Although millions of people around the world suffer from debilitating anxiety and panic attacks that change their lives for the worse, there is still a lot of confusion about it. Many sufferers of this disorder don’t even fully understand what anxiety is.
So what exactly is anxiety anyway? Anxiety is a disorder in which your mind thinks that you are in enough danger for your body and mind to react. If there were a circumstance where you were truly in danger, you would see that your body would have many of the same symptoms.
You would breathe much more shallow, and you would notice your heart pounding very rapidly and hard. While these symptoms sound just like a panic attack, they are meant to keep us safe in the event that there is any real danger taking place.
If you are an anxiety sufferer though, you have a part of your brain that is not working the way it should be working. It is sending incorrect information to your body about the danger that it thinks is present, and that is what causes these terrible symptoms.
But in the case of an anxiety attack, there is no real danger. There is only the perceived danger that your mind thinks is happening to you.
Is it possible to learn how to deal with panic attacks?
We all have a human brain, and it is really quite powerful though. Once you learn how to convince it that there is not any real danger, then you have already taken the biggest step towards eliminating anxiety from your life for good.
But your brain is only going to listen to you if you tell it the right things.
And the very first thing you must do is to realize deep down that you and your brain are the ones causing all of this anxiety and panic. Then you have to come to the realization that you are not sick, you will not die and you are not losing your mind.
The moment you start believing these simple concepts you will notice something. You will see that just as your mind goes through all of this work to convince you that you are sick or in danger, it can also be told that you are fine and not in any danger.
Anxiety is very complicated and not very easy to deal with for most people. That’s ok though, because there are quite a few ways in which you can learn to deal with it without having to resort to drastic measures.
To learn more about this subject check out my video about panic attacks