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10. October, 2013|Blog, Uncategorized|No comments

It can be scary to have a panic attack as it creates a feeling of being out of control which is not actually the case. Panic attacks are not dangerous but you can temporarily lose your perspective and imagine  awful things that will result from having a panic attack.

There are a few things you can do to overcome this:

  • Look for signs that you may be about to have a panic attack and try to identify links to certain situations – at times it can be a signal that your body doesn’t like what is happening.
  • Look for physical symptoms eg headaches, tense shoulders.
  • Do exercises to release and reduce stress.
  • Focus on breathing out as holding you breath makes things worse.
  • Stay in the present.
  • Accept how you are feeling and that you may feel worse before you feel better – you are then in control.

 

The views expressed here are the author’s and are intended for general guidance only