Treatment for Anxiety & Panic Attacks
Heart pounding, palms sweating, stomachs turning, restless, thoughts racing, vision blurry & narrowing. Feeling stuck and paralyzed in actions. Impulsive and reckless in decision. This are just some of the sensations people may experience with anxiety and panic attacks.
Living with anxiety and panic attacks is physically and emotionally painful. It’s a private battle occurring daily or even hourly when living with anxiety. Anxiety impacts all areas in a persons life. When anxiety is present going work, daily activities at home, socializing with friends, and or engaging in your favorite hobbies become more challenging.
For some people who’ve had panic attacks, they say it felt like they were having a heart attack. Even though panic attacks mimic sensations of a physical health crisis, it is always recommended to get consult with your primary care physician or treating health practitioner to rule out any serious health concerns.
As people we are resourceful at finding ways to get rid of pain. Strategies either move us towards our values and a meaningful life, or move us away from the things most important to us.
Some ways people move AWAY from values based life:
Getting stuck in thoughts and feeling
Procrastinating or mindless tasks
Drugs and Alcohol
Anxiety tends to live in the PAST or the FUTURE. The present tends to hold a space with less intensity since memories don’t live in the present and planning doesn’t either.
Mindfulness is an effective strategies for becoming PRESENT and creating present moment awareness.
Counseling for anxiety and panic attacks helps you to create awareness to what is most important to you, YOUR VALUES! And uncover ways you may be moving away from your values and actions to start moving TOWARDS living a valued based life.
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