Here are a few great ideas and I would love to hear how you deal with your attacks. Share your methods, no matter what they are with others.
You will be surprised at how sharing what works for you will inspire another member to give it a try.
How to Deal With Panic Attacks
Panic attacks are frequently created by the brain. It can be conquered. In fact, there are a lot of ways to overcome and deal with panic attacks. Here are some of them:
Acknowledge that you are panicking
One of the primary ways to deal with panic attacks is to acknowledge that you are panicking. By admitting this, you are putting the problem outside of yourself. Some even talk to themselves as calmly as possible, saying over and over again to not panic. Self-talk during panic situations is very effective.
Focus on the situation and not on yourself
Although you also need to think of your own safety, it is also good to focus on the situation for a while and think logically about it. Think of ways how to deal with the situation. What can you do to minimize the effects of the accident? Can you call someone to help you? What things can you do to get away from the area? By consciously thinking about the situation, you are able to get a perspective of what happened and in a way, also manage to deal with panic attacks and forget your own fear.
Hold on to something
People who are nervous calm themselves by holding on to something, anything. It can be an object that is very important to you such as locket or even an image of God. If there are no personal objects nearby, you can actually hold on to anything, a rock, a stick, a wood. The support that these things provide helps you to deal with panic attacks and calm your heartbeats and silence the anxiety that you are feeling. Besides, Indians believe that when you concentrate hard enough our anxieties can be absorbed by things around us.
Take a deep breath
It may seem like a cliché but taking a deep breath when you feel yourself panicking will do wonders for you. A fresh breath inside your body helps relax the muscles and slow down the heart rate, resulting in a calmer take on the situation. Deep breathing will help you deal with panic attacks.
Taking deep breath also allows people to brace themselves and prepare for what they will have to face ahead. It is one way of psyching yourself to stop panicking and to start surviving.
Hugs to all, Kitt