I know this may sound over dramatic, but anxietycentre.com saved my life!
Thank you doesn't seem strong enough to describe the gratitude I feel towards Jim, the website, and my counsellor, Sue Tavener Waugh.
Last November 21st, I fell rapidly into a terrifying pit of symptomatic high anxiety with most of the symptoms of anxiety mentioned on the website. I knew I had been stressed with money worries and a new two-year course I had started, but this felt like I was in a 24-hour living hell. It took me 4 months to even accept this was anxiety. And like most, I visited the doctor many times and had all the neurological tests done. I just couldn't believe this was just elevated stress! I also thought it must be the beginning of a severe mental illness that would never go away. I didn't even want to write this testimonial at first as I got better, for fear of jinxing myself or speaking too soon. But I can honestly say that with the combination of in depth information on the website, Jim's super kind voice on the Skype chats, and my no nonsense, practical, and reassuring counsellor, Sue, I have finally found my way out of what I would describe as the worst phase of my life.
I know I still have some work to do, but my symptoms have very nearly completely disappeared. But more than that, I have a totally reformed outlook on life and can honestly say I am glad I went through this, as it has allowed me to re-evaluate every aspect of my life.
For those out there suffering right now, please know that you will get better. It just takes time. Be strong.
I would definitely recommend speaking with an anxiety counsellor, if like me, you couldn't see a way out on your own. It is worth every penny.
I know this may sound over dramatic, but anxietycentre.com saved my life.
Thank you, Jim, for giving back to so many people at their wits end.
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Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated August 2016.