Homepage Search Homepage

Facing Panic Book Second Edition

by Reid Wilson, Ph.D.

Publisher: Anxiety Disorders Association of America

ISBN: 0-935943-05-4



Facing Panic, Second Edition: Self Help for People with Panic Attacks A straightforward 86-page booklet, offering seven self-help steps for recovery from panic attacks. Learn the most up-to-date approach to mastering panic and regaining control of your life. The essential information you need delivered in an easy-to-read style.

About the Author

REID WILSON, Ph.D. is Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center and is an international expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders, with books translated into nine languages. He is author of Stopping the Noise in Your Head: The New Way to Overcome Anxiety and Worry (HCI Books) and Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks (Harper) and Facing Panic: Self-Help for People with Panic Attacks (ADAA), is co-author, with Dr. Edna Foa, of Stop Obsessing! How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions (Bantam), is co-author, with Lynn Lyons, LICSW, of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children (HCI Books) and of Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids. He is co-author of Achieving Comfortable Flight, a self-help package for the fearful flier.  He designed and served as lead psychologist for American Airlines' first national program for the fearful flier. He serves as the Expert for WebMD’s Anxiety and Panic Community. His free self-help website – www.anxieties.com – serves 500,000 visitors per year. Television appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Katie Show, Good Morning America, and CNN. He has served as psychologist in an episode of A&E’s Hoarders. In 2014 he was honored with the highest award given by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and he was presented the 2019 Service Award by the International OCD Foundation.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • STEP 1: Recognize the Cycle of Your Panic
    • Breaking free of the panic cycle
  • STEP 2: Learn about Conditioning and the Body’s Special Emergency Response
  • STEP 3: Practice the Calming Skills 
    • Calming your breath
    • Quieting your body
  • STEP 4: Adopt a New Self-Help Strategy
  • STEP 5: Purposely Create Your Symptoms
  • STEP 6: Taking Your Skills Out Into Your World
    • Planning your practice
    • What to do if your physical sensations or worries become too uncomfortable for you
  • STEP 7: Now, Greet Panic in your Daily Life
    • Stop resisting panic
  • Choice 1: Permit your symptoms
  • Choice 2: Provoke your symptoms
  • Some Final Words