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“I am making progress in the right direction”

“I am only on module 2 of the program, so unfortunately, it is too early for me to say whether or not the program has accomplished its ultimate promise, but I will tell you this – for the first time since my anxiety began (3 years ago) I feel connected to something. I feel like I am understood, YES!, I’m not the only one going through this.

The point that really resonated with me was in module 2 when Rachel states “But my problem is not anxiety and panic. Its those darn physical symptoms.” This is EXACTLY how I felt. I thought no way could anxiety be causing all of these incapacitating physical symptoms. It’s very comforting to hear my exact thoughts stated by someone else.

So far, I have only done the fast start exercises. While I’m still struggling with my symptoms – I’m only halfway through – it felt good to get my thoughts and feelings down on paper. I have closed some open doors and it feels good to get unfinished business off of my mind.

I have been tying to live by the motto “just let it go”. While I tend to hold on to things and let them eat away at me, I am making more of a conscious effort to just let it go. If I can’t change it or if it doesn’t really matter in the long run, what is the sense in worrying about it?

I actually look forward to listening to Rachel and hearing what she has to say in her next video. While I still have a ways to go, I feel as though I am making progress in the right direction, and I am hopeful for a full recovery.

I would say JUST TRY IT. At the very least, you will feel like you are connected to someone. If it works for you, that is just a MAJOR bonus. What do you have to lose, besides feeling miserable?”

– Lindsay Boyers; Shrewsbury, Massachusetts