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Stop panic attacks take control of your

  1. 1. Stop Panic Attacks: Take Control Of Your Body Carmen Gilfillan
  2. 2. <ul><li>Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are there too many school activities you’re involved in? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Do you feel you can’t bear the pressure at work? And because of these scenarios, do you sometimes feel dizzy…? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>… Do you hyperventilate? Do you find yourself sweating and even getting chest pains…? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>… If you answered yes to these questions, then you may be suffering from panic attacks … </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>… Read on to find some helpful tips on how to stop panic attacks </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Panic attacks can strike at any time. The first time it happens to you may be very frightening… </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>… You may even end up in hospital fearing you’re having a heart attack </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>If you suffer from panic attacks take comfort in knowing you are safe… </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>… The symptoms, although severe, won’t physically harm you and you can be treated </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>The first thing to learn is how to relax … </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>… When you feel a sudden panic attack coming on sit down if you can, relax and be still </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>… If you’re at home lie down… </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Take a deep breath. Close your eyes and relax in to the symptoms you’re feeling… </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>… Tell yourself that that panic attack is short-lived and will stop </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>You are, in a sense, having a dialogue with your mind , reasoning with it… </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>… Whilst being fully aware and accepting of the fact that you’re having a panic attack </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Whilst sitting or lying there observe the symptoms as they take hold of your body </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Once you know what the symptoms are you’ll know what to expect and you can be ready when they come </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>As the symptoms sweep through your body keep reminding yourself that they will soon go and you’re ok </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>By taking this constructive, rational approach to the attacks, you can start to take some control over your body… </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>… Understand what happens to it during an attack, and move towards stopping the episodes altogether </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>This is a very different state of mind to being frightened of an impending attack, and dreading it when it arrives </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>The stress of worrying about an attack can actually bring one on… </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>… and feeling fearful of the symptoms can make the whole experience worse </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>By moving towards the symptoms of the attack and steering your body through them… </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>… Puts you in the driving seat and helps to lessen the intensity of any attack you may have </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>The most important thing to remember is to stay positive… </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>… And remind yourself that there are numerous treatments out there that will show you how to stop panic attacks </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>For more information on how you can stop panic attacks go to: www.panicattacks.beatthechallenge.com </li></ul>

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