Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The 20 Second Method to Deal With Panic Attacks

Panic attacks
can be devastating on one's life and career. One of the worst things anyone who suffers from these attacks could do is to not seek treatment. Anxiety attacks can wreak havoc on you emotionally and physically if you don't seek help in trying to deal with and overcome them. A simple yet very effective way you can begin to cope with anxiety attacks is by using a simple 20 second method.

The 20 second method works on the basis that you give your attack 20 seconds to do the worst it can. Many anxiety attack sufferers believe that their panic attack will cause some permanent physical harm or damage to their body. The next time you suffer from an attack, give it 20 seconds to do its worst. Countdown slowly from 20 until you reach zero and allow the episode enough time to run its course.

Just why is this method so effective? Mainly because it gives you something you need badly but lack during anxiety attacks, control. By simply counting down from 20 to zero places you in the position of control over the attack and not at its mercy. Most people use simple breathing exercises that teach them how to cope with their attacks and not how to overcome them. By using this method you are instead facing your greatest fear and putting yourself one step closer to one day being entirely free from attacks. The only way you will ever be free of attacks is to face them and deal with them head on.

1 comment:

  1. I used to have severe panic attacks-thankfully I don't now. This is one of the methods I used to help me calm down.


    I think it is great that you are sharing this info for people