Panic Attack Support and Self-help Forum "You are not alone!"
This forum is for people who have panic disorder or social fobia. Forum's language is English. Please remember that although your feelings and symptoms are very frightening, they are not dangerous or harmful. Understand that what you are experiencing is just an exaggeration of your normal bodily reactions to stress. Do not fight your feelings or try to wish them away. The more you are willing to face them, the less intense they will become.
Do not add to your panic by thinking about what "might" happen. If you find yourself asking "What if?" tell yourself "So what!"
Stay in the present. Notice what is really happening to you as opposed to what you think might happen.
When you find yourself thinking about the fear, change your "what if" thinking. Notice that when you stop adding frightening thoughts to your fear, it begins to fade. When the fear comes, expect and accept it. Wait and give it time to pass without running away from it. Be proud of yourself for your progress thus far, and think about how good you will feel when you succeed this time. With love - Berna Tamer