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Breaking Mad is a therapist in your pocket - no mumbo jumbo or expensive one-on-one sessions here. Instead this is a friendly guide to help you through the worst times, written by someone who has been there and got the T-shirt and now works as a therapist herself. Find helpful advice every step of the way, from recognising and dealing with the first warning signs of anxiety to coping with a panic attack. Simple, straightforward guidance, whenever and wherever you might need it - at home, on the bus, at college, just before a meeting or even when having a meltdown in the work toilet cubicle. Breaking Mad is here for you. So, welcome to the club - time to tackle anxiety head on!

©2017 Anna Williamson (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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Ok for people who know very little about anxiety

I was excited to listen to this book as I've had anxiety since I was a young child. As I've had it for so long I was already aware of a lot of the information such as the fight or flight response, how to have good quality sleep and how avoiding stimulants like alcohol can help. I started skipping parts in the end as I felt a whole chapter could've been summed up in a paragraph. But it may help someone who is new to feeling anxiety?

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perfect balance of tongue in cheek humour.

Anna this book is amazing. thank you so much!

I spent a lot of time watching Anna on TV as a youngster and felt subconsciously comfortable with her voice as she described the sanity of what sometimes feels like insanity. I really can't thank you enough for the content and tools that this book provides.

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You'll never walk alone!


With our increasingly stressful lives, we're more and more likely to suffer from anxiety of some sort - from mild to seemingly catastrophic. If this is you, or your partner, friend or family member, LISTEN TO THIS DOWNLOAD!

Anna Williamson has experienced most of the related mental health problems which she writes about and has come through the other side. She knows what she's talking about and all her advice is sensible, clear and - which so important - definitely do-able. It's all delivered in a brisk, friendly way without being patronising and without resorting to any unhelpful and off-putting psychobabble.

She explains the physical and mental states of anxiety and all the things that can go with it: depression, sleep disturbance, aches and pains, panic attacks (which she prefers helpfully to call energy overloads), social anxiety, eating disorders, dependence on drink or pills... It's all here. You'll recognise the symptoms, and for everyone, there is practical help from breathing yourself down from panic, to exercise, diet and brain-training.

The message is that YOU ARE NOT ALONE and there is a great deal you can do for yourself (or whoever is affected) and plenty of structured help available. Understanding what is happening to you is the first step and from there Anna Williamson guides you through step by positive step to recovery.

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Brilliant

A fellow Anxiety suffered recommended this and I'm so glad she did. Listening to this made me feel at better. It's refreshing to hear someone in the public eye share their story

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