I've been meaning to write this review of this lifesaver of a book for some time now. I had come across this book over 10 years ago while I was frantically looking in the bookshop for some explanation of why I was 'going crazy'. At the time I didn't know I was having a panic attack. While I was a college student in LA, I was suddenly taken over by this feeling I was going to die and lose it at the same time. It was a freaky experience to say the least, something I had never experienced before. I had remembered a friend mentioning she had had panic attacks before and at the time I had no idea what she was talking about, I couldn't relate at all...until that night I had experienced it myself! I was studying for finals and had been dealing (or rather not dealing) with family problems, emotional problems, etc. When I flipped thru the first pages I felt the writer was speaking directly to me and telling me to relax and fear nothing cause this will pass. This was the mental crutch that carried me thru over 2 months of not being able to sleep without prescribed medication. Now I realize it was my body telling me that I had to slow down, stop and really look at myself, my life and learn to understand and recognize my feelings instead of stuffing them down inside, ignoring them, hoping they'd just go away. Claire Weekes' words of wisdom and compassion helped me to see I wasn't going mad and to understand my panic attacks and to let them just be and 'float' thru them. Since then I haven't had any attacks, but when I feel I'm on the edge of one, I go back to this book and remember to float and not fight. Fortunately I've been able to pass this book on to 2 people who had been going thru similar attacks and they were just as relieved and grateful that they were going thru something quite normal and natural. Thank you Claire Weekes for writing this book which I hope will find its way into those hands in need.