My 7 Years in
The feeling of being out of control
overwhelmed me. I kept thinking that I should be able to
control my symptoms just by using my will power.
I sweated, shook, couldn't get my
breath, my heart raced, I was dizzy, and I thought I was
going to die. I also lived in constant fear of having
This condition began in 1979 and
lasted for 7 years. It began one day while I was
barreling down the freeway in the fast lane. Suddenly, I
was blindsided with an intense bout of dizziness and
nearly lost control of the car.
That was the beginning of my "freeway
phobia." Nearly every day, I would force myself to
get back out there and try to control or overcome my
"white knuckling" terror of driving on the freeway.
It only took a couple of hundred
yards before I had my hazard lights blinking and was
creeping along the shoulder until I reached the next
From there, over the next several
months, the symptoms escalated into full blown anxiety
and panic disorders.
I went from doctor to doctor trying
to find a cure. I saw psychologists, psychotherapists,
and psychiatrists. I was spun in chairs, sent to ear
doctors and neurologists. I had cat scans done of my
brain and various other tests performed.
Nobody understood what was wrong with
me. I was prescribed all kinds of pills that made me
feel even worse. I sunk into a
depression born of
My family and friends were often
pressed into service to drive me about or accompany me
on errands or to doctor's appointments when I was
feeling especially shaky, uptight and fearful. The
stress of my disorder frequently created a negative
impact on others, and in my home life.
Anxiety was not recognized as a
disorder with a classification by the medical or
psychological community until the mid-1980s. No wonder I
was unable to find help.
During this period of time, I
returned to school to get my
doctorate in psychology.
This was in spite of my torturous disability--which I
tried to keep hidden.
As a result of furthering my
education, I began to discover an emerging field of
alternative approaches to mental and physical wellness.
Being intrigued with all the exciting
possibilities, I put all my attention on learning
everything I could about anxiety, depression, and other
related issues. The focus of my studies turned
completely holistic and alternative in nature.
I spent several years going
through many different therapeutic trainings--I have
certifications to date in addition to my academic
degrees, internships, psych-assistantships and
additional supervised clinical practice.
I learned a number of mental,
emotional, spiritual and physical processes that
actually worked to transform anxiety into relaxation,
peace of mind, joy of life, and personal empowerment.
Some of the leading edge techniques I
learned that were alternative to conventional approaches
at the time included achieving
board certified mastery
in medical and clinical hypnosis and neuro-linguistic
Other certifications and trainings I
Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR),
Therapy, (TFT), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT also
known as "tapping"),
past life regression, future life
progression, and metaphysics, which
is a philosophy that studies the general and fundamental
problems, such as those connected with existence,
knowledge, values, reason, mind and language.
Go to my
to learn about many of the different patterns, processes
and techniques that I offer. You can also go to my
to read more about my
battles with anxiety.
Today, because of my own past
struggles with anxiety and the resulting specialized
education I got, I can now use that learning to help you,,,
just like I was able to help myself.
I sincerely believe I can help you
significantly improve the quality of your life--for
contact me now for more
information and a free, private and confidential consultation by phone.
I really want to hear from you....
According to the
National Institute of Mental Health, psychotherapy only has a 20% success
I have a 97%
success rate, and over 37 years experience.
I honor and respect your race, religion,
culture, and way of life including senior citizens and those with disabilities.
I also welcome adults in consensual, sane and safe, alternative sexual and
other creative lifestyle choices.
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Dianne Ruth, PhD
Dynamic Resources International™
Anxiety Treatment & Care Doctor
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14 Types of Anxiety
There are a range of warning signs that a person may be in serious
Some examples include
overwhelming distress in your marriage or family interactions,
substance abuse, pervading loneliness, anxiety or depression that is
interfering with work, or relationships ... your self-confidence and
self-esteem is affected ... you have sexual problems, unexplained
physical problems ... an inability to set or attain goals.
Symptoms of Depression
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A phobia involves
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