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Today I share with you 10 ways to stop a panic attack & the nerdy science behind why they work. I start by answering the questions: What is a panic attack? Why do they happen? And what can I do about it?

Here's a list of the 10 tools:

  1. Color spotting

  2. Near far jumps

  3. Sour candy

  4. Strong smell

  5. Hold an ice cube

  6. What can I hear that's the closest? What sound is farthest away?

  7. Coping statement / Panic poem

  8. Cold water on face

  9. Ear tugs

  10. Hug a safe human

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3 take aways:

  1. Panic attacks happen when the threat load on your nervous system has reached a tipping point. 

  2. Experiment, practice, dare I even say play with some of these tools proactively. \

  3. Understanding your physiology is foundational to healing anxiety & depression. It demystifies your symptoms and helps you realize you're not broken and you can heal.

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How to Stop a Panic Attack

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