Written by a pastor who is an expert on the subject by virtue of his suffering, How to Live in Fear: Mastering the Art of Freaking Out by Lance Hahn is an excellent, inspiring and insightful book on dealing with anxiety issues. As a future counselor, I was primarily interested in reading this book with hopes of being able to add it to my “toolbox” of references which I will be able to offer future clients. Additionally, a member of my family suffers with disabling anxiety and I hoped this book would offer some greater insight into what she experiences. The author did not disappoint. Not only did it offer a glimpse into the world of anxiety sufferers, but provides a guide for dealing with anxiety attacks and suggests ways those who suffer may seek support. Written in easy-to-read prose, the author helps to remove the stigma of mental health disorders and the shame which sometimes is felt by those who deal with disabling anxiety. For sure, I will be able to offer this title as a help to my future clients. I would recommend this to anyone who suffers from anxiety disorder or panic attacks.
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