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Dare

The New Way to End Anxiety and Stop Panic Attacks Fast
Written by: Barry McDonagh
Narrated by: Barry McDonagh
Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
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Publisher's Summary

There's a new and faster way of anxiety relief, but few have ever heard it. Most people are advised to either just "manage" their anxiety or medicate it away.

If you're tired of just managing your anxiety and want a powerful natural solution, then apply the DARE technique, as explained in Barry McDonagh's latest book.

Based on hard science and over 10 years of helping people who suffer from anxiety, Barry McDonagh shares his most effective technique in this new book. The DARE technique can be used by everyone, regardless of age or background, to live lives free from anxiety or panic attacks.

In this step-by-step guide, you will discover how to:

  • Stop panic attacks and end feelings of general anxiety
  • Face any anxious situation you've been avoiding (driving, flying, shopping, etc.)
  • Put an end to anxious or intrusive thoughts
  • Use the correct natural supplements to relieve anxiety
  • Boost your confidence and feel like your old self again
  • Fall asleep faster and with less anxiety each night
  • Live a more bold and adventurous life again

©2015 Barry McDonagh (P)2015 Barry McDonagh

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Saved My Life

I see that a few people dislike this book, so I'm going to go straight into the review.
If you are experiencing anxiety (to the point where it is affecting your day to day life), panic attacks, or crazy thoughts, this is the book for you.
If you are just simply stressed out, or a little anxious about something in the future, this book may not seem helpful.
This book will be a LIFE CHANGER if you have INTENSE anxiety and/or panic attacks.
It's been a year now since I've have anxiety, and it was affecting me everyday. I would fear having a panic attack in transit. I would fear not being "hydrated" enough and fear fainting during class. It was horrible. I felt as if I was losing my mind. But then, I found DARE.
I only wish I found this book earlier. Barry McDonagh didn't just tell a story, he goes into your mind and teaches you how to treat anxiety.
I am so grateful that I found this book, it has saved my life.

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Mind-blowingly effective

If you're just looking to reduce stress or enhance your "zen" then this book is not for you. If you have started to develop an all-consuming pattern of anxiety or even soul-crushing panic attacks, this book can save you. I bought into the process immediately and started to invite the feelings in and started to make inroads immediately. Get a clean bill of health first and use that as your jumping off point ...it'll work.

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A Great Tool in Coping with Anxiety

the first half of this book was the perfect pep talk I needed to believe in my fight against anxiety. The second half outlines more of the specific situations and environments that you might need help navigating.

I loved this book as an audio book, and found myself having to write down some of the messages to help solidify some of the messages.

Would highly recommend to anybody struggling with anxiety and panic attacks.

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definitely one of the more helpful books.

So far the most helpful book. He gets it! Many moments of the book helped me through anxiety and panick attacks. Is the Dare method going to be easy? Nope! But I believe this book is going to be what I needed.

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exceptional book for sufferers of anxiety

This is a great book for people dealing with anxiety. Very simple easy strategies to get your life back.

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This program is a GEM.

This book has helped me so much and still continues to, not only in helping me to heal my anxiety but just in shifting my consistent negative narratives and being more mindful. I’m so grateful to Barry for creating such an amazing program and sharing it. All I can say is Thank You so much.

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please be patient. read more than once

like with your anxiety you need to be patient, it takes time. read it more than once if you have to until sinks in... you will notice missing some points the first time you read it... I have been struggling with anxiety and panic desorder since I'm 9 and thanks to this book I have been able to understand more of what's going on inside my head.... still professional counseling helps to speed up the process... don't give up there is hope always and love is stronger than your defeating mind-tricking believes.

my high 5 to Barry wherever you are

peace

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I love myself

listened to this over the course of an entire day it was extremely helpful. I've been suffering constant panic attacks and as the book continued through the day I used more and more of the techniques he elaborated on. I feel much better now than when I started the book and I suspect that my recovery will be all the more quick because of it.


his reading of the book was excellent very smooth and calming. I was WAAAY to panicked to read that's why I choose an audio book and am happy I could listen to the entire thing without an incident. highly suggest this book for anyone that struggles with anxiety or is currently dealing with multiple panic attacks.

"I love myself"

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The ONLY way to get rid of any kind of anxiety

Barry is a good motivator and the process is excellent.... but you have to work a lot to get there... the only way is ... through !!! You have to buy this book !!!

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Great help!

No sure why some others didn’t appreciate this book but his voice and tips are very effective!

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  • Natalie Perez
  • 2017-12-26

Audio Book is not the right medium for this

What disappointed you about Dare?

Although it has a lot of valuable information, its the kind of book you need to get in physical form. The author talks about being able to skip from one chapter to another as necessary instead of reading the full book in the order it was written. In an audiobook, you don't have that kind of control. You also cannot easily visualize steps and refer back to them easily. At times, I had to rewind SEVERAL times because I would find that I missed important information because the author's tone is not particularly engaging so I would find my mind wandering and I'd have to rewind all over again...and again...and again.

