“The word “panic” emanates from the ancient Greeks, who were said to experience overwhelming terror when they encountered Pan, their god of nature. Half man, half beast, Pan had a scream so intense that terrified travelers who happened upon him in the forest died from fear.” –See Link Above
That’s were “It’s all in the mind” comes in.
“Nothing in the world can bother you as much as your own mind.” We all have people in our lives that bother us. Whether those be your family members, friends, spouses, or co-workers. Even strangers on the street or worse behind the wheel tend to set people off. Is it ever the other person, or is it just you? Lets keep it real. Sometimes it truly is the other person. Studies show that we tend to argue more with our spouses or whomever we live with more than with anyone else. I am still unsure as to why so many studies have been conducted to prove this point as it seems quite obvious as to why we argue with our co-habitants more than anyone else but either way this is true for most of us. Here is a silly example. This past weekend I was loading the dishwasher and my…
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Panic attacks are never easy. Some people have it really bad. Here are some tips to help you deal with a panic attack.
Lessons Learned from Heartbreak
Lesson 14: How to deal with Panic attacks
My panic attacks actually started during the last 2 years of my relationship. I actually didn’t even know what it was, I honestly thought I was dying. Here are some of my tips to get me through a horrible panic attack!
Tip 1: If you are having trouble breathing, open a window immediately, and if you can, splash water on your face. If you can barely catch your breath, and feel like you are choking, use a paper bag or plastic bag and breathe in and out. If your breathing is racing faster and faster, rub your chest in a circular motion and tell yourself you will be okay.
Tip 2: If you can’t stop shaking, immediately sit down or lie down. Breathe in and out slowly. My personal favorite is, clench your toes and and make…
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Having panic attacks? Looking for an alternative to talk therapy or cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)? You might consider panic-focused psychodynamic psychotherapy (PFPP).