Membership Benefit - More Information
Studies have found that
good self-help information is an important ingredient to
recovery and sustained normal health.
When you become a member of our web site, you will
be able to access the Member's Area and the following information
What’s in the members area?
area of our web site contains a wealth of
information about anxiety, stress, sleep disorders, and depression.
This information describes how these disorders interact with
each other, and what you can do to help yourself regain your
normal health. Chapters Three and Four
are MUST READS for anyone experiencing an anxiety, stress, or
sleep disorder. This
information is essential for recovery and lasting normal health.
web site (the members area) is the best collection of information
I have ever found in one place. It's been instrumental
in my recovery." -
The members area includes information, as well
as answers to the following questions:
- What is stress?
- What is anxiety?
- What are the types of anxiety disorders?
- What are the characteristics of each disorder?
- What are their causes?
- What is Stress Disorder?
- Does genetics play a role?
- Is anxiety disorder caused by a chemical imbalance in the
- Is anxiety disorder caused by a biological problem with
- What about other factors that cause stress and anxiety
- What kinds of treatments are available?
- What treatments provide the best results?
- What are the different types of severity, and how they
play a role in recovery?
- What are recovery expectations?
- How fast will it take to recover?
- Is full and lasting recovery even possible?
- What is the most effective way to recover from these disorders?
- What considerations need to be understood before recovery
- Are symptoms real or imagined?
- How do these conditions affect the body?
- How do these conditions affect the mind?
- Why do these conditions make you feel so poorly?
- Why do these conditions make you feel like you are losing
- The role the brain plays.
- How the brain functions, and how it can misbehave when
a disorder occurs.
- What the endocrine system is, and the role it plays in
- What stress hormones are and the role they play in anxiety
- Common complicating factors that many
people experience, but most don’t talk about.
- What panic attacks really are.
- What the difference is between anxiety and panic attacks.
- Why panic attacks occur and what causes them.
- Natural and practical things you can do to recover, without
the use of medication.
- What three considerations need to be understood before
recovery can begin.
- How you can approach your recovery regime so that it is
helpful, and not harmful.
- A list of natural and practical recovery strategies that
produce excellent results.
- Which recovery strategies and treatments
- What types of exercise can help. What types are actually
- Dietary and nutritional considerations that can help, hurt,
or prevent recovery.
- The importance of sleep, why it can
get disrupted, what to keep in mind, how the body’s
biological clock plays a role, and many tips on how to
get problematic sleep back on track.
- How the approach you use can help, hurt, and even prevent
- Why recovery may seem and be elusive.
- How your breathing is affected, how it can contribute to
bringing on panic attacks, and how you can change it to help
- How stress reduction plays a role in recovery, and 55 tips
to help reduce your stress.
- How prayer can play an important role in your recovery,
and in remaining healthy.
- Why impatience is a recovery barrier.
- How your attitude plays a role not only in your recovery,
but also in your ability to attain lasting normal health.
- How to better manage your fears, and why fear is a common
barrier to recovery.
- How your personality may be a factor in the onset of your
condition, and what you should know about it to recover and
- How the thoughts you think may be your worst enemy, and
how you can turn them into your greatest ally.
- How to successfully deal with panic and panic attacks.
- And a great deal more.
to countless doctors, psychiatrists, and therapists
over the last 15 years. Your information has helped
me more in two weeks than all of the others. Thanks
for the great information!!" -
There are also self-evaluation tools to
help you to raise your awareness about anxiety, worry, lifestyle,
and behaviors that can negatively impact your life and recovery.
A comprehensive symptoms area that
contains everything you should know about your symptoms, such
as, descriptions, reasons they appear, and what you can do to
A section on medications:
- how they can help
- how they can hurt
- what to consider before taking a medication
- what to consider before coming off of a medication
A section on Sleep: all
about sleep, problems, anxiety-related sleep problems, tips
A section on the Process of Change
- Why understanding the Process of Change is
- Why understanding the stages of change can make
the difference between full recovery and remaining stuck.
About Depression – a section
A section on sleep and sleep problems
Helpful tips - tips to help your
understanding and recovery
Relaxation Ideas – ideas
to help with your relaxation
Jim Folk's Story – Jim Folk’s
personal struggle with anxiety
Not Making Progress? – There
are many reasons why your recovery may be elusive or stalled.
