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In the last article I promised that I would talk to you about how the adrenalin that causes panic attacks gets activated…
As a sufferer of anxiety attacks, you will have asked yourself thousands of times…
- Why is this attack happening out of the blue?
- What am I doing to cause this?
- Am I going insane?
Panic attacks happen when you are not in a dangerous situation, right? You may be sitting at your desk at work, for example, or at the store doing your shopping… so why would your adrenalin levels suddenly spike?
You see, way back in time the only threats to our survival were of a physical nature - i.e., being attacked by a wild animal, or being attacked by other "tribal" humans. As a result, our brains learned to protect us by reacting to such stimuli. We have evolved now (mind you there is plenty of evidence to argue otherwise!!!), and we at not at risk of wild animals anymore.
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By Shaan White
As a Hypnotherapist I get asked alot of the time how can I get free of my fear, will I ever be free of my fear. When I reply to these people and say that you can get over your fear very easily, they look at me surprised.
You see I like to be able to just dump my fear…
I don't really want to know how it got there, why it wont leave etc etc. It is just better to dump the fear and let it go, rather than getting our minds involved into trying to figure out why this fear we have wont leave.
You see, it is our beliefs about our fear and the constant need for us to figure our why we have this fear that causes us to hold onto it.
By holding onto our fear we think, mistakenly that the fear will protect us in some way. The truth is, if you haven't figured it out, fear is not your friend. It does not serve us or help us in any way, save driving us crazy.
So to cut a long story short I decided to write a book about fread more
My name is Anna Gibson-Steel and I have worked with thousands of clients who suffer from varying degrees of stress, from panic/attacks, anxiety, depression, right though to suicide attempt survivors.
I'd like to let you know that if you have been suffering from panic attacks, there is a proven solution, that doesn't involved drugs, or long hours of therapy.
Now, I realize this may be the first time you are hearing this, as is often the case with sufferers who have spent lots of money and time looking for a solution via the usual medical route. I know this because this is what happened to me 19 years ago, I spent 2 years and a lot of money attending a total of 48 different specialists, looking for a "cure" for my symptoms, which as you know are terrifying.
My First Panic Attack:
During my first panic attack, I actually thought I was having an asthma attack. I couldn't breath. My heart was pounded. I felt it may be aread more
By Mike Nichols
All anxiety disorders can devastate your life. But panic attacks are unique in their ability to spread fear and uncertainty into every minute, every daily activity, every relationship.
You become a virtual prisoner of that fear, with all your freedom to act snatched by the awful anticipation of the next panic attack.
I had my first panic attack in 2002 while driving to work. My face, throat and chest became increasingly restricted and it became harder and harder to breathe. I started hyperventilating. My heart was pounding and my arms and face were getting numb. The world around me became distant and very strange, and I started seeing black spots like I was about to pass out. I was terrified that I was going completely crazy, was dying, or both.
The panic attacks soon developed into panic disorder and teamed up with my agoraphobia, so I could go nowhere without having a panic attack. I would have panic attacks aread more
By Karl Perera
I've written a lot about overcoming depression over the years but of all the things you can do to help make yourself stronger as you battle with your negative feelings there is one anti-depression technique that stands out. I call it the best medicine you can have because it is quick and effective and will immediately stop you going deeper into the pit of despair.
These last two weeks have been hard on me personally and I noticed my positivity being replaced with a growing sense of negativity. What happened to cause this was the illness and hospitalisation of my wife's grandmother who we are all very fond of. Two weeks of hospital visits followed by a week in intensive care and then she died. All quite depressing.
When depression strikes as a result of an event like this you might say it is not surprising and that the real healer is time. I would say, be careful, you still need to notice the fine line between being sad aread more