ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

HOW I FOUND FREEDOM FROM PANIC ATTACKS

Updated on May 6, 2011

PANIC ATTACKS

 Anyone who has never experienced a panic attack in the true sense will have no understanding of anything here. Those who do will identify their own area of concern and may find this of help and assistance. I had no idea of true panic attacks till I  was almost 30 years of age but it took me the next 20 years to overcome my personal gremlins, which as I shall reveal later, are by no means uncommon.

GENERAL ANXIETY.

I have never had this problem, but having cleared my own specific problem area ,I can empathise with those who experience such general concerns. For the record I suffer from vertigo and claustrophobia alike, so my regime teaches me to avoid putting myself in such positions, save for the one specific area that caused me grief for over 20 years and which we will address later. Fear of open spaces, spiders, snakes, fire, water etc are just the tip of the panic icebergs that afflict people in different ways and which, unaddressed will restrict at the very least, a person"s life. They can be dealt with.

FEAR of FLYING.

So we arrive at my personal dark hole. I was never the happiest of people getting on a plane and usually one of the happiest getting off. I feared not flying at 35,000 feet, it was the last few to the floor that concerned me, if you follow my drift.Then I was actually in an airliner that crashed. I say crashed but that is to over egg the pudding, for we actually aqua planed off the runway landing at Montreal and waltzed all over the grass at the end of the runway. Frightening while it lasted I promise you. My problem was to get from there to London and without that and the assistance of top care from the airline involved I am sure I would never have flown again.

However as my sons grew it was of course key that I conquered the fears to ensure that holidays, for example could be taken abroad. I cannot explain detail the agonies I went through prior to the holiday times looming, nor the total panic on take off that I could not control alone.This went on for, as I said earlier, the best part of 20 years. I flew. I suffered.A mixture of self pragmatism and more regular flights eventually enabled me to deal with my problem and I now actually enjoy the experience.My own trial and error method eventually paid off but after such a long time.

THE FEELING OF FREEDOM.

I actually taught myself without knowing it at the time, some of the core principles of avoiding attacks. I learned not to anticipate attacks and put behind me pre-event fears and memories of how previous attacks had felt.I eventually trained myself to dispel my fears of an attack taking place and learned to focus on positive things at key moments to avoid the mind having free reign to dive into the areas that trigger attacks.At the end of this piece, if you wish use the link below. I wish that this had been known to me all those panic filled years when alone I tried to discover a way to rid myself of those most horrid fears that truly did consume me. Trial and error is not a really effective way of learning things, hence the years I suffered. Knowing the principles earlier would, I am convinced have accelerated the process and thus provided me with much earlier release. If panic attacks in any form blight your life currently, I sympathise and wish you well and hope that, unlike me you may gain your release earlier, much earlier

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)