Show more Show less
Fear of flying, fear of spiders, fear of crowds, fear of needles. There seems an endless list of phobias that between them afflict up to half the population. This book describes the most common hang-ups and how to come to terms with them.
"Success stories of real people are part of the reason this mental health audio sounds so helpful and familiar. It shows how patterns of fear and avoidance become mental habits and explains the neurochemical processes that are involved in phobias and anxiety disorders--all without sounding pedantic or overly prescriptive. But the main reason the audio sounds so much like a fascinating documentary is the professional smoothness of narrator Ron Hippe. With his natural enunciation and vocal cadence he adds a relaxing element to the complex and often-intense material. For an audience with a lot of mental noise going on to begin with, his steadiness and command of the concepts will calm everybody down and allow more openness to what these authors have to offer. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"