Control Panic Attacks and Anxiety

May 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Feeling Positive, Health

The 20-Second Panic Attack Countdown

Here’s a tip on how to control panic attacks and anxiety attacks by By Barry McDonagh, a man who once had such intense panic attacks he couldn’t leave the house.

Why, I wonder, are top psychologists and doctors still teaching the same old outdated methods for treating general anxiety and panic attacks?

Panic Attack Control Solutions?

It seems every time I do an online search there’s yet another anxiety “expert” talking about controlling anxiety and panic attacks with brown paper bags, by just thinking happy thoughts, with special breathing, etc. I’m sure you have come across them a million times already.

This is silly. How can anyone *solve* an anxiety issue  or control a panic attack if they are only exposed to “coping methods.” When it comes to anxiety attacks, just “coping” is not good enough. What’s needed are REAL solutions! I know!

So, I want to share something that DOES work to REALLY control anxiety and panic attacks. It’s a very simple way to help end the fear of having PANIC ATTACKS. This is a very good exercise for people who want something practical to focus their attention on when they feel the pressure of a panic attack building.

It’s very simple and easy to remember. Here goes…

Control Panic Attacks For REAL

Try My 20 Second CountdownSolution: When you feel the sensations of a panic attack building up, do the following to establish control:

Tell the panic it has 20 seconds to initiate a full panic attack. 20 seconds and no more. After the 20 seconds are complete it must stop making empty threats.

You are allowing 20 seconds for it to fully manifest, but not a second more.

Whatever the bodily sensations you fear, they must happen within that 20 second time frame.
• If you heart is going to explode then it has 20 seconds to do so.
• If you are going to lose control, then your mind has 20 seconds to do so.
• If you are going to faint – 20 seconds! But absolutely no more time than that.

You get the picture. By setting a specific time frame for your panic attack, YOU establish boundaries of control. You turn it into a game where YOU call fear’s bluff. If it were in a party poker game, you are asking anxiety to show its hand.

This works because it establishes a sense of control within your mind and body.

You think to yourself, “I’m not prepared to spend my time worrying about controlling my panic attacks. I’ve had enough. I’m going to give it 20 seconds. But after 20 seconds and nothing has happened, then the opportunity has officially passed and I am going to go back to what I was doing.”

Then start counting nice and slow. Do NOT  rattle it off as fast as you can. Really tease it out like you did when you were a child and you never wanted to reach zero. Teasing it out is the key, because it allows you to feel generous and that you are giving anxiety every chance possible.

Deep down you DO know there is really nothing to fear.

To really help tease it out, break the last few numbers into fractions.
5…………………………..
4…………………………..
3……………………………
2…and three quarters…
2…and half………………
2…………………………..
1…and three quarters… (last chance anxiety)
1…and half……………… (I really cant wait any longer)
1…………………………..
0.
Sorry — too late. We’ve reached the end.

By not rushing through the countdown you will feel your confidence soar. You are demonstrating real control and authority over your anxious thoughts and bodily sensations. You are saying “Look, I am really trying to give you all the time I can to unleash X,Y, and Z. I am being very generous here with this countdown.

Count your way to freedom. Count your way to confidence.

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Posted by Barry McDonagh
P.S. Let me help you end the vicious cycle of anxiety and panic attacks fast. I’m personal proof that you CAN use natural methods to congtrol panic attacks and general anxiety.

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