Conquering The Fear Of Anxiety And Panic Attacks Takes Knowledge

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In step 3 of the 7 most crucial steps to stop your generalized anxiety disorder naturally…

I mention the importance of becoming knowledgable about your anxiety condition. This may be the most crucial step out of the 7 because the very act of learning more about your anxiety and panic condition, can put you in a position to lose the fears you currently hold all together. In this circumstance knowledge really is power. By building one brick on top of the other as you educate yourself on how the brain works, what your fight or flight response is, and how subconsciously you may be feeding your high levels of anxiety daily, you truly begin to build confidence in the face of fear and anxiety. It’s at this point that you begin turning what looks like a giant monster, into a tiny fly very quickly…

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Another Day, Another Panic Attack, Another Visit To The Emergency Room…

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I was no stranger to the emergency room…

From the ages of 25 to 31, I had logged over 50 visits. The ER visits were due to either a bad panic attack caused by a situation from the past that triggered panic, or a scary physical sensation, but I should have picked up on the chain of thoughts and why the cycle kept going day after day.

The way I interpreted the world around me and the judgements I made of things was ultimately being stored in my subconscious mind. I played the same recording over and over, day after day without a break, and ultimately paid the price through these panic attacks and generalized anxiety.

My emotions, as they were happening, were just signals that I needed to react to the current situation. What I’ve learned is that I needed to read the emotion and react accordingly, which I wasn’t. If I was feeling scared, for example, I should have looked at the root cause of that emotion, not the situation I was in at that moment.

All main emotions have secondary emotions that are usually causing them.

I should have tried to understand what secondary emotions might be coming into play at any time that was causing me to feel upset or anxious. You are never feeling an emotion “for no reason.” There is usually a trigger that you experienced that set off a secondary emotion, which then builds up with all of the other feelings you have been supressing, and this causes an emotional reaction that seems out of sync with what you are experiencing. The key here is to be aware of those deep-seeded underlying secondary emotions that are causing whatever negative feelings you are having, and deal with those feelings first.

“Once you pay attention to those feelings, you can turn them around and begin to improve your overall outlook.”

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No Doc I swear, THIS is the big one!

Knowing what causes your negative feelings can work a great deal towards ending the cycle of generalized anxiety disorder and panic attacks. What drove me to the ER were one of the two different kinds of anxiety symptoms I experienced throughout a day―there was the lingering kind such as a lump in the throat feeling, more commonly known as Globus Hystericus, or the dizzy feeling of literally feeling like you’re walking in a dream and no one can really see or hear you. Or there was the sudden anxiety symptoms in the form of a heart palpitation that seemed to rise from nowhere and scared the life out of me, or the numbness/tingling in my arms that led me to always think a stroke was right around the corner, but as always I was wrong again and again… thankfully.

Boy was I stubborn!

In my experience working with people with anxiety disorders, a hypochondriac never seems to believe the negative result that is handed to him after physical tests are done, and I was no exception to this.

I fiercely held my ground, letting each and every one of them there know that they needed to see I was physically sick, and the tests were wrong. It was a tug of war battle, and I should have paid closer attention and began building on those facts that would begin growing my belief that there was in fact nothing to fear, and it was as many had told me ‘all in my head.’ I began not mentioning anything about my anxiety problems just so that the doctors wouldn’t do the same tests again and again.

If they gave me a different test for the complaint I had, then maybe I would find out what was making me feel the way I was and I could find a cure and it would all be done and I could go back to living free and happy how I once was.

But it was all for nothing. I just couldn’t accept that this was all being caused by me and my fear and worry, it was too easy a solution and I couldn’t get my head wrapped around this idea for a very long time, and people that were close to me in my life were growing more and more concerned and confused every day. If I would have just taken a few steps back and evaluated what was going on mentally, I would be able to start working on finding tools that would eventually lead me to freedom from anxiety and panic attacks, and end those awful experiences.

