Coping with anxiety attacks 5 key strategies

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Coping with anxiety attacks 5 key strategies

  1. 1. 5 Key Strategies For Coping With Anxiety Attacks
  2. 2. Anxiety Attack Symptoms <ul><li>When people experience an anxiety attack they often think they’re having a heart attack </li></ul><ul><li>This is not the case </li></ul>
  3. 3. Anxiety Attack Symptoms <ul><li>The symptoms may seem severe but do not cause harm </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the symptoms of an anxiety attack are… </li></ul>
  4. 4. Anxiety Attack Symptoms <ul><li>Dizziness </li></ul><ul><li>Inability to catch your breath </li></ul>
  5. 5. Anxiety Attack Symptoms <ul><li>Pounding heart </li></ul><ul><li>Tingling sensations </li></ul><ul><li>Intense pressure in your chest </li></ul>
  6. 6. Dealing with anxiety attacks <ul><li>Here are five strategies you might like to try in order to bring your anxiety attacks under control </li></ul>
  7. 7. 1. Breathing <ul><li>Slow down your breathing to help you relax </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Breathe in slowly through your nose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breathe out slowly through your mouth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeat as often as you need to </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. 2. Take Up Yoga Or Tai Chi <ul><li>Yoga and Tai Chi are designed to calm the mind </li></ul><ul><li>They can also help to physically relax the body </li></ul>
  9. 9. 3. Consider Reiki <ul><li>Reiki is a form of healing that helps to balance you emotionally </li></ul><ul><li>Reiki has a cumulative effect </li></ul>
  10. 10. 3. Consider Reiki <ul><li>Over time regular Reiki sessions could help to calm your mind </li></ul><ul><li>They could also help to relax you physically </li></ul>
  11. 11. 3. Consider Reiki <ul><li>Finally, Reiki may help to balance you emotionally and so help you deal with anxiety </li></ul>
  12. 12. 4. See The Attack For What It Is <ul><li>Recognise and acknowledge that you are having an anxiety attack </li></ul>
  13. 13. 4. See The Attack For What It Is <ul><li>Tell yourself that it is short lived, you are safe and you will get through it </li></ul>
  14. 14. 5. Find A Positive Distraction <ul><li>This may just be enough to help you take your mind off the impending attack and so quell the fear </li></ul>
  15. 15. 5. Find A Positive Distraction <ul><li>Keeping yourself busy with something absorbing may help you redirect your thoughts away from your attack </li></ul>
  16. 16. More Information <ul><li>For more details on how to cope with anxiety and panic attacks go to: </li></ul><ul><li>www.panicattacks.beatthechallenge.com </li></ul><ul><li>and click on the </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Stop Panic Attacks And General Anxiety Fast!’ </li></ul><ul><li>button </li></ul>

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