A MENAI Bridge-based piano tutor is set to reveal how she overcame a lifelong severe anxiety disorder without professional help.
Jen Griffiths, 35, is releasing her book – entitled “Tales of an Anxiety Warrior” – at the end of Mental Health Week (May 9-15).
Her mission is to inspire as many people as she can while breaking down the stigma of talking about mental health.
“After contributing a chapter to Amazon bestseller ‘Seen’, published on Mental Health Day last year (October 10, 2021), I am now ready to tell my full story,” said Jen, who first began teaching piano lessons in 2016.
Indeed, Jen was one of only 15 women nationwide to be featured in “Seen”, which topped the Amazon UK charts in six different categories on pre-orders alone.
Jen, who also held her first live concert in December, added: “I set up as a piano teacher after being bullied out of an office job.
“Starting with no confidence or self-esteem – having had counselling, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and mindfulness with little results – it took reaching rock bottom and a national lockdown before I was able to find the resources which helped me to overcome the disorder I had lived with for most of my life.
“I now hope to show others that there is always a way out, no matter how stuck you are.”
The book will be available on Amazon from May 15 in paperback.