Panic Away is an online anxiety and anxiety attack treatment program created by ex-anxiety and panic sufferer, Barry Joe McDonagh. Panic Away has a long history record of being one of the most successful treatment programs available, with over 40,000 successful recoveries. In my time of struggle I had tried many different treatment programs and none of them did anything for me. I turned to Panic Away as a last resort type of thing and am here to give you my results and my thoughts on the program itself.
Panic Away – What's it All About?
Panic Away is an online self-help program for anxiety and panic attacks. The question is, is what makes “Panic Away” so different from everything else? The difference is in the approach and method I suppose. Panic Away handles the problems of anxiety and panic in a very simple way that is a little to simple to believe at first. But once you understand the 'reasoning' of your anxiety, the point of view of the program begins to make sense.
Panic Away teachers that anxiety and panic are the results of stress! Internal and external stress. Anxiety develops when your mind, body, and emotions are exhausted, leaving you vulnerable to all kinds of pain and misery. Anxiety develops when you are at your most vulnerable and something triggers the body's defense mechanism known as the “Fight of Flight System”. This defense mechanism is a human befits way of detecting, protecting, or fighting against anything that makes us feel threatened. In other words it helps protect us in times of danger. Well, when we are “on edge” so to speak, ANYTHING can set off this defense mechanism which causes some serious problems for us.
What ends up happening is the “Fight or Flight” response get's turned on “auto pilot” so to speak, so that whenever ANYTHING reminds us of that one instance when we were hit with our panic attack, we begin to re-experience anxiety and panic and the fear that is created by all of this is what keeps us trapped and under control by our anxiety.
So what is the solution according to Panic Away? To stop fearing and stop fighting against your anxiety. Accept your anxiety, your feelings and your fears and experience the experience of your anxiety or panic in order to learn to come to terms with it instead of trying to push it away. And that's the basis of these programs method. Pretty simple huh? Almost hard to believe that, That, could be the solution to your anxiety and panic? Well you better start believing because as simple as that may seem, it's effects are quite wonderful and relieving.
Of course, that is my “simplified version” of what is done in the program. But the program itself has an entire course for you to follow along with during your recovery. It's important that the course be followed to a “T” because what you are trying to achieve when overcoming the is the “re-writing” of your behavior that your sub-conscious mind created for you when it set your “Fight or Flight” system on auto-pilot. So we need to REVERSE that process, in order to eliminate your anxiety and Joe Barry has a specific methodology that will teach you how to accomplish that. Do not worry, if all of this talk about the “Flight or Fight” response, Sub-Conscious re-programming does not make sense; It will in the program.
Panic Away comes with a 147 page manual, that gives you in-depth information regarding the causes of anxiety, how it develops, why it develops and what you can do about it. It also provides you with some great information on proper breathing, exercise, and diet regulation. During the time I was suffering from anxiety the most, I was in terrible condition mentally and physically. I was out of shape, had a poor diet and never exercised. Once I decided to get serious about my anxiety though, all of that changed and Panic Away helped give me a solid foundation to start from to achieve a more productive lifestyle for myself. So the content in my view is great and very valuable.
Next you are given a three part video series that goes over every detail of Panic Away's methodology to cure your panic and anxiety. The videos are in an animated format that helps to illustrate the points that Barry Joe makes while he's teaching you what to do.
You are also given two audio courses that are about 30 minutes in total. The first audio is to help you with anxiety while you are driving. I got into a terrible car accident a few years back and driving was never the same after that. But this CD really helped me to get through the state of anxiety that was keeping me in fear. The second audio is an instructive audio that helps you to deal with a panic attack as it is happening. Barry Joe comes to you and speaks to you with a very relaxing voice that helps ease the tension and put yourself into a more relaxed state of mind. I have not personally used this session a whole lot but it is very useful because it becomes something that you can ever do on your own without the need for the CD. A sort of “Success Ritual” you could say.
Panic Away comes with two more additions which includes $ 150 worth of free one-on-one coaching with Barry Joe, and access to the panic away forum. I have not used my free coaching because I was a little embarrassed to talk to Barry Joe, but I know other people who have consulted with him and have already really amazing results rather quickly. It would probably be something you might want to do to help speed up the process, but I was a little to shy to come out in the open.
Overall the content is very very informative and I could not have done it without this program. This program has been there in my time of need and I feel that everyone should give Panic Away a serious consideration as possibly one of your best alternatives to panic and anxiety. Keep in mind though that this program only deals with Panic and Anxiety. If you are suffering from other anxiety related problems than this may not be the program for you.
My Results and Final Thoughts
Quite simply I've been using the program for a little over a month now and have seen some great changes in my life since the time that I started. Granted, I did not experience results as quickly as promised (but I do not think you ever can) but I have seen the first bit of results in over 3 years of suffering from panic and anxiety.
Overall I do not think I could have taken the first step without this program. This program has been there in my time of need and I feel that everyone should give Panic Away a serious consideration as possibly one of your best alternatives to panic and anxiety. Keep in mind though that this program only deals with Panic and Anxiety. If you are suffering from other anxiety related problems than this may not be the program for you.
I do have to mention though, I feel that much of my success is due in part to the fact that I took immediate action when I was presented with this opportunity. I took immediate action and did not procrastinate, or slack off on the exercises and course during the period that I was using it intensely. Do the program. Do exactly what the program says and with time, effort, patience and the will on your part to succeed, I know that you can and will.