Avoiding Panic Attacks

by Bob Rausch, Ph.D.

Someone who has experienced a panic attack before can attest, they can be very alarming. If you find yourself feeling anxiety or having a panic attack, remember these key things.

1. Check your energy level – Anxiety can be caused from low energy – Your biological adrenal system kicks in when you are low on personal fuel. If you have been dealing with stress non-stop and/or not taking time to refuel your energy you are an anxiety attack waiting to happen.

2. No one dies from anxiety – Although you may feel like it. The feeling will pass.

3. Do NOT fight it – The more you fight anxiety the worse it gets. Think about it, if you fight the feeling you are using more energy and increasing the very thing you want to stop.

4. Find a quiet place, sit still, and let it pass – Close your eyes and breathe slowly and deeply.

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