I am writing the Barry McDonagh Panic Away Review simply because I tried Panic Away as my last resort to treating my chronic anxiety attacks.
The most important question is whether this method worked in my favor or turned out to be another scam in the making.
My Panic Attack Story
Even before I delve deeper into the review, I would like to share my side of the story. First, it is important to know that one in every seventy five individuals the world over, suffers from panic attacks. That is an alarming number, considering that the current world population is 7.4 billion.
So, now you know, I am not alone in this crusade to permanently remove anxiety attacks from my life. My attacks started when I was a teenager and they increased in intensity as I entered my mid-thirties (I guess with age they simply magnify).
I was worried because these attacks seemed to catch me unawares and at odd places – at a restaurant, in the mall’s washroom, while speaking to my boss in the office or when I was working out in the gym. I knew I had to find a solution before my life got jeopardized.
My first resort was medications. Instead of helping me, the medicines simply put me to sleep thereby ruining my productivity levels. Then, I tried counseling. That too bombed! Then, I opted for a psychiatric treatment. Wow…that was expensive and after 2 sessions, I had no choice but to quit.
Finally, after four long years of undergoing intensive treatments, I decided that I had had enough and I decided to do the extreme – take my own life!
Unfortunately, that too did not work as the sleeping pills that I ingested were mild and not strong enough to take my life. Nonetheless, they did some damage to my liver that rendered me hospitalized for 4 days and cost me a whooping $8500 in medical bills.
My Buddy Rob – My Guardian Angel
After I was dishonorably discharged from the hospital (the embarrassing suicide attempt), I followed the intellectual route. I studied all possible books and watched videos that taught me how to cure anxiety attacks at home.
While the knowledge gained was invaluable, I just could not make any sort of headway in treating my panic attacks. In fact, they simply continued to grow chronic with each passing week and I was once again getting desperate and planning my next suicide attempt.
Luckily that never happened…thanks to my best friend Rob. Ironically, Rob had also been suffering from panic attacks for the past several years. His attacks started at almost the same time when mine did – in our teenage days.
Interestingly, I was meeting him after almost a decade. The only difference was that he had completely recovered while I was still in trauma. So, I asked him his secret.
He replied very bluntly, “I read an eBook by Barry McDonagh, titled Panic Away and followed the secret methods that were taught in the guide. Within a few months, I was not only cured of my anxiety attacks, I also ended up re-marrying my divorced wife.”
At that very moment, I knew that I had to try Panic Away! I ordered the digital guide and gave it a fair try. I would now reveal the results of my personal experience using this famous eGuide that promises to remove the “anxiety element” from the lives of ordinary individuals permanently:
Barry McDonagh Panic Away Review Contents:
1) Explaining the Panic Loop
2) Barry’s Unique Method of Recognizing a Panic Attack.
3) The Contents of this Courseware along with the Bonus Offers & Membership Details
4) The Brownie Points of this Program
5) The Pros and Cons of this System
6) Top 10 FAQs on Panic Attacks
7) As usual, My Personal Opinion on the eBook.
The Panic Loop as Explained by Barry McDonagh
Barry explained that the main reason why most anxiety attack therapies failed to cure patients is because none of the therapies (traditional medications, hypnotherapy, over the counter medicines and NLP) address the root cause behind panic attacks.
They simply scrape the surface of the condition providing temporary relief to the patient before relapsing. In order to cure panic attacks, you need to break the panic-loop. So, what is a panic loop?
>>> My Interpretation of Barry’s Panic Loop:
The First Stage – In the initial stages, the victim (such as me) experiences certain bodily sensations such as chocking sensation, heart pounding, feeling faintish etc. These sensations often compel you to wonder whether you are about to have a stroke.
The Second Stage – The fear and confusion created by the previous symptoms force your body’s natural defense mechanism to come forward and protect you. Nonetheless, even as you are unsure of the causes behind these symptoms, the biological mechanism in your body is unable to streamline its defense mechanism forcing you to suffer a panic attack.
