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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:
Near far jumps
Hold an ice cube
What can I hear that's the closest? What sound is farthest away?
Coping statement / Panic poem
Cold water on face
Hug a safe human
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3 take aways:
Panic attacks happen when the threat load on your nervous system has reached a tipping point.
Experiment, practice, dare I even say play with some of these tools proactively. \
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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