Hope and Help for Your Nerves Mass Market Paperback – Sep 4 1990
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About the Author
Dr. Claire Weekes is the author of the bestselling Peace from Nervous Suffering, also available in a Signet edition. In addition, Dr. Weekes, best known for her pioneering work in the study of nervous illness and anxiety, has lectured at psychiatric hospitals in Britain and has spoken often on radio and television both in Britain and in the United States.
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Top Customer Reviews
The terminology is out of date. However, the wisdom is just as useable now as when the book was written.
Then I fell on this book by accident. Sheer luck, I would say. It was right on target. It gave a name to my misery and a way out of it.
I still have it - as a memento, and also as a useful tool to pass on if I ever meet some poor soul stuck in the same hellish nightmare I knew once.
If you ever know somebody suffering from such a plight and feeling totally helpless about it, please, give this person a chance with this book. That may make a difference between life or death.
This last paragraph is the entry I made in 1999 and now in 2012 I am still soooo grateful for Dr. Claire Weekes understanding of this problem. I wish everyone could read and understand how our body and mind work together. If we understood how we got ourselves into this state we could lose our fear of it and relax and eventually we would desensitize and feel great again. The world has not caught up with Dr. Weeks work and understanding. I'd recommend you read at least one of her books if you are ill (and even if you aren't) and follow her advise and it will prove to you that there is an answer to your prayers.
I never thought that stopping medication after 6 years could be so difficult really, so I stopped and everything seemed OK, but 2 months later PUM!!! the big shock I had the biggest relapse ever! couldn't sleep, couldn't eat, couldn't drive, work, or anything, I was just NOT self sufficient and yes I was completely in a downward spiral towards the most hurtful place a human being could ever experience.
I end up in the hospital for the 5th time in my life 'cause this anxiety was something I just couldn't cope. I was admitted in psychiatric help and I just remember screaming "Please put me back on meds or do just something to remove this nightmare I am living in!!!". The doctor didn't seemed to impress with my desperation and she just told me: "I can't medicate you, this is a battle you need to overcome just using your mind and no medication is necessarily, but wait, she said: I have a plan for you, go back home and read this book starting tomorrow and come back in a week"
It's been 3 months since that happened and even though I am not completely fine, I could say I feel 80% better, I haven't been so disciplined applying the techniques either because I feel that I can cope with the way I am feeling now. It is really sad but you have the tendency of feeling just bad and you just get used to.
Other thing that has really helped me has been mindfulness meditation, and I think that this kind of meditation is exactly what Dr. Weekes meant when she said on the chapter that talks about Masterly Inactivity it is exactly what mindfulness meditation is about.Read more ›
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Excellent book a life saver if you suffer from panic attacks or bad nerves. Explains what Drs don't have time to explain.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent book very helpful and explains clearly what stress and nerves can do to usPublished 14 months ago by C. Katchmar
This book has a fell over concepts like the concept of a housewife... Which I don't like, but replace housewife with unemployed person/student and it makes a lot of sense! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Coffee Queen
I have been treated for severe anxiety for nearly 30 years. I have suffered greatly and only recently found this book. It is AMAZING@! Read morePublished 19 months ago by A. Brown