Book Review on Badass Ways to End Anxiety & Panic Attacks by Geert Verschaeve
Badass Ways to End Anxiety & Stop Panic Attacks by Geert Verschaeve is a nonfiction book that gives you science-based techniques to recover from anxiety and stop panic attacks. Geert Verschaeve is the founder of ilovepanicattacks.com. This book was published in 2017 by GV Publishing. It was printed in Great Britain by Amazon.
This book promises to “uncover science based and counterintuitive techniques designed to end unwanted anxiety and stop panic attacks. This book also promises a step-by-step plan on how to respond and what to think in the anxious situations that still frighten you; you will learn how to overcome fear and anticipatory anxiety; different sensations anxiety can give to your body and how to deal with it; get a list of ingredients to avoid that increase anxiety and can cause panic attacks and discover how to stop checking in all the time, so you can get on with your life” (Badass Ways to End Anxiety and Stop Panic Attacks by Geert Verschaeve, on back cover).
This book is divided up into three crucial parts. The first part is about the counterintuitive truth about anxiety and panic attacks. The second part is learning new techniques that will help anxiety and stop panic attacks and the last part is how to blend what you learned in the first two parts together.
The author mentions some of his clients and what their symptoms were so we can see that we are not alone in anxiety. In the first part, we the reader learn what anxiety and panic attacks are, there symptoms and the difference between good and bad anxiety. He explains that we need good anxiety. He also touches on the four steps to recovery and what happens when we have it and the causes. This first part is crucial because in order to get rid of this problem, we need to understand what it is and what is the core or root of the problem so we can fix it and not cover it up.
In the second part of this book, he touches on how to get your life back with some techniques. For example, he talks about how not to care what people think; how to feel safe, what to tell yourself when overcoming anxiety and panic attacks; how to deal with failure, etc. There are many other things that he teaches about this. In this part he gives you everything you need to stop those panic attacks and anxiety.
The third part is putting everything you learned and read in the first two parts into practice for example, don't avoid places that make you anxious just expose yourself to it.
The author accomplishes what he set out to do with with examples of some of his clients and how they overcame their anxiety and panic attacks to thinking exercises on what their trigger is to other techniques that will help and how to put it all together.
Geert Verschaeve has had panic attacks and anxiety for fourteen years which is why he wrote this book. He found a solution and made people aware by explaining what he did on his website. By explaining his solution, he has helped thousands of people who suffer from panic attacks and anxiety. This makes him a person qualified to write this book.
The tone of this book starts out with humor in that he talks about his anxiety and panic attacks as if they are his life long companions instead of his problem. He even mentions that he is glad that he had these problems and how his anxiety and panic attacks made him the man he is today. All throughout this book, he wrote it in a format that is easy to read and understand. The way it is written anyone can relate.
I would rate this a 5 out of 5 stars because for me personally, even though I don’t suffer from this malady, I was still able to understand what the author was trying to convey. This book was perfect the way it was, and I wouldn’t change anything. There was nothing that I didn’t like about this book except that I feel bad that the author had to suffer from this for so many years except on a positive note, he was able to help himself and so many others because of it. I loved that he shared his personal life with the reader and it makes it easier to relate to him as a sufferer and not just someone writing this book as a professional with no personal knowledge. I wanted to read this book so that I might have some way of helping my own sister who suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. She has had this problem all her life and still does. She did have a job for about 3 months and she loved but due to her panic attacks and anxiety she was fired from her job and now she doesn’t work. I would love to be able to help her overcome it and by reading this book, I will do just that. This book would be good for people who suffer from panic attacks and anxiety and wants to get rid of them and for their family and friends who wants to help and understand them.