It seems almost inhumane to say it, but accepting your panic attacks and anxiety is the key to overcoming it. Anxiety is fueled by your thoughts, feelings, stress levels and fears. If you can learn to give in to the anxiety, you can find your way to a healing place.
Anxiety attacks are like an insidious monster, and will feed on your every fear. I have lived with it my whole life and I can tell you, it does a wonderful job of turning into whatever particular ailment you might be concerned about.
Over the course of my battle with anxiety attacks and panic attacks, it has made me think I have cancer, heart problems, thyroid disease, Wilson’s disease, brain tumors and a list that could go on for years. You name it and my body told my brain that I had it. I always kept those fears locked up inside except for the times when I finally gave into the fear and went to the emergency room.
One day I learned that my fears were the driving force for my anxiety. For some this is not the case, but the vast majority have this problem if they have anxiety. After realizing that I was not dying of any deadly diseases, and being checked out thoroughly by a doctor, I began to realize that the fear could be offset by giving in to it. But what do I mean when I say giving in to it?
I allowed it to happen freely. When I began to feel a panic attack or anxiety attack coming on, I would simply tell myself to let it come. Let it wash all over your body and try to welcome it. This is not easy when you are having a panic attack, but I assure you it can be done. Somehow, not fighting the panic attack causes it to be less severe.
Have you ever noticed that when you get to the emergency room, the panic usually subsides or gets better? Why? Because you are in a safe place….(God willing)…
Hopefully this idea will help someone that suffers…If you have some thoughts or experiences that can be helpful or a comment on this, please do comment below. Also, be sure to subscribe.