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How To Face The Things You Fear (Part Two)

The second part of this blog outlines a therapeutic strategy to help us to face the challenges that we avoid as a result of anxiety. 1. Identify your challenge and break it down into steps or sectors. For example fear of taking a work trip abroad might look like this: – The night before – The journey to the airport – Negotiating Departures at the airport – Boarding the plane – Take off – The Flight – Landing – Negotiating Arrivals at the airport – Journey to hotel Breaking a […]...

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How To Face The Things You Fear (Part One)

The first part of this blog looks are why we experience fear or anxiety in the face of certain challenges that have the potential to move our lives forward in a positive way. We fear things because we predict that something negative will happen and that we will not then have the resources to cope. This combination of anticipated disaster and expected helplessness in the face of it leads our brains to identify a risk which triggers our body’s response to danger, i.e. anxiety or fear. Predicted negative outcomes can […]...

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How To Stop Panic Attacks – Part Two

The second part of this guide to how to stop panic attacks looks at breathing, perspective and behaviour. 1. Breathe There are two complementary divisions of our nervous system, the parasympathetic nervous system and sympathetic nervous system. When one is active the other is not. When we are relax the parasympathetic nervous system is active, during a panic attack the sympathetic nervous system is active. By changing the way that we breath it is possible to initiate the parasympathetic nervous system and as only one system can be active at […]...

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How To Stop a Panic Attack – Part 1

The first part of this guide to stopping Panic Attacks focuses on reassuring yourself. 1. Reassure Yourself A panic attack is your body’s response to adrenalin that has been released because your mind has detected danger. So identify the danger and reassure yourself that you are safe. Usually the danger that people who have panic attacks detect is a physical symptom that indicates the start of a panic attack which they fear will result in them either fainting, going mad/losing their mind or embarrassing themselves. Use the following information to […]...

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