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Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women

Dec 4, 2018

In this episode, I expand our work on anxiety and panic, and just plain old worrying, with an essay of my own and a very informative chat. My essay, Soothing Thoughts for People With Anxiety, shares a few of my own perspectives on the subject. And yes – I have suffered from random panic attacks myself, a leftover from unresolved childhood trauma.

As for my conversation about anxiety and panic …

It’s rare when you meet an expert on anxiety who isn’t a trained PhD or a clinical expert, but instead has developed a technique informed by his own, hard-won experience. Barry McDonagh is such a person – and his DARE method for moving through anxiety and out into life is a proven winner. His books have sold in over 32 countries, and has a sales rank in the top 5,000 of all books sold on Amazon. They are accompanied by a highly successful app, audios and more.

And frankly, his warmth, compassion and practical good sense make this work a must for anyone suffering from these issues.

I loved our conversation! Here’s what I learned:

  • Why drug therapy may work for some not all – and why alternatives are needed
  • How and where panic attacks originate
  • What ‘anxiety sensitivity’ is and why it matters
  • The nuts and bolts of the DARE technique
  • The biggest problem with panic attacks – and why they perpetuate
  • Important mindsets for moving past panic and anxiety

If you suffer from anxiety or panic, or even just want to know more, I highly recommend this interview! And don’t forget to listen to the soothing, embracing meditation at the end … it’s got a little something extra for our listeners with panic and anxiety.

As ever, thank you for being here!



Barry’s Website


Barry McDonagh (BA, Dip Psych ) is a best selling author of several books on overcoming anxiety. A native of Ireland, his first book 'Panic Away' was published in 2001. That book was based on his own personal struggle with anxiety and panic disorder and has since been sold in over 32 countries worldwide. His latest book DARE is the culmination of ten years working with people who suffer from anxiety. Barry's approach is unorthodox, engaging, fun and most importantly, effective.