Steve Hayes, the main force behind Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, is himself a panic attack sufferer in recovery. Panic responds very well to behavioural therapies such as CBT, especially when combined with mindfulness approaches.
That's going to be a quicker, more self-compassionate and more certain journey forward than this kind of 'out with the anxiety, in with the relaxation', 'out with the self-doubt, in with the confidence'. a 'let's just snap out of it' kind of harsh and non-compassionate place that we stand with ourselves inside things like panic disorder."
A short video from animator Kelly Bailey on what it's like to live with panic and agoraphobia, containing recorded testimony of real people who have struggled with and overcome these fears.MORE
Professor Mark Williams, co-developer of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and research fellow at Oxford University, discusses the science behind why mindfulness works, in calming stress and preventing depression from recurring.MORE
In this short film from the Mental Health Foundation, Kathy Andrews talks about how she came to practise mindfulness with Professor Mark Williams. This practice has given her invaluable techniques to help overcome her depression.MORE
A short film by TV production student, Andrew Moore, documenting the personal stories of two OCD sufferers, Michelle and Mary-Jo.MORE