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There’s something you don’t hear everyday…

For an overly anxious person, the decision to go to a regular doctor rather than the emergency room was an easy one in the moments of crisis. In my experiences with regular doctors, it was almost like they were waiting for me to show them a sign of an anxiety disorder so that they could write out the prescription and send me off. It didn’t seem like any of them really cared about the root causes of my issues and wanted to lead me in the right direction.

They just treated the symptoms on the surface, and that is plain and simply wrong…

When your mind is so wired to worry as mine was for 6 years, nothing else in the world matters more than tending to the emergency that your mind and body are crying out for. So after a deep crying session (you won’t believe how much tension crying releases), I took a good look around me and realized I needed to draw strength from the two people who needed me the most and also continue on my path to be the best tennis player I could be. I needed to be there for my son, who was going to grow up and ask daddy questions and want to play and be taught new amazing things. That was the beginning of the end to my panic attacks, and my endless visits to doctors and emergency rooms.

Knowing why you want change to happen and getting emotionally ‘charged up’ over the possibilities of how your life will be different, can truly steer you in the right direction past debilitating anxiety and panic attacks.

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Cris’s Inspirational Advice, and Review Of The End The Anxiety Program

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Hi there my name is Cris Hutchins, I wanted to share some insight into what i’ve learned through The Anxiety Guy over this past week doing the end the anxiety program.

What Is Anxiety?

Many ordinary people suffer from anxiety, but have you given any thought about what anxiety actually is? Anxiety is a term used for different disorders that can turn into physical symptoms that are caused by being tense, nervous or worried. Anxiety is usually considered an unpleasant feeling and it’s hard to deal with it. It has some similarities to fear, but it’s still a completely different feeling. The feeling is usually accompanied by muscular tension, restlessness, fatigue, and problems in concentration. Although anxiety can be appropriate sometimes, if it’s too much and stays for too long then you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder.

Anxiety can be easily recognized by people. Usually the feeling of anxiety bring a worried facial expression to the one that suffers from it. Other nervous habits such as biting your nails, or going back and forth across a room can be an indicator for anxiety. Getting a panic attack is also common for people with anxiety disorders. All these problems can lead to a more unhealthy life and this is why anxiety has to be treated, otherwise it’s bad for you and the people around you.

The Internet Can Back-Fire Sometimes

When looking for a solution on how to handle anxiety, people usually turn to the Internet. The bad thing is that most of the results they get there are about anti-depressant pills and therapies. Although these methods might work, there are many easier and more pleasant ways of getting rid of anxiety. The Anxiety Guy is a website where such solutions can be found. The website is dedicated to helping people with anxiety disorders to get rid of the problem in an easy to understsand and apply way, without having to spend loads of money on pills or therapies. By staying at home and getting proven knowledge and guidance on what to do you can easily overcome your anxiety problems in a matter of weeks.

The Anxiety Guy’s End The Anxiety Program is run by a group of professionals including Dennis Simsek, an experienced anxiety CBT and NLP trainer; Marie Gardiner, a psychology and relaxation specialist; and Robyn Olsen, a support team leader who has done so much for me already through the program. With so many experts in anxiety and psychology gathered in one place there is a 100% guarantee that their methods work to lessen and eventually end your anxiety and panic attacks naturally. The team is hardworking and truly dedicated to helping people overcome their panic and anxiety issues naturally. They have even gone as far as creating a blog full of tips and tricks on how to easily overcome stress in your life, depression, panic attacks and anxiety.

The Anxiety Guy Blog

The blog is updated every day with new and interesting articles. A real treatment for anxiety is one that you do by yourself, not with a therapist. By using emotions or imagination you can easily overcome your problems and the blog is able to show you how. With great and dedicated writers that love their job, the articles are always seductive and attention-grabbing. In order to get rid of all your anxiety problems you can simply start following the blog and change your life.

Forget about all those therapies and pills, the real treatment starts with you!

Cris Hutchins

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Health Anxiety And The Rebound Effect Part 1

What is The Rebound Effect?