Here are many of the common reasons.
A General Articles section
- Pregnant women urged to avoid Paxil
- The Struggle with self
- Abuse may arrest or delay emotional maturation
- Abuse affects our ability to trust others
- The connection between anxiety and childhood abuse
- Studies show a dramatic increase in disorders resulting
from marijuana usage
- Use the body's natural laws to regain your normal health
- Stressing Health: Anxiety may be making your patients
- Study links infant nurturing to adult stress levels
- Reduced sleep can have cognitive consequences
- Antidepressants unsafe for children, British warn
- Some vitamins bad for you, study warns
- Aging Baby Boomers Popping More Pills
- Stress in the workplace rising
- Paxil/Seroxat Addictive... It's Official!
- A U.S. Federal court agrees that Paxil can be habit-forming.
- Serotonin and SSRI medications (Prozac, Paxil, etc.)
- What you should know
- Medication: What we don't know, could kill us
- A little stress can last a long time
A Members Comments section – some
of our members have shared their experience.
Anxiety Journal – Comments
from our coaches/counselors/members
For family, relatives, and friends of those
who have a condition Tips to help sufferers
Tips to help children of sufferers
Tips to help loved ones and caregivers
Abby's Diary – a chronicle
of Abby’s experiences and recovery - 30 entries
Member’s Private Discussion Forum – with
thousands of entries
In The News section – anxiety
and medication in the news
Reassurance section – a
section dedicated to reassurance and support
A Frequently Asked Questions
section – that contains answers to common questions
about stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, and depression, including
Can anxiety cause "eye
floaters?" If I rest, will they go away?
I have been clearing my throat quite a
bit lately. My doctor told me that this could be caused
by anxiety. Can anxiety cause more phlegm than usual…can
Can ingesting a lot of salt (table
salt, potato chips, salty snacks) increase my anxiety
- Can anxiety make you feel like your brain
- Can anxiety cause back pain and other
- I have pain and stiffness in my hands
and feet. Can anxiety cause this?
Does high blood pressure cause anxiety or
does anxiety cause high blood pressure?
since my anxiety has gotten a lot worse, I've lost a lot
of weight. Can anxiety cause weight loss?
I become fatigued and my arms and legs
feel achy and sore like I did a rigorous workout. It
comes and goes and hits sometimes suddenly. Is this normal
Why does anxiety cause breathing symptoms?
- My breathing is very labored and shallow,
and I’m concerned that I may stop breathing and die.
Can anxiety cause this to happen?
- Can anxiety cause my skin to feel hot
to the touch and look red?
- Can intense or heavy workouts cause
my anxiety symptoms to increase - AUDIO VERSION?
- Can anxiety cause burning, itchy, “crawly,” prickly
or other skin sensations, skin sensitivity, or numbness
on the skin?
- Why can anxiety symptoms appear or escalate “out
of the blue?”
- Can aerophagia be caused by anxiety?
Can anxiety cause skin problems and
Once I regain my normal health, do
I have to practice my recovery strategies as diligently
as I did to recover and for the rest of my life, or can
I reduce them and still maintain my normal health?
- Does being diagnosed with an anxiety or
depression condition mean that I have a serious mental illness?
- The Chemical Imbalance or Biological
Brain Problem theories
- Can anxiety cause a constant urge to
have a bowel movement?
- Can stress and anxiety cause a stroke?
- Can muscle twitching be caused by anxiety?
My doctor says mine is, but I'm having a hard time believing
- Is vertigo a symptom of anxiety disorder?
I have had several episodes of dizziness when I am lying
down and of course the anxiety floods my body as soon as
I feel the sensation of the room spinning.
- Why do we feel worse or experience anxiety
symptoms AFTER a stressful event is over?
- I have difficulty swallowing and it
feels like there is something stuck in my throat. Can anxiety
- I've recently developed a ringing in
my ears. Is this serious? Is this related to my anxiety?
- Why am I so worried when I wake up in
the middle of the night?
- I have social anxiety disorder. I’ve
tried a number of self-help programs but nothing seems
to work for me. What can I do?
