I have a relative who was once plagued by panic attack. All I knew was she had to see a psychiatrist for years and popped many, many expensive pills before she was considered “healed”. When I chanced upon The Linden Method!, curiosity led me to read not only the information but also the feedback of its fans and supporters.
For the benefits of the health conscious community here, I also have extracted some salient information from Panic Away on panic or anxiety attack.
There is one key factor that makes the difference between those who fully eliminate panic attacks from their lives and those who do not. The key ingredient is not medication, lifestyle changes, or relaxation exercises. 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. Nowhere 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.
You are probably well aware that a panic attack is a ‘fight or flight’ response to a perceived threat. The reason the human brain responds like this goes back to our prehistoric past where humans needed their bodies to respond quickly to a perceived physical threat. What this new research is telling us, is that people’s mental activity during a panic attack is suddenly moving to the mid brain, resulting in the heightened state of fear and panic. In short, a separate part of your brain becomes more active during a panic attack.
The key to being panic attack free is to to break the fear of having another panic attack. If you know someone suffering from panic attack, share the information with them. If they are not in the position to help themselves, get their caregivers to read it. I wish I knew this information some years back.