We can ask ourselves: Panic Cure – Is There One? (What if you have social anxiety?)
Panic sufferers are quick to ask, is there an anxiety cure that will make me stop having panic attacks?
The thing is, would you want to be cured completely?
It’s simply ignored when anxiety attacks become such a difficulty, but panic is there for a reason. It makes us alert when we sense danger. It causes our bodies to prepare themselves for any action that could be required to guarantee our safety.
Imagine finding the anxiety cure that removes all nervousness from your body. Imagine being wonderfully calm under all circumstances. Nothing stirs you. No matter what comes along, you don’t react. Your heart does not speed up. Your consciousness does not race. Your muscles don’t tense.
You just sit there – unmoved.
Now imagine the “something” coming your way is a big grizzly bear. You’re so relaxed you actually don’t much care that it’s a threat to your well being. What do you suppose the result will be?
Yes, the bear might wander right on by and ignore you. It may, but you aren’t sure. It likely will need to sniff you, and if it smells something engaging, it just might attack you.
You see, an all-out panic cure would be a lousy thing, even though you could think it would be an incredible benefit for your day to day life.
What you are actually looking for is an anxiety cure which will teach you how you should not get worried when there’s really nothing to be concerned about. Those are the times when whatever you are dreading are what you “perceive” is dangerous when in fact it isn’t.
Nonessential fear is a reaction that you learned during some experience that caused your worries switch to get stuck in the “on” position. In other words, you attached panic to that primary experience, and it stuck. Afterward, you mostly get edgy when you revisit that experience, even though the initial danger is long past.
Agree with it or not, anxiety is a nice thing. Otherwise, you’d die. Naturally, way too much of it can create havoc in your life.
So what type of panic cure would you be looking for?
It would teach you how you should not become edgy all of the time. It would teach you how to respond only to real perils as you perhaps did early in your life, before something caused such panic that your hysteria button went adrift.
The trick, though, is learning how to cure anxiety, even if it travels at the speed of thought. You almost certainly never even recognize what triggers the panic attack since it occurs so fast.
Now, you do not need to decelerate your agitation replies because that’d be as catastrophic as not having any anxiety at all. In an emergency, you require time in which to prepare and in order to do so, your brain has worked out the time commitment required. It knows how long that it requires for your heart to pump more blood to your muscles, and for the muscles to reply.
Though this process of preparation only takes a matter of split seconds, it’s coordinated with absolute precision. You do not need to play with that!
As an alternative, you want an anxiety cure which will help you change which things you make a response to and when. Remember, at some particular point you attached panic or anxiety to a specific situation or event, and now, you reply that way to that event.
Your perfect panic cure will help you take away the fear and tension of that situation.
The way to do that is thru desensitization, which means revisiting that situation continually till you become desensitized to it and no longer attaches anxiety to it.
You may use visualization. This involves the “threatening” situation and sees you going thru the motions without hysteria. Visualize yourself climbing those open ladders, taking that flight, making that speech with full confidence.
Another step to your anxiety cure is to cope with stress, because quite frequently, determined stress sets the pressure stream in motion. Remove the stress and the anxiety will disappear.
There are programs available to help. You can contact your physician for a referral to a therapist, you can visit your local mental health hospital, or you can search for an advisor.
You may also take advantage of some of the fantastic products that are available which will teach the nervousness cure strategies that have worked for others.
Yes, there is an anxiety cure, but you cannot stop foreboding completely. The right anxiety cure will. Permit you to live a regular life again, when you respond with panic only to events that actually need it.
(Based on an article by Sylvia Dickens)