The 7 Best Hacks to Stop Your Panic Attacks

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Are you terrified of your next panic attack? Photo by Piabay

Many emotionally healthy and intellectually astute individuals can be brought to their knees by symptoms such as sudden periods of intense fear that may include a feeling that something terrible is going to happen, shaking, palpitations, sweating, numbness, shortness of breath, or numbness. What they are probably experiencing is a panic disorder. Related to, but not exactly the same as an anxiety attack a panic disorder is characterized by unexpected and reoccurring symptoms such as those described above.

The maximum degree of symptoms and occur anywhere and within minutes. One of the great challenges of having this condition is there may be ongoing worries about having further attacks and the psychological need to avoid places where attacks have occurred in the past.

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The cause of panic disorder is unknown though it does seem to run in families. Risk factors may include emotional stress, smoking, environmental, and genetic factors as well as a history of child abuse.

Generalized anxiety disorder — You feel unrealistic, excessive tension and worry and with little or no reason.

Social phobia — also called social anxiety disorder, this is when you feel self-conscious and overwhelming worry and about everyday social situations. You obsessively worry about self-consciousness and others judging you or of being embarrassed or ridiculed.

Panic disorder — You feel intense, sudden, fear that brings on a panic attack.

Agoraphobia — You have an intense fear of being in a place where it seems hard to escape or get help if an emergency occurs. For example, you may panic or feel anxious when on an airplane, public transportation, or standing in line with a crowd.

Specific phobias — You feel intense fear of a specific object or situation, such as flying or flying. The fear goes beyond what’s appropriate and may cause you to avoid ordinary situations.

Separation anxiety — Little children aren’t the only ones who feel scared or anxious when a loved one leaves. Anyone can get separation anxiety disorder. If you do, you’ll feel very anxious or fearful when a person you’re close with leaves your sight. You’ll always worry that something bad may happen to your loved one.

Medication-induced anxiety disorder — Use of certain medications or illegal drugs, or withdrawal from certain drugs, can trigger some symptoms of anxiety disorder.

Selective mutism — This is a type of social anxiety in which young kids who talk normally with their family don’t speak in public, like at school.

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Screening for anxiety disorder is often done using a questionnaire.

Though various medications have been used to treat the disorder counseling with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. also known as CBT, has been shown to be effective in more than half of those with the condition.

The 7 best hacks to end your panic attacks are;

1. Slow Breathing…

2. Warm Chamomile and GreenTea

3. Valerian herb capsules…

4. Hot Bath…

5. Meditation

6. Massage…

7. Relaxation Therapies including visualization, meditation, tai chi, and yoga…

Here is a simple breathing exercise you can use if you feel an anxiety attack coming on.

· Sit in a comfortable position, legs shoulder-width apart, eyes closed, jaw relaxed, and arms loose.

· Place one hand on your chest, one hand on your stomach.

· Begin to visualize a pleasant scene in your mind. Possibly a mountain scene or a beach.

· Now breathe so that only your stomach rises and falls.

· Take several deep breaths moving only your stomach in and out with the breath.

Doing this will help ground-out your nervous system and shorten these attacks.

This particular story is extracted from the course on helping yourself with natural healing.

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By L. Harrison

I’m the author: I am a game theorist, and a retired naturopath. I am presently a self-improvement coach offering advice for innovators of all levels who are dealing with obstacles and constraints in their work (and play).

Most of my Medium stories, when related to natural healing. self-improvement, life lessons, mental health, and Eastern Philosophy are anchored into the concept of Applied Game Theory. This idea explores how and why people make certain choices, including decisions related to their health and well-being. Researchers into game theory have won over twenty Noble Prizes. The movie “A Beautiful Mind” is about the life of John Nash, one of the pioneers in game theory. Of course, the most sophisticated competitive and strategic game in existence is the Chinese game of Go. Learn more about the powerful tool, game theory, for self-improvement. I explain it in the article below.

The article was written so that a 12-year-old can easily understand and apply the simple 3 step system. The article also includes a short video interview of me with Jim Selman a pioneer and thought leader in leadership, business success, and innovation.

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If you would like a more depth introduction to the natural healing lifestyle read the story below.

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