With the current COVID -19 pandemic its unsurprising to hear that people struggling with their mental health has increased significantly.
Anxiety can range from very mild to severe. However, anxiety affects you the good news is, you can overcome it.
Anxiety can affect people in so many different ways, it might be in the way of upset stomachs, headaches, nausea. And it can even bring about other illnesses as your body tries to create something for you to get you out of that social event.
Have you ever noticed how you suddenly are too ill to go to a certain event and then by the time said event would be over you’ve magically recovered? Yep, you can blame anxiety for that.
Panic attacks are a more severe side of anxiety. Whilst it may feel like you are going to die whilst having a panic attack, it is reassuring to know that no one has ever died from having one. It can be particularly distressing to experience a panic attack.
However, you will be pleased to know that there are many different techniques you can use to interrupt the pattern of behaviour of a panic attack. If you address the root cause of the panic attack (most often this is only known on a subconscious level) then you can even completely stop them.
By using hypnosis and NLP techniques you can begin to understand and resolve the underlying issue and then know that you have the tools in your arsenal should you ever need them.
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I have had significant success with helping clients deal with anxiety and panic, which has led to them living what they would call a normal life, a life where they can get back to going to social occasions or doing the food shopping or even driving. For some they have managed to improve their finances as they no longer kept taking sick days due to anxiety.
Here are my top 5 tips to cope with anxiety/panic.
- Relax. It is so important to take time for you to unwind. Whether it is having a soak in the bath with candles or meditating.
- Deep breaths. Taking slow deep breaths will help steady your pulse and will naturally put you into a state of relaxation.
- Acknowledge the anxiety or panic when it shows itself. Tell someone who you are with that you are feeling anxious/panicky. It will take the power away from the anxiety and put you in control.
- Do something to distract you. If you are having a panic attack, count back from 250 in 7. Do square roots of numbers. As long as if it is challenging your brain, it will create a distraction, it will be hard at first as you fight your body but after a few minutes it will become easier to concentrate on the numbers rather than concentrating on the panic attack.
- Focus on what you are grateful for. At the end of each day write a gratitude diary. This will lead to thinking in a more positive way and will change your focus on what’s going wrong to what is going right!
If you are ready to say goodbye to anxiety and panic then please call me to make an appointment. Overcoming anxiety and panic are very close to me because I too went through years of my own hell of living with it. I am very passionate and dedicated to helping others overcome anxiety and get back to enjoying life.