Useful Tips To Take Control Of Panic Attacks

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If you are currently suffering from anxiety and panic attacks, you know that attacks can occur out of the blue. One minute you feel fine and the next you feel that your whole world is spinning out of control, and you have absolutely no idea why this is happening. You do not feel stressed, you are not worried and heck, you are not even feeling anxious. So why is this happening to you again and again?

Panic attacks that happened out of the blue do occur. And you may be glad to know that there is always a reason for these sudden panic attacks. So how on earth do you handle and control a panic attack that you are not prepared for? Let me shed some light here.

Stay Calm. Relax

Yes. To handle such panic attacks, first you got to stay calm. The more you fear, the worse the panic attack will become. Just remember that panic attacks cannot and will not hurt you. These attacks simply make you feel uncomfortable and although frightening, the symptoms are actually normal reaction that your body responds during panic attacks. If you resist the symptoms, your body will amplify these symptoms and make it worse. Just remember that it would end eventually.

Proper breathing technique goes hand in hand with staying calm. These two are major factors in dealing with panic attacks. So how do you use breathing technique to control and handle panic attacks?

1.First place your hand on your stomach.
2.Slowly, with each inhale through the nose, you should feel your hand pushing out.
3.Now, again slowly exhale, through your mouth, you should feel you hand pushing into your stomach. Think of it like your hand pushing the air out of your body.
4.Repeat this until the symptoms of goes away.

However it is important to note that, this way of breathing is pretty uncomfortable to some. So instead of using this technique during the attacks, practice this technique while you can. This can be easily done while standing or sitting, although lying down on the bed is the best way to practice. However, once you are proficient in this technique, you can start practicing while you work in your office or walking to your favorite eating place. Practice makes perfect.

Let Panic Attack Runs Its Own Course

It is important to understand that during panic attacks, do not figure out what caused it. Because if you do, you are doing more harm than good and causing more symptoms to compound. Let the attack runs it course and apply the breathing technique.
If you are hit by a course of panic attack when you are in a crowd, excuse yourself and find yourself a place where you can be alone. A little tip here. The bathroom is an excellent place to be in. Find a clean one and sit there. Remember to remain calm and apply the breathing technique.

Out of the blue panic attacks can happen and will happen. How you react to them will determine how long these panic attacks will last and how severe they will be. Take control of the attacks, stay calm and apply your breathing technique and let the attacks run its own course. Work through it and you will start to feel your body relaxing, only if you allow it to.
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