Panic attacks bring about feelings of intense fear, and they can feel life altering. For people who experience them regularly, life can be scary. Learning to deal with a panic attack is important, even essential, if an individual wishes to maintain a high quality of life. In this article we will discuss some important tips that can help anyone to deal with reoccurring panic attacks.
Join online panic attack support groups to find people just like you who are going through the same situation. Often they’ll share all sorts of ideas that you can be confident will work because the people posting them are living proof. So, it’s a great piece of information to help you get through the worst of times.
If you feel as though you are going to have a panic attack, think about something else. Do anything that comes to mind: wash the dishes, do a crossword puzzle, watch a DVD. Do whatever it takes to distract yourself from the panic. This will calm you down and prevent the attack.
When you have a panic attack sit down and figure out how it’s making you feel at the moment. On a scale from one to ten to rate your feelings. Wait for a while and then rate your anxiety again. Continue until your anxiety is back to a 0.
A fun visualization technique when you’re having a panic attack is to become a leaf falling from a tree. Float to the ground slowly, swaying back and forth, and land gently on the ground. Let the wind blow you through the forest and focus on everything you fly past on the ground.
If you are experiencing a panic attack, you can try splashing your face with cold water. This will stimulate a dive sensation in your brain which will tell your body to slow down and relax. This is an easy way to help get your body to relax a bit.
Understand a panic attack. When you better understand a panic attack and the symptoms, the better you will be able to cope with it. The simple answer is – you cause it. Anxiety causes strange body symptoms, and a person reacts to those symptoms by becoming more and more anxious. You can become so overwhelmed that it causes a full blown panic attack. By addressing the initial anxiety and understanding what is happening, you can take control and avoid getting to the point of a panic attack.
Don’t just listen to music when you’re having a panic attack, get up and dance! Dance is a great way to exercise and get rid of the adrenaline absorbed by your body, ending your attack in a most enjoyable way. If you know that you get to dance when you have an attack you won’t feel so scared about it!
As was stated in the beginning of this article, panic attacks bring about intense feelings of fear and can result in a poor quality of life if left unresolved. In this article, we have discussed some key tips for dealing with debilitating panic attacks. Incorporate these tips, as well as any specific methods recommended by your physician, to see an over all improvement in your quality of life.