"I can't speak. I can't breathe."
"I want to run for my life, but I can't."
"I feel dizzy. Ice running through my veins."
"Heart racing. Palms sweating."
"Vision gets blurry as the walls close in around me."
"I can't feel my arms or my face."
Panic attacks can feel like the world is crashing down around you. Some people suffer from panic attacks every single day. Some experience them only during times of stress.
But either way, they are terrifying and debilitating.
Millions of American's suffer from panic attacks. And everyone knows it's an irrational experience. But the uncertainty and intensity of it make it feel like the worst thing in the world.
Even if you know, consciously, that you're safe, you feel so overwhelmed and so out of control.
Of course, sudden floods of adrenaline in the body can be useful, on occasion. Panic attacks actually serve a purpose. It's a natural response to danger. A strong version of a perfectly normal emotion. A critical part of our body’s natural defense mechanism.
You become highly alert. Your muscles are energized and ready to fight or to run. Your body is ready to save your life.
You would want that to happen when confronted with a hungry lion, for example.
But maybe not during an innocent trip to the post office, or in a meeting with a client. In times when you're not in any real danger, the panic response only serves to frustrate you and throw your life off track.
But what can you do about it?
What if you could be free from the habit of panic attacks for good?
In a moment we'll talk about a solution that had helped a lot of people overcome panic attacks for good.
But when you're in the midst of a panic attack, your only concern is overcoming the immediate problem. If you'd like to minimize or shorten a panic attack, there are a few things you can do in the moment.
A natural response to panic is to breathe quickly and shallow. But that will make the symptoms worse. Instead, count to three as you inhale. Hold for three seconds. Then exhale slowly.
This isn't only useful for panic attacks. Breathing in this way triggers your body's natural response. It increases a feeling of peace and relaxation.
All of the feelings that come with a panic attack can be overwhelming. And all of the thoughts that follow just add to the weight of the experience. Narrowing your focus to one element can create space to get through it.
Just look at your hands in front of you. Notice how your fingertips feel. Notice all the lines and shapes. See the curve of your fingerprints.
Remember, this is a natural reaction to danger. Your body is flooded with all this adrenaline, ready to be active. In whatever way you can manage, give your body what it wants. Spend that energy.
Go for a gentle walk. Do some stretching. Allow your body to work this reaction out of the system.
And once it's over, give yourself a chance to rest. Your body has just spent a lot of energy. Take some time to recharge and regroup.
How you respond to panic attacks can make a big difference.
But you know what they say...
Prevention is the best medicine.
That's right. You can be proactive. You can minimize, or even totally overcome panic attacks before they happen.
And you'd be surprised how easy that can be!
But first, it's important to know that there are many possible causes of panic attacks. It is best to see a medical professional as a first step. If you discover a physical cause for the panic attacks, then your doctor will work with you to treat it.
And if there is no physical source of your problem, the cause will be mental or emotional. And that means you can treat it with hypnosis.
A hypnotherapy session can help you address the problem at a subconscious level. Over a short period of time, you will be able to reprogram your mind. All it takes is some deeply relaxing sessions, and you can regain control of your thoughts and feelings.
This is what Tracy did. She used to have panic attacks related to driving. After 3 years of being restricted by this problem, she gave hypnosis a try. She did a 30-minute hypnosis session every day, and after a month, the world was open to her again. As she drove the bridge over the river in town, she realized she was free from that old problem. Her life is changed. And now she knows she can drive anywhere she wants to go.
Sue had a different experience. She had been dealing with panic attacks for years. She tried everything the doctors suggested, and then some. Nothing had helped, and she was feeling totally hopeless.
She was curious to try hypnosis as a last resort. But as she looked around, she found that hypnotherapy was expensive. And insurance didn't cover it.
But then she found the Overcome Panic Attacks self-hypnosis recording. Not only was the price much lower than a local hypnotherapist, but she would only have to pay once. She downloaded the recording, and started seeing results after only 3 days!
Do you think it could work for you?
Imagine how different your life would be if you were free from panic attacks for good!
What new changes would you enjoy the most?
Which would you like more: An overall feeling of peace and relaxation, or a renewed sense of purpose and hope?
Get the Overcome Panic Attacks self-hypnosis recording at http://www.selfhypnosis.com/downloads/overcome-panic-attacks.
See for yourself how easy and effortless that change can be.