Introduction 1. What is driving anxiety? Am I the only one? 2. Fear of motorways and other situations 3. Why drive? What's so great about driving anyway? 4. Stress relief: how to deal with driving-related stress 5. First steps to regaining your driving confidence 6. Dealing with anxiety and panic attacks 7. Therapy: what to expect and how it can help 8. Success stories: people who've overcome fear of driving Useful contacts and other resources Index
The author, Joanne Mallon, is a recovered driving phobic who did not drive for seven years and therefore understands greatly what a person with a fear of driving is going through. Combining this personal experience with her professional position as a life coach, Joanne has written this enlightening self help book with genuine warmth, professional advice and practical exercises that can even be done at home. Part of the royalties from the sale of this book are donated to charity.
Featured in the Daily Telegraph and Prima magazine. 'I would recommend this book. [This book] helps you to realise how common the fear of driving is, no matter what your age or experience behind the wheel and provides a step-by-step guide to overcoming your fear, from getting used to being in the car, to what can you do to prevent anxiety building up when you are driving. The stories of others who have successfully dealt with their fear are very inspiring. You will feel a sense of relief when you read about many other people who have had the same thoughts and feelings as you.' ANXIETY UK (Anxious Times, Summer, 2013) 'A helpful and accessible book that I would recommend to anyone who has a fear of driving' BRITISH SOCIETY OF CLINICAL & ACADEMIC HYPNOSIS