Are you looking for ways to cope with your anxiety attacks? Do you want to know how to stop a panic attack? I used to fear having these attacks from the first moment I woke up. I was at my wits end. My heart would throb and I was sweating uncontrollably. Was I having a heart attack? I would even loose the feeling in my extremities.
It helps to learn a few simple methods for combating the excessive response occurring within your body. We just need some starting points. These are three methods you can use to help bring your number of panic attacks down over time. Give them a try and see if they work for you.
Breathing ” Get control over your breath and you will soon be able to stop a panic attack in its tracks. Controlling your breath is essential to dialing down your panic attacks. Mastering your breath is essential to getting a hold on your panic attacks. Using breathing you can calm yourself in as little as five minutes. Negative thoughts begin to flood your mind during a panic attack. You can regain focus by breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth. Panic attacks tend to originate with breathing, so that’s where you must go to stop them.
Another useful tool to combat anxiety attacks is developing the habit of stretching. Stretching helps to release more of those built up stress hormones so they move on out of you. You can even do a nice stretch and breathing combination whenever you feel an attack approaching. Try to head it off by interrupting it with a deep breath, a good stretch and a clear mind.
Find reasons to show your gratitude. Count every blessing you currently have in your life. Count them on a regular basis. You should try to develop a habit of forcing yourself to realize that you have many wonderful things to be grateful for in your life right now. If you practice this habit enough, you will slowly retrain your mind to become more optimistic. The more optimistic you are by nature, the less likely you will be to start the negative thought patterns that can trigger anxiety attacks.
Try being a little more proactive with your illness. If you can muster the determination to keep trying new methods, you are certain to eventually find something that works. Doctors can use all of the help they can get when treating the patient. Medicine combined with a willing patient is a combination that works.
Jack is a former anxiety and panic sufferer who publishes free information in an attempt to help other people who need it. You can find a lot of Jack’s material online.