You are the one suffering from health anxiety. and you are also the one who suffers from what I like to call the ‘rebound effect.’ What is the rebound effect? The best way to explain the rebound effect is through a scenario that you might have already gone through:

You’re on your couch watching TV, half of your attention is focused on what you’re watching and the other half is focused on what you’re feeling inside. You carefully notice any sensations of anxiety in your body that pop up as you turn the channels on the TV. All of a sudden you run into the DR OZ Show, and his topic of the day could be related to a particular physical illness. He mentions the symptoms that might connect a person to that particular illness, and BOOM.

You begin to think those two dreaded words that every health anxiety sufferer constantly goes through… What If!

What if my symptoms of anxiety aren’t what I think they are, but are connected to the illness that DR OZ is talking about in his show! What if I’ve waited too long to get these symptoms checked, could I be doomed? Finally, what if it gets worse and these symptoms I thought were related to anxiety manifest to other parts of my body!?

You are now experiencing the rebound effect…

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Most people deal with the rebound effect in the wrong way, which only fuels the health anxiety further.

Someone who suffers from health anxiety is always ‘checking in’ to see how strong their symptoms of anxiety are at any moment, they also constantly check to see if new symptoms of anxiety have appeared out of the blue. The cycle of panic begins, and the 6 step process that their imagination leads them to begins to take shape:

1) Either through what someone says, or though their own memory the questions of what this symptom of anxitey could be begin.

2) The ‘what if’ questioning begins to run wild in the health anxiety sufferers mind.

3) Their bodies begin to feel the effects of this kind of thinking, and the symptoms of anxiety heighten. A full blown panic attack could be on the horizon.

4) They quickly look online for answers either through anxiety forums, groups or search engines

5) They are comforted by people in those anxiety forums and groups that they are fine, and they are reassured that they are not in a cycle of impending doom but rather a victim of their catastrophic thoughts

6) Anxiety lessens, or heightens and more research is done

At this point the rebound effect is firmly strapped into their unconscious, the next episode of this happening could be on the same day or very close by, but a deep feeling of sensitization has begun. This is the type of incredible imagination someone with an anxiety disorder can have, because of how alarming and real the symptoms of anxiety can be!

The other danger comes in the form of turning to your ‘comfort group’ for help

Are you shooting yourself in the foot by running to facebook every time fear strikes?

Are you shooting yourself in the foot by running to facebook every time fear strikes?

I’m a firm believer that anxiety forums and groups online do more harm then good. Why? Because it’s a cycle that becomes the norm for the person with health anxiety. They turn power over to others, yes they are temprarily comforted and helped out, but at the end of the day they are always left with unanswered questions.

A person with an anxiety disorder can do very little for another person, other then re-assure them that they are safe

As I mention through my Me Vs Myself On And Off The Court eBook I’ve went through years of the rebound effect in my own 6 year battle with an anxiety disorder. I made many mistakes, and I’ve also found true and lasting natural solutions for my health anxiety. Some of these answers I will reveal in the second part of this two part series on the rebound affect, and it’s affects on people with health anxiety.

So follow along and stay tuned!

End The Anxiety Program Review

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Sarah has understood that setbacks during recovery is inevitable. Now she no longer fears the sensations of panic and anxiety.

I want to thank Sarah for her review of the End The Anxiety Program, in a short period of time Sarah has been able to desensitize herself from her fears that have caused her continued panic and anxiety for some time. She’s an example of how change can happen naturally no matter how long you’ve been suffering from anxiety and panic, as well as how severe your condition may be. 

Sarah’s End The Anxiety Program Review…

“I wanted to write in to thank you for the help. I began getting anxiety attacks in my 30’s and they were very bad. My family doctor as usual just wanted to put me on meds but I have two small children at home obviously I didn’t want to be all doped up every day. When I discovered you my life took a turn for the best! The checking in system the End The Anxiety Program provides is something so unique and valuable, that I believe the combination of this and the tools provided in the program is simply invaluable to any anxiety sufferer.”

“I highly recommend it to everyone in need!”

Sarah Jones

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