The Third Stage – In this stage, your decision to either run or fight has been completed but the anxiety chemicals continue to be released from your brain. This irregular release of unwanted chemicals causes you to feel dizzy. This is also an aftereffect of a full scale panic attack that may stay with you for a few hours.
The Final Stage – In this stage, you have completely recovered from your anxiety attack but you are still scared because you are expecting another one to come your way. Nonetheless, you are not sure when that attack would occur, owing to which, your body is in a constant state of anxiety. You also tend to start avoiding things, people or places that may have caused this attack.
These four stages allow you to fall in the panic loop trap that lasts for weeks, months and even years, unless you learn how to break-out of this vicious loop.
>>> Barry’s 21-7 Technique to Break the Anxiety Loop:
Barry has formulated a technique that allows you to break out of the panic loop cycle after the initial stage. This is accomplished via a secretive technique termed as the 21-7 technique.
When you are capable of slipping out of an anxiety loop, you stop fearing another panic attack. This simply keeps you free from recurring attacks in the near future.
First, I fully understood Barry’s technique and implemented it in practicality. Next time when I experienced weird body sensations, I applied the 21-7 technique (an unorthodox technique to cure anxiety from its roots) and managed to break out of the panic loop. So, in my case, it worked!
Barry’s Unique Method of Recognizing a Panic Attack
Here is a list of the common symptoms that are linked to a panic attack. This list has been specifically compiled by the author of this eBook (Barry McDonagh):
@ Sometimes, when you feel immense stiffness and contraction in and around your heart area, you might consider it to be a heart attack. In reality, it is a resultant of a panic attack.
@ Shortness of breath is also a symptom.
@ The fear of speaking in front of a large audience or getting stuck in a traffic jam.
@ Irrational, intrusive and negative thoughts.
@ The feeling of going insane and leaving all control over your rational thought process.
@ Unable to tolerate places that are overcrowded such as cinema halls or Metro trains.
@ Unable to socialize owing the fear what the other person may think about you.
>>> Barry’s List of Incorrect Advises that Need to be Avoided:
@ Sometimes, friends and well-wishers tend to offer the worst possible advices. Never listen to them when they say that anxiety attacks are normal and that you need to deal with them for the rest of your life.
@ There is no magical solution to your situation. If anyone has a magic potion, it is complete rubbish.
@ No known medicine has ever worked in curing anxiety attacks. If your doctor prescribes you medications worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars, simply walk out of his clinic before your wallet is ripped-off.
@ It is not at all a good practice to label people suffering from anxiety related issues as permanent sufferers of panic attacks.
>>> So, What is Barry’s Solution to Panic Attacks?
What I understood after practicing what Barry taught in his guide, is to trick your mind into believing that everything is all right. The 21-7 technique is all about convincing the anxiety element present in your mind to calm down and allow your normal mind to function.
This method was developed by two doctors namely, Dr. Viktor Frankl and Dr. Claire Weekes. These doctors developed a flawless technique to tweak an over-sensitive mind to normalize itself, thereby curing anxiety attacks for good.
Ironically, the greedy pharmaceutical companies white-washed the research work of Dr. Viktor Frankl and Dr. Claire Weekes in order to sell their anti-depressant medications.
Interestingly, Dr. Viktor Frankl and Dr. Claire Weekes categorically stated that panic attacks cannot be deemed as a mental ailment. By simply short circuiting the panic loop, you could cure your anxiety attacks permanently.
What All Did I Receive when I Became a Member?
Here is what all I received:
>>>The Course Details:
When I signed up for Barry’s program, here is what all I received in my email:
1) I received a 245 page eBook. I easily downloaded it onto my computer system and then started reading it.
2) The second item was a high definition DVD that elaborated on the 21-7 panic away technique. After I watched the DVD, I successfully clarified my doubts on panic attacks.
3) I also received CD versions of the eBook. I believe these were best suited for people who loved to listen rather than read or watch a video. I learnt how to eradicate night time panic attacks, deep-rooted anxiety, remove unusual thoughts pertaining to abnormal body sensations, put a complete stop to panic related thoughts and learn to live freely.
4) Lastly, I received two free bonus offers. – “Panic Away Forum” and “Panic Away Conversations 2016”.
