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If you have ever suffered from the debilitating symptoms of a panic or anxiety attack you know pain. Invisible feelings of fear, worry, uneasiness or dread can often seem overwhelming. In this short work, readers will get to the root cause of panic and anxiety. This in hopes of acknowledging fears and anxieties, bringing them to the fore while developing a healing plan to tackle them and win.
If you've ever experienced panic or anxiety, you know this silent intruder can control your life if you let it. No longer. In this short e-book readers are offered simple yet intelligent solutions to handfuls of dangerous medications empowering them with a sound healing plan from an author who has been there, and done it.
How To Overcome Panic Attacks:
A lot of people ask me if it is possible to overcome panic attacks. My answer is always the same. "Yes, it is possible to overcome panic attacks." The first step in doing this is to understand that panic attacks are not something that we imagine or conjure up. They are simply a natural, knee-jerk response to stressful situations.
Our bodies are programmed intrinsically to respond to threatening situations. Usually, if we receive a startle, the response is fear or a perceived threat. Our body naturally responds with a larger than normal adrenalin rush and an overwhelming desire either to attack or to run away. This is what is affectionately known as the 'fight or flight' response.
If you are faced with a trauma, say a man-eating bear in the woods or, more likely, a truck coming toward you at a threatening speed, the fear and panic that you feel would actually send signals to your body to bring you back to balance and help you find equalibrium once again. It would give you an instant reaction, a rush of energy and, sometimes, almost superhuman strength.
What happens during an anxiety attack or panic attack then? You are receiving fight or flight responses as a natural extension of your nervous system. However, they are not always under your control. In turn, this response may cause your body to shut down, rendering you unable to perform normal activities of daily life.
It's true, panic attacks can be terrifying and when persistent can often cause a person to withdraw from the world or at best avoid the offending situations. This can be detrimental to living a normal life as many situations are often avoided all together. The attacks, when frequent, can feel like a boulder on your back, a massive rock hanging over your head, one that may fall on you at any moment. This puts you under a huge amount of stress in most normal life situations, and that stress contributes to more panic attacks creating what scientists call a "vicious cycle."
How To Overcome Panic Attacks?
The first method you can use to overcome panic and anxiety is to first believe that you can overcome panic and anxiety. It's that simple. Too, there are two levels to this thinking. One: understand that it is possible to overcome panic attacks through learned methods. You can gain the necessary momentum to accomplish this from literature's, peer support and a lazer focus toward changing your belief system. The second part to this equation is changing the thought process and taking action. You have to believe that you can overcome. In effort to do this, however, it is recommended that you seek guidance from a trained therapist or a tried and true self-help program.
Once you begin to have more confidence in your ability to recover and get your life on course, you have single-handedly broken the vicious hold that the attacks have on you. At this point, it is important to begin to let go of your "safety net." Letting go of the safety features that you have instilled in your body -- avoiding situations that trigger your anxiety for example -- must be given up slowly in effort to gain recovery and power over panic and anxiety.
When you begin to move out of your safety zone and begin to give up this kind of "protection" it is important to do it gradually. Do not approach your recovery from panic and anxiety with reckless abandon, yet observe your behaviors and aim to overcome one small fear at a time. In the same way, also aim to gradually reclaim activities that you have given up because you believe they trigger attacks.
Of course, this means that you must find the proper technique you can use to reduce your stress, anxiety and panic. The right program will aid you in letting go of destructive behaviors and overcome panic attacks for good. As always, it is recommended that you discuss with a therapist or other trained professional your symptoms and concerns. They will in turn help you choose the correct self-help program, one that will give you the best chance to overcome and recover from panic and anxiety attacks forever.