Since anxiety takes root and gets worse because of fear-based thinking, the logical solution would be to stop panic attacks by becoming more positive. However, many sufferers find that their efforts to generate positive thoughts often ,in fact, increase the intensity of anxiety!!
Here’s the most probable explanation: you’re probably not doing it right. Most likely your attempts to be more positive are being pulled from feelings of worry about your anxiety attacks – you want to eliminate them. This is understandable. Ironically, that worry and fear is coloring a negative feeling into your efforts, which in fact is more powerful than any thoughts that you might be saying to yourself.
In order to stop panic attacks effectively, it’s important to find thoughts that make you FEEL less anxious – let your feelings be your guide in determining which thoughts work for you. To get you started, try this extremely powerful positive thought for reversing panic disorder. That thought is this: “I can handle it”. Regardless of what the external source of your anxiety is in life, whatever your worst fears may be, cultivate a knowing that you would be able to move through it if it did happen. It’s true! Whatever you fear, you’ve most likely managed to go through it several times already. And you know what, you’re still alive! What, you have a fear of dying? Well, that’s normal. But honestly, you’ll manage. Nearly every species that have ever lived on earth are now extinct. And thousands of generations of humans have already moved through the transition of death – without today’s modern painkillers. They managed, and you’ll be able to handle it too.
Yes, the death example may be kind of over the top, as you surely have a lot more to experience and enjoy in this life, but it’s the concept that’s important. (In fact|In reality|The truth is}, most people’s anxieties relate to much more trivial matters, such as social encounters, financial challenges, etc. But always remember that you have a strong mind; You WILL be okay. You WILL be able to handle it!. Close your eyes, and rather than analyze this concept, just know it’s truth – KNOW without a doubt that you are capable of experiencing and going through anything. It’s true! Know it in every bit of your being.
Work on incorporating this new belief, and repeat this sentence in your mind multiple times each day. Soon this more realistic thought will become a new perspective for you. And with this new mental approach to situations, you’ll find your confidence increasing. You’ll no longer just be thinking it, and you’ll know it. And you’ll extract confidence from that knowing. You’ll see that anxiety doesn’t do well in the presence of such knowing.
In regards to your long term efforts to stop panic attacks, the significance of this practice is this: As soon as you’re no longer mentally overwhelmed by all the little things that you were once worried about not being able to handle, you may just find yourself cured! But even in the short term, this practice can also have virtually instantaneous benefits for stopping panic attacks. The key is to apply the technique as soon as you feel panic sensations arising. You see, your fear of the anxiety feelings has probably been the precisely the reaction causing the panic attacks increase. By instead mentally embracing those sensations with a big “I can handle you”, you’ll interrupt the process that causes anxiety to intensify into panic disorder.
Remember to always seek Professional Medical care and guidence before following any medical advise.