Well, then. My mother was a great woman in all ways. Her intelligence, compassion, and grace were truly remarkable. Yes, she was very much the genteel and refined woman her southern parents raised her to be.
Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis. Aaron Beck, the father of cognitive therapy. Sometimes people ask me why I spend so much time on what generates panic attacks. My usual response is, beyond my natural curiosity, I simply don’t see how one can manage something if one doesn’t fully understand just what that something is. [...]
You’d certainly get no argument from most anyone that we’re living in very uncertain times. Though I suppose that’s been the case since humans graced the planet, it sure appears to be a lead-pipe-cinch these days. I mean, you name it, the economy, unemployment, political unrest, terrorism; the list of uncertainty goes on and on. [...]
If you’re enduring panic and anxiety, your limbic system is taking advantage of you. “Okay, so what is it, anyway?” I’m glad you asked because that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about. It’s important…