If you suffer from anxiety & panic attacks, clearly understand that you are not alone! You’re not even one in a million. In America, it is estimated that almost 5% of the population suffer from some form of anxiety disorder. This figure corresponds across the western world making it one of the biggest medical issues across the world. So how are you dealing with Anxiety Panic Attacks?
For some, it’s the infrequent panic attacks that occur only in particular situations-like when making presentations, , for other people, it is so frequent and recurring that it inhibits there normal life style. Frequent panic attacks often develop into what medical physicians refer to as an “anxiety disorder.”
Currently there are many ways of dealing with anxiety panic attacks. Some may not work for you, others might. Knowing some of the more common coping techniques for dealing with anxiety panic attacks when they begin is very important if you are to control the attack, before it fully develops..
Step one is to recognize when a panic attack is about to begin. When you have endured enough of them, you start to understand and pay attention to the early sensation, the shortness of breath, and the disconnection from the real life around you. Exercising control at this point can stop the attack in its infancy.
Many people have limited understanding of what this disconnection feeling is like. They have a hard time understanding any explanation of it. To those who have panic attacks its all too familiar. It’s like you can look at a solid object and see that it is there. You know it’s there, but a part of your mind doubts that it really IS there.
You often reach out to touch that object just to be sure. You feel disconnected with the world around you. It’s as if you are just a spectator in your own life with no control over anything around you.
This is a horrible feeling that must be experienced to be fully understood.
What can you do to begin combating your panic attacks? the key to ending panic and anxiety attacks is to WANT to have one. Seams strange, even contradictory, doesn’t it? But this wanting really does help push it away as we will explain below.
Does this mean that you should train yourself to be able to bring on a panic attack at any moment? Absolutely not! What it means is if you are afraid of something – in this case a panic attack – it’s more likely to appear with all the consequences. When you stand up to the attack, your chances of fending it off are much greater.
If you resist based on fear, the fear around that issue will persist. How do you stop resisting-you step into the path of the anxiety, and by doing so it cannot persist. Our body responds to danger by either flight from the scene or to fight. Facing the threat takes you from flight back to fight.
What this means is that if you daily voluntarily seek to have a panic attack, your unlikely to have one. Try to induce a panic attack and I will guarantee you cannot. You may not realize it but you have always decided to have the panic attack. You confirm the choice by saying this is beyond my control either consciously or sub-consciously.
Another way to look at this is to imagine having a panic attack as like standing on a cliff’s edge. The anxiety seemingly takes you closer to going over the edge. To be beat the fear you must metaphorically jump. You must leap off the cliff edge into the anxiety and fear and all the things that you fear most.
So how do you actually make this jump? You jump by wanting to have a panic attack. You go about your day asking for anxiety and panic attacks to appear.
Your real safety is the fact that a panic attack cannot harm you. That is a medical fact. The sensations are harsh and may be prolonged for some, but no harm will come to you. Your heart will be racing, breathing will be difficult and you will feel detached. You will remain unharmed as your body cannot kill you even if it feels like it can. The jump becomes nothing more than a mental drop! It’s perfectly safe.
Anxiety causes an imbalance whereby all of the mental worry creates a top-heavy sensation. All of your focus is moved from the center of your body to the head. With this the body can lose its sense of center.
I recomend that you read the second part to this article The Key to Overcoming Anxiety Panic Attacks.
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