What Not To Do When Someone Is Having A Panic Attack

Please follow us on Telegram to be sure to receive our latest posts!

What Not To Do When Someone Is Having A Panic Attackimage – pixabay.com (CC0)

The feeling of impending doom is the most common symptom that a panic attack is coming. This symptom is pretty general and quite hard to describe unless you’ve felt it yourself. It’s a feeling of extreme stress coupled with a loss of control – and in some cases, without “real” stimuli. Panic attacks are sudden moments of extreme anxiety that cause disorientation, dizziness, and an elevation of heart rate and blood pressure. People having a panic attack can find it hard to breathe – a dangerous symptom if the attack is not managed correctly and timely within the next few minutes. People can even lose consciousness if the panic attack is not brought under control. [1][2]

7 Panic Attack Do’s and Don’ts

1 – DON’T aggressively tell the person to calm down. [1] News flash – telling a person to “stay calm” doesn’t automatically calm them down. A panic attack is driven by anxiety with or without stimuli, and just because you tell a person to stay calm and that nothing is wrong will do little to help. By aggressively telling a person to calm down, you can even worsen the attack.

2 – DO find a calmer place. Often, panic can be triggered or exacerbated by being in an overstimulating environment. Loud sound, flashing lights and crowds can potentially contribute to this. If the person has known PTSD triggers such as disturbing images, these should be avoided. If it is easy to do so, take the person to a calmer place. Another thing that can actually help is something physically soft and comforting. This is why some people take great comfort in their pets – petting a soft furry animal such as a rabbit, cat or dog can be very calming. Physical touch such as hugs, or even a soft fleecy blanket, can also work wonders for soothing anxiety.

3 – DON’T freak out. As the person who is able to help another person manage his or her panic attack, you have to keep yourself calm, positive and reassuring. [1] If they see you panic, it will worsen the attack. Being surrounded by high levels of emotion can contribute to worsening the other person’s anxiety.

4 – DO try to breathe with them. You can grab the person’s hand and place it on your chest, telling them to match your breathing. Slow, regular breathing will help make it easier to ride out the attack.

5 – DO stay empathetic. Be there for them. Offer your support with statements like, “I am here for you”, “Everything is going to be ok” and “You are not alone, I am here”. Anxiety attacks can come from feelings of loneliness; if the person having the attack knows he or she is not alone, the panic attack may subside faster.

6 – DON’T retreat from reality. While some panic attacks are sudden and without cause, more often than not the source is a real threat. It can be a big exam or presentation which amps up your levels of stress, leading to the panic attack.

7 – DO face your fears. If you suffer from recurrent panic attacks because of an identified fear, learn to face them. If you know that someone you love or close to you suffer from panic attacks, help them try to overcome their fears. Facing what scares you head on will help you realize that there was nothing to fear in the first place.

8 – Herbs and supplements to investigate: 1) Valerian – though note, this may induce drowsiness. 2) Lavender – generally regarded as very calming. Even just opening a bottle of lavender essential oil and having it nearby to create a diffuse aroma may help. See also this full list of herbs for anxiety.

Panic attacks are tricky and hard to manage. Keep these tips in mind to help make it easier to ride out panic attacks and even eliminate them all together. Remember, recurrent panic attacks can be a symptom of an underlying anxiety disorder. Don’t be embarrassed if you feel like you need help; seek support from a loved one, friend, or a doctor. [1][2]

References:

[1] Anxiety BC. Self-help Strategies for Panic Disorder. http://www.anxietybc.com/sites/default/files/adult_hmpanic.pdf

[2] NHS (2013). Dealing with panic attacks. http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/pages/coping-with-panic-attacks.aspx

Take These 8 Nutrients 1 Hour Before Bed To Boost Deep Sleep And Metabolic Regeneration By 695%:

Do you ever have trouble "turning off your brain", or experience anxiety, poor sleep or high stress?

It's called Shallow Sleep Syndrome... and it affects a HUGE number of people in the modern age.

Also - have you gained weight - even though you are "doing what you always did"? *raises hand*

If you answered YES to any of these questions, you MUST watch this video:

dental care

Most people are unaware that your sleep and your weight are connected!

Science has proved without doubt that your body cannot function without adequate DEEP sleep.

Deep sleep facilitates Metabolic regeneration - which repairs tissues (including brain cells), rebuilds health and restores your ability to convert food to energy instead of fat.

Deep sleep also supports the production of Human Growth Hormone - which is considered the "fountain of youth" by anti-aging experts.

Without sufficient deep sleep, our natural production and growth of Human Growth Hormone is obliterated!

Your Metabolism is wrecked and you have dramatically increased risk of serious disease!

But it gets worse - lack of deep sleep also suppresses the hunger-regulating hormone Leptin, which results in runaway food cravings and the metabolic dysfunction responsible for "inexplicable" weight gain.

Learn The 8 Simple, Natural Nutrients To Take 1 Hour Before Bed To Boost Deep Sleep And Metabolic Regeneration By 695%

Our natural levels of deep sleep decline in our 30's and even more in our 40's, which leads to metabolic slowdown and consequently, increased signs of aging.

