Help with Nervous Suffering, Anxiety and Agoraphobia

Doctor Clair Weekes’ book ‘Peace From Nervous Suffering‘ is a practical guide to understanding, confidence and recovery from nervous suffering. In the author’s preface she describes it as being:

“..offered as treatment for nervous illness, not merely as reading. The nervously disturbed person is often so tired and confused, he (or she) finds concentrating and remembering difficult; therefore I have written this with as much emphasis – repetition, even italics – as I though helpful.”

Doctor Claire Weekes

She goes on to say in her introduction that;

“In (her) earlier book ‘Self-Help For Your Nerves(she) talked about the commonest kind of nervous illness – the anxiety state (often called nervous breakdown). In the present book, while (she) offers additional help to those suffering from the anxiety state in general, I offer especial help to those whose illness is dominated by a particular fear – agoraphobia”


YOU CAN FIND THE BOOK (and  read the excellent reviews) HERE AT AMAZON UK


The book is divided in to two sections. The contents are as follows:

The Housebound Wife, The Citybound Executive

1.Sensitization: The Simple Cause of so much Nervous Illness

2. Fear of Leaving the Safety of the House (Agoraphobia)

3. Cure of Physical Nervous Symptoms binding Housewife to House, Executive to City

4. Unravelling the Maze of Nervous Experience

5. Solving the Apparently Insoluble Problem

6. Do – Don’t Just Think About Doing

7. Taking The First Steps

8. A Husband’s Attitude To His Wife’s Illness

The Journals

9. Journal 1

Why Recovery Seems so Difficult to so Many Nervously Ill People

10. Journal 2

Plan For Recovery


Special Fears

11. Journal 3

At the Bus-stop

Right reaction readiness


Going On Holiday

12 Journal 4



Low Tranquilization

13. Journal 5

Special Encouragement

Home From Holiday

14. Journal 6.

Depression (Depletion)

Change Of Life

15 Journal 7

Touching The Stars

What Is Reality?

Take Yourself by the Hand

16. Journal 8

Understanding Setback

The Importance of `hasbit

Struggling The Wrong Way

Letter From a Woman who Suffered for 28 Years

17. Coming Through Setback








Games People Play by Eric Berne

Games People Play. Eric Berne


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People tend to live their lives by consistently playing out certain “games” in their interpersonal relationships. They play these games for a variety of reasons: to avoid confronting reality, to conceal ulterior motives, to rationalize their activities,or to avoid actual participation. These games – except when they are destructive – are both desirable and necessary.

Dr Berne offers a thorough and fascinating analysis of thirty six games, which he categorizes under seven headings; life games, which transcend a specific mode of response in a given situation and pervade the player’s every action; martial games, which two people may use in order to sustain a frustrating or unrewarding life ( a favourite martial game id “Frigid Women”, in which one of the two players provoke an argument, leading to anger and alienation of feeling to avoid sex); sexual games in which someone provokes sexual reactions in another person and then, as in the game ‘Rapo”, acts as though he or she were the innocent victim (exhibitionism – “The Stocking Game” is another common sexual game); party games, which by definition are social and move from the perpetual gossip to the chronic complainer; underworld games, such as “Cops and Robbers”, which are most often played for material gains but can also aim at psychological advantages; consulting room games, which can be played by a patient with a doctor in order to avoid getting cured.

In this book Dr Berne is developing and elaborating on a concept which he has already described for the specialist and which he employs in his new, unified system of individual and social psychiatry, in which group therapy is used as the basic method and the analysis of games is a major element in the treatment. He shows the concept can help people achieve a new self awareness and put them on the way to leading more constructive lives.

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