The Key to Getting Through A Panic AttackApr 20, 2020
If you've ever experienced a panic attack, you know that your thoughts can spiral out-of-control and manifest into symptoms to make you feel as if you're in a life-threatening situation. It can feel like a perpetual cycle that leaves you with feelings of impending doom. It's cripples your life, and keeps you from experiencing the freedom you were created for.
When we live with fear, panic and anxiety, the world closes off to us. We see fewer opportunities to experience the gifts of life. We don't allow ourselves to try new things or even try the good things again. We limit our options. We feel hopeless. If there's a light at the end of the tunnel, it's not a way out, it's a train.
So, where do you start when you want to be free from anxious feelings and set a boundary with those? It begins with practicing mindfulness. Now, when I talk about mindfulness, I'm not referring to a new-age religious ritual. I'm talking about awareness. A big way people get over panic disorder is by allowing themselves to separate their minds above what their brain is feeling to they don't become victims to it.
Here's an example ... Let's assume you've already had a physical examination, and all heart and cardiovascular issues have been ruled out. One day you start to experience anxiety, and your chest becomes tight. Mindfulness say, "Oh, there's that feeling. My chest is tight. I'm just going to feel that." Sit with it for a little while. Don't label it, don't judge it, don't problem-solve it. Let it be and let it pass.
When you fight or resist those feelings, you're not giving those thoughts room to move out. They stay stuck and make panic feel worse.
I have just released a course on mindfulness, I'm going to talk to you about what it does, why it's important and how it helps us get through issues like panic, fear and anxiety. I'll be sharing some personal stories and walking you through some simple exercises to help you.
If you'd like to take this course, you can get started right here.