Panic Attacks and their effects.
If you have experienced a panic attack, or you frequently experience panic attacks, you will know that they are extremely unpleasant and upsetting and can have a serious effect on your day to day life. You may hold back from planning or going to social events, or put off moving your career forwards because you’re too afraid that you may have an attack out of the blue.
The symptoms of a panic attack include feeling as though you cannot breathe, a very tight chest, feeling sick and shaky and experiencing heart palpitations (as though your heart is missing a beat). All of these symptoms are unpleasant enough on their own, let alone all of them happening at once. People have been known to believe they are experiencing a heart attack when they have a panic attack, as the chest constricts, breathing can become difficult and chest pain can occur. All in all, not a pleasant experience but also something that can- with the right treatment- be avoided.
Depending on where you are when you experience a panic attack, it can then create a fear that the same thing will happen again when you are in that same place or carrying out that same task. It might be extremely hard, but the best thing to do here is to put yourself back into the same situation, encouraging yourself to retrace your steps; a little bit like falling off a bicycle and getting straight back on.
So how can panic attacks be avoided, or stopped altogether? In my sessions we will look at why you believe you had the panic attack in the first place and do a lot of work around your thinking styles so that you start to feel much more in control of your thoughts. I will take you through a Positive Thinking Styles course to help you relax your mind and stop negative thoughts. What you put into your mind is absorbed and comes back out, and you want those thoughts that come out to be relaxed and positive.
I hope this blog has helped you to see that you are absolutely not alone if you have suffered, or are suffering from panic attacks. There are ways to avoid them and stop them altogether and we can look at many techniques to help you through this.
For any more information about panic attacks or to book a free initial consultation please call Rob on 01202 245020 or 07920 885015.
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