>>>The Two Bonus Offers:
@ The Member Support Forum – This is the first bonus offer that allowed me to communicate with a close knit community of panic attack sufferers that got cured permanently using Barry’s Method. This is undoubtedly the best kept secret about treating anxiety attacks.
Here is my personal experience using this forum –
# I found answers to all my queries pertaining to anxiety attacks simply by asking questions to likeminded people via this forum.
# Each day, I found motivational stories of chronic patients getting cured of their nagging anxiety issues.
@ Panic Away Conversations – This is in the form of a set of audio series that offers situation specific advises that allow you to react aptly at inappropriate scenarios (For example, whilst driving a car, entering a metro, having anxious thoughts in a board meeting etc). This conversational therapy also helped me apply the 21-7 remedies aptly in worse case scenarios.
>>> The Three Membership Offers:
@ The Silver Package – This is the instant download option of Barry’s Panic Away program. It has a price tag of $149 but is available at a discounted price of $67.95.
@ The Gold Package – This is the physical package that is delivered to your doorstep, regardless of your current location. The price for this is $199 but its discounted price is $97.
@ The Platinum Package – In this version, you get to avail both the physical delivery as well as the instant download options. Its original price is $348 but its discounted price is $97.
What I Found Good about Panic Away PDF?
1) Quick Improvement – First and foremost, I was able to achieve speedy recovery. As I have mentioned above, I tried countless therapies but was unable to find respite. The 21-7 technique actually worked wonders for me and soon I was able to break out of the anxiety loop.
2) Money Back Guarantee – Another feature that caught my attention was the 60 day full money back guarantee on this program. I could return this guide and get a complete refund. Of course, I did not do so because I was more than satisfied with the program.
3) Workable Tricks – The techniques included in this course are simple to understand and easy to execute. I found most techniques to be way ahead of their nearest competition.
4) No Expensive Bills – Another thing I liked about Barry’s course was the freedom from exorbitant medical bills. I no longer needed to spend hundreds of dollars each month.
5) The Forum – Instant access to free lifetime forum was undoubtedly the brownie point of this system. Whenever I faced an issue that was related to panic attacks, I was able to get instant response from like-minded people using the forum interaction platform.
6) Cheap and Effective – I had tried several other treatment methods available online but none of them worked as successfully as ‘Panic Away’ did. Most programs including psychology based treatments, cost hundreds and even thousands of dollars but none of them worked for me. Panic Away did!
7) Positive User Reviews – I saw thousands of positive user reviews along with their photographs when I began digging the Panic Away program. I even managed to dig out audio testimonials of satisfied anxiety attack sufferers. There was hardly any negative comment on this system.
8) The Freebie – I managed to avail seven lessons of Barry’s program completely free of any charge before paying for it. I also liked the ‘reach factor’ that Barry has in mind. Over 1 million panic attack sufferers are to be targeted by the year 2018.
What I Disliked about Panic Away Program?
1) Digital Guide – There are no hardcover books available for you to read. Like it or not, you need to make do with an eBook, an audio CD or video tutorials.
2) No Teacher is Involved – If you like being treated by doctors, then Panic Away program by Barry McDonagh is not best suited for you. This is a digital guide that does not include any kind of physical interaction.
3) No Magic Button – Like it or not, you need to work hard and follow the techniques taught in the guide if you wish to rid yourself from anxiety attacks. There is no magic wand that would get the job done in a jiffy.
Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions on Panic Attacks
Q-1: How does it Feel when You have a Panic Attack?
A-1: When you suffer from a panic attack, you face a surge of emotions. Your heartbeat may lose its normal beat and your body may start to shake. Some people tend to suffer from nausea, breathlessness and they tend to sweat more than necessary. In extreme cases, you may feel disoriented and dehydrated – your mouth starts to dry out way too soon. Some people have also reported to feel as though they would faint.
Q-2: What are the Main Reasons why You may suffer from Panic Attacks?
