By David Sodergren
What to do When Panic Attack – The Emergency Plan In this article you will hopefully learn what you need to do to successfully stop a panic attack from happening. You will learn what steps you must take to eliminate the attack.
Identify the panic attack:
First you need to identify your panic attack. Is it really a panic attack that is happening to me? If you are experience any of the following symptoms there is likely that a panic attack is near:
Difficulty breathing, feeling as though you ‘can’t get enough air
Terror that is almost paralyzing
Nervous, shaking, stress
Heart palpitation, feeling of dread
Dizziness, lightheadedness or nausea
Trembling, sweating, shaking
Choking, chest pains, distress
Fear, fright, afraid, anxious
Hot flashes, or sudden chills
Tingling in fingers or toes (‘pins and needles’)
Fearful that you’re going to go crazy or are about to die
After you have identified that you are suffering from a panic attack it is time for the emergency stop, to stop the panic attack.
Stop the attack A panic attack are the result of to much anxiety hormone in your body. The body uses this hormone for you to be able to work under pressure. In normal this levels return to normal when you are not under pressure, but this can get stuck in overdrive and keep sending out large quantities of stress hormone even when you are not under stress. This just keeps building up until the bubble cracks and a panic attack is a fact.
The organ that controls the anxiety hormone is called the amygdala and has it seat in your brain. To successfully stop a panic attack you need to specifically target the amygdala. With different techniques you can reprogram this organ to its default mode where the anxiety levels are low and you feel great. But the panic can return. So find out what to do so you stay in control of your thoughts.
Make Sure You Are in Control When a fearful thought appears your normal reaction would be to try to shut the thought out and try not to think about it. A struggle appears in your mind. You think: I dont want to think about this, this thought is not good for me, make it go away. This kind of reaction to thoughts builds anxiety, stress and panic attacks.
Instead Let the thought in. Dont try to shut the thought out. Dont try to stop it. Just watch the thought like a cloud that is passing by. Observe the fearful thought but dont judge it, just observe. It may seem strange but now you are in control. You decided to let the thought in and observe it, looked it for just what it was. A thought, one of thousands thoughts you think every day.
This technique needs practice but is very empowering. You will soon experience that the fearful thoughts that you used to have in the past dont seem so fearful. It is you who are the boss and you decide how to react to your thoughts. Remember, you hold the solution to your problem within you.
You have learned what to do when panic attack. What you dont know is how you actually put this information to use, and start curing yourself.
David is an expert on panic attacks. He have suffered from panic attacks but have learnt to handle them. Would you like to learn more on how to actually cure yourself from panic attack?