Courage and Panic Attacks


Courage and Panic AttacksPeople who have never experienced a panic attack often judge the anxious person harshly.

The outsider has no real comprehension of what is happening to the person experiencing a panic attack and wonders why they fear to do the simplest things.

I know myself that I could not understand how overnight I went from being a confident young man to someone who became anxious of common everyday situations.

Going places took on a whole new dimension as I constantly evaluated if being there might trigger a panic attack.

I had to force myself to do very simple things like go to the cinema or drive in traffic. As a man that type of anxiety really erodes self confidence, as so much of male self esteem comes from being perceived as strong and brave.

…but here I was afraid to queue at the bank!

Today I know better. Through my own journey and all those I have worked with, I know now that anxiety disorders have nothing to do with a persons level of bravery.

I know this to be true because I have worked with many people from the ‘bravest’ professions around. Firemen, policemen, soldiers. All of them admired by others for their bravery.

Some of these individuals would actually prefer to run into a burning building than stay awake at night with a panic attack.

That sounds strange but it isn’t really. In a burning building they knew what to do and how to handle the situation. During a panic attack they felt powerless and out of control.

What you have to remember is that panic attacks and general anxiety have no relationship to the level of courage an individual has. In fact it has nothing to do with the world out there, -it is a problem born out of an internal crisis.

It is easy to feel brave and fearless in the world when your internal world feels safe but when you feel those internal walls have been breached by fear, then your confidence is rocked. The danger you fear becomes internal. Your psychic foundations feel vulnerable.

That is where the crisis originates. The doubting of your ability to handle the sensations shakes your inner confidence and that is what the fear feeds off.

It is a crisis of confidence in your body and mind’s ability to handle the stress. This crisis however does not stop the bravery.

People with anxiety actually do the bravest of things.

They get up each day and get on with life. Picking themselves up after each and every setback. It does not make headline news but it counts because it is real bravery, true courage.

To the untrained eye it does not seem like such a big deal to simply drive out of state, attend church, or go shopping. However for the person with anxiety, that experience can be a massive accomplishment, especially if they have tried and failed many times before.

The good news is:

This bravery does not go unrewarded.

Once the person has triumphed over their anxiety problem, they develop an inner strength that the average person never gets to develop.

You see, no matter how many brave things you do in the world, if you have not been challenged on an inner level, then you miss out on the opportunity to develop real inner strength.

That is the hidden opportunity anxiety presents to you. To become a bigger person than you already are. That is what you take from the challenge of anxiety.

It does not matter if you have not reached that point yet. The journey is unique to everyone so do not judge your progress against others.

The only thing that matters is that you persist.

Persistence will ensure your success.

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Kind Regards

Barry McDonagh

www.panicaway.com

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Courage and Panic Attacks

Regain Control And Stop Panic Attacks Now

Panic Attack, panic attack symptoms, stop panic attack, control panic attacksNow you’re prepared to manage your panic attacks better. You can experience relief this way! Part of your problem may be that you aren’t sure where to find help. This article will give you some tips on how to deal with this scary problem. You can also learn how to seek proper treatment.

Remain aware of yourself. This can help you to stop a panic attack before it even begins. Monitor your thoughts and feelings leading up to an attack and record them in writing. You can review your journal once a week, so that you can start to recognize what triggers an anxiety attack and avoid those feelings or situations.

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Open yourself to sharing what you know about panic attacks with others through the medium of writing. You may develop an e-book or a blog devoted to panic attacks. They can all serve as great tools for beating your panic attacks.

You can find support groups in your area for panic and anxiety issues by going online. A support group will help you talk about the problems you are going through and you will be able to hear how other people deal with their panic attacks.

Cool yourself down. This might mean drinking something that is ice cold, hopping in a chilled bath, or even just standing in front of your open freezer door. The cold impact on your system can cause a mild shock that can help you refocus your thoughts, while your body adjusts.

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If you suffer from panic attacks, cognitive behavioral therapy can be a big help. Many people have benefited from this type of therapy when it is conducted by licensed professionals, and it could be helpful to you as well. Before you make an appointment, do some research online to find out who specializes in anxiety problems or panic attacks. You will be able to select a professional who is experienced in dealing with symptoms similar to yours.

If you can concentrate hard enough to regulate your breathing, you will have an easier time overcoming feelings of acute anxiety. Breathing in this way helps you to relax, but it also increases blood flow throughout your body.

Staying in good health is one of the best ways to avoid panic attacks. Avoid substances that contribute to anxiety such as caffeine, cigarettes, tea and alcohol. You should make sure you eat healthier foods, and stay away from processed foods that are bad for you. Be sure to get plenty of high quality sleep to keep your mind and body running smoothly. The more you take care of yourself, the fewer panic attacks you will suffer.

Hopefully you have found some succor through this article. There are treatments available and things you can do to alleviate the fear of panic attacks. Consider this a starting point. It may also be helpful to refer to this article in the future if need be.