Managing and Avoiding Anxiety Attacks: The Key Steps
“Anxiety often comes when people hold in their fears untilthey begin to feel anxiety,” points out the American Psychological Association(APA). This may manifest, they say, as:
- Endless checking or rechecking actions
- A constant and unrealistic worry about everyday occurrences and activities
- Fear and anxiety that appear for no apparent reason
In the case of severe anxiety, it’s common for the emotional strain to lead to a laundry list of physical and mental symptoms, such as:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Being easily distracted
- Muscle tension
- Trouble falling or staying asleep
- Excessive sweating
- Shortness of breath
- Panic attacks
Avoiding anxiety attacks can feel impossible when you’re consumed by worries, and those with severe anxiety may not even remember a time when they felt at ease. Instead, people with anxiety attacks often live onedge, fearing for their safety or expecting the worst to happen.
“When we are feeling anxious we are holding in mind the expectation of the very thing we are afraid will happen happening,” says Hale Dwoskin, CEO and director of training of SedonaTraining Associates. “This does not keep us safe -- it makes us feel more insecure.”
Breakingthe Anxiety Cycle
At its heart, anxiety is just a feeling, and that feelingcan be released. Right now, this notion may sound hard to believe, butthousands of people have freed themselves of anxiety by doing just that, using a tool called The Sedona Method.
“As you welcome the feeling of anxiousness and recognize that it is simply a feeling, not a fact or who you are, it is easier to simply let it go and find your own inner sense of security,” Dwoskin says. “You can also break through your anxiety by letting go of the expectations built into the fear. For instance if you are anxious about not having enough money you canlet go of the expectation of not having enough money.”
“The more you let go of the often hidden expectations, theeasier it is to allow the fear and anxiety to simply dissolve,” he continues.
To find out more about how The Sedona Method can help you to relieve intense worry and anxiety, read through these testimonials from people like you who have overcome anxiety and fear-- and are now having the time of their lives. You too can learn how to overcome anxiety attacks by letting go, and get back to living the peaceful and happy life you deserve.
APA Help Center:Anxiety Disorders
MayoClinic.comGeneralized Anxiety Disorder
About Hale Dwoskin
Hale Dwoskin is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, The Sedona Method: Your Key to Lasting Happiness, Success, Peace and Emotional Well-being. Hale is one of the 24 teachers from the movie The Secret and a founding member of the Transformational Leadership Council. He is the CEO and Director of Training of Sedona Training Associates, an organization headquartered in Sedona, Arizona. He co-founded the company in 1996 to teach courses based on the emotional releasing techniques originated by his mentor, Lester Levenson.
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