However a dangerous new problem has entered the arena.... technology.

The culprit?

The screen of your cell phone, tablet, laptop, computer and television!

In addition to the High Stress of our Modern Lifestyle, the blue light emitted by the screens of our electronic devices is Wreaking Absolute Havoc on our physiological ability to achieve the previous deep sleep that we need so badly! This also is scientifically established!

The blue light emitted by smartphones, TV, computer monitors, tablets, laptop and blue LEDs has a similar effect on our bodies as bright sunlight - messing up our circadian rhythms and confusing our bodies about whether we should be awake or asleep!

Blue Light KILLS Deep Sleep!

Blue light, especially in the evenings and night time, destroys our bodies ability to produce its natural deep sleep hormones!

Related:  Best Natural Remedies For Colds And Flu

Once these hormones are gone, so is the deep sleep responsible for the body's natural fat burning power.

Can you now see the simple link between our modern lifestyle and out of control weight gain so many are experiencing?

Fortunately - nature has the answer (as always)...

Follow This Link To Learn The 8 Simple, Natural Nutrients To Take 1 Hour Before Bed To Boost Deep Sleep And Metabolic Regeneration By 695%

Watch the video:

dental care

Do This 60-Second Dental Trick Before Going to Bed Tonight To Rebuild Your Teeth and Gums And Get Rid of Tooth Decay:

Do you wish you could have perfect, healthy, strong, sparkling teeth?

This amazing new solution to tooth decay doesn't involve putting more toxic fluoride, mercury or other nasties in your body... but rejuvenates your mouth using these all natural ingredients (amazing stuff and makes perfect sense when you see it!)

Watch the video now to learn all about it (click to watch):

natural gum health video

Most People Don't Have The Guts To Try This:

Lost Ways Of Survival Video

An amazing discovery in an abandoned house in Austin, Texas: A lost book of amazing survival knowledge, believed to have been long vanished to history, has been found in a dusty drawer in the house which belonged to a guy named Claude Davis.

Remember... back in those days, there was no electricity... no refrigerators... no law enforcement... and certainly no grocery store or supermarkets... Some of these exceptional skills are hundreds of years of old and they were learned the hard way by the early pioneers.

>> Click here to find out about them now

We've lost to history so much survival knowledge that we've become clueless compared to what our great grandfathers did or built on a daily basis to sustain their families.

Neighbors said that for the last couple of years Claude has tried to unearth and learn the forgotten ways of our great-grandparents and claimed to have found a secret of gargantuan proportions. A secret that he is about to reveal together with 3 old teachings that will change everything you think you know about preparedness:

>>> Click Here To Watch His Short Video <<<

List Of 100+ Amazing Forgotten Plants That Can Keep You Healthy During The Worst Of Times:

Did you know that the old native Americans used to say that there was a plant for every illness? Click here to learn about the amazing medicinal plants you probably have growing right in your backyard.

I Can't Help Showing This Off:

If you haven't heard of Claude Davis yet do yourself a huge favor and watch this video.

One of the smartest guys I ever had the pleasure of meeting, Claude set-up a unique prepping system that changed his life forever.

I already tried it myself and let me tell... you I was completely blown away... His surprising tactics could make your life easier and give you the peace of mind you deserve.

Don't just take my word for it... watch his short video and decide for yourself.

>>> Watch His Short Video <<<

The #1 Muscle That Eliminates Joint And Back Pain, Anxiety And Looking Fat

By Mike Westerdal CPT

Can you guess which muscle in your body is the #1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat?

This is especially important if you spend a significant amount of time sitting every day (I do, and this really affects me in a big way!)

Working this "hidden survival muscle" that most people are simply not training because no-one ever taught them how will boost your body shape, energy levels, immune system, sexual function, strength and athletic performance when unlocked.

If this "hidden" most powerful primal muscle is healthy, we are healthy.

Is it...

a) Abs

b) Chest

c) Glutes

d) Hip Flexors

Take the quiz above and see if you got the correct answer!

P.S. Make sure you check out this page to get to know the 10 simple moves that will bring vitality back into your life:

==> Click here to discover which "hidden survival muscle" will help you boost your energy levels, immune system, sexual function, strength and athletic performance permanently!

Chef Peter Lost 60lbs With These Recipes:

Over the past year, our friends at PaleoHacks have been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon Bleu chef Peter Servold.

Well, today this new incredible Paleo Cookbook is finally available to be shipped right to your door for FREE!

That's right - as a special launch promotion, we're offering our brand new Paleo fat loss cookbook to you for free (Chef Pete lost 60 lbs using these recipes!) - All you have to do is just cover a small shipping cost (international shipping is a bit more).

Get your FREE copy of Paleo Eats Here. (Grab this today, because we only ordered a small batch of these cookbooks for this freebie promotion, and they will sell out FAST!)


--> Get The Free Cookbook <--

Join Our Email List:

If you enjoyed this page:

No Comments

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a comment