What has Panic Away taught you?

On the Panic Away forum a member asked: What is the most important thing Panic Away has taught you? We were overwhelmed with the responses.  Sharing your progress and successes is an important step in your recovery.  Please see below some of the valuable lessons our members have learnt.

– I have learnt it is good to go with the flow of life, I have learnt acceptance of myself & to love myself, to listen to my body to rest when i need to rest, when to stop when to go to listen to the body sensations & that it is all ok. I have learnt that it is ok to not have perfection.

I Still struggle a little though but getting better. I have learnt i am a strong person & not weak, that i have faith, that it will always get better in all situations even when i can’t see it at the time. Learning about the person i really am, for once looking inside of me how i tick. Pushing myself, keeping my mind at peace with positive thoughts.

Even though i still struggle with this at times. To be greatful of my friends & family, to not take things for granted anymore. To open up my heart to let others in so that i can heal & i still have a long way to go but i am getting there. TRUST… Accepting it all takes time to heal & that we all heal at different time frames. The most important thing anxiety had taught me is patience and acceptance. Treating an anxiety disorder is not a speedy, easy process. Since I’ve been using this program I have learned to accept myself as I am and trust that I am working my absolute hardest to get back to a peaceful existence.

Accepting and embracing my anxiety has been a very beneficial lesson to me. I am a more accepting person in other aspects in my life because of what I have learned about myself using Panic Away.  – The biggest thing I’ve learned is that you need to keep on pushing yourself and teach your brain that you *can* handle things fine and even if you have a PA, guess what?  It’s not the end of the world.  You can get through it and continue on.

And each time you push yourself a little bit more it gets easier.  You have to take that action, though.  It takes a little bit of bravery and work.  You can’t keep doing what you were doing before, or you’re going to keep getting the same anxious results.  – For me, the biggest lesson since having anxiety is I don’t judge anybody or a situation (not that I really did anyway) but I’m more aware of why there could be reasons for people to behave or act the way they do, and I’m more forgiving as well.  And I’m more compassionate, which has made me a better person.  Thank you all for sharing your experiences and lessons with us.

It is evident that Panic Away has taught many of you to accept your anxiety and also to accept of yourselves.  Acceptance, patience, inner strength and trust are valuable tools which you will carry with you for the rest of your lives. Anxiety challenges you in a way that most people never get to experience. That challenge, when overcome, leaves you with an inner strength that you carry with you for the rest of your life. That is the hidden opportunity anxiety presents to you. Lets keep the conversation going, please comment below and let us know what Panic Away has taught you!