The Lion and the Peacock: How I Conquered Anxiety

The Lion and the Peacock: How I Conquered Anxiety

What a different book this is to all the others out there on Anxiety and Panic Attacks! A short yet inspiring read that is at the same time both deeply vulnerable and intimate, and extremely practical. Jennifer is someone who has been crippled by anxiety for years and had to hit rock bottom before she was able to find a way to climb out again.Using a very simple yet engagi...

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Title:The Lion and the Peacock: How I Conquered Anxiety
Author:Jennifer Peacock-Smith
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:44 pages

The Lion and the Peacock: How I Conquered Anxiety Reviews

  • Mackenzie Flohr
    Jan 09, 2017

    The Lion and the Peacock: How I Conquered Anxiety is a wonderful book on anxiety by Jennifer Peacock-Smith. She shares intimate moments from her life to explain what it is like to have anxiety, what happens to the body during an anxiety attack, what chemically is going on, and what someone can do to overcome an anxiety attack.

    Her story touched me on a personal level, having dealt with PTSD myself. I also went through cognitive behavioral therapy, which I still use on a regular basis when simply

    The Lion and the Peacock: How I Conquered Anxiety is a wonderful book on anxiety by Jennifer Peacock-Smith. She shares intimate moments from her life to explain what it is like to have anxiety, what happens to the body during an anxiety attack, what chemically is going on, and what someone can do to overcome an anxiety attack.

    Her story touched me on a personal level, having dealt with PTSD myself. I also went through cognitive behavioral therapy, which I still use on a regular basis when simply recognizing a trigger is simply not enough. For anyone who is struggling with anxiety, or knows someone who is struggling and doesn't know where to turn, this book is a perfect read.

    There are some minor editing errors and the kindle version suffers from some changing from a regular to bold font in the same paragraph.

    I look forward to seeing where this author's career goes.

  • Kathryn McMaster
    Jan 08, 2017

    This is a wonderful short read of how someone, who was debilitated by anxiety, has managed to emerge victorious via a painful journey of personal discovery and understanding. It is uplifting to see that through research, trial-and-error, and sheer determination that it is possible to kick anxiety into touch. Through this personal account the author will be able to help those who have also been struck down by panic attacks often viewed as insurmountable by so many. Well-written, logical and with

    This is a wonderful short read of how someone, who was debilitated by anxiety, has managed to emerge victorious via a painful journey of personal discovery and understanding. It is uplifting to see that through research, trial-and-error, and sheer determination that it is possible to kick anxiety into touch. Through this personal account the author will be able to help those who have also been struck down by panic attacks often viewed as insurmountable by so many. Well-written, logical and with a positive outcome!

  • Angelique Stewart
    Jan 13, 2017

    I found this book to be very practical and insightful. Jennifer's personal journey helped unravel the complexities of panic attacks and offer genuine, practical tools for those that are struggling on a day to day basis. For me, this book is a book of hope and empowerment. Thank YOU Jennifer!

  • Brenda
    Jan 13, 2017

    I found this book to be of tremendous help to anyone suffering with anxiety issues. Especially more pronounced anxiety like panic attacks, etc.

    What the author has presented is a method of dealing with the panic through her own research and experience, so she has first hand knowledge of what does and doesn't work. Plus, this is a short read. She gets right to the core of the problem and presents the information so it's easy to understand and apply.

    It takes a lot of courage to tell the world abou

    I found this book to be of tremendous help to anyone suffering with anxiety issues. Especially more pronounced anxiety like panic attacks, etc.

    What the author has presented is a method of dealing with the panic through her own research and experience, so she has first hand knowledge of what does and doesn't work. Plus, this is a short read. She gets right to the core of the problem and presents the information so it's easy to understand and apply.

    It takes a lot of courage to tell the world about your own trials and tribulations, possibly making yourself vulnerable to those who criticize. The author has successfully overcome that and gone on to share a wonderful technique. I am so glad that she did.

