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Panic Attacks and Anxiety
How Long Do Panic Attacks Last? What the Surgeon General has to say.
How to Face Panic Attacks and Get to the Other Side – join me in a panic attack inducing situation, & how, by preparing myself mentally before I actually go into the situation, I safely make it to the other side.
Will I Go Crazy From Panic Attacks? – one of the scariest feelings during a panic attack is that you will completely lose it & go crazy.
Why Anxious People Use False Safety Behaviors, and What You Can Do Instead – When you feel anxious, do need to take a pill, distract yourself, avoid or leave the situation, or something else- to feel better? These “safety behaviors” are comforting in the short term, but they really only give you a false sense of security. Here I show you how you can experience an anxiety symptom, NOT reach for your usual safety behavior, and start to feel better on your own.
10 Tips for Panic Attacks – to help you jump start your recovery from anxiety & panic.
Feelings that Increase the Likelihood of Panic Attacks – common feelings that can bring on anxious feelings or even panic attacks.
Facing Anxiety Attack Triggers – have you identified what you’re scared of? Good, now here’s how to face your triggers.
Depersonalization, What Is It? -and what to do about it.
Self Help for Panic Attacks – how to be your own advocate and how to reach out & connect with others with anxiety.
Self Help for Panic Attacks part 2 – the use of yoga, meditation, and natural anti-anxiety methods.
How Faith Helps with Anxiety – do you believe in God, the Great Spirit, or something greater than yourself? How faith helps with anxiety.
What Triggers a Panic Attack? – if you are anxious, its highly likely you’re also very sensitive. In this post I show how I uncover specific triggers for anxiety.
How Imagination Fuels and Escalates Anxiety – anxiety is the enemy of the imagination.
How to Diffuse a Panic Attack – here I walk you through a panic attack and diffuse it with the voice of reason.
Panic Attacks in Children – is your child suffering with anxiety? I went through school anxiety and panic attacks with my elder daughter. Here is what I did.
School Anxiety in Children – is your child struggling in school because of anxiety with friends?
Techniques and the Proper Mindset for Coping
The 1st Step: You HAVE to Believe You Can Get Better – you are not doomed to live with the burden of anxiety, no matter how long or badly you’ve suffered…
I Can Help You With Your Anxiety – this is a highly effective program I created to show you exactly how to face, accept, float, and let time pass- right through a panic attack and anxious feelings. An anxiety self help road map.
Acting As if – how to act “as if” you’re not anxious. It takes practice, but it really works!
Taking a Positive Attitude About Your Anxiety Recovery – how to be positive and enthusiastic about getting better. Get inspired, even through the rough days…
How To Do Diaphragmatic Breathing – proper breathing is essential to correct the imbalance that anxiety causes. Diaphragmatic breathing lessens anxiety symptoms. Learn the correct way to breathe.
Perspective: No One is Scrutinizing You! – when you’re anxious it feels like you’re in the spotlight. Here is the truth about that nonsense…
Using Inner Body Awareness to Diffuse Anxiety – how to really feel your inner aliveness and anchor yourself in the present.
Really Feeling Your Feelings – whether letting your sorrow out or dancing with joy, you must give yourself permission to be human.
Sharing About Your Anxiety – do you have people that love and care about you? Good! Please don’t try to “hide” your anxiety from them.
Prevent Panic Attacks: Do it Afraid – how to feel anxious and still keep on going…and going…
Visualize and Affirm Yourself Out of Feeling Anxious – how to properly use visualizations and positive affirmations for anxiety.
Coping After a Panic Attack – It feels like crap after a panic attack. This is what I do…
Being Good to Yourself After a Panic Attack – another post on the subject. Yeah it’s that important.
Keeping a Journal to Cope with Anxiety – how I journal to God, and how He answers me. Also called “automatic writing.”
Stopping Negative Self Talk – how to stop the negative mental chatter that plagues us anxious folk & wreaks havoc on our self esteem.
Having an Attitude of Gratitude – I was inspired to write a little free verse poem…I really do love life!
How to Reduce Anxiety to Normal Intensity – there are right ways & wrong ways to do this- learn 6 ways to decrease anxiety to a normal intensity.
How to Face Your Fears – how I face a panic attack head on. Inspired by a reader question.
Calming Racing Thoughts – the anxious mind goes at a million miles an hour and you can’t think straight. How I am learning to calm my thoughts down and stay focused…
Social Anxiety Symptoms – large list of symptoms of social anxiety, including common situations that trigger social anxiety.
Self Treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder – how to help yourself overcome social anxiety with the correct mindset and how to face situations step by step.
How to Live with Social Anxiety – I am learning it in bits & pieces. Here is how I diffused a bout with SA on the spot.
How to Go to Parties – little tricks for dealing with people at social gatherings that work like a charm.
Tips for Coping with Social Anxiety -tips to help you feel better so you can face SA.
How to Make Eye Contact – how I did it specifically.
Getting a Haircut – does sitting in the salon fill you with dread? Tips to get to the hairdressers and stay.
How to Stand Up for Yourself – learning to get a little backbone and speak my truth.
