How To Stop Panic with Barry McDonagh


Barry McDonagh is the creator of the Panic Away Program. A native of Ireland, he first published the program back in 2001 after completing his undergraduate at UCD. Panic Away has since been sold in over 32 countries worldwide and has gone on to become one of the most successful courses for treating panic attacks and general anxiety today.

The program was originally created during his college years when Barry discovered that the key to ending a panic disorder was to re-evaluate the way anxiety is treated. Instead of ending anxiety by enforcing a state of calm, the person must first move into a state of excited arousal, allowing the nervous system crucial time to adjust and then eventually relax. Specific exercises are used to achieve this goal, restoring the persons body confidence and enabling a full recovery from the disorder.



Here’s what you’ll learn in this week’s episode:

  • What panic is and why it hits us
  • That full recovery from suffering from anxiety IS possible
  • How to work with, rather than against, panic
  • How to find the motivation to face your fears
  • The future of therapy (Virtual Reality! AI!)

Check out these awesome resources

Barry’s book, Dare

The DARE App

Barry’s Website


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