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There are three reactions that the body produces when in the grip of a panic attack:
The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) region of the brain is activated during a panic attack, and two opposing components get to work as needed:
Being aware of your body’s response and trying to relax can help restore the balance to the autonomic nervous system **(ANS), allowing the parasympathetic system to come in the front.
One needs to understand that panic attacks, in general, are not dangerous but is an automatic res...
Panic attacks can be false alarms in many cases.
The bad thoughts that one may have (“I am about to die!” or “I am going crazy!”) need to be challenged and replaced by rational thoughts like: I am having a stressful, emotional response to a problem, and this will be o...
Breathing deeply and consciously will help your parasympathetic nervous system to get into action. Slowing down your breath also relaxes you in general, and just 10 breaths per minute can minimize many fear-based symptoms.
It’s good to practice beforehand any breat...
If you flee the place where you have a panic attack, the problem can penetrate deep inside you, leading to long term fear.
Staying in place makes us face our fears and understand that the thing we feared wasn’t what we imagined it to be. Remember that the panic attack will pass away in a ...
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