Panic attacks are more common than you may think; many people all over the world suffer from them. The information given in this article will help you relieve the symptoms of panic attacks if you are a sufferer. You can make mental changes that will free you from the grip of panic and make you a more relaxed person. Try these ideas out and see which ones work for you.
During an attack, focus your thoughts on taking in air and letting it out in deep, controlled exhalations. It’s normal to inhale short, quick breaths during the attack. It is more important to try not to exhale too quickly.
Do not allow the fear of a panic attack to actually making the attack worse. Realize that you can’t be hurt by the episode, and your fear will diminish. When you are having relaxing times with no panic attacks occurring, it is a good idea to continually remind yourself about this. During a panic attack, try to ignore your fearful thoughts and emotions, and concentrate on your true feelings.
Though it may not be common knowledge, kneeling chairs can be of great benefit to those who live in front of a computer screen. Kneeling chairs are not right for everyone, but they can really help your panic attacks as well as your posture. It goes without saying that breathing better will be an immediately asset if you have a panic attack.
Transform the fight-or-flight impulses into energy you can pour into activities. Panic attacks build up a lot of stress. This excess energy should be used to reduce the severity of the attack rather than increase it. Try cleaning up the yard or exercising while you watch anime. When you put your energy toward something positive, the panic attack will pass over.
Try to become more social as a means to reduce the frequency of your panic attacks. Volunteering for example should keep you busy and focused on a positive activity,besides feeling good about yourself.
You may find writing down your experiences to be a beneficial way of helping yourself with your panic attacks. A blog is a great way to share your experiences with others that can empathize. You can overcome your panic attacks through this sense of achievement.
Of course you could always try Hypnotherapy to get rid of your panic attacks forever. If this is what you wish, then contact me:
Darryl McCullagh Dip Hyp/Cert HypB