Friedemann Schaub is a physician specializing in cardiology; he is a molecular biologist who has helped thousands of people with his Personal Breakthrough and Empowerment Program that combines his medical expertise with NLP, Time Line Therapy, clinical therapy, and more. You can read more about him at www.cellular

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 20 percent of American adults 18 years or older are diagnosed with anxiety disorder, which translates to more than 50 million adults. Anxiety has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. Every year people spend millions of dollars on prescribed drugs to escape its symptoms. Here are a few of them:

• Feeling overwhelmed and worried
• Constantly thinking about the worst case scenario
• Overplanning and trying to control others
• Feeling paralyzed and stuck in a rut
• Seeking instant gratification in addictive behaviors

The way out of the prison of fear and anxiety involves putting into play the principles of change as laid out by Schaub: awareness, flexibility, choice, actualization, and integration. With clarity and concision, he reveals the facts and fiction about these two trouble-makers including the most recent findings from neurophysiology.

In order to transform fear and anxiety into healing catalysts it is necessary to take a close look at the role of the subconscious mind in the creation of stored emotions, inner conflicts, and limiting beliefs. Once we learn to communicate with our subconscious, we can begin to deal with negative self-talk and self-conflictive behavior. All of these steps lead to a breakthrough in self-empowerment and peace which needs to be sustained. Schaub has some ideas on how to do that and provides us with "The Fear and Anxiety Checklist."