What could Barry McDonagh have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

It felt that the points were not just stressed but they really dragged on and on and on. I think the same tips and knowledge could have been communicated in a much more concise fashion. Less words to communicate the same message would've been better.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Boredom

Any additional comments?

I'll definitely check this book out in paperback. I do NOT recommend this book in audio format.

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  • sean
  • 2018-01-10

Really helped me

I never leave reviews; never. I mean who cares what I think. But I’m providing this review because this book may help others as much as it helped me.

This book gave me a ton of hope. And I really related personally to Barry’s own story. This book helped me realize the racing thoughts and the feeling that I’m “losing my mind” and all the other things that come with anxiety is experienced by millions. Your anxiety is not as unique as you think.

Even though I have struggled with anxiety most of my adult life I really didn’t know much about it. This book was able to give me the knowledge to talk intelligent and efficiently about my anxiety to my therapist. I’m new to therapy and seeking treatment for my anxiety. But for me this book was as helpful as my therapy sessions; if not more helpful.

People had commented that the book is too long. I see where they are coming from but I thought the length helped reinforce the concepts that Barry lays out.

Listening to this book have me hope. You’re not alone and anxiety is treatable. Good luck!

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  • Richard
  • 2018-08-25

Extremely helpful.

Highly recommended for anyone who suffers from anxiety at any level. Some parts may seem a bit corny, but the take home messages make the book well worth it. Mental health is something to be taken very seriously and whether you just find yourself anxious before a big speech or you're suffering from something much deeper, this book could teach you a lot. It doesn't replace mental health professionals, so if you need the help, I encourage you to get it, but books like this may help you understand the way you're feeling a little better.

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  • Kelsey Steensen
  • CT
  • 2017-08-21

unnecessarily long

the narration was great. very clear and calming. the book, however, was the exact same points over and over. I had to check in the middle of the book to see of it had accidentally restarted because I had already heard it all before moments earlier. I also do not personally believe this method is worth anything but it may work for some.

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  • Mark
  • 2016-05-12

Not complete

Everything that was said in this book was right on the mark. He described the different anxieties we could be dealing with, but you didn't ever get the skills to resolve them. I was very surprised when I realized that was all there was. Up until that time I was totally into it.

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  • Edgar
  • MADERA, CA
  • 2018-08-20

Hope this helps someone

Let me start by saying this gonna be long but hopefully not boring and will be helpful to someone, I “suffer” from generalized anxiety and started getting panic attacks from it slowly with in the years, I think it was all due to the symptoms that came from it, this book made me realize that no matter what symptoms it is that it must be from anxiety once u get cleared from ur doctor, I never thought of it that way. At first I was scared to even get the book shows u how bad my anxiety was but I said u know what it’s like 13 bucks on audible and what if 13 bucks cure me why not, so I tried it this the first book I ever got through in my life even tho it was read to me, I listen to it while I was at work, i like it because it makes perfect sense and u can’t really question it like many anxiety users do, I’m convinced that he’s 100 percent right and that’s rare for me I never believe that, but he’s right and seems like he’s done his home work, Ima listen to it again and keep practicing this, I push myself to do stuff this weekend and I actually did it, thanks to this book, I’m gonna keep trying since I tried everything and nothing work never in a million years would I think accepting it would be a solution I always try to avoid the feelings and if I think about it the symptoms are from anxiety and u get more anxiety from symptoms so it’s a never ending loop, so I say F it if I’m feelings symptoms that at least eliminates the anxiety of symptoms and I start working on ending this loop! What ever I feel fuck it I can’t stop it I been trying for years! So just accept it and end the anxiety from fearing it. Every time I read reviews I think it’s a actor or someone from the company faking it, but I assure u this real af and I’m a regular ass dude just like all of u. Let’s hope this works and like I said it’s only 13 bucks f it and try it!

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  • C.Kern
  • Virginia, USA
  • 2017-09-11

Better than any medication out there for anxiety

Excellent! Very logical, makes sense and easy to implement. Gives you tools that work and has helped me get better control of my anxiety in the short time I've used it during the reading of the book!

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  • Shan
  • 2018-08-20

Best on the subject so far.

Thank you for giving us hope and really understanding what we go through. Lovely narrator voice, too.

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  • Cameron
  • 2018-04-25

Repetative

Has some some good things in it but VERY repetative....Wish it had more tools in it...

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  • Deedrie Roose
  • 2017-02-08

Fantastic

As an anxiety sufferer this book was a gift. This is the first book I found to have everything I wanted and needed to hear. I'm not broken. I am and other anxiety sufferers are stronger than most. Thank you for helping me to see that there is a way out. And that I can and will be free to live the life I once had. Thank you!

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