I heard from a few friends of mine that Panic Away was the ULTIMATE program to treat my anxiety and panic attacks. I was desperate. I got to a point in life where I started to grasp onto self-pity, it was like I had on glasses that made me look at the world with such a negative view. My curiosity and desperation got the best of me and I wanted to try it. Although I couldn’t a lot of useful information online, I saw that there was a Panic Away money back guarantee and so I bought it. This is my review.
Anxiety and Panic: Desperate to Change
I was terrified of going out in public and became way too nervous and anxious about any deadlines or company meetings at work. Barry McDonagh, the creator of Panic Away described my symptoms perfectly on the website, they were exactly thoughts going through my head….
“Maybe you worry about events you have to attend for weeks before they happen and then feign some sudden illness just to get out of going.”
“Do you experience intrusive thoughts that lead you to believe you are cracking up?”
Yes, I absolutely did.
I knew myself to be a very laid back and social person who was always happy and smiling … this wasn’t me and I had no clue why I all of a sudden started having these attacks. It was nice to know he’s been in the exact same shoes I was in, I felt comfortable knowing that someone who ‘gets’ how I feel has come up with a solution. It’s not the same when you’re sitting there with a therapist who theoretically gets how you feel … but have they been there, in that place so low and so panicky that you literally feel like the walls are coming down on you and you have no control over your life. I want answers and solutions from someone who has and that’s what I found with Panic Away.
I’ve tried the medication route (hesitantly). I always felt uncomfortable taking medication to numb the problem … that means I’m dependent on it … so I’m never going to be myself again. Panic Away would give me the tools I needed to deal with my problem and understand everything about it. I have to admit, I felt uncomfortable that Barry didn’t have a medical degree, but then I realized there’s probably more value in having someone who’s been there … as opposed to someone that has ‘read about it’.
Here’s my experience using Panic Away…
Just to reiterate… Barry McDonagh is the creator of Panic Away, which is designed to treat panic attacks and general anxiety. This is not a coping mechanism … it’s mental training to permanently end your suffering.
- Gives me a complete different way of thinking about anxiety
- Barry gets it … he gets me … he’s been there and has cured himself using this method
- He seems to have a good handle on the symptoms and thought patterns
- This isn’t just a coping mechanism, it’s a final solution
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) solution without the cost of therapy (thank goodness!)
- 8 Week Money back guarantee
- Works for panic attacks, anxiety and GAD sufferers
- No medical expertise but at the core of Panic Away Barry has a proven technique called 21-7 Technique™ that was pushed away in the 60s because of the drive to sell prescription drugs (hmm)
- Concentration and Mental focus are critical for this, you have to be dedicated to reading this and focusing on it
- You’ve got to be ready to practice the techniques in all aspects of your life, its not an easy fix solution (although, I don’t believe there is one … unless you want to take medication 😉
Panic Away comes in two versions, which is really awesome. There is a digital version and the physical version. The only real difference between the two is how fast you receive the program after purchase as the digital version is downloadable right away.
The program includes:
- A Book (whether physical or digital)
- A set of audio tracks (CD or digital)
The program begins by giving you information on the real causes behind anxiety and stress (panic) and then works to educate you so you can understand yourself better. You then move into three steps which Panic Away denotes these steps as “Recovery”.
The three steps need to be done in sequential order.
How to eliminate panic attacks with the ‘single move technique’. Once you get into it … it’s a pretty simple concept but not obvious.
This is more about dealing with general anxiety disorder (GAD). Breathing exercises calm your mind and body and the book works you through these methods. “To conquer the fear.. you’ve got to accept the fear”. The second stage is about mental exercises to help you release a calm feeling.
When you get to this stage you finishing the recovery. Specific anxiety sensations, what they are and how to deal with them is also discussed.
The program, after all of this, is logical, easy to move through and simple for anyone to understand. You are arming a tool kit that allows you to better cope and deal with the anxiety, change your thinking and move past anxiety and panic for good.
How Does a Book Really Help Me?
If this is going through your mind, you’re a lot like me. Reading a book seems like a daunting task that puts a lot of the onus back on me… I had my doubts understanding how a book could really be a solution to my anxiety and panic attacks.
Once I started reading the book, I couldn’t put it down. The book takes you to another place, captures your inner most feelings and moves your thought pattern to one that allows you to help yourself.
This book isn’t for everyone though, you need to be open to change and know that it is going to take a lot of mental concentration when reading the book. If you don’t think that you will want to truly concentrate, put all distractions aside and really listen and learn … then this book probably isn’t for you. Maybe talking to someone would be better?
I’ve tried the others too.
Because I had used the two other methods, I decided that I would stick to those and not try Panic Away right away…. So a friend of mine, who I met through a mutual connection who knew we were both dealing with anxiety and panic, tried out the program to let me know what it was like. I gave it to her as I thought it would be a great way to see how different people respond to programs, and to understand
My Final Verdict: Panic Away is a completely holistic and natural system therefore there are no side effects. Apparently this has worked for over 90% of the people that have tried it, its top competitor for anxiety treatment claims similar stats which have been outlined in several Linden Method Reviews. It can even be good for people suffering from more mild forms of anxiety since it doesn’t require a big investment and gives you great coping mechanisms. There is a 60 day guarantee and even personal counseling.
By the way … the two programs I get asked the most about are Panic Away and Linden Method. I thought it would be useful to tell you the experience I had with both of them and what’s the difference between Panic Away and Linden Method. Enjoy 🙂 and feel free to ask Questions!!