I Wanted To Thank You For Your Wonderful Ministry To Anxiety Sufferers
Hello Mr. Folk,
I wanted to thank you for your wonderful ministry to anxiety sufferers. God used your anxiety website to bring me out of a pit of misery. I have had anxiety most of my life and a few traumatic events as an adult brought the anxiety to a new level. I thought it was a physiological problem so I began seeking medical help. Testing found nothing, but I continued to feel terrible so I sought help from natural doctors.
My body continued to react poorly to natural remedies and any medications. I was put on Lorazepam one year ago and I was on it for 5 weeks. Being on that and withdrawing from it was one of the more horrifying experiences of my life. I spent many days crying out to God asking Him to take me home or heal me.
One Sunday morning, I "happened" to run across your website. I read through the list of anxiety symptoms and also listened to your story. Wow, it sounded so close to mine. I kept thinking, "is this really stemming from my thinking…there just has to be something wrong with my body." Well, I continued to worsen and was to the point where I could not drive and could not be left alone because I was so anxious. I was an adult, and me and my children needed a babysitter! I was mostly only sleeping one hour a night.
Through a series of events, God brought me to the end of myself and I could not deny that I needed help with my anxiety and that the anxiety was the cause of my symptoms and not the other way around. I became a member of your website and started reading all of the information. It was like it was written just for me. I also ordered one of the relaxation CD's which was so helpful. I also asked to be referred to a counselor.
I will never forget my first appointment with her. Sue Waugh finally gave me hope and help. She spent the first several appointments giving me lifestyle changes to make in order to help my body relax, and also ways to help me change my thought patterns. It was so great having someone be so honest with me and to push me to make changes even when it was hard.
The hard work paid off and I began seeing changes. We then moved into dealing with situations in my past and present and how I was dealing with them. She opened my eyes to how controlling I have been all of my life and also why, and that everything (including myself) does not have to be perfect. It was so freeing! I just so appreciate her being my cheerleader and also teacher. When I would get discouraged, she would keep me on track.
I now drive, laugh, smile, sleep, play with my family, take time for myself, know that God is in control, (not me, thank goodness!) and many other good changes! I am living life like never before!
My family and I thank you for the help of your website and for referring me to Sue. My husband tells me almost everyday he is amazed at the changes. I have referred several people to your website. I pray they contact you to take a step towards freedom!
We cannot thank you enough!
Kayleen C., USA
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Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated February 25, 2019.