Most people who suffer from panic attacks move around in a state of uncertainty, always fearing that another attack will set in. This state of apprehension keeps a person’s anxiety level high, leading to feelings of general anxiety. Sadly, when people feel this way, domestic life is greatly interrupted and simple daily tasks can become challenging.
However, the truth of the matter is different. A panic attack is not around the corner waiting to happen. It is you who feels that way in your state of anxiety. And the severity of the panic attack is directly related to how you are feeling at that time. If you are exhausted physically, mentally or emotionally then you are more vulnerable to feeling anxious. In any case anxiety or panic attacks are never life threatening. Because of a feeling of being susceptible to this ordeal, it is true that many people who have regular panic attacks experience different degrees of fear of being in open or crowded places. For others the fear is so overwhelming that they find it very difficult to drive or leave their home for even a short period of time.
So what can you do to keep your mind from over reacting to these situations and not initiate a panic attack? Well most of this is about training your mind how to identify and not react to false signals. Panic attacks as well as general anxiety can be eliminated in simple steps regardless of how long the anxiety has been a problem.
Dr. Thompson, director of the USC Program says “Why are you afraid when you’re walking alone in the dark and hear footsteps behind you? You have learned to be afraid. Nearly all of our fears are learned fears”. Anxiety disorders, such as panic attacks and phobias, are expressions of your “memories of fear”.
As highly qualified psychologists and psychotherapists will tell you, the idea that anxiety disorder is simply “nerves” is no explanation at all and will never satisfy or settle your doubts or anxieties. Similarly, the idea that anxiety is something you have to ‘learn to live with’ or that it is a condition that you can never be free from is simply not true.
Those who experience anxiety attack disorder are not alone. It’s estimated that 19 percent of the North American adult population (ages 18 to 54) experience an anxiety disorder, and 3 percent of the North American adult population experience anxiety attack disorder. Experts believe that number is much higher, since many conditions are not diagnosed and often go unreported.
To put an end to your anxiety and panic attacks it is essential that the root cause of the disorder is addressed with no drugs involved; avoiding any side effects. What you need is a method that provides a correct psychological explanation of your condition, a clearly structured guidance, and a well defined program for recovery. And unlimited support from sympathetic doctors and psychologists.
This will help you create new emotional memories to replace the anxious ones, and this method provides a blueprint for leading an emotionally fulfilling life.
If you study the more popular manuals on treatment of anxiety and panic disorder, you will agree that the Linden Method offers the best psychological treatment. It promotes emotional balance and the development of new memories of once feared situations. Besides, It empowers the sufferer to step out with courage to attempt new challenges. The programme is written in an easy to understand language and is simple to follow.
Ultimately, the key difference between someone who is cured of panic attacks and those who are not is really very simple. The one who is cured is not afraid of panic attacks anymore.
Capt. R.P.Bhalla is a retired airline captain and an expert on social affairs. He writes exclusively on Family, Health and Money matters.