Hi fellow braves. Having gone through years of suffering on and off I finally discovered books by Dr. Claire Weekes, which have helped enormously. But the real question I wish to put is, do all these books help? (Not Dr. Weekes books which do, although that is a personal opinion).There has been a proliferation of self help books over the past ten years and I have found that everytime a so called "good" one comes out I fall for it. I realised recently that I am still looking for a "magic" cure that someone has, perhaps, discovered. There aint no such thing!! When I read Dr. Weekes some years ago I felt that this was not much of a treatment; this is not for me, because it seemed so simple. But it certainly is not! I have also realised (and this advice was given to me years ago. Why don't we listen?), that we must, having found something that suits us, stick to it and do not get carried away by other advice from books or other sources. I know those who suffer as we do who have shelves of "self help" books but are no better. One can get really tied up with different approaches to our problems to such an extent that we get confused and give up. Not good! I recently bought one that was heralded as a "breakthrough" in self help, but it was simply a rehash of all the old stuff put together in a different form. Very superficial and of no use to the "real" sufferer, although of possible help to those with mild anxiety. It talked about how to act in the working environment. Most "real" suffers I know cannot even go to work, let alone act in it! Your views on this would be interesting. I am not suggesting you throw the baby out with bathwater. Some may have found certain books very helpful, and good luck to them. But I am generalising here. A lot of so called authors are out to make a quick killing as they know that there is a lot of suffering out there and people are looking for relief. Your views would be appreciated. jonathan.
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