From Panic to Power
Proven Techniques to Calm Your Anxieties, Conquer Your Fears, and Put You in Control of Your Life
By Lucinda Bassett
A bestseller with over 72,000 hardcover copies sold, From Panic to Power offers techniques and skills to overcome today’s increasingly stressful environment. Lucinda’s effective program teaches people how to think differently and respond in a less anxious way, transforming doubts and fears into positive energy and newfound freedom. Readers gain a new understanding of themselves and their overwhelming challenges when dealing with anxiety and learn the skills that help transform negative self-talk and destructive worry habits into compassion and confidence.
From Panic to Power Excerpt:
Here’s the good news: you’re special. If you are someone who experiences more than the average amount of anxiety, you are full of potential for greatness. Why? Because you probably have above average intelligence. You are highly creative with a fabulous imagination. You are detail-oriented and analytical. These are wonderful traits that can make you extremely successful and enable you to accomplish great things. Unfortunately, people with anxiety disorders tend to use their attributes to scare themselves. They over intellectualize, overanalyze, and use their creativity to envision the worst possible scenarios. Used in a negative way, our wonderful traits can make us sick.
Let’s pretend for a moment that you could turn all this anxious energy around and make it work for you instead of against you. Can you imagine how different your life might be? Ask yourself where you might be right now if anxiety and fear weren’t holding you back. If anything were possible. What would you do differently if you weren’t afraid to fail or to succeed, if you weren’t afraid of anxious feelings or being alone? What if you weren’t afraid to take chances, to get involved, or even to embarrass yourself a little? Your whole life might be different. You might be living somewhere else or working somewhere else. Possibly you would have different relationships. Or maybe you would be right where you are, but you’d be enjoying it a whole lot more. It’s not too late. You are on the verge of change.