Panic Attacks Cause Your Body to Go Into Survival Mode!
A Panic attacks causes your body to go into survival mode. As your body responds to the terror you feel, it prepares to fight or flee to save you. This is an automatic response triggered by stimuli. Normally, this response is triggered in dangerous situations. For anxiety suffers this response is triggered at inappropriate times, when the level of emotions doesn’t correspond to the situation.
Panic attacks are frightening! They are worse than being chased by Mike Meyers or pursued by Freddy Krueger. These acute episodes are particularly frightening because they can strike so unexpectedly.
The symptoms and effects of severe anxiety can mirror actual medical problems, leading you to fear for your very life. Moreover, you lose control during an attack and can easily become the source of ridicule. The humiliation that people who contend with this problem feel is one of the main reasons that their lifestyles are so dramatically affected by this condition.
Stop avoiding activities, people and opportunities because you are afraid of having a panic attack. You can retrain your body and mind to confront difficult or disturbing stimuli with a calm demeanor instead of massive apprehension.
While this certainly sounds good, actually achieving these results takes work, determination and practice. If you are willing to work at it, you can avoid prescription medication and deal with your anxiety through relaxation techniques.
There are tools, methods and activities that can be used to assist you in coping with panic attacks. You need to redirect the negative, worrisome thoughts that are plaguing your mind and manifesting in your physical body, with more positive attitudes.
It´s a simple premise, but it takes work to achieve. You can conquer your fears; you have the power as long as you have the willpower.
The secret to dealing with panicked thoughts is to retrain your mind to focus on the positive aspects of a situation rather than heighten the negative aspects. Panic attack sufferers tend to blow everything out of proportion. Their mind fills with one thought after another, each more disturbing than the last to the point where their mind and body become overwhelmed. The body goes into survival mode because the mind is telling it there is real danger. The sensations that course through our body cause even more worry and fear, heightening the possibility for subsequent attacks.
There are alternatives to prescription medications, especially for mild and moderate anxiety sufferers. The key is releasing the tension in the body and trying to initiate the relaxation response in the body.
By initiating the relaxation response, you are taking the body out of survival mode. This allows sensation to return to your extremities, allows blood to flow more evenly and slowly throughout the body and enables your breathing to return to normal.
Panic attacks affect and interfere with every facet of a person´s life. They make you afraid to try new things, take advantage of new opportunities and experience life to its fullest. Don´t let panic attacks beat you down and affect your life. Find outlets for your worry and start your recovery by finding ways to trigger the relaxation response.
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