Tips For Taking The Fear Out Of Panic Attacks
Panic attacks. What are they and how will they affect me? That is a question that many individuals will ask in their lifetime, and answers are not always easy to find. Panic attacks affect different individuals in different ways, and there is not one sure fire therapy that will help all. A few methods are more likely to provide some level of relief however, and in this article we will discuss them.
Some processed foods, and many fast food items, can actually trigger panic attacks. I won’t name the company, but there is a type of fried chicken that would cause my heart to start palpitating within 30 minutes of eating it! Stick to wholesome, fresh foods you prepare yourself to avoid an attack.
One way to beat a panic attack is to visualize yourself being outside your body watching what’s happening. Imagine watching as your body stops wheezing, or begins to calm down. This can help your body to literally react to what you see in your mind’s eye, bringing the attack to an end.
If a panic attack is coming on, put some music on that soothes you. Listen to calming songs and pay attention to the lyrics. By paying attention to the music and not your symptoms, you will more easily be able to relax and avoid panic.
Consider taking yoga classes or practicing it at home to help relax your mind and stretch out your body. It’s a great way to get your blood pumping without adrenaline in it, and it can also center you so that your mind forgets everything that is troubling or worrying it.
While it’s difficult to think clearly during a panic attack, there is a simple tactic you can use to lessen the severity and duration of the attack. By splashing your face with cold water, your body automatically responds to what is called the “dive reflex.”� This tricks the brain into thinking that you are going underwater, and it sends messages to the body to slow down your heart rate and restrict blood flow to your extremities, allowing you to breathe easier and feel calmer.
To cut down on the amount of stress that someone feels they should increase the amount of exercise that they do. Stress is one of the leading causes of panic attacks. If someone can rid their lives of stress, they will be able to have less panic attacks and enjoy their lives more.
As you experience a panic attack, you should focus on your feelings and write them down in a journal. You must focus on your REAL feelings, not fears of what might happen to you down the road. Keep to what you feel right now, and how you think those feelings relate to your pre-attack state.
Dealing with panic attacks begins with making your breathing less rapid. Breathings control when you are experiencing the symptoms of an attack can greatly reduce the magnitude of the anxiety. By taking deep breaths, as if you are breathing into your stomach, you will be able to regain control.
Panic attacks are scary events for anyone who has ever experienced them. They are often difficult to understand, almost impossible to diagnose, and extremely tricky to cure. There are a few methods which can bring a level of relief to any individual though, and in this article we have discussed them. Use them wisely and you will likely see an improvement in your quality of life.