Stress Out of Control
Sometimes after a traumatic event, like an accident or an unexpected assault, something traumatic we’ve seen (even certain movies), we are in a natural disaster, and so on, we can feel like all out of control, a victim of circumstance — we have done nothing to deserve what has happened and we have been helpless to prevent it in the first place. Often what follows is a sense of vulnerability and a real fear of that event happening again. In fact, we may re-
In one year I was harassed, assaulted and stocked. At the time I was also under a lot of pressure, working full time and going to night school in university to obtain my bachelors degree. Everything caught up to me, and I was more than just burned out. I had to take over a year off of work because I was unable to function even doing normal tasks, like cooking and light house-
This “panic” or “anxiety” attack was a fear that would come over me when I didn’t expect it. This is a common occurrence for victims of crime or when anything happens suddenly and without warning. The after-
So I began a renewed search for the answers that would free me from these anxiety attacks. Since I had read other books that had only put a bandage on the problem, I started researching the Bible. It was here that I discovered the real source of my problem that no book I had ever read about anxiety or panic attacks had ever even mentioned. I’ll share this in the next chapter.
A sample chapter from the book