Anxiety attacks can turn to panic attacks in a split second. Counseling can help give you the tools to recognize the symptoms of anxiety and stop it before it becomes a full blow panic attack. The symptoms of panic attacks can include chest pain, dizziness, heart palpitations and shortness of breath. If you feel these things happening or coming on, your best steps are to help yourself through your physical symptoms and not focus on the anxiety that is causing them. Get to a quiet, safe place. Inhale and hold your breath for 5 to 7 seconds and exhale slowly. Force yourself to tense your muscles and release in a repeated pattern; this will cause you to naturally relax. Anxiety counseling should not be your last resort. It should be a tool you have in your arsenal ahead of time so you can cope effectively with your anxiety. Insight Child & Family Counseling specializes in anxiety counseling and can give you the help you need to manage your anxiety and get back to stress free living. Visit us online for some free anxiety resources at www.j9n.83e.myftpupload.com. Or call us today to schedule your first appointment. (972) 426-9500.
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