Challenge Yourself Today- Not Adding Second Fear – 1st fear is the “normal” fear response. 2nd fear is anxiety. How not to add heaps and tons of 2nd fear today.
Social Anxiety and Friends – a touchy subject for socially anxious people. Do you have real life friends?
New Mom? Social Anxiety Help… – tips to help you adjust socially to your new mommy role.
How to Go to the Gym with Anxiety – Yup I go to the gym now- I love it. You can too, read how..
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
What is it? – GAD
Coping With Generalized Anxiety Disorder – how to break your day down into small manageable intervals of time.
Grounding Exercise to Reduce Anxiety – do you feel like you are at your limit with anxiety? Try this simple grounding exercise to help diminish your anxiety.
Anxiety, Stress and Anger Management – does being anxious make you an angry person? It sure did to me. How I am learning not to to take my anger out on others…
Anxiety & Coping with Loneliness – being anxious for so many years made me shy away from others. I didn’t form lasting friendships. Anxiety recovery can be lonely too. Here is what I am doing to connect with others…
Treatment Options- Finding the Right Professional – Who can help you, and a toll free number to contact mental health professionals in your area.
How to Recover from Anxiety by doing Exposure Therapy – if the thought of exposure therapy scares you, learn how I do it the easy way in gentle, gradual, itty bitty baby steps.
Agoraphobia: Symptoms and Solutions – as explained by the good and gentle Dr. Oz.
Prozac and Antidepressant Withdrawal – choices my doctor gave me for weaning off Prozac. Antidepressant withdrawal information.
Weaning off Klonopin – Why I decided to wean off Klonopin after being on it for 20+ years and what my experience was with Klonopin withdrawal.
Klonopin Withdrawal Symptoms – I took it very slow, but the withdrawal symptoms were horrible.
Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Treatment Guidelines (video) – benzodiazapine withdrawal treatment guidelines presented by Dr. C. Heather Ashton, the leading expert on benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine withdrawal.
Other Helpful Information
Anxiety and Sleep: Tips That Really Help – anxiety and panic attacks disrupt sleep. Here are tips to help turn off the anxious mind and get some zzz’s.
Hypothyroidism and Anxiety – a possible correlation and symptoms of hypothyroidism, specifically Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
Gluten and Anxiety- Is There A Connection? – I definitely think so, and so do other former anxiety sufferers.
The Thyroid and Anxiety – general information and my thoughts on the subject.
Panic Attacks and Low Blood Sugar – how hypoglycemia can mimic anxiety and panic attacks and how to avoid it.
The Stigma of Mental Illness and Anxiety – unfortunately, it’s been my experience that there is still a huge stigma to anything anxiety – related or related to mental health.
Dealing With Health Anxiety – do you worry excessively about your health? Here are some practical tips for dealing with health anxiety.
Watching the News and Anxiety – how this can trigger anxiety and generally make us feel yucky.
Summer Holiday Anxiety – do you get anxious in the summer like me?
Driving Anxiety – I used to avoid highways at all costs. How I started driving again and am now a mostly calm driver.
Morning Anxiety – what to do when you wake up feeling anxious.
About Anxiety and Pregnancy – a mom’s success story and tips for dealing with anxiety while pregnant.
Anxiety and Low Self Esteem – anxiety often goes hand in hand with low self esteem. Tips to help…
Anxiety & Going Away to College – leaving home for the first time can be especially difficult when you’re suffering with anxiety. Helpful tips & suggestions.
Do You Have Any Questions for Me? – please feel free to ask in the comments section and I will do my best to help.
Practical Tips to Save Money When Getting Help for Anxiety – getting help for anxiety usually isn’t cheap. Here are some practical tips to help you save money.
How to Succeed in Your Anxiety Treatment Method of Choice – questions you should ask a prospective therapist and guidelines for success in anxiety treatment.
Free Anxiety Disorder Support Forums – 9 free, interactive support forums for anxiety sufferers.
Rescue Remedy for Anxiety Relief – safe and all natural. I’ve used this on me, one of my daughters, and even my dog.
Pure Calm Review – My review of PureCalm, an all- natural anti anxiety supplement made from plants.
Healthy Lifestyle Choices
How to Effectively Manage Time – feel rushed all the time? Tips to help.
How to Deal With Workplace Stress – keeping your head above water at work when you’re anxious.
How Pets Can Help Us – think your dog or kitty can’t help you with your anxiety & stress? Think again!..
Yoga for Anxiety Relief – how yoga helps with anxiety, including specific poses.
Meditation for Anxiety – you don’t have to do it perfectly- keep it simple, meditation really works to lessen anxiety.
The Healing Power of Nature – lose yourself in nature and get stress and anxiety relief in spades.
Hypnosis for Panic Attacks – self hypnosis download I use to help me stop panic attacks.
Hypnosis for Anxiety and Phobias – 10 effective self hypnosis scripts to help with specific anxiety situations.
Exercise for Anxiety – how exercise easily helps diminish anxiety
Recommended Reading for Anxiety Disorders and Panic Attacks:
Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents by Rapee, Wignall, Spence, et al
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