Sweaty, trembling hands. Churning stomach. Headaches, sleeplessness, rapid heartbeat. All are common symptoms of nervous illness, or the panic state. During her long and accomplished career, Dr. Claire Weekes helped countless people overcome anxiety, fear, and frustration and lead happy, healthy lives.
Based on the best-selling book of the same name, this eight-part original audio series is like a personal consultation with Dr. Weekes. Learn to recognize your own symptoms, rise above them, and relax.
©2012 HighBridge Audio (P)1990 Claire Weekend
Claire Weekes not only knows what she's talking about, she has a style of delivery that is both wonderfully reassuring and, to use her own favourite word, utterly to the point. No New Age dissembling, no god-bothering invocations, just outstanding guidance that works literally as you are listening.
Of course, this is not a story but she does get you to drop your story and simply get down to the nitty gritty of stepping into the wonderful place you've craved for ages.
She is my favourite character. She reminds me of my now gone English mom, wonderfully clear and emphatic. Makes you just want to get on with life.
Absoulutely, Mulitple times
If anxiety has been your burden, this book will get you onto the path of recovery and that is not hyperbole. Just buy it.
Perhaps the presentation and tone is from yesteryear aimed at different technology but the principles are still sound and used by others today, perhaps a little more refined. However very encouraging and helpful to be reminded how to deal with these chalenges. The target audience is predominantely female.
To the point, basic and understandable. Comforting to hear the voice of reason almost like a mother figure rather than reading words on a page having it driven home by voice was very effective for me. Highly recommend.
"Above and beyond amazing help for those struggling"
I would rank this number 1 in all of the self-help recordings I have listened to over the years. Why? Because it is simple, yet effective help for those suffering from anxious brooding and a depressed, stressed mind and body. This book is about accepting where you are right now and moving forward, not wasting time looking back and pondering how you got this way in the first place.
As this is an old recording, some of the talk can seem a bit dated, but I like that. Claire Weekes voice is calming and supportive. She keeps you in the here and now, not ruminating about the horrors of your past.
Claire Weekes simply states what is happening to make you feel anxious and then why you fear moments of becoming anxious and how you get caught in this cycle of anxiety-fear-more anxiety because of the fear. When you start accepting your feelings in any given moment, not tensing up and becoming afraid of your anxiety, then you can begin to heal. This really is life changing audio book for me. I cannot believe how simple it is to start. Simple in action, but hard to do at first so you keep practicing until it becomes a habit. You can recover from nervious conditons if you are accepting of your emotions and thoughts and patient with yourself. Best Wishes!
I have wrestled with anxiety and depression for a couple years now. I'm using several different approaches to get well. This audio book has had the most impact; I revisit it often
this book is better than years of therapy. you have to try this book. dr. weekes understands from experience and this is a very rare gift.
"This is not the actually book"
Personally, this was a waste of time and money! The entire narrative can be summed up in: "reprogram your thoughts and anxieties by embracing them."
"Hope and Help for Your Nerves"
Written and recorded by Dr. Weekes several decades ago, it is still stands as landmark achievement in anxiety and depression. Narrated in a clear, well paced voice it is easy and pleasurable to follow. While the concept of "utter acceptance" may be initially difficult to grasp, later research has verified its therapeutic value. This book is a time honored work which will remain current for a long time to come.
"on chapter 3 it's amazing!"
the narrators voice is calming. download this you will not regret it. brought me peace during a pms panick attack. I thought I was going crazy but this helped me know it was my anxiety taking over and how to cope.
"Good to listen to when your struggling."
It's tried and true advice that I've received over years of therapy. She has a calming voice and many good things to say.
i have read the book (5x) and bought the audio. Dr. Weekes advice is amazing. I am still practicing and still in the middle of my recovery.
This book is so incredibly helpful and clear and I can relate to every single word that was said. Claire Weekes breaks every aspect of anxiety conditions down into easy to understand explanations. It was so good that I listened to it from start to finish without stopping. Highly recommended!
"Dr Weeks really understands and helps"
I was recently very anxious and depressed. So anxious in fact that i was unable to read a book ,so downloaded this audio version of books i've owned by her in the past.Some years back i owned the cassette version of this, but either way this download is convenient and SO helpful
Any of the other titles by Dr Weekes
She really understood (she has passed away now) the symptoms, often frightening,of nervous illness.She will explain the effect that adrenalin has on your body and unreality and depersonalisation and then the natural progression into depression and finally the journey towards recovery
If you are currently suffering through the symptoms of nervous illness and are bewildered by your frightening thoughts and feelings, i promise you that this book will explain to you what you are going through. You will gain lots of understanding about why you feel unwell and will learn that your body is behaving perfectly naturally to the stress it is currently experiencing. I can't praise Claire Weekes enough.
"Claire Weekes was a legend. Buy it if struggling."
Amazing lady. If struggling with anxiety or depression this is all you need. Her way is the only way out of nervous illness.
"Helped me within days"
I have had severe anxiety since the beginning of the year, I wasted so much time and money when I should have gotten this from day one! Purchased this this after my first setback which was so close to recovery and after a week I am almost back to normality. Dr Weekes explains anxiety in a simple but effect way and teaches her patients how to fully accept their nervous illness....'loosen and accept.' I listen to the audio books anytime I feel I am too anxious and she quickly reminds me to relax and accept not to fight or avoid. I recommend her work to anyone! Paul David's book 'at last a life' is a great book as well to overcome anxiety, his recovery was based on Dr Weekes work as well and is a little more up to date.
"New but rings true and provides great hope"
Her voice is so soothing, yet matter of fact. It is like she knows me, knows what I'm going through. Didn't expect an old book to provide such insight. I am very hopeful though early days. Listening to her makes me smile and nod.
"Very Helpful for Generalised Anxiety Disorder"
I would 100% recommend this book. It helps me every time I listen to it, and I will need to keep listening to it to really allow the lessons to sink in. I wish she'd read her entire book (hope and helps for your nerves) in this audio book or that someone else would do a reading (although her voice is awesome - old fashioned Australian accent. You might feel a bit silly the first time you hear it, but don't judge an audio book by its reader. If you're anything like me, you'll come to really like her voice).
Anyway, if you struggle with anxiety, agoraphobia, panic attacks, depression (last chapter), then it will help a lot. It's old, but it has elements of things we're only just realising help with these issues (CBT, Mindfulness, relaxation, acceptance, etc.). It's a shame that she didn't become the 'Pin Up' for 'nervous disorders' because she's helped me to get through this without medication. Much more helpful than any doctor has been for me, and as helpful as my very expensive therapist was.
The most memorable thing was that I learned to feel calm in anxious situations. At one point, I was freaking out just going to the shops. Now, I'm not over that, but when I remember her lessons, the anxiety goes right down and I feel much, much better. When I forget the lessons, I can feel bad again. This is why I keep coming back to the book.
Her voice is awesome! At first I was a bit judgemental, but I realised I was being an ass.
She was a husk of person, turning to dust in her house, until she finally broke out...
(Hollywood Blockbuster, so totally exaggerating. Am neither a husk nor made of dust)
Fabulous. Definitely give it a try if you have anxiety or depression. It might not work for you, but it did for me. Mindfulness works for me too. Doctors, SSRIs, SRNIs, Pregabalin, and whatever other medication they throw at me, have not helped me.
"old fashioned but helpful"
I have found this book to be very helpful and return to it whenever I am struggling to cope with my anxiety.
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