If you happen to be one of the unlucky people who suffers from anxiety attacks, then you'll be wondering what you can do during an anxiety attack.
Well, you'll be pleased to know there are simple, yet effective steps you can take to help yourself feel more in control of the situation. It does require some work and persistence, but the more you practice it, the better you will get at it.
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During an attack you will experience both physical and psychological symptoms that can be very frightening indeed and the following helpful tips will help you to essentially reverse those symptoms and help you get back into the driving seat.
1. Recognize the signs of an attack
If your panic attacks give you intense physical symptoms (like chest pain or heart palpitations), it’s a good idea to get checked out by a doctor to make sure that there really is nothing physically wrong with you.
Once you have that assurance, try to remember it when you feel a panic attack starting. Although your emotions may be screaming, “I can’t breathe! I’m going to faint! I’m dying!”, try to distance yourself from that noise and recognize these symptoms as perfectly normal signs of a panic attack.
Simply knowing that what is going on is a normal panic response and that it is a symptom of psychological, rather than physical, distress may help you to power through to the end of the attack.
It is very common to think you're dying or having a heart attack during an episode so the first step is to remind yourself that it's merely an anxiety attack and nothing else and let yourself understand they cannot harm you at all.
As you read through the other steps in the article above, you will begin to realise but the combination of employing psychological and physical techniques, you can regain control. And the more you feel in control of them, you can begin to feel more relaxed about the prospects of any future episodes.
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