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ENcourage Newsletter debuted in 1991 as a subscription (by mail) publication that has reached many nationwide — and around the world — for more than eight years.
ENcourage was created to be of interest to those working toward recovery from panic disorder and/or agoraphobia, as well as to treatment professionals in the field. Those with agoraphobia and other anxiety disorders often experience a myriad of symptoms and related conditions including, but not limited to, panic attacks, obsessive thinking, feelings of unreality, fears of losing control, stress-related illnesses and depression. In some cases, the various anxiety disorders will overlap; for example, someone who is agoraphobic may also be experiencing obsessive-compulsive disorder. Acute anxiety and its many manifestations is the common thread found amongst our readers.Our newsletter format was designed to be “professional yet friendly.” It was unique and broader in scope than most newsletters of its kind — we explored both traditional and non-traditional approaches to healing modalities, and articles were written by both peers and treatment professionals including the experts and well-known authors in the field. We found that ENcourage Newsletter was well-received and much appreciated over the years. Here are just a few of the comments sent in by past subscribers of ENcourage Newsletter:
“The newsletter helps me a lot. I leave one month out until the next month comes. That way I can read it anytime I need to.
“I like your concept to promote activities that aid in the involvement in life — and I like the name of the newsletter, with the emphasis on the word ‘courage.’
“We find your newsletter interesting, informative, bright and easy to read.
“I read ENcourage the moment I received it and was impressed about the many opportunities for folks who experience agoraphobia or panic attacks.
“The light qualities (puzzle, etc.) mixed with the more clinical information is a wonderful balance.
“I’m very impressed — your materials and content are very professional.
“Your positive encouragement has already inspired some growth in me…
“It helps so much to know I’m not alone. Thank you!”
Though our print publication is no longer published, we have been most pleased to bring this same hope & help to our web visitors around the world. And, with the Internet, we are able to offer interaction with others via Encourage Community. Encourage Community is our popular Anxiety/Panic Message Board/Forum. Here are a few comments from our visitors:
“I found this site to be Excellent!!! Thank you so much for putting a lot of hard work, thought, experience and understanding throughout this site. I have read many sites online and this is one of the tops.” (England)
“I am happy to know that I am not the only one in this world.” (India)
“I feel very assured that I’m not the only one, thanks.” (England)
“What a great site! I have been suffering panic attacks for years, its nice to see that I am not the only one!” (Wisconsin, USA)
“I’m overwhelmed by the compassion and support you offer each other!” (Mt. Albert, Ontario, Canada)
“This is a great site for information about agoraphobia.” (Newcastle, Australia)
“I’m so happy to find this site! I have been struggling with panic attacks since my first one at the age of 18.” (Mississippi, USA)
“This site has just been so helpful. I wish other sites could be as well structured as this one. (New Jersey, USA)
“Thanks to everyone for sharing and giving us hope.” (Mexico)
“This is a great place to come to for words of wisdom and comfort.” (England)
“I came across this website purely by chance and will be a regular visitor. Be proud of the communique you have provided to the world – this is a wonderful source and in two minutes I had answers to questions that I had not been able to find resolve to in 14 months.” (New Zealand)
“This such an informative, beautifully designed site. I found the information here very helpful.” (USA)
“I found your site very helpful and encouraging.” (Scotland)
“Wow, I can’t believe the number of people that feel the same way I do and experience the things that I do!” (Ontario, Canada)”
Since I, too, have recovered from debilitating panic attacks, I am committed to providing useful, insightful, and encouraging information as an adjunct to any treatment program or self-help effort. Along with my wonderful husband Will, we keep this “labor of love” alive in hopes of offering something that will touch the minds and hearts of those seeking some direction and reassurance.
We look forward to hearing from you and invite you to visit us often. In fact, please “bookmark” this site! Our hope is that you will not only find Encourage Connection helpful to you on your journey to recovery, but that you will feel supported in the knowledge that others share your challenges!
Founder, ENcourage Newsletter and EncourageConnection.com