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, How We Can Help

How can help me overcome problematic anxiety and its sensations and symptoms?

Anxiety is not caused by a chemical imbalance, biological problem with the brain, medical problem, or genetic predisposition. Anxiety is a physiological, psychological, and emotional response to believing you might be in danger. Behaving apprehensively – imagining that something bad may happen to you, someone, or some thing you love or care about – creates the state of anxiety.

So the state of being anxious is a result of worrying – imagining someone or something in the future may harm you, someone, or something you love or care about.

Everyone is anxious from time to time. Anxiety turns into a disorder, however, when being anxious interferes with a normal lifestyle. Anxiety disorder also often involves becoming fearful of how anxiety feels, its sensations and symptoms, and how problematic anxiety might affect your life.

Nevertheless, anxiety is all about worrying something bad may happen. In other words, anxiety is an outcome and not a force in itself.

Because anxiety is a matter of behavior, the most effective way to treat anxiety disorder is with the combination of good self-help information, support, and therapy.[1] So this is what we provide to those who want to address their struggle with problematic anxiety:

1. The latest in self-help information

The public pages of our website provide the latest in self-help information about anxiety disorder. This self-help information will help to educate those who don’t understand problematic anxiety. This information will serve to both educate and support sufferers so that they can become knowledgeable about why they struggle and provide guidance on how to overcome anxiety disorder.

This information is free to the general public.

2. Recovery Support

While the first step in addressing anxiety disorder is with good self-help information, many sufferers need support as they go about making healthy change. Because our experience has shown that a great many people don’t make satisfactory recovery on their own without help, the Recovery Support area of our website provides on going support while in the recovery process.

The Recovery Support area provides self-help information in greater detail than that of our public pages. It also offers on going support in many other ways, as well, including a vast library of Frequently Asked Questions about anxiety and recovery, a private member’s discussion forum, and over 80 hours of recorded conversations between Jim Folk, his guests, member’s and coaching/therapy clients. Our members say that these recordings alone are well worth the price of membership. And, there’s so much more.

To help pay for the time and costs to maintain and grow the Recovery Support area, we charge a small monthly fee to those interested in seeking this type of support. For more information, see our Recovery Support information page.

3.  Personal Coaching/Counseling/Therapy

Our experience has also shown that many anxiety disorder sufferers require personal assistance to successfully treat their anxiety disorder. To that end, we also offer a Personal Coaching/Counseling/Therapy option to those who want personal help with their recovery. This professional service has become quite popular, since it has a high rate of effectiveness.[3]

Our Personal program allows individuals to work directly with a professional who has personally experienced and successfully overcome anxiety disorder in his or her own life. Our Personal Coaching/Counseling/Therapy program is specifically designed to help individuals regain their normal health, based on their unique behaviors, underlying factors, circumstances, and situations. Personal Coaching/Counseling/Therapy produces excellent results.[2] It is the most effective way to resolve anxiety disorder. It’s ideal for those who want help with a step-by-step approach to recovery or when self-help efforts have produced only limited results.

Our recommended therapists work with people from around the world via distanced coaching/counselling/therapy using the telephone or Internet phone, such as SKYPE. We’ve offered this service since 2004 and we’ve found it to be equal to, if not better than, face-to-face coaching/counselling/therapy. It’s been so successful, that almost all of our clients have moved to distanced coaching/counselling/therapy because they find it effective, convenient, and confidential. Recent research has also found ‘teletherapy’ to be equal to, if not more, effective than face-to-face.

To make our coaching/counselling/therapy services risk free, we don’t ask for a long-term commitment. If you want to work with one of our recommended therapists, you can start immediately. If you like our approach, you can continue to book sessions. If you find it’s not appropriate for you, you can stop at any time. We don’t lock you into anything you don’t want or find helpful.

All of us at have struggled with and have successfully overcome anxiety disorder. So we know how challenging overcoming problematic anxiety can be. But we also know that anyone can become successful, as we have, with the right information, help, and support.

And that is the mandate of to help people overcome anxiety disorder so that they can regain their normal health and get on with their lives.

Because of our personal and professional experiences with anxiety disorder, and because we’ve been helping people for many years, we know what works and doesn't work. focuses on what works so that you can move toward recovery efficiently and effectively.

Our mission is: To inspire, empower, equip, and provide honest help to anxiety disorder sufferers using the latest self-help information, support, and coaching/therapy concepts.

Because we know how awful anxiety disorder can be, we are passionate about helping others. and the services we offer is the result of our passion.

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 Counseling option; our Available Anxiety Therapists; to Book An Appointment with one of our anxiety therapists; common Anxiety Signs and Symptoms; common Anxiety Attack Symptoms; the symptoms of panic attack disorder; anxiety Recovery Support area; information about Anxiety; and our Anxiety 101 section; or click on the appropriate link or graphic below:

Anxiety Counselling Book An Appointment Book An Appointment Anxiety Symptoms Anxiety Attack Symptoms Panic Attack Symptoms Anxiety Recovery Support Anxiety Anxiety 101

[1]”CBT can be recommended as a gold standard in the psychotherapeutic treatment of patients with anxiety disorders." - Otte, Christian. "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Anxiety Disorders: Current State of the Evidence." Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience. Les Laboratoires Servier, Dec. 2011. Web. 14 Sept. 2016.

[2]Tolin, D.F., Is cognitive-behavioral therapy more effective than other therapies? meta-analytic review, Clinical Psychology Review (2010)

[3]DISCLAIMER: Because each body is somewhat chemically unique, and because each person will have a unique mix of symptoms and underlying factors, recovery results may vary. Variances can occur for many reasons, including due to the severity of the condition, the ability of the person to apply the recovery concepts, and the commitment to making behavioral change.

Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated May 3, 2017. Information, support, and coaching/counseling/therapy for problematic anxiety and its sensations and symptoms: how anxietycentre can help.