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Stopping Anxiety Attacks Right In Their Tracks
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Are you one of the many sufferers of anxiety attacks? Have the attacks caused you to alter your lifestyle, avoid certain activities, or become reclusive? If so, I’d like to show you how you can begin stopping anxiety attacks today, RIGHT NOW, and get your life back.

How to stop anxiety attacks

Stopping anxiety attacks consists of three primary steps: 

  1. Understanding the cause. 
  2. Learning techniques to control anxiety attacks when they occur. 
  3. Developing those techniques to stop the attacks altogether.

Understanding the cause

Anxiety attacks occur when your brain sends a “fear message” to your adrenal glands to release a large amount of adrenalin into your bloodstream. The adrenalin in turn causes your heart to beat rapidly and greatly increase blood-flow. All of this in turn causes the symptoms that you’re all too familiar with: tight muscles, rapid heart rate, rapid and shallow breathing, anxiousness, sweating, etc.

Under normal conditions, this is known as your body’s “fight or flight” response. It’s your brain’s way of preparing your body to immediately react to an emergency situation. In such a situation, the increased blood-flow gives you the additional strength and heightened alertness that you need to protect yourself or flee to safety. 

The problem for anxiety sufferers is that this process seems to happen at various times and (seemingly) for no reason at all. And when these sensations are experienced without any present threat of danger, many, or most, people misinterpret them as a severe medical problem, such as a heart attack. Many people have even reported that they feel an overall "sense of doom.”       

Learn techniques to control anxiety attacks

As soon as you feel an anxiety attack coming on, it’s important to begin the following process as quickly as possible. It may take several minutes to bring the attack to an end, so the sooner you begin this process, the sooner it will be over.

Block The Negative Thoughts

You need to block out the thoughts of fear and death by remembering exactly what the anxiety attack is (just an adrenalin boost) and exactly what it is not (a heart attack or some other medical emergency). Gaining control over your thoughts is the first and most important step in defeating anxiety attacks.  

Deep Steady Breathing

It’s now time to begin gradually bringing your body down from its heightened state to a point of relaxation. By consciously taking in deep controlled breaths and slowly releasing them you will begin to relax your body. Be sure to concentrate on your breaths and keep them steady (mentally counting may help). This may be a slow process, so just stay with it. Believe it or not, the simple act of concentrating on your breathing will also help you block the negative thoughts.  

Concentrate On Positive, Relaxing Thoughts

As you feel yourself regaining control over your body, begin concentrating on calming, relaxing thoughts. This can include imaging your favorite forms of relaxation, such as lying on the beach, watching a beautiful sunset, reading a book, watching a good movie, etc.

Following these techniques will help you control anxiety attacks when they occur. It may be difficult to implement these methods at first, but it will get easier as you go along. And as you gain more and more control over your anxiety attacks, your fear of them will diminish.

Stopping Anxiety Attacks Altogether

As you learn to take control of your body’s reaction to the anxiety attacks, their grip on you will slowly fade away. The time that it takes you to bring the attacks to an end will become shorter and shorter. Eventually, your level of control should be so strong that you will be able to stop the attacks as quickly as they begin.

Lastly, as an alternative to these techniques, I’ve discovered an intensive 4-step method for quickly stopping anxiety attacks right in their tracks, once and for all. You can learn more here: http://anxietyattacksandpanicattacks.org


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