How to stop panic attack using psychotherapy
If any word carried a stigma with it to the American public, it would be psychotherapy. The mere mention of the word conjures up images of Sigmund Freud sitting in a large leather chair while a person lies on a couch spilling his guts about everything from his memories of toilet training to his relationship with his mother.
Anything is farther from the truth. Sometimes you’ll hear psychotherapy referred to as “talk therapy” or just plain “counseling.”
This technique can be one of the most beneficial methods when it comes to helping you manage your panic attacks. In fact, the most popular form of psychotherapy used in treating panic attacks is called cognitive behavioral therapy.
No doubt about it. “Cognitive behavioral therapy” is a mouthful. But it can be extremely helpful in changing the thought patterns which trigger the attack itself. But more than that it can also help you change your reaction — or your behaviors
At the very least, this form of therapy has shown to the severity of some attacks worsen for individuals.
With careful planning and a little effort, some people are even able to actually re-create the symptoms of a panic attack — right in the safety of their counselor’s office. While on the surface this may not sound very desirable, it really is a wonderful step toward healing. When you can do this, it helps you to learn how to control the symptoms.
It m ay sound scary, and for many people it’s indeed not only daunting, but downright terrifying… however, your doctor being able to study your symptoms can lead to great things. And learning how to control them is the entire point of this, isn’t it?
Stopping panic attack with exercise
Finally, we’re going to share with you… perhaps not a secret, but a little known fact that can make a massive difference in your life. It’s something so simple you’ve probably never even realized it would change anything.
Contrary to what many people may tell you, exercise is not an evil plot to get you to feel guilty about what you’re not doing. I’m quite convinced, if you want to know the truth that exercise is actually that fountain of youth that Ponce D’Leon searched for. He just had a few of his details skewed.
What makes me so sure that exercise is such a marvelous tool to turn back the hands of time? For one thing, consider the vast number of diseases and disorders it alleviates — everything from lowering your chances of developing just about any type of cancer, to diabetes, to heart disease.
So right about now, you’re thinking what does this have to do with my panic attacks and associated anxiety levels. Exercise can, indeed, be of great benefit to this situation as well. Exercise can decrease your stress levels. The latest scientific evidence all points in this direction. Physically active people, studies are consistently demonstrating, have lower rates of anxiety and depression than those who don’t exercise.
What puzzles medical science though is not that physical activity reduces anxiety and stress in a person’s life, but how it reduces these. Scientists are now exploring the relationship between exercise and the chemicals in the brain associated with stress, anxiety and depression.
You probably have heard of the “runner’s high.” That’s the euphoric feeling a person receives following a good run. It can also apply to any workout in which a person feels extremely update afterwards. Up until recently, the standard medical explanation for this “high” was the rush of endorphins that flooded the body following a workout. Endorphins are thought to be your brains natural pain-blocking, pleasure-giving chemicals.
Now, science is looking deeper into this theory. And there may just be another reason. The most recent studies suggest that a different set of neurotransmitters — one many of us have never heard of — may be responsible for the decreased stress levels.
Amazing, isn’t it? Just a little bit of exercise can make such a huge difference in your life. So try it – go for a walk, a jog, hit the gym, or do something in your own home so you don’t have to worry about anyone else around you.
Check out the video below that shows how this girl has overcome her paniic attack, it is a great testimony