"Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. From Day 1, I got succour. I have acted un-anxiously in the face of terror. I have made my wobbly legs walk, I have made my paralyzed mouth talk, I have forced food into my closed throat, I danced when my heart was pounding. It is Day 6 and my levels are very small and getting smaller. I now have self belief. I have returned to work after a month off. I took my daughter on a school trip, I went for a meal at times my feet were in treacle, but now it's better and the treacle is leaving. I can breath. You have saved my life and given me the opportunity to parent and live well. My life is my choice, not anxiety’s."

- Hill, United Kingdom

 

"Literally changed my life and my entire way of thinking! Now whenever I have these old, annoying negative thoughts, your strategies have led me to develop a very calm and confident reaction to them, which has calmed my overactive amygdala! You really DID cure my anxiety that I was suffering from, for a long time, probably 4 years or more. I owe you my life! Thank you infinitely, for me to get back my normal life."

- Z, United Kingdom

 

"I am thankful that God has directed me to you after many years of suffering despite relentless research. You speak my language and it's hilarious :) Most importantly you confirm what I have felt and thought but couldn't find anyone that resonated. Now is the time to take steps to take control of my OCD and anxiety, bipolar even. Thank you God. Thank you Namita."

- (confidential name), United Kingdom

 

"Just to say, wow!, I found you by accident and it was like an epiphany. I have suffered with anxiety for about 30 years (I'm now 46). Although I have made a life for myself, happily married, 3 children, good job, anxiety has been a dark shadow over and behind everything.

I've tried, over the years, psychologists, councillors, medication, religion, reading everything I can find, to no avail. In fact my last councillor even tried EMDR (the eye wobbling thing from PTSD) which just seemed to make things worse.

My favourite book is by Dr Russ Harris, and is the basics of ACT, but even that didn't seem to help... until you. The way you put it across, to think "I hate this, but whatever", made everything click into place.

I don't suppose I'm out of the woods 100% yet, but I now feel a light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."


- Mike, England

 

"Working with Namita gave me a stronger awareness that this was the problem, because she taught me to listen to my body, pay attention to my body and to the signals it was sending me to look after it and slow down. By doing this, I became so much more aware of what things caused me anxiety and how do deal with the feelings when they came - and overcome them!

Namita is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and understanding; and I felt so very safe in her hands. As someone who has 'been there', she had so much to offer me, and even in a short space of time, I felt more in control of my physiological reactions to anxiety - making me feel stronger than I had in a long time. It has also encouraged me to have a better relationship in general with my body. How long I had ignored the signals of stress it was sending me! And how long I had avoided certain situations because of the hidden anxiety attached to them, allowing it to overpower me! Now, I listen to my body, and in doing so I find doing the things that make me anxious so much easier to manage!"


- Dawn, United Kingdom

 

"I went through a break up last year, which affected me tremendously. Since the breakup, I’ve been struggling with how to deal with my anxiety and emotions. I try to keep busy and not let my thoughts go to memories of the past, but it never seems to work. It’s been over a year and the breakup still affects me. I’m so thankful that I got a chance to sit down and talk to Namita about my struggles. She knew exactly what to ask to help me with my thought process—even I can’t understand everything I’m thinking or feeling. Namita is very understanding, unassuming and non-judgmental. She also has a lot of experience and knowledge in working through pain and trauma."

- Xuan, San Francisco, U.S.A

 

"Your book was an extremely rewarding experience for me. I related to so much of what you had to say about your own experience and and came away with renewed resolve and hope. I especially related to the parts about surrendering to your thoughts and giving up the search for chemical imbalances. I had been trying to surrender to my thoughts even before, but I think a trap I fall into is expecting my anxiety to go away when I do it and then becoming frustrated when it doesn't. As you say, the amygdala doesn't buy it if the acceptance isn't unconditional, so I must work on that. Thank you for these great resources. I look forward to spending much more time with them."

- Ray, United States