Understanding and Managing Panic Attacks

Understanding and managing panic attacks involves recognising symptoms, practicing calming techniques, and seeking professional support; for personalised help, visit www.mysoulcoach.co.uk/contact

Written BY

Neil Sunley

Hypnotherapist in Beverley

Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy MHyp DHyp (FHT reg)
CBT Practitioner
AFN Nutrition Advisor
EFT (Tapping) Practitioner
Founder, Elite Self Defence

**Understanding and Managing Panic Attacks**

Panic attacks can be sudden and overwhelming, often striking without warning and causing intense physical and emotional distress. They can feel like a heart attack, with symptoms including rapid heartbeat, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, and a sense of impending doom. Understanding panic attacks is the first step towards managing them effectively. Panic attacks are often triggered by stress, anxiety, or specific situations, but they can also occur without a clear cause. Recognizing the symptoms and acknowledging that you are experiencing a panic attack, rather than something more serious, can help in reducing fear and gaining control over the situation.

To manage panic attacks, it's crucial to practice deep breathing techniques. Slow, deep breaths can help calm your body’s fight-or-flight response. Additionally, grounding techniques, such as focusing on your surroundings or engaging your senses, can bring you back to the present moment. Regular physical exercise, sufficient sleep, and a healthy diet also play significant roles in reducing the frequency and intensity of panic attacks.

If panic attacks are interfering with your daily life, seeking professional support is essential. A therapist can help identify triggers, teach coping strategies, and work with you to develop a personalized plan to manage your panic attacks. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is particularly effective in treating panic disorder by changing negative thought patterns that contribute to panic attacks.

Remember, you don’t have to face panic attacks alone. For personalized guidance and support, reach out through our website: [www.mysoulcoach.co.uk/contact](http://www.mysoulcoach.co.uk/contact). Taking the first step towards professional help can make a significant difference in managing and overcoming panic attacks.

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