Panic Attacks: Effective Ways to Cope

Written by Michael G. Rayel, MD

Jill is a 21 y/o college student who used to do well until about a few months ago when she started to experience “weird” attacks almost daily. She described her experience as “horrible.” When she hasrepparttar attack, she feels that she’s about to die or develop a stroke.

One day while she was in a mall, she suddenly developed an “overwhelming” sensation all over her body. She was sweaty and tremulous and felt that her heart was pumping so fast. Within a few seconds, she also suffered from chest pain and shortness of breath. This episode lasted for about 10 minutes but she felt that this was her worst ten minutes of her life.

Overwhelmed by her experience, she has stayed away from malls and has avoided being in a crowd of people. Because ofrepparttar 126075 frequency ofrepparttar 126076 attacks, Jill can’t anymore function normally. She is afraid to leaverepparttar 126077 house and go to work.

Jill’s experience is typical of someone with Panic Disorder. A person with panic disorder develops anxiety attacks associated withrepparttar 126078 thought that he or she would die or develop a stroke or heart attack. Physical changes such as fast heart beat, shortness of breath, fainting episodes, sweating and tremulousness are some ofrepparttar 126079 accompanying symptoms.

A typical episode usually comes “out ofrepparttar 126080 blue” and not precipitated by any triggers. It can therefore happen any time and anywhere. An attack can last for a few to several minutes.

One episode can make a person feel scared of having another one. In fact, a lot of people feel distressed anticipatingrepparttar 126081 occurrence of another attack. So most individuals prefer to stay at home and isolate themselves from friends, co-workers, and even relatives. Eventually they become incapacitated.

Ten Ways To Make Peace With The Past And Create A New Future

Written by Suzanne Gold

Everyone comes into life with a purpose. You are a unique expression ofrepparttar universal life force atrepparttar 126074 foundation of your physical form. Spirit guides you fromrepparttar 126075 moment your life begins, andrepparttar 126076 people and events of your life reflect your spirit's journey. No one else ever has or will affectrepparttar 126077 world as you do. With every act, word or thought, you are adding to All-That-Is.

Your family is your first and most influential bond. What you learn from them colorsrepparttar 126078 the way you see yourself andrepparttar 126079 world. As a child, your physical helplessness makes you dependent onrepparttar 126080 people closest to you for survival. Too often those relationships are destructive instead of supportive. The family you join already has tendencies: patterns, beliefs, and attitudes which they expect you to share. Going along gets you what you need, so you adapt to fit in. But when you ignore your instincts, you don't feel right. You createrepparttar 126081 opposite of what you intend.

The good news is you don't have to be a victim of your upbringing. Although patterns learned in your family can crush your self-esteem, confuse you, and wreck your relationships,repparttar 126082 distortion of your natural instincts can be reversed. Your problems can show you what you don't want and inspire you to go after what you'd rather have, so you can set yourself free to becomerepparttar 126083 person you want to be and createrepparttar 126084 life you dream of.

You make peace withrepparttar 126085 past by treating difficult situations, thoughts, and feelings as opportunities to unravelrepparttar 126086 knots in your heart and mind that keep you from realizing your dreams. You create a new future by drawing on your innate wisdom to help you overcome obstacles and achieve your goals. When you do your best, you tap into a power that's been within you all along, in evenrepparttar 126087 worst circumstances, even when you weren't aware of it.

No matter what happens, trust that what you go through will enlighten you. Don't be discouraged. The most important thing is dedication to trying new things and learning from your experience. Change doesn't happen overnight—it comes little by little, more and more, deepening your ability to love, create, and make a difference personally and in society.

So how do you go about doing this? Here are ten ways to spark change in your life and relationships: 

1. SET A NEW COURSE Finding your own preferences

Your new course is first an internal one, which pavesrepparttar 126088 way for external changes. If you're not satisfied with your life as it is, start by imagining that it can get better. What happens in your life is largely up to you, so make it a priority to figure out how to create what you want. Take time every day to think about what you want. Be willing to try new things. Pay close attention to ideas and feelings that light you up. Courage is accepting reality as it is and working with it to create what you want. Allow yourself to feel excited about your possibilities. What you dedicate yourself to, you can create.

2. TRUST YOUR INTUITION Tapping into your inner wisdom

When you hearrepparttar 126089 "little voice of wisdom" inside, listen. Within you is a guidance system that makes itself known through your ideas and emotions. Trust it. Life can be confusing, and some people do try to manipulate you in devious ways. If something doesn't feel right, it may mean that it's not for you. Wonder about why not, and what you'd like instead. Give yourselfrepparttar 126090 benefit ofrepparttar 126091 doubt. Your instinct leads you to where you need to go atrepparttar 126092 perfect moment forrepparttar 126093 best results. Stand your ground. Believe in yourself inrepparttar 126094 face of criticism. No one else can tell you what you need or want. Have good intentions. Don't second-guess yourself. Do what you think is best atrepparttar 126095 moment.

3. LOOK FOR A SILVER LINING Developing a positive attitude

Spirit underlies everything. You are part ofrepparttar 126096 universal creative energy. You didn't come here to prove your worth or to find a problem and fix it. You came to express your talents and abilities, to realize your dreams. What you experience depends on how you look at it. How you interpret things plays a large part in shaping your behavior and how others treat you. Search forrepparttar 126097 positive. Focusing onrepparttar 126098 negative dulls your energy and ability to cope. No matter how bad a situation seems, find something in it to appreciate. Ask yourself, what good could come from this? What can I learn here? The answers you get show you what to do next. You already have inside yourepparttar 126099 resources to make peace withrepparttar 126100 past and create a new future. You just have to learn how to use them.

4. TAKE A STEP BACK Separating motivation from unconscious patterns

Be onrepparttar 126101 lookout for destructive habitual patterns. Noticing isrepparttar 126102 first step to breaking them. Don't fight them, just observe your thoughts and feelings. The deeper you go,repparttar 126103 more you unravelrepparttar 126104 stuck places in your heart and mind. Bring spirit intorepparttar 126105 process by inviting metaphysical help in any form that works for you. Be influenced by others' opinions only if they inspire you. Criticism may be only an automatic response based inrepparttar 126106 critic's own fears. You don't have to convince anyone of your right to have your life as you want it.

5. WATCH WHAT YOU SAY Developing effective communication

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