Define Panic Attacks
These often disturbing events experienced by many of us who have experienced Severe Anxiety, are often the most distressing combination of symptoms. They are intense fears during which we suffer 4 to 12 or so physical symptoms of discomfort, all with in perhaps 10 minutes or so. Those symptoms might be any of the following:
- Palpitations, pounding heart or accelerated heart rate
- Trembling or Shaking
- Sensitive of shortness of breath or smothering
- Feeling of choking
- Chest pains or discomfort
- Nausea or abdominal distress
- Feeling dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded or faint
- Feelings of unreality or depersonalization (being detached from oneself)
- Fears of losing control or going crazy
- Fears of dying
- Numbness or tingling sensations
- Chills or hot flashes
While some Panic Attacks can be completely unexpected, most are reported to be most usual in certain situations. Your CHAANGE Staff Professional can help you identify your specific type of Severe Anxiety condition.
Causes of Severe Anxiety
Most people who suffer from severe anxiety conditions have three forces working within them: (1) a biological sensitivity to anxiety; (2) learned behaviors or beliefs; and (3) stress. They also tend to be highly intelligent, sensitive people who often were raised to be perfectionists.
Once a reaction of severe anxiety is triggered, it typically develops into a cycle of fear. And from that point on, you’ll do almost anything to avoid situations that cause that fear.
You Are Not Alone
Of course, if you choose to make use of the well trained CHAANGE Affiliated Professionals where you are, or in the inexpensive and convenient telephone coaching sessions with Doctor Pullen, who can help you with targeting the specifics of your particular type of anxiety condition. Contact Dr. John Pullen at (619) 795-8477 to refer you to your closest CHAANGE Trained and affiliated professional, or to arrange for Telephone Coaching click here.
The CHAANGE program is based on the assumption that, with help, you can change the habits of thoughts, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors which have imprisoned you. This, in turn, will enable you to deal constructively with your anxious feelings and get control of your life again. And remember we are available to help you.
The CHAANGE Anxiety Treatment Program is the essential ingredient to your success.