Fear is good thing for people. It is a positiveemotion that reminds us to take care of ourselves. However, many people livetheir life avoiding the situations which might cause fear, because theyexperienced panic attacks.
Panic attack is not unnatural thing. It happens, and it is aquote common condition. You might be experiencing panic attacks before orbecause of some public speech, and sometimes even just the thought about theheart attack of some overheard footsteps in the dark alley might also provokethis condition.
How Body Reacts to Fear
When you see (or experience) a certain situation as thethreat your body reacts to that impulse. Even though the threat might not bereal and rational, your body will still react. Adrenal glands are the organsthat will respond to the fear and the sense of the emergency, releasingadrenalin into the bloodstream.
Just three minutes from the moment your brain received emergencysignal your body will be pumped with adrenalin. Your muscles in the arms andlegs will be filled with some extra blood as well as your brain. This situationwill last for as long as there is a signal for emergency. When the signal stops– your brain will stop the release of adrenalin.
How to Stop Panic Attack
Once you learn to stop panic attack it would last for onlythose starting three minutes of adaptation of your body and not a minute more. Remember,it takes just three minutes. Simply, send the message to your brain that thereis no emergency and your brain will stop the release of adrenalin.
There are 4 easy steps to stop the panic attack. When youare suffering from this condition, you know that it might get anywhere and anytime.So, write these steps down, on a card and put it in your wallet, to be alwayshandy.
Steps include:RelaxStop negative thinkingUse coping statementsAccept what you are feeling
It might look too easy, but it isproven to work. When you feel the panic attack is emerging, try to relax. Breathecalmly, slow and deep and remember that’s just panic attack and nothing moreserious. Then shout “STOP” inside you. This simple word will stop the disastrousthought in your head and adrenal gland from releasing more adrenalin. Now,replace negative thoughts with some positive, remembering yourself that panicattack lasts for only 3 minutes, that there’s nothing wrong with your heart orthere’s no one in the street behind you. Then, accept the fear or anything elseyou might be experiencing. Diagnose yourself and admit what you are afraid of.After that, the fear won’t be so paralyzing and causing panic attacks.
In case your panic attacks arevery severe and frequent, consultation with the doctor might be a good idea. Also,you could try working with the Neuro Liguistic Programming (NLP) or hypnosis.