For anyone an overriding anxious feeling, or outright panic, takes precedence over whatever else may be going on at any given moment. As a result, experiencing panic and anxiety causes you to miss out on so many of the precious moments of your life, surrendering them to a force we know is within us, but feel we cannot control.
You may have experienced that attempting to control your anxiety only makes things worse. It's fighting a battle that you just can't win. With therapy the major aim is to get you out of this battle by increasing your knowledge about yourself and your interaction with the world around you. Therapy becomes effective as you apply new knowledge to break ineffective patterns and develop better ones.