Jim Folk, President, anxietycentre.com
Jim Folk specializes in personal coaching for:
- Anxiety Disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Social anxiety disorder (SAD)
- Panic Disorder (PAD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Health, medical anxieties/fears
- Dying, death anxieties/fears
- Sleep Disorder
- Stress Disorder
- Interpersonal relationship development, boundaries
- Esteem building
Jim experienced the following disorders and symptoms:
- All of the anxiety disorders and symptoms listed at our website, with the majority to the extreme intensity and duration.
Jim Folk suffered with anxiety disorder including debilitating panic attacks, from 1974 to 1986. During those 12 years, he had undergone countless tests; sought the help of numerous medical and mental health professionals; traveled to a clinic in Mexicali, Mexico; had been prescribed numerous medications; tried herbs, vitamins, diets, alternative therapies; and a host of other treatments in an attempt to regain his normal health.
After finding little help from medical and mental health professionals, in 1985, Jim came in contact with a psychologist who specialized in anxiety disorder. Jim's personal experience with anxiety and his comprehensive research, coupled with the psychologist's reassurances, helped Jim to turn his condition around. In 1986, Jim stopped all medication and in 1987, he regained his normal health.
Jim continues to enjoy normal and medication-free health today (over 30 years).
Even though Jim recovered in 1987, he continued with vigorous research into anxiety and other mental health disorders (which he continues to do today). In 1989, Jim began working with others who were experiencing panic and anxiety disorders. In 1992, he wrote the book "Recovering from Panic Attacks," and in 1996, he developed the website www.panicattack-help.com.
Today, Jim is the president of anxietycentre.com, which offers extensive self-help information and personal psychotherapy, therapy, counseling, and coaching services to individuals and small groups from around the world.
As an entrepreneur, Jim, the companies he's founded, and the projects they have participated in, have won hundreds of awards including 7 Gemini Award Nominations, 3 Saskatchewan Showcase Awards, and a coveted Golden Sheaf Award.
Jim has years of experience in coaching individuals suffering from various forms of anxiety (Social Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, phobias), stress, depression, interpersonal relationship problems (boundaries, self-esteem), anger issues, and physical/emotional/sexual/spiritual abuse.
Jim and Marilyn Folk currently live in Calgary, Canada.
Members can read more about his personal experiences with anxiety in the member's area of our Web site.
TESTIMONIALS: click each link for the complete testimonial
"Thank you Doug Wildman and Jim Folk for your help." - Marc, ex anxiety disorder sufferer, Canada
"Jim Folk, I am eternally grateful." - Sherry, USA
"Jim Folk, you've given me my life back." - Peter, UK
"Jim Folk, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!" - Julie, USA
Jim, I can't thank you enough for all you've done for me. You have so much information others don't have. You need to write some books on anxiety. I'm sure they'd sell incredibly well.
Tim, 45, USA
I will always have a special place in my heart for Jim and Marilyn Folk. Jim's one-on-one counselling transformed my life. His genuine love for my health was overwhelming. Thanks Jim! All my dreams have come true.
I feel very lucky to have found the Anxiety Centre and to have had Jim Folk as my personal coach.
The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder therapist, coach, or counselor is the most effective way to address anxiety and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - we call these core causes the underlying factors of anxiety - a struggle with anxiety unwellness can return again and again. Dealing with the underlying factors of anxiety is the best way to address problematic anxiety.
For more information about our Anxiety Therapy, Coaching, Counseling option; our Available Anxiety Therapists; to Book An Appointment with one of our anxiety therapists; common Symptoms of Anxiety; Anxiety Attack Symptoms; anxiety Recovery Support area; common Anxiety Myths; and our Anxiety 101 section; or click on the appropriate graphic below:
Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated February 3, 2017.