I now hold down a very high powered job, I have over 50 staff and no problems wondering if I will have a panic attack. The feeling of control that I have back in my life makes the last 20 years seem incredible.
Is this you?
An anxiety sufferer fell down a hole. A rich man walking by heard his cries for help and threw money down the hole. However, the anxiety sufferer could not buy a ladder to get out of the hole. Next, a doctor passing by and hearing his cries for help spoke to the sufferer saying. "I will arrange for a psychiatrist to see you." The sufferer was still down the hole. The psychiatrist arrived, asked a few questions, then threw some pills down the hole which the sufferer swallowed. However the sufferer was still down the hole.
Next came a counsellor who asked him many questions about his past then left. The sufferer was still down the hole. A priest walked by and and upon seeing the sufferer in the hole prayed for him, then gave him a bible to read. The sufferer was very grateful and read the bible. Unfortunately the sufferer was still down the hole. The sufferers family found him down the hole and suggested he pull his socks up and get out of the hole. The sufferer pulled his socks up but was still down the hole.
Finally a person who had recovered through the teachings of Dr Claire Weekes walked by and the anxiety sufferer called for help. Straight away the person jumped into the hole with him and the sufferer said. "What are you doing? now we are both stuck down here." To which the recovered person replied. "It's all right, I have been here before, I can show you the way out."