feeling uncomfortable, too proud or stubborn

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   Posted 10/12/2006 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
studies show that anxiety and panic attack sufferers value feeling comfortable and many will go to almost any length to avoid feeling uncomfortable
this holds back their recovery as doing CBT recovery work does involve getting out and taking some risks
normal living always involves the risk of feeling stressed and uncomfortable
other problems that can hold back recovery are stubbornness and too much pride
some refuse to take any advice or to follow CBT recovery methods taught to them because of pride
pride stops some from taking any meds, meds taking being seen as an admission of weakness
life is short, time passes quickly, life isnt a dress rehursal
recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional

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   Posted 10/12/2006 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Very well put Harry. I sometimes think that all of my stresses are A/P related, but you're right. Some stress is a normal part of life. Thanks for reminding me.
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   Posted 10/12/2006 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah I spose you're right Harry. Thanks for posting this :)

I sometimes forget that some stress is normal.

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   Posted 10/13/2006 2:31 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Harry,

           I am one of those who like to live in my comfort zone...Doing something new or different raises my anxiety levels,so i try and stay in my square as much as possible... I guess thats just what im used to... Maybe i need to rethink this huh? eyes But although i drove into town today all by myself,something i havent been able to do in a little while... yeah

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   Posted 10/13/2006 3:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Beautifully said Harry - absolutely awesome. I thank you so much for your advice you have given in the past and for caring enough to respond to my posts. Being a newbie I am rather apprehensive about posting but I had to reply to this. For some reason it was just what I needed to hear. THANK YOU. I have suffocated my strengths and goals in my life due to this same thing you speak of - lack of comfortability - though I never realized or thought about it in the way of 'pridefulness' - I have worked really hard on trying to better all aspects of my life in letting go of my pride. I say this in reference to my OUTWARD relationships. Thanks for waking me up! I never realized that we can tend to simply have too much pride towards ourselves; causing us then to not move forward for fear of failure. That is my problem. Thank you once again for bringing me to this realization. There is no such thing as failure when you can let go of your pride and TRY. Thank you so much Harry - you are a blessing for everyone here. panicinID

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   Posted 10/13/2006 5:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Harry your input as always is great and very appreciated as you know
Long time sufferers like ourselves just might have a few tidbits of advice to pass alonf eh lol....Again thanks ....Lyn

panicinID.......please try not to be apprehensive about posting here you will NEVER be judged only accepted and welcomed with open arms
Our members are great as I am sure you know
Yes Harry is Spot on with another
Hoping you will post more often '
be well and really take care of you
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   Posted 10/13/2006 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Harry for posting I am currently working with CBT and knowing you have recovered gives me hope your advice is always valued. Thank you soooo much!!!!
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