Help for Panic Attacks
If you’re suffering from extreme anxiety, you’ll want to know what sort of help for panic attacks is available so that you can choose the option that works best for you. Some people wait until the situation is dire to seek help.
At first, panic attacks are disguised as just being excessively worried. Then you start to realize it’s affecting your everyday life. You start avoiding going to public places. You anticipate a panic attack, which is like a vicious cycle because it sets it all into motion over and over again.
When it comes to finding help for panic attacks, you can start with whatever you feel most comfortable with. Would you prefer to sit down with a licensed therapist and talk over your problems? This is one option and therapy is very helpful to many people.
If you’ve tried that route, or the mere thought of it sends you into an anxiety attack, then you might want to try a solo option. You can utilize self-hypnosis or neuro linguistic programming (NLP) to offset your mind’s current state and regain control over a situation when it arises.
These two forms of panic attack solutions also assist you in eliminating the episodes completely – so that you never have to experience that awful feeling again. They work in helping you achieve a state of calm using your mental acuity.
If those don’t seem to be your kind of treatment for panic attacks, then you might want to consider a more medicinal approach. You have two options for medicinal therapy – natural and prescribed medications.
Some people prefer to go with long-term medicinal options like anti depressants that ward of anxiety-ridden occurrences over a long period of time. You likely have to stay on these continually, and many people find the panic attacks coming back as soon as they stop taking the medicine.
There are other medications that work right during the onset of a panic attack. They too calm your nerves, and you pop the pill right when you start to experience an episode. But these medications aren’t meant to be taken all of the time – or for a long period of time.
Beta blockers are another medicinal option. These stop your body from experiencing the physical symptoms, and that can sometimes be enough relief to allow you to go out in public – but it doesn’t address the mental anguish you go through.
Natural herbal medications might be more suitable for you, but always make sure that you get the right dosage and type of organic/herbal solution to treat your anxiety. Help for panic attacks is abundant – you just have to choose what’s right for you.
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Usually heart rate variability biofeedback is not available to conscious manipulation, but with the miracle of biofeedback and computers, it is a simple process to learn how to create a cue thought, and a breathing pattern, which tells the very sophisticated brain in your heart that it is to change from an incoherent heart rate variability to a coherent heart rate variabiltity.
Because the heart impacts every cell in the body both pneumatically and electromagnetically every time it beats, soon all the cells in the body are beating to the heart's tune, and will continue to do so as long as we bring some attention to the matter. And by soon, this process can literally happen in a heart beat.
Another great aspect of Heartmath heart rate variability biofeedback is that it can be practiced anytime, especially when you are already calm, in preparation for a moment's incoherent heart beat.
Most folks I have taught this too are delighted to master the simple process, and use it in their lives.
Soon they are talking about using the tool to work on the heart beat of their marriage, or their parenting, or their employment.
Can you imagine getting the entire family on the same heart beat?
That shared heart beat would help everyone in the family to move into an affiliative and cooperative physiology, rather than the high stress physiology of opposition.
If you are curious, click on the link in the right column and go to the Heartmath page and look for the tutorial videos. Thanks. Mike
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