Panic, and its close cousins anxiety and claustrophobia, have long been a problem without a reliable solution. In most cases, the estimated six million Americans who suffer with a panic disorder receive only marginal relief from psychotherapy (usually Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), medication, or the two combined. While CBT has been found to stop panic in only one of seven patients, the medications often added on to CBT are addictive, needed in high doses to combat panic, and involved in thirty percent of prescription drug overdose deaths. After years of working to help sufferers, author Tom Bunn found a better way that utilizes a part of the brain that is not flooded with the stress hormones that bombard a person experiencing panic. This “unconscious procedural memory” can be programmed to control panic by preventing the release of stress hormones and activating the parasympathetic nervous system. It sounds complicated but is not, requiring just ten days and no drugs or doctors.Panic Free includes specific instructions for dealing with common panic triggers such as MRIs, bridges, airplane travel, and tunnels. Because panic is such a profoundly life-limiting problem, Bunn’s technique is a true life-changer.
About the Author:
Tom Bunnis the author of SOAR: The Breakthrough Treatment for Fear of Flying which was the result of his years witnessing and addressing flight panic in his role as an airline pilot. A licensed therapist, Bunn is a regular contributor to Psychology Today. As a U.S. Air Force Pilot, Captain Bunn flew the Air Force’s first supersonic jet fighter, the F-100. He lives in Connecticut.