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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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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.

36 of 37 people found this review helpful

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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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Repetative

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

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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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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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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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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
  • 09-11-17

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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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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Horrible

Wouldn't recommend it. All it talks about accepting your anxiety over and over. Not worth it.

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  • Audioaddict
  • 11-29-16

I got bored pretty quickly

How could the performance have been better?

I just found the content really dull. Maybe it was because i have heard it before many times or maybe it was the way it was written and narrated, but not really very interesting at all and certainly didn't help with my panic attacks.

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  • W1992
  • 11-20-16

Severely lacking in good ideas or original content

What disappointed you about Dare?

I had read EVERYTHING in this book before on the internet...for free.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Some of the tips were ok, but this is all very very cliched stuff which has been repeated countless times before.

Any additional comments?

Not worth the hype. This book is all about hype and marketing, which completely failed to deliver. All cliched dull advice which is available for free with a quick google search.

Not worth it at all. Disappointed.

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  • Open Ears
  • 10-14-16

Very disappointed!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Needs to be more realistic.

Would you ever listen to anything by Barry McDonagh again?

I would consider it.

Would you be willing to try another one of Barry McDonagh’s performances?

The performance wasn't great but i always give people a second try.

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

Disappointment.

Any additional comments?

This book (and the marketing that surrounds it!) promised a lot and for me, totally and utterly failed to deliver. None of the advice and tips felt realistic or anything i could use in my life. At times i felt talked down to and other times the advice felt silly. Very disappointed.

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  • Coffee4Life
  • 08-12-16

Not for me.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Maybe some people will like this and given by the positive reviews some must, but for me this was not helpful at all. I think if you have never read anything at all on anxiety or panic attacks and this is a new thing then this might be the book for you. Otherwise I fear you may be hearing the same things again and again.

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  • Michael Humphrey
  • 10-23-17

WONDERFUL and very different

I have ready a number of booked on this subject with an emphasis on neuroscience and some also around mindfulness. This book has completely changed the way I look and feel about anxiety.
By half way through the book I was off doing things I hadn't even considered to be achievable before I started it.

Very good results and very quickly if you follow the simple instructions.

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  • 4meornot4me
  • 03-15-17

go on....do it!!

loved it. in fact, this is the second time I've listened. if you dare.....
I still get anxious now and then, that's human. what I have learned is how to stop fearing it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-24-17

Life Changing

This program is the only thing that has helped me since my first panic attack 17 years ago. I've tried everything so I was dubious about buying into another program. I am so glad I did 😃

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-13-17

A great help

A great source of useful tips, tricks and a general approach to managing anxiety and panic attacks. Time for me to put this into practice!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-10-18

Same old information

To me this is just another version of old books on Anxiety its the same old information with nothing new. Barry McDonagh is not really an expert on curing Anxiety he is good at marketing and has took information from other sources and made a book out of it. This Book was cleverly marketed and probably sold many copy's because of that. The information is correct and good the point is its nothing new and for that matter did not help much after already knowing everything he talks about in this book. If you are completely new to anxiety this book would be of use to you but in my opinion there are already better versions out there.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-27-18

Finally, someone who f#cking gets it.

I've suffered from anxiety and panic attacks for too many years now (mainly, a fear that something is wrong with my health) and I've been to different doctors and councillors and even my Dad is a psychotherapist and nobody could tell me what I needed to hear to help me.

1 day of listening to this in my van and I am like, fuck, this lad is actually talking to me and knows exactly what I'm going through every day.

2 days of listening and for the first time in years I've felt normal. Without fear or stupid thoughts about every single sensation that my body has.

I'll probably have to listen to it a few more times just to refresh my brain but I can honestly say that this audio book is like years of therapy.

Thanks Barry ya absolute ledge bag 👍

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  • Dean
  • 04-05-17

You must read this book

There are lots of self help books out there for anxiety so what makes this different and the answer is simply that this one works.
Don't let the authors accent turn you off because you will get used to it.
The tips it offers really work as long as you are willing to put in the effort.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-13-18

Thanks

I am hopeful for the future because of this book. Thank you. I am slowly getting my life back.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-27-18

This book is my Life 😍

Absolutely The Best Book for those of us Suffering in Silence. Ive listened to this book in times of need and it has become my life line. I love you Barry you have helped me in so many ways if only I could shake your hand xxx

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-26-18

Thank you

Thank you Barry McDonagh this book has helped me with my anxiety in a great way

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  • MC
  • 11-30-18

DARE works

Do the work and reap the rewards. Acceptance is key 😁, true acceptance. Thanks Barry, hopefully this becomes the mainstream way of dealing with anxiety.

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  • Justin S Leary
  • 11-13-18

Great resource for anxiety, but..

This book is well narrated and is an interesting and helpful book to listen to if you suffer from anxiety. Barry McDonagh suffered from anxiety and panic attacks himself, and this book (and the program that goes with it) has a useful set of techniques for dealing with anxiety, and in particular, panic attacks.

If I have one criticism, it is that it's main focus is on anxiety around anxiety. It mainly looks at the anxiety we may be feeling around anxiety. I understand that panic attacks, and panic disorders are often fuelled by the fear or anxiety we have about our anxiety, or that we fear a panic attack, and that this fear is often what can bring a panic attack on, so in that sense it is a useful book. However, for me, most of my anxiety is around real or imagined concerns, say health worries, or fears around death, so I often found I needed to "translate this material on the fly", so that I could use the techniques to deal with just anxiety, rather than "anxiety about my anxiety".

Still, it is a very good book, and arguably the best in the field for anxiety, but in my opinion it is a bit limited in scope, with an over-emphasis on anxiety about anxiety.

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  • Nasir
  • 08-04-18

Very helpful and practical

An incredibly helpful book on how to actually deal with the anxiety instead of just going through some irrelevant neuroscience on how the brains connections work. Highly recommended!

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  • Rhonda
  • 11-25-17

Feeling in control

I have been listening to Barry’s audio for a couple of weeks now, he comes in the car with me every day and I listen to him whenever I can around my home, I find that i feel he is speaking straight to me and I have been putting into practice daily everything that he says, I have just gone 4 days straight with no dizziness and very little anxiety, but as he said it can come back and it did today, but I will continue accepting and welcoming this anxiety and hope that I will be free to live a better life, Barry you have kept me sane, thank you so very much
Rhonda

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-12-17

Highly recommended

This book has really resonated with me and given me so much hope. It made me feel I can take control of anxiety and it teaches you to accept the ups and downs. Would highly recommend!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-20-17

I am now in control

This book freed my heart and mind. You have more power over your anxiety than you might think.