  • Tam May
    Jan 14, 2017

    This is a short book about how the author deal with her anxiety and panic attacks. I could appreciate the emotions and the frustrations that the author felt trying to deal with anxiety and panic attacks and the psychiatric establishment. I also went through a period of anxiety and panic attacks (though not quite severe) in my twenties. The analogy of the lion and the peacock were interesting. A bit more about the traumas that led to the anxiety and panic attacks would have added something more t

    This is a short book about how the author deal with her anxiety and panic attacks. I could appreciate the emotions and the frustrations that the author felt trying to deal with anxiety and panic attacks and the psychiatric establishment. I also went through a period of anxiety and panic attacks (though not quite severe) in my twenties. The analogy of the lion and the peacock were interesting. A bit more about the traumas that led to the anxiety and panic attacks would have added something more to the book. But I would definitely recommend this to those who are dealing with these issues and would like some hope and faith that they can be helped.

  • Joanne
    Jan 15, 2017

    Once I'd read the opening story of this book, I was hooked. It gave me such insight into the plight of someone who suffers from anxiety, that I wanted to find out more. Jennifer has somehow managed to disseminate the extensive factual information from her research and her experiences, into a quick, easy read, that offers practical help and suggestions for dealing with anxiety. Jennifer's ability to be vulnerable and 'real' in the telling of her journey with anxiety, makes this an authentic read

    Once I'd read the opening story of this book, I was hooked. It gave me such insight into the plight of someone who suffers from anxiety, that I wanted to find out more. Jennifer has somehow managed to disseminate the extensive factual information from her research and her experiences, into a quick, easy read, that offers practical help and suggestions for dealing with anxiety. Jennifer's ability to be vulnerable and 'real' in the telling of her journey with anxiety, makes this an authentic read which would help not only sufferers but those who know sufferers. I believe this is a book that could help someone of any age.

  • F. F. J.
    Jan 18, 2017

    Glad I read this. The author was very brave to share this journey with the world. I found it very useful to read someone else's experience with anxiety and the techniques available to address the issue.

  • Carole Roman
    Feb 12, 2017

    Useful guide for people who suffer anxiety and have had no luck with conventional therapies like "breath deeply," or take the prescribed medications and live with the side-effects. Jennifer Peacock- Smith defines a panic attack through the example of an experience in the jungle- a lion attacking a peacock. Flight or fight is explained then related to what happens in a crippling panic attack. She shares her discovery of a simple routine helped her deal with her problem successfully. Told in a rea

    Useful guide for people who suffer anxiety and have had no luck with conventional therapies like "breath deeply," or take the prescribed medications and live with the side-effects. Jennifer Peacock- Smith defines a panic attack through the example of an experience in the jungle- a lion attacking a peacock. Flight or fight is explained then related to what happens in a crippling panic attack. She shares her discovery of a simple routine helped her deal with her problem successfully. Told in a reasonable way, the sound advice is an easy enough exercise.

  • Ruchira Khanna
    Feb 15, 2017

    This book deals with an important issue which usually goes unnoticed. Physical health is usually considered top notch but little does mankind realize the importance of mental stability. The author has explained anxiety and panic attacks in a beautiful analogy that hits a home run!

    I absolutely applaud the author's work in this book since she has been bold enough to pull up the curtain and exhibit a sensitive topic via a Lion and a Peacock. Awareness is a key factor and Jennifer nailed it!

  • Joan Carney
    Feb 26, 2017

    We’ve all experienced fear. But irrational, all consuming fear that hit you out of nowhere is extreme and debilitating. This memoir is an eye opening account of one woman’s battle with the panic attacks that had ruled her life. After exhausting all the traditional therapies, she took matters into her own hands to discover the mechanics of her attacks and what would work for her, personally, to dispel them.

    I found this book to be extremely well written and informative. I highly recommend it.