Those suffering from crippling fears and anxiety will gain peace, support, and confidence from this collection of 100 tips and inspirational messages. From the simple--writing down fears--to the surprising--chocolate can help lessen fear--this guide offers a reassuring way to take control of one's life and build confidence. Serene illustrations and uplifting quotes accompany each tip, which are based on the author's personal experiences with phobias as well as his psychology training. Actors, public speakers, interviewees, and others facing anxiety-inducing situations will find themselves able to stand taller after reading the fortifying material in pocket-sized pep talk.
Anthony Gunn is a psychologist whose personal experience with phobias began when he underwent emergency surgery without anaesthetic in Honduras during an exchange year just after high school. The experience left him profoundly fearful of medical procedures, but through his training he overcame his own phobia and now helps others deal with their own. He gives regular talks, has written for magazines and appears on radio talking about phobias and is developing a name for himself as a phobia expert. He has written two other books: Fear is Power: Turn Your Fears into Success; and Walking Tall: Overcoming Life's Little Challenges.