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From the Anxiety Counselor: 3 Ways to Manage Your Panic Attacks

You might think that because panic attacks often begin suddenly, and without warning, that there is no way to manage them.  An anxiety counselor in Arlington Texas can help you  recognize when a panic attack is coming on. This can be half the battle of stopping one in its tracks or at least minimizing the length or severity of one. Some people will start to sweat profusely just before a panic attack comes along.  Others get hot flashes or bouts of nausea.  Some other symptoms can be dizziness or stomach pain.    Regardless of how your panic attack manifests its impending arrival, being on the lookout for your unique symptoms will help you know when to start preparing for a panic attack. 

So what can you do when a panic attack is on its way?

-Deep breathing exercises

-Smell a soothing scent such as lavender, chamomile or lemon

-Find a peaceful place to ride out the attack

-Engage in the 5-4-3-2-1 method

Look at 5 objects

Listen for 4 sounds

Touch 3 objects

Identify 2 smells

Name 1 thing you can taste

(Source: Medical News Today)

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help if you are struggling with panic attacks or panic disorder.  An anxiety counselor in Arlington Texas, like Insight Child & Family Counseling, can help you get your panic attacks under control.  We’ll teach you how to recognize your symptoms and triggers and ways to manage your panic attacks before, during, and after they’ve manifested.  Give us a call today or visit us online for more information.  972-426-9500

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