"How to stop a panic attack"
How to stop a panic attack Panic attacks are awful. If you've had one, you know what I mean. Seemingly, out of nowhere, you feel as if you're going to die. Your palms sweat. Your heart races. You feel dizzy and nauseous. You may have difficulty breathing and feel like you're being smothered. As if that isn't bad enough, you feel an overwhelming sense of terror -- that something unimaginably horrible is about to happen and you're helpless. This experience induces fear of losing control. It's terribly embarrassing and you feel more vulnerable than ever before. If you relate to this, you're not alone... I am a psychotherapist; however, I am not an expert in panic or anxiety disorders. Instead, I work with people going through divorce, and in that line of work, I've worked with several clients who developed recurring panic attacks. I've also worked with other general therapy clients who have had panic attacks. As you already know, no amount of logic or talking can cure your fear of it happening again. When I've had a client who became tormented by panic attacks, I've always referred them out to someone who specializes in anxiety. Cognitive Behavioral therapy is the standard accepted model. But, like with many mental health issues, treatment success is not a guarantee. Much to my surprise... one of my clients (we'll call her Ann) came into my office one day, entirely ecstatic. Out of desperation, she'd bought something online (of all places) to help with her panic attacks. The strange thing is this: IT WORKED. In only two weeks of applying what she learned, Ann was no longer afraid to go to work. She was, for the first time in a long time, comfortable (and really proud) about going to the grocery store. Three weeks after she began using this program, Ann even got in an elevator! (She'd had her first panic attack in an elevator, and prior to using this system, she'd had intense reactions even passing a building that had an elevator.) This mystery program that Ann found online gave her back her life. It's not that she bought it and a miracle just happened. She had to work at it. She had to practice the techniques. But she was motivated, so practice, she did. But... I have to admit... I was suspicious about it. This might sound kind of negative, or maybe even non-supportive, but I didn't think it would last. I'd had sessions with Ann where her panic was triggered. I knew how crippling the attacks could be. And, this program sounded a little strange to me -- not like what I had learned in my degree program, and not like what my colleagues were doing in their practices. I thought that Ann would probably return to having panic attacks. It wasn't just that the technique sounded different. The other thing that was strange was that the guy who developed this program lived in Ireland and he didn't seem to have a formal degree. It was just a bit much for me to believe. After a month of Ann's change "sticking", I had another client referred to me who had issues with anxiety. I was a little nervous to mention this program to him, because I didn't know much about it. But I did, and he got it, too, and voila! He also was ecstatic about his ability to deal with his panic attacks. Three months later, I had yet another client use this program and get amazing results. Note that the results I was getting by sending folks to this website were better than what the experts in my town were getting -- and they specialized in anxiety! I'd Imagine You Have Some Doubts...(as I did) What if focusing on this induces more panic attacks? Most people dealing with panic, anxiety or trauma have concerns that just working with the issue may make it worse. This is understandable. Its that circular problem we all get stuck in, at times. You live in fear of the panic attacks coming again, and ALSO in fear of doing something to prevent them. All I can say is that this program was immediately RELIEVING for Ann, and also for the other two people I know who used it. It took courage to begin, but, it definitely didn't make things worse. What if it doesn't work? Yes. This is the big question. Most folks have a fear of even hoping for a solution, out of fear it won't work. I get it. Well, I certainly can't guarantee that it will. All I can say is that it has for three different clients that I know. You may not even want to try it. But you can decide after you look at it. Check it out, and then see if you want to take the risk. Click Here! One thing you should keep in mind is that panic attacks are often one symptom of a larger problem, as in the case of Phobias (including social phobia and agoraphobia), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. To learn more about panic attacks in relation to these disorders, see the movie below. I would never have sent any of my clients here, until Ann's changes were so impressive. It might not work for you. But then again, it might. Who knows? In any case, if you read it, you'll know a lot more, and then you can make a decision. What is different with this approach? Rather than trying to change faulty thinking that contributes to panic attacks or to improve recovery time after a panic attack, this program takes a simple, elegant approach to the whole thing. It is best explained here where you can also read many testimonials from people who have used the program. The best part is that there is a money-back guarantee if the techniques don't work for you. That is certainly better than I can offer my therapy clients! Check it out: Click Here! I hope you find relief.