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Tackling the Underlying Anxiety of Parcopresis
Posted by Jez on 6/14/2006, 10:38 am
Parcopretic since 4 years old, I have lived in dread of that next poo if someone is around all my life (now in my 40's.) Interestingly all the females in my family suffer from this. Just when I thought I had it under control, a new guy enters my life who is dead keen and wants me to live with him and I'm on panic alert! Having spent the last 2 weeks in an anxious state with obsessive thoughts about how to manage the loo with a man in the next room - I decided enough was enough - I would never have a normal life if I didn't confront the underlying anxiety of this condition. I surfed the net and came across Panic Away by Joe Barry - an 'e' book you can download, cost around £32. Joe himself suffered from panic and anxiety - which is apparent from his deep understanding of the issues. I read it and carried out the exercises it recommends in discharging the underlying fear and obsessive thoughts. For the first time in my life I am preparing to face the fear head on and not keep mentally runnning away. Don't know if this would help anyone else. I will let you all know if I can make it work for me.