The Now Method
I’ve lived with low-level anxiety for most of my life, mainly ebbing and flowing, until a few years ago, when it became more constant. At that point, I knew it was time to get a handle on it.
It was my husband who suggested I listen to the audiobook, The Now Method: A cure for anxiety, panic attacks & depression, by Craig Beck.
Beck's method is pretty straightforward. There's nothing hokey about it. He doesn't get too deep or too clinical. Beck simply explains why we are anxious, how to stop it in its tracks, and what to do if we can’t. The audiobook in total is just under 60-minutes.
At the time, it was the exact length of my commute to work. I listened to it on the way one morning; by the time I arrived at the office, my mindset was completely changed.
In just under one hour I was able to get a lifetime of anxiety under control. Finally, I had found something that resonated with me. It was like an audio version of Xanax.
Since then I’ve listened to the book dozens of times. Anytime I feel a bout of anxiety creeping up, I pop it on. I even had my son listen to it, as it is easy to follow and appropriate for children, who may experience low-level anxiety at times.
The Now Method continues to be a positive force in my life. If you or someone you know is suffering from anxiety or depression, I highly recommend you give it a try. If you have a more severe case of anxiety or depression, this audiobook can aid in your recovery, but I suggest you seek additional support from a professional doctor.