he regained his normal health.

Jim continues to enjoy normal and medication-free health today (over 21 years).

In 1989, Jim began working with others who were experiencing panic and anxiety disorders. In 1992, he wrote the book "Recovering from Panic Attacks," and in 1996, he developed the website

Today, in addition to Jim's role as president of, he offers personal coaching services to individuals and small groups from around the world, leads anxiety disorder support groups in the Calgary area, and is a public speaker that presents to corporations and organizations, and at conferences and seminars.

As an entrepreneur, Jim, the companies he's founded, and the projects they have participated in, have won hundreds of awards including 7 Gemini Award Nominations, 3 Saskatchewan Showcase Awards, and a coveted Golden Sheaf Award.

Jim has experience in coaching individuals suffering from various forms of anxiety (Social Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, phobias), stress, depression, interpersonal relationship problems (boundaries, self-esteem), anger issues, and physical/emotional/sexual/spiritual abuse.

Jim and Marilyn Folk currently live in Calgary, Canada.

Members can read more about his personal experiences with anxiety in the member's area of our Web site.

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"Thank you Doug Wildman and Jim Folk for your help." - Marc, ex anxiety disorder sufferer, Canada

"Thank you, Jim and Marilyn Folk, from the bottom of my heart." - K.B., USA

"Jim Folk, I am eternally grateful." - Sherry, USA

"Jim Folk, you've given me my life back." - Peter, UK

"Jim Folk, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!" - Julie, USA


Jim, I can't thank you enough for all you've done for me. You have so much information others don't have. You need to write some books on anxiety. I'm sure they'd sell incredibly well.

Tim, 45, USA

I will always have a special place in my heart for Jim and Marilyn Folk. Jim's one-on-one counselling transformed my life. His genuine love for my health was overwhelming. Thanks Jim! All my dreams have come true.

E.S., Canada

I feel very lucky to have found the Anxiety Centre and to have had Jim Folk as my personal coach.



The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder therapist, coach, or counselor is the most effective way to address anxiety and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - we call these core causes the underlying factors of anxiety - a struggle with anxiety unwellness can return again and again. Dealing with the underlying factors of anxiety is the best way to address problematic anxiety.

For more information about our Anxiety Therapy, Coaching, Counseling option; our Available Anxiety Therapists; to Book An Appointment with one of our anxiety therapists; common Symptoms of Anxiety; Anxiety Attack Symptoms; anxiety Recovery Support area; common Anxiety Myths; and our Anxiety 101 section; or click on the appropriate graphic below:

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Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated August 2016. Information, support, and coaching/counseling/therapy for problematic anxiety and its sensations and symptoms, including president and coach Jim Folk.