- I've been experiencing frequent urination,
but no burning or other urinary problems. I've been to the
doctor and he says it's related to my anxiety. Can anxiety
- I’ve been having lots of Déjà Vu’s
lately. I’ve had tests done and everything is normal.
Can anxiety cause frequent Déjà Vu’s?
- I'm struggling with shortness of breath. I'm
fine when exercising but have a hard time when not. Can this
be caused from anxiety?
- Are headaches common for anxiety? Are shooting
pains in the head something anxiety related? If so, what
- I've been experiencing stiffness around my
neck and shoulder area, along with that heavy feeling on
top of your head. Is this a symptom of anxiety?
- Is it common for people with high anxiety
to feel disconnected from loved ones and disconnected from
themselves? I feel like I don't know who I am anymore. EVERYTHING
is scary to me! Is this common for anxiety?
- I am feeling better, but I am completely exhausted,
usually around mid afternoon. Also, my head feels heavy and
I feel like I could sleep for a long time. What’s this
- I have a feeling like there is something stuck
in my throat, or that there is a lump in my throat. What
- How do sleep-related hallucinations differ
from drug-induced or mental illness related hallucinations?
- One morning as I was just waking up, I had
a very vivid experience that scared me. I think I hallucinated.
Is this serious? If so, was it caused by anxiety?
- I have difficulty concentrating and short-term
memory loss. Are these symptoms of anxiety?
- Is burning and itching scalp, scalp tightness,
and thinning hair common for anxiety?
- I’ve just been through a number of major
stressors. I thought I did pretty good, but now that everything
is over and I’m starting to unwind, I’m experiencing
symptoms. Why does this occur?
- I have been feeling better, when all of a
sudden I felt like I was going to pass out. Could this have
been a panic attack?
- I’ve been experiencing awful symptoms,
and have had countless tests done. All have come back normal,
but I continue to feel they missed something. How can I stop
worrying about this? Do doctors generally miss more serious
- My chiropractor says he can cure anxiety by
manipulating certain neck and back muscles that are affecting
the nervous system. Have you heard of this working?
- I've been struggling with one of these conditions
and have read the website. What do I do now?
- I have a number of distressing symptoms. What
do I do?
- I'm experiencing feelings of unreality or
a "foggy-headed" feeling. Is this normal for anxiety?
- Can my anxiety be the result of low magnesium?
- My heart seems to skip beats or "flip-flop" in
my chest. Is this common for anxiety?
- I'm experiencing heart palpitations. They
are really frightening me. Is this common for anxiety?
- I'm afraid of passing out. Is this common
- Is it normal that after a long period of time
and making good progress for a new symptom to show up?
- Is it possible to feel symptoms even though
I don’t feel stressed or anxious?
- My breathing is affected by stress, my chest
constantly feels tight, and I have knots between my shoulders. What
can I do to get rid of this?
- Does the artificial sweetener “aspartame” have
any affect on someone with anxiety?
- Is dizziness a common side effect or symptom
- Why am I afraid of being trapped in a place
with no exits such as airplanes, crowds, trains?
- I feel claustrophobic and I get anxious and
begin to obsess when I am in traffic or in crowded places.
What do I do?
- Why do I experience an increase in anxiety
symptoms before and during my monthly period?
- Can "cold chills" up and down one
leg be caused by anxiety?
- Can I suddenly snap, lose my mind, or go permanently
- Once you are beginning to feel a little better,
does doing too much cause a set back?
- I drink caffeinated coffee. Can this slow
down my recovery or aggravate my anxiety and depression?
- How badly do we damage our bodies when we
suffer from anxiety? I'm concerned about the long-term effects.
- I have very crazy thoughts. Things that seemed
normal to me when I was healthy, seem weird or scary now.
Is this normal?
- My mind won't stop chattering. Is this normal?
- I can't believe stress or anxiety can really
do this to a person
- This can't be anxiety. I must have something
else wrong with me because my condition is so much worse
A Spirituality section to help
nourish and enrich your spiritual life.
An Inspiration section to help
encourage and comfort.
And much more.
across your website has been a great blessing for me. It
has answered my questions. Thank you for putting this helpful
resource together. I'm sure it's helping a great many people.
God bless you and the work that you all do!" -