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Hi guys & gals
Well it is a while since I posted a link to My Inner World and after reading some posts here I thought it may be of benefit to some of you.
Firstly though I'd like to mention how to help with those anxiety attacks....
I think it was Margaret that told me this originally and as obvious as it sounds, it is something we all forget to do when having an anxiety/panic attack.
To get full benefit of this, I'd recommend practising this technique during times when you aren't feeling anxious.
Basically it is down to the breathing. Close the mouth as though you are going to blow a candle out. Take a slow deep breath in filling your lungs with as much air as possible then slowly release it again through the mouth. Do at least 10 of these or during an attack, until your anxiety/panic attack has subsided.
Sounds easy doesn't it - but during an anxiety/panic attack it is extremely difficult to do this. We breathe shallower and faster during an attack. This gives us the symptoms of dizziness, pins and needles, rapid heart beat etc. Basically we are hyper-ventilating :shock: Now hyper ventilating isn't going to do any of us any real, long term harm, but it does make the anxiety/panic attacks worse.
Okay, I hope the above helps.
Here is the link to a brilliant web site that has helped myself and others on PUKE.
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