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9 Ways to Help Your Panic Attack

Mar 25, 2008
Gavin De Becker called fear a gift. This is because, while it may feel unpleasant, it provides us with a warning about potentially threatening situations. It also help us to fight or flee the threat by allowing adrenaline to be pumped in to our body.

Panic attacks are bouts of extreme fear with symptoms of trembling, sweating, nausea, dizziness and shortness of breath. They usually occur without an obvious threat.

Most panic attacks last about 10 minutes. However, they can continuously reoccur for hours in extreme cases.

It is possible to manage your panic attacks with some of the techniques below.

* Breathing - taking slow, deep breaths through the nose using the diaphragm and abdomen.

* Stay in the present moment by concentrating on what is happening to you now and not on what things could happen to you.

* Accept that the panic attack is occurring and that it will soon be over.

* Be with the unpleasant symptoms, accept them and don't try to fight them. Go with the panic attack.

* Inside your mind, say reassuring things. Eg. "I can be anxious and still deal with this situation", "This will soon pass" and "I can deal with this, even though I don't like it".

* Temporary Escape - seek a safe place to ride out the panic attack.

* Speak to someone is supportive.

* Rational Emotive Therapy (RET) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) are two types of psychological techniques that have had proven results in helping panic attacks.

Programs To Incorporate in to Your Daily Schedule

Several former sufferers of panic attacks have produced home-study programs. These products teach sufferers how to overcome panic attacks without drugs and have been effective for many people when traditional treatments have failed. Typically, these programs come in book, audio or video form and are any easy to incorporate panic attack relief techniques in your daily life.
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