APPENDIX BI know from long experience that this Seven Step Program works.
However, it's possible that your fear of speaking is rooted in a childhood trauma or another medical condition that is so deep-seated
that additional help is necessary.Several of my students receive additional counseling or medical
treatment while they are studying the Seven Step Program. Some
are receiving medication. A family of drugs called beta-blockers has
proven helpful to some. Beta-blockers reduce the physical symptoms
of fear by reducing blood pressure and slowing the heartbeat.Do you need medication to overcome your fear of speaking? That's
a question I can't answer here. But if you think you may need help
beyond what this program offers, please do not delay in seeking it.If you think you need additional help and aren't sure where to go,
here are some suggestions:
If You Need
|• ||The Anxiety Disorders Association of America, a national,
nonprofit partnership of consumers, researchers, and health
care practitioners. Write to the ADAA at 11900 Parklawn Dr.,
Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20852. Call 301-231-9350. E-mail:
Anxdis@aol.com. Web site: www.adaa.org.|
|• ||Hollins Communications Research Institute (for problems with
stuttering), P.O. Box 9737, Roanoke, VA 24020 (mailing|
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: 7 Steps to Fearless Speaking.
Contributors: Lilyan Wilder - Author.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1999.
Page number: 213.
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