Millions of people every year are affected by panic attacks, which are a form of anxiety disorder. They usually come on suddenly and without any rational cause as to why they’re happening in the first place.
Have you ever been in a situation where you felt –
Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate.
Trembling or shaking?
Many years ago at work, I broke into a cold sweat. I sat in my boss’s office with my notebook and pencil ready to take dictation and I was totally overcome by all the feelings mentioned above. Fear was totally overwhelming so I just froze…….
Symptoms of panic attacks can also include…
· Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering.
· Feeling of choking.
· Chest pain or discomfort.
· Nausea or abdominal distress.
· Feeling dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded, or faint.
· Feelings of unreality or being detached from oneself.
· Fear of losing control or going crazy.
· Fear of dying.
· Numbness or tingling sensations.
· Chills or hot flashes.
The symptoms can be very traumatic for the one experiencing them, and some people mistake panic attacks for heart attacks or strokes because of the similar symptoms that are experienced with both attacks. They strike without warning and can occur with anyone, at any stage of life.
Some common causes of panic attacks can include a family history of anxiety-related disorders, nervousness, stress, a sudden traumatic event in your life, like a divorce or death of a loved-one, and childhood traumas like physical or mental abuse. You can have some of these causes, or none, and still have a panic attack anyway.
Physicians and scientists are now acknowledging that there is a strong mind-body-spirit connection that cannot be ignored. With panic attacks, they start in the mind first,with. Many panic attacks can be caused from years of emotional stress and toll on the body, especially if the person experiencing the panic attacks has a tendency to keep the emotional stress inside, without letting their emotions out and actually feeling them.
Panic attacks thrive on fear. A panic attack feels scary, but it’s nothing to be afraid of. If you allow yourself to entertain panicky thoughts, the panic attacks will become stronger and more frequent.
So if one happens….
Allow yourself to feel the bodily sensations.
Don’t be afraid of them
Distract yourself: Find some way of focusing your mind on something else. This is a part of not being afraid
I suggest that you focus on your breathing.
Count slowly to 4 breathing in through your nose and then slowly count to 4 out as you let the air out of your mouth.
Do this 3 times.
Rub your stomach and visualize in your mind the colour yellow. If this a challenge, imagine a field of gorgeous yellow daffodils.
The cause of panic attacks can be that the solar plexus chakra being out of balance or closed.
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