A-2: There are a myriad of reasons why you suffer from panic attacks. When you are depressed or stressed for a long duration then, it may trigger panic attack. Fear of an unfortunate incident may trigger such attacks. When you are unable to maintain optimal breathing, it may trigger anxiety attacks. Another trigger could be an adverse reaction to excessive caffeine intake. If you have suddenly been forced to stay at a location that is not familiar to you, this too may trigger panic attacks.
Q-3: How can I Identify that I am Having a Panic Attack?
A-3: Well, you may start to feel your heart pound. It is also possible that you feel breathlessness and experience your entire body tremble. You may feel puckish. You may also feel as though something is blocking your wind pipe. Panic attack forces you to sweat more than necessary. You may also feel as though you are about to faint.
Q-4: How to Reduce the Aftereffects of a Panic Attack?
A-4: Practicing deep breathing is a fine way to reduce panic attacks. In certain extreme cases, you may want to seek the assistance of a councilor. You should relax your muscles and close your eyes to calm yourself down. Meditation and regular physical exercise is also a great way to reduce the after effects of a panic attack. Home cooked food that is fortified with vitamins and minerals is also a remedy for anxiety related attacks.
Q-5: What is the Fastest Way to Reduce Panic Attack?
A-5: The first thing that you should do when you suffer from a panic attack is to close your eyes. Take a few deep breaths to regularize your improper breathing pattern. Find a secluded place and lie down. Loosen any tight belt clasping your belly. Lie flat on the ground and place a hand over your chest. Breathe deeply from the nose and breath out of the mouth. Get up when you start to feel better and switch on the fan to reduce excessive sweating.
Q-6: How Long does a Panic Attack Last?
A-6: There is no specified answer to this. Anxiety attack can end as soon as 5 minutes and they can even extend to well over 1 hour. In most cases, panic attacks do not last beyond the 15 minute mark. Nonetheless, it all depends on your level of anxiety. The duration of panic attacks may vary from one person to another.
Q-7: What shall happen to my Mind when I suffer from a Panic Attack?
A-7: Your mind tends to go in an ‘overdrive’ mode when you suffer from a panic attack. You are so anxious that the amygdala and the middle portion of the brain starts to malfunction. This hampers your normal motor skills. Basically, your emotional response to any situation magnifies several folds over.
Q-8: Can My Panic Attack happen without any Physical Symptom?
A-8: It is not mandatory that you shall suffer from physical symptoms when you suffer from an anxiety attack. Sometimes, people have been known to suffer anxiety attacks that are without any physical signs. A classic example is your heart skipping a beat or the inability to maintain regular heartbeat.
Q-9: If I suffer from Panic Attacks am I considered to be a Mentally Sick Individual?
A-9: No, you cannot be considered mentally sick if you suffer from panic attacks. In fact, anxiety related attacks are far more common than anticipated. Most people suffering from panic attacks tend to keep their symptoms a secretive affair. Do remember that your family history may be to blame for this condition. In fact, if you are a female then, your chances of suffering from panic attacks automatically doubles.
Q-10: Can my Panic Attack cause a Heart Attack?
A-10: While a panic attack is not directly responsible for causing a heart attack, it has the capability of damaging your coronary artery. This is owing to the extra stress laid onto your heart to pump more than usual blood to all parts of your body. So, you need to maintain a cool & calm aura in order to avoid damaging your heart.
My Conclusive Analysis
The only reason why I am fond of Barry McDonagh’s Panic Away program is because it has worked in my favor, when every other known system failed. So, it is my personal favorite.
In my opinion, if you would like to get rid of your panic attacks permanently (without wasting money on unnecessary medications and exorbitant coaching sessions) you need to opt for Panic Away. Besides, this guide provides permanent solution to your anxiety woes and it is not a temporary solution.
While it did take some time (a couple of months) to show effect, the results derived from this guide are no less than magical in nature (at least in my case). Also, the 60 days full money back guarantee put my mind at ease.
I’d recommend everyone to try this guide using the free lessons and then determine whether you wish to proceed further or not. I cured my panic attacks completely using this guide.
While I cannot guarantee your success, it is a great idea to browse through Barry’s guide and permanently remove panic attacks from your life, just like I did!