Not sure where to get help with your panic attacks? Don’t worry, the advice contained in this article can help you start living a more comfortable and less stressful life. And, for counselling assistance, call us at PCCS 1-866-506-PCCS (7227).
For starters, visualize yourself lying in a field of bubbles when you have your next panic attack. As they begin to burst you are able to move lower and lower into the pile of bubbles. The pile is never-ending so you know you are fully supported, relaxed, and surrounded by joy and love.
If you’re feeling a panic attack come on, do something! Wash the dishes, take a bath, go for a long walk, but make sure you do something that either burns up your excess energy or helps to calm you down. Take the long walk, or run, and then follow it up with the long bath!
If possible, have someone come to your home to speak to you in person. By talking to someone in person, you will start to feel better much more quickly. If you prefer a counsellor, call us.
A useful tip for dealing with panic attacks is to change the way you live. Incorporate regular exercise into your life to eliminate extra adrenaline in the blood stream. Steer clear of smoking, drinking and processed food items, and you will stand a better chance of preventing panic attacks.
A great way to manage troublesome panic attacks is to teach yourself one or more methods of relaxation you can easily employ when trouble hits. Slow, conscious breathing combined with stretching can work to alleviate the worst manifestations of panic attacks, and return the body to a more normal state of being.
By positive thinking and relaxing thoughts, you can work your way through any panic attack. Focus on the fact that it is a temporary situation. Repeat to yourself that everything is fine and you are in control.
If you are beginning to feel some stress and feel a panic attack coming on, cup your hands and put them over your nose and mouth as you breathe. This action will simulate the action of breathing into a paper bag but is a lot more discrete.
As you have read in the article above, dealing with panic attacks can be incredibly stressful, but there is help out there. Once you find something that works for you, just think of all of the benefits it will have on your life, along with feeling more relaxed about life in general.
At PCCS we help you better understand and work through what lies beneath your panic attacks in order to resolve them. Sometimes it is trauma from the past or personal business left undone. These things can usurp energy from your body and mind while you make every effort to avoid the issues, tucking them just beneath the surface. However, facing them can relieve the stress, and reduce, if not eliminate your panic attacks.
Recently I was working with a woman who was having panic attacks. It turned out that she was feeling empty inside and did not know what to do with herself. She was a mother, wife and housekeeper but had nothing much going on outside of this. She was panicking about herself. She felt lost and out of touch with who she was anymore. Through a few sessions of counselling she was completely relieved of panic attacks and had figured out what she wanted to do with herself. She felt whole again.
Debra Rodrigues, Director of PCCS Mediators & Counsellors
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