:( I know, it it hard to convince ourselves that we are actually okay, when our bodies/minds are telling us otherwise...
Keep using the mantra though. The amazing thing is...even if you don't consciously believe the words that you are saying...as we often don't when in the midst of panic...
...simply saying the words has the power to change our belief...and it will sink in and start to calm you!
Here is my favorite breathing technique for you to try as well. Honestly, it is the only one that I have ever really gotten relief from.
The Divided Breath: Imagine your lungs as having 3 parts. The bottom third, the middle, and top third. On the inhale fill the bottom third first, then the middle and finally the third. Make sure that this is one continuous breath, but divided, with a slight pause in between each third. Hold the breath in for 3-5 seconds if possible.
Exhale in reverse. First blow out the top third, then the middle, and finally the bottom third of your lungs until all air is expelled. (remember the pauses)
Repeat several rounds for a toatal of about 10 minutes. Practicing this every day will not only give you control and structure to your breathing, it will strengthen and loosen the thoractic muscles, allowing better, more productive breathing, and relieving the chest tightness!
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
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