Guest: Reneau Peurifoy
Episode #: dop 2.0: eP. 007
Release Date: June 29, 2018
After more than two decades as a therapist and teacher, Reneau has become a master at reducing complex ideas into simple, easy-to-understand terms and applying them to daily life. He is a minister for the Church of God based in Anderson, Indiana.
The author of several books:
Anxiety, Phobias, and Panic: Taking Charge and Conquering Fear,
Overcoming Anxiety: From Short-Term Fixes to Long-Term Recovery…and
Why Did God Give Us Emotions?
Anger: Taming the Beast
Peurifoy’s work is embraced by many self-help groups and clinics addressing anxiety-related problems who have selected his books from among a host of others on the market as the basis for their programs.
Peurifoy has been a key feature speaker at 11 national conferences for The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), the nation’s primary organization for anxiety-related problems. He is also a frequent media commentator, having appeared extensively on dozens of television and radio outlets.
The first edition of Anger: Taming the Beast, was published by Kodansha, a Japanese based publisher that was expanding into the self-help genre. In recent years they decided to pull out of that market, so he saw this as a perfect opportunity to update and re-release it as new second edition published by LifeSkills.
Reneau held a private practice for twenty years as a marriage and family therapist specializing in anxiety disorders. He retired from private practice in 2000 to teach at a local College in Sacramento, California. In 2015, he retired from teaching and received a ministerial credential from the Church of God headquartered in Anderson, Indiana. He is now spending his time writing, speaking, and seeing a limited number of people with anxiety-related problems as a pastoral counselor. He has also developed a YouTube channel (listed below) that features videos on practical life skills. In this way he hopes to share his insights and experience with a new generation.
Author’s web site: http://www.rpeurifoy.com
Author’s YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSCyerIGxlgSf_8-U0UQ7lQ