The Panic loop
Panic Step 1
Almost everyone’s first panic attack is triggered by an unusual bodily sensation. Anxiety-related bodily sensations usually arise out of the blue and trigger intense confusion and fear. Common bodily sensations people report are a pounding heart, tightness of chest or throat, shortness of breath, a dizzy spell, and pins and needles. Whatever the sensation, it is alarming you, and you react with fear as you dread something bad is about to happen to your body. “You might wonder, is this a heart attack?
Panic Step 2
If you continue to overreact with fear and confusion to the sensations you feel, your body’s fight or flight response mechanism is switched on. This is the biological mechanism that is designed to keep you safe from real threats like being chased by a lion. It is the mixture of this biological mechanism within you not knowing what is happening to you, that triggers a FULL BLOWN panic attack.
Panic Step 3
Eventually, the waves of panic subside once the fight or flight response deactivates. The problem is that you still feel freaked out by what just happened and very much on edge because of all the chemicals that were released during the panic attack. This feeling of sensitization and general anxiety can last for hours after a panic attack.
Panic Step 4
It is now the fear of another panic attack (fear of fear) that keeps you trapped in an anxious state of mind. You think avoidance is the best way to prevent further panic attacks and that leads you to avoid situations or places that might trigger another episode. Because you are constantly on the lookout for the next panic attack, your body stays anxious and sensitized. This tension creates, yes you guessed it, more anxious bodily sensations, looping you back to stage 1. The panic loop is now established. You can see from the above example how one incident of a panic attack can trap a person into a continuous loop of panic and anxiety. This loop can last weeks or years, depending on the help a person receives. The program teaches you how to short-circuit the panic loop after the first step so the panic loop is immediately broken.
This Is Where Your Problem Lies
This is the key factor that makes the difference between those who fully eliminate panic attacks from their lives and those who do not. It is when the individual no longer fears the thought of having a panic attack.
This may seem like a simplified and obvious observation but give it careful consideration. The one thing that has you searching for a solution to anxiety and panic attacks this very moment is the fear of having another one.
The first time a person experiences a panic attack it can feel like their world is falling down around them. owhere feels safe as the anxiety becomes like a stalker lurking in the background.
When this happens people begin to either avoid situations that make them anxious or they medicate themselves to the point where they are numb to the fear. I am sure you will agree neither of the above is a satisfactory solution.
What the program (Panic Away ) does, and in particular the 21-7 Technique, is give people the ability to stop fearing another panic attack.
The really unique element of the technique, is that there is no need for you to regress into your past and find out why you had your initial panic attack in order to get results. All that is needed is your willingness to break out of the panic loop. Are you ready to try this right now?
Break this cycle of fear with a tool that will allow you to never fear another panic attack
It seems clear that other courses and treatments out there are not showing people how to end their anxiety. Rather than fully empowering you, they teach coping mechanisms and strategies on how to get over a panic attack once it happens. That is not good enough. Just coping with this condition is not good enough. People need a program that teaches them how to free themselves from ever having another panic attack again.
You are a lot braver than you give yourself credit for!
Dealing with anxiety is no easy feat. You feel a sense of shame because of the way you feel; but you are a lot braver than you think you are. You already do the bravest of things. You get up each day and get on with life. It does not make headline news, but it counts because it is real bravery, true courage. The average person has no idea how terrifying a panic attack can be or how upsetting all day general anxiety is, BUT you get on with it regardless. You go to work, you pick the kids up, and you look after your family. You do this even when you are feeling really bad! If you had a physical complaint, people could understand. However, when you say it is ‘anxiety.’ they look at you a little strangely. You will be the hero of your own life when you overcome this struggle.