In this video you’re going to learn how to stop having panic attacks. You’ll learn what you’re doing that makes them come back. You’ll learn the difference between a trigger and the real cause of panic attacks. And then you’ll learn the three steps to stopping panic attacks from coming back. But there is a straightforward process to stop recurring panic attacks. As Nick Wignall says “Once you understand what panic really is and how it works, it’s possible to completely free yourself from it.” So let’s talk about what leads to panic attacks so we can understand how to stop them. Because, you see, panic is all about feeling in danger when you’re actually safe. A panic attack is anxiety about anxiety, it’s a loop that feeds itself. (1) A panic attack is often triggered by a physical sensation)- something like your heart pounding or your stomach feeling queasy. And this may have been triggered by a performance review at work or something that reminds you of your past. Trigger is any event or sensation or feeling that takes your anxiety up a bit. It’s anything that you/your body interpret as being dangerous. Panic attacks are different than anxiety attacks and you can